The best of 2016!

As 2016 has drawn to a close I took some time to look back on 2016 and all the incredible things I got to be a part of! It got a bad wrap, but for me 2016 was pretty wonderful-  I met so many amazing people, saw beautiful ceremonies and got to travel to some incredible places. Heres some of my favourite moments.  I'm so looking forward to 2017 and everything it brings!

The Brides Market Babalou Shoot

Flashback to the time I got to be involved in this wonderful styled collaborative shoot at Babalou in Kingscliff for The Brides Market. This shoot was featured on the wonderful White Magazines Blog (click here to see it) It really is such a pleasure to get to work with such talented ladies in business (and a few rad guys too!) I would recommend any of these vendors and their stunning work!

Lydia + Sidney

There was SO much to love about Lydia and Sidney's wedding. Firstly, it was my first Chinese wedding...and Lydia you were right, by the end of the night I was wishing I could have a Chinese wedding myself!

The ceremony was held at Rudeemer Lutheran College (featuring the largest group photo I've ever done-300 people!) with a lunch held at the venue. After some creative shots (including a break for ice-cream at Mister Fitz) we headed to St Margaret's Anglican Girls School in Ascot for an intimate traditional Chinese tea ceremony followed by the reception at the same venue (and my, what an awesome venue this was-check out the view!)

The wedding featured many homemade touches; from the bouquets (made by the bride) to the cake (AMAZING CAKE!) made by the bride's family friends and the wedding styling (done by the couple). I loved that the Bride wore the same dress her mother wore at her wedding tea ceremony. I loved the combination of traditional Chinese culture with the couple's love for rap music (including an epic battle on the dance floor to Eminem with her brother....Lydia won!) I love that the couple bought glow sticks for their guests and made cookies for the tables. I love that the couple's love for their cats was mentioned almost as much as their love for each other. I loved the Father of the Bride's hilarious speech, where he said the groom was okay by him as he liked his Facebook posts. I loved having the awesome Phoebe running the Frankly Booth for me (AstroTurf with purple flowers) and the dance party we got to have at the end of the night.

So much love! Congratulations Lydia & Sidney! xx

 

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Bride Getting Ready Venue: Brides parents' house

Ceremony: Redeemer Lutheran College

Reception: St Margaret's Anglican girls school, Ascot

Pastor: Mun Seet

Dress: A Star is Born

Bridesmaid Gowns: ASOS

Groom's Suit: Van Heusen

Florist: Bride arranged herself

Hairdresser : Nicole LÚren

Makeup Artist: Rita's Makeup Artistry

Musician: Friends of the couple- Wesley Ho, Joanne Auyeung, Caleb Fung

Bride's Shoes: Spur

Cake: Awesome Cakes

Emma + Chris

Emma and Chris were married in the stunning Cedar Creek Estate and Winery at Mount Tambourine. The ceremony (conducted by my fave Erin Woodhall!) was fun and chilled- just like the couple. Emma walked down the aisle to the sweet tunes of Steven Childs and you should have seen Chris' face when he saw her in that dress! There was laughter and happy tears, an awkward moment with the ring, ending in more laughter and happy tears! The reception was held at the Cedar Creek venue as well, where everyone struck a pose in the Frankly Booth! What an awesome day- Congratulations Emma and Chris! xx

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Bride Getting Ready Venue: Bartle House

Ceremony: Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Reception: Cedar Creek Estate Winery

Celebrant: Erin Woodhall

Dress: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal

Bridesmaid Gowns: Maurie & Eve

Grooms Suit: Oxford

Groomsmen Suits: Tarocash

Florist: French Flowers

Hairdresser : Karissa McLaren

Makeup Artist: Billie Weston

Musician: Steven Childs

Brides Shoes: Mimco