Philipa + Arren’s Wedding – Brisbane, QLD

Philipa and Arren were married in November 2013 at Seagulls in Tweed Heads

“Our special day exceeded our expectations. The weather held out for the late afternoon ceremony, the overcast lighting provided a beautiful backdrop over the Tweed River. Our ceremony was simply magical, our closest friends and family gathered at The Park, which was decorated beautifully with a large white timber LOVE sign and personalised canvas, the dusty pink chair sashes tied in with the mixed pink and white rose petals that covered the aisle.

My dress was chosen first as I was told it was the most difficult to find when organising a wedding, not for me though, thanks to the staff at LUV Bridal Gold Coast, they were exceptional and everybody at the wedding was pleasantly surprised with its classic style and unique colour.

The reception was held upstairs at the same location as the ceremony and was set up just as we hoped with black table cloths and chair covers with dusty pink sashes, the centrepieces were simple yet stunning, ensuring guests experienced the wow factor upon entering the room.

Guests were entertained with a photo booth and DJ as well as a witty MC to tie the whole night together. It was an amazing day to celebrate being husband and wife, we are looking forward to the rest of our lives together”.

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Bridal Gown: Luv Bridal, Ceremony: Segulls – Tweed Heads,  Photographer: Capture That Photography, Videographer: Woodchip Media, Celebrant: Ann Dally

Tran + Cornel’s Wedding – Brisbane, QLD

Tran and Cornel’s December 2013 wedding was quite an elegant affair.

Tran’s shared the following;

“Cornel and I got married last year on 21 December. Our ceremony was held in the Brisbane Room at Brisbane City Hall. The refurbishment of the building was spectacular and certainly added to our theme of a modern fairytale wedding. Princess dress was from Luv Bridal (many married friends had recommended the store)! The whole day was simply magical and perfect, from getting ready with my mum and best friends to walking down the aisle to my prince charming. It was everything I had dreamed of and more since I was a little girl. Our flowers were provided by my sister in law Marion Martin from Brisbane Market Flowers (who worked tirelessly for a week leading up to the wedding…bless her) and our reception was held at Moda Portside in Hamilton. Jessica and the team at Moda were just fabulous in keeping things on time and organised, not to mention the food was absolutely delicious! Our wonderful photographers Matthew Osborne and Jane Hogan from Deus Photography captured our special day and their professionalism and passion for their craft was appreciated.

Our favourite part of the whole day was being able to share it with those closest to us…having everyone in the same room at the same time celebrating our love and happiness”

The couple’s beautiful images were taken by Dues Photography —www.deusphotography.com, special thanks to Matthew for sharing the images with us!  

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Bridal Gown: Luv Bridal, Ceremony: Brisbane City Hall, Reception: Moda Portside Events, Flowers: Brisbane Market Flowers, Photographer: Deus Photography, Cake: Julie Whitehead Cakes, Photobooth: Vintage Photobooths Brisbane, Candy Bar: All About Venues, Celebrant: Jake Smith

Katie + Jai’s Wedding – Gold Coast, QLD

Today we’re thrilled to share Katie and Jai’s wedding from October 19th, 2013.
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“We got married at Guardian Angels Church at Southport and it was absolutely perfect. My exquisite wedding dress from Luv Bridal was both comfortable and elegant and was everything I could have hoped for. My mum, four bridesmaids and I had our hair and make up done by Nicole and her team at She Stylin and were extremely happy with the results. I was quite nervous walking down the aisle until I saw Jai – as soon as our eyes locked together I was fine, although it was very difficult to say my vows without choking up at the thought of how sacred and significant that moment in our lives represents. When my friend Alana Scott who is an accomplished opera singer, then sang Ave Maria during the signing of the register, the tears started streaming down my face, and the faces of most of our 120 guests!
The formal reception was also extremely beautiful. It was held in the Grange room at the Intercontinental, Sanctuary Cove and represented us perfectly. It is an extremely elegant, warm and welcoming space, with high ceilings, wooden beams, a baby grand piano, and very dramatic chandelier over the bridal table (“french provincial” in style I’m told!). The food and service from Kim Bauer and the staff at the Intercontinental was exceptional and everyone had a ball. The speeches were really special too. My mum in particular, summed everything up beautifully and the guests loved learning about Jai’s and my shared history and long blossoming love story, although some of the guests shared it themselves. Our bridal waltz (danced to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri) was unforgettable and the whole day really was like a fairy tale dream come true.”

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Gown – Luv Bridal Brisbane

Photography – Sol Photography

Videography – Ipermedia 

Ceremony – Guardian Angels Church

Reception – Intercontinental, Sanctuary Cove

Make-up – She Stylin

Katie + Shayne’s Wedding, Brisbane

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We got married on the 12th October at Mt Tamborine gardens wedding resort. Our wedding day was beautiful – the venue we picked was absolutely amazing with our own wedding co-ordinater helping us the whole way. We both stayed at the venue the night before the … Continue reading

Mandy + Kurts Wedding – Sydney, NSW

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Our Wedding was on Sunday the 27th of October at Le Montage. The day was a beautiful, we had an amazing bunch of people help make the day memorable! Thank you all so much we will never forget our special day and … Continue reading

Natasha + Scotts Wedding – QLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My husband Scott and I were married on July 7th 2012 at Manly Foreshore at Dreveson Park. We then followed with our reception at Wynnum Golf Club.

Our day was magical with great weather and the love of family and friends all around us. I married my best friend that day.

Walking down the aisle with my wonderful grandad I was transfixed in Scott’s eyes. My nan read a poem that she wrote during the ceremony. We held a sand ceremony after our vows and joined our sands together.

Everybody loved my dress which was bought from Luv Bridal, Brisbane.

It was a fantastic day and everybody who attended helped to make it absolutely perfect”.

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Bridal Gown – Mia Solano M1067Z 

Reception – Wynnum Golf Club

Photography – Keylight Photography

Celebrant – Ineke Bond from B&B Ceremonies

Cake – Charlie’s Cakes

SeaFM & Luv Bridal’s Pop-Up Wedding

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The morning of Wednesday the 9th of October was just like any other for Trilby Manola as she celebrated a girlfriend’s birthday with her children in Surfers Paradise. 

What Trilby didn’t know was that her partner of nine years, Matthew Barnsley, had entered and won SeaFM and Luv Bridal’s Pop-Up Wedding Competition. Wednesday the 9th of October would be the day Matthew proposed to Trilby, and hours later they would be married – providing she said “Yes”!  

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The proposal took place as Trilby and her girlfriends wandered into Circle on Cavill. First,  cheerleaders appeared shouting “T-R-I-L-B-Y”, followed by a greeting from Channel 9 News Anchor, Bruce Paige, on the big screen.

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Then, Matthew emerged to ask the most important question of all – “..if you’d do me [sic] the honour today, will you marry me?” The answer was of course “Yes”. But this wasn’t just a proposal, Matthew had one more surprise – “There is one other thing, we’re getting married today”.

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Trilby was then whisked away to the waiting team of expert wedding vendors who detailed what the rest of the day would entail for her and her new fiance. The Bride-to-Be sat quietly while her hair and make-up was done, and then it was time for the most anticipated reveal – her wedding dress. Trilby was amazed at the designer Mia Solano gown chosen for her by Luv Bridal.

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 The bridal pampering ran smoothly and before everyone knew it, it was time for Trilby to walk down the aisle. The ceremony took place on the beach at Surfers Paradise, where the couple exchanged vows and rings.

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Following the ceremony, Trilby and Matthew were taken to The Spit, where they had their official wedding photos taken. The reception was held at Saks, located at Marina Mirage, where the newly married couple enjoyed the afternoon with close friends and family who were all in on the surprise!

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Your Wedding; How to get organised! Part 2

Part two consists of other important details that you’ll need to have in check before even starting to get to the fun stuff – it’s coming, we promise!

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The following is taken from A Practical Wedding Blog

– Guests

In addition to the guest list, you might also keep track of gifts received & thank you notes sent in this section.

– Attire/Rings

Many of you may find this section optional. However, if you are coordinating dresses and/or suits for a large wedding party and/or parents, that could go here.

– Décor/Floral/Photo/Video/Entertainment

Depending on your personal organizational style, you might put any of these in another section.

– Vendor Contracts

All of them. You do have contracts, don’t you?

You probably noticed a bunch of paperwork referenced in that list (Contact Sheet, Guest List, Timeline, Checklists, Playlist, etc.). I recommend you use an online document service (like Google Docs) for these things. That way you can access them quickly from just about anywhere when you think of something that needs to be added or edited, and you and your partner can collaborate easily.

Make Backup Plans

Ok, now that you’ve got everything in one place, there are probably some things for which you should have backup plans. Examples are: outdoor events, which should have an indoor location secured in case of inclement weather; flower girls/ring bearers who may be suddenly shy and unwilling to walk the aisle in front of all those people; your iPod playlist which should be copied onto someone else’s iPod too!

Find the Missing Details

Read wedding grad posts, consult online checklists or friends who’ve gotten married, ask a planner – whatever. There is probably something you forgot (reserved signs for your family’s seats? someone to press play on the iPod? toasting glasses your grandmother sent you a month ago?), and if you take a little time now to check your list twice, you’ll figure it out before the big day arrives and thus avoid panic.

Hire a Wedding Stage Manager or Sweet Talk a Friend.

As I said in my wedding grad post, a stage manager is not optional. Not because you need someone to plan your wedding for you, because, obviously you already did that in step 1. But because on your wedding day, you do not want to be setting up chairs and centrepieces before you run back to the hotel to get ready, wearing a watch to keep things happening on time, or talking to the catering manager every twenty minutes about what food to bring out and which tables go where.

Do you have to pay for this? No, you absolutely do not. But know that a professional has done weddings and events before yours and will help you with or even do all of the steps above for you. If you go with a friend, choose wisely. This is not a job for the social butterfly who makes everyone feel welcome and gorgeous at the party just as soon as she shows up late and without her potluck dish…again. This is a job for that friend who sends out the invites with driving, parking, and public transit directions from three different starting points and can usually be found apologizing for being ten minutes early with an extra bottle of wine in hand.

Practice

I know everyone’s schedules are crazy and it’s hard to get people in the same place at the same time, but even if it’s fifteen minutes the morning of the wedding, try to schedule at least a quick walk through of your ceremony. Practice walking slowly, and breathing to make sure you actually get down the aisle!

AND FINALLY OUR MOST IMPORTANT (and favourite) STEP: 

Relax, Get Married

Hand over your binder, your watch, and your phone to that person you designated in Step 4 (preferably the day before) and simply be present. Soak up all the moments in the first day of the rest of your awesome married life.

So there you have it, feeling organised yet? Happy planning! 

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