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stress less wedding planning

Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. There are so many choices to make and so many little details to think about that it’s easy to see how preparing for this happy event can quickly turn into an overwhelming project. For many brides, their wedding is an event they’ve been looking forward to for years and there is no reason why they shouldn’t enjoy every step of the process. Here are three tips to help you stress less when planning your wedding.


Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular. They are a great option for the budget-conscious bride who wants to avoid the surcharges that come with getting married at the height of the summer wedding season. With celebrities and royals like the Middleton sisters donning classic, long-sleeved gowns, it’s easier than ever to envision the romance of a winter wedding. If you’re considering tying the knot in a cooler season, here are four amazing winter theme wedding ideas for inspiration.

Winter Wonderland

A classic Winter Wonderland theme is perfect for the traditional bride who loves cozy winter nights curled up by the fire. Decorate with white linens, pinecones, springs of winter berries, soft pine boughs, and candles galore. For favours, consider packages of roasted chestnuts or ginger cookies instead of the usual Jordan almonds.

Festival of Lights

No matter where you live in the world, winter is when cultures love to celebrate the warmth and beauty of light. Turn your wedding into your very own festival of lights with garlands of twinkly fairy lights, chandeliers, and candles. You can even get creative with coloured lighting at your reception to turn your dance floor into an extra-special party. If you are getting married in Sydney, consider scheduling your wedding during the Vivid Sydney light festival and it will feel like the whole city in celebrating with you!

Vineyard Vows

A winter wedding in Australia will fall just in time for the wineries to have prepared their new vintages. If you’re a wine-lover, consider a vineyard for your winter wedding location where you can sample the newest blends at their freshest. Vineyards make for beautiful classic wedding locations all year round, but a winter wedding is the ideal time to take advantage of the latest trends in viticulture.

Classic Campfire

For an outdoorsy couple, consider a campfire themed reception. Build a few bonfires at an outdoor reception and keep cozy blankets and scarves on hand for your guests. Serve mulled wine and marshmallows that guests can have fun toasting themselves. For party favours, consider gifting warm woolly socks or mittens to go with your campfire theme that guests can wear all winter long.

Whether or not you love the cold, a winter themed wedding can bring something unique and memorable to your ceremony and reception. Since winter weddings are less common, they are a great opportunity to really showcase your personality and creativity. Drop us a note in the comments and let us know which winter wedding theme is your favourite.


selecting a wedding date

Choosing your wedding date is one of the first decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding, and it’s also one of the most important. Your wedding date can affect everything from your event theme, to your guest list and your budget. Before you start the planning process, here are three important things to consider when selecting a wedding date.


Across the bridal industry, June is known as the most popular month to get married and “June brides” have become a modern tradition. You may be surprised to find out that the popularity of June weddings goes back centuries, and is deeply connected to Ancient Roman and Medieval traditions. Here’s why June is the most popular month to get married. It’s Good Luck The Roman Goddess Juno was the protector of women and the goddess of marriage and childbirth. As such, a wedding in her namesake month has been popular since Roman times. A June wedding was said to bring happiness and prosperity, making it a lucky month to celebrate a marriage. The first of June is also Juno’s feast day, making it a doubly lucky date for a wedding. It’s Tradition June weddings have become long-standing traditions because, for centuries, they fit well with the cycle of Medieval life. According to the Celtic calendar, young couples would often begin courting on May Day or Beltane (May 1st). Short courtships among impatient youth led to a surge of weddings in mid-June. Another Medieval tradition thought to contribute to the popularity of June weddings is the “annual bath”. Long ago, bathing was a once-a-year ritual observed at the end of May or early June. With so many couples at their cleanest, June became a popular month to tie the knot. Finally, June weddings became traditionally popular because they fit in well with the harvest cycle. A late summer pregnancy after a June wedding would still allow new brides to help with the harvest in the fall and a spring birth the following year would keep the first-born safe in the womb during the harshest winter months. It’s Convenient In modern times, June weddings have retained their popularity because June is the most convenient month to get married and benefit from the nicest weather of the year. It’s ideal for modern brides to host their weddings in June before their friends and family take off for their holidays in July and August. In some cities, like Paris, businesses shut down in July or August, making it difficult to get your ideal wedding venue or caterer. June is also a great month for brides to enjoy a plethora of fresh flowers in season for their décor. Whether you’re looking for good luck, tradition, or convenience, there are plenty of great reasons to get married in June. It’s easy to see why this month has become the most popular for wedding ceremonies, so make sure you book your special day far in advance if you want to be a June bride! What is your ideal month to get married? Let us know in the comments!

Across the bridal industry, June is known as the most popular month to get married and “June brides” have become a modern tradition. You may be surprised to find out that the popularity of June weddings goes back centuries, and is deeply connected to Ancient Roman and Medieval traditions. Here’s why June is the most popular month to get married.


Trending Colors For Your 2017 Wedding

Colour is crucial in setting the tone and style of your wedding because that palette is what the rest of your design decisions will be based upon. Colour is also a big opportunity for a bride to express her personality and sense of style. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are four trending colour combinations for your 2017 wedding.


How to Style a Dessert Table

Dessert tables have become a popular trend among creative brides who want to offer their guests something more than just the traditional wedding cake. A beautifully styled dessert table can add a decorative feature to your reception that helps tie your wedding theme and colours together with the food. Here are our top tips for styling your own delectable dessert table.



Having a beautiful and memorable wedding doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. According to the Herald Sun, the average cost of a wedding for Australian couples is now over $65,000. With numbers like that, it’s easy to get intimidated by the potential costs of planning your special day. Luckily, it’s now easier than ever to stay budget-friendly without sacrificing your dream wedding. Here are our top tips for having a gorgeous, unforgettable, and affordable wedding.


If you’re after something out of the ordinary, luxurious and elegant, take a look at these stunning wedding venues around Sydney


We’ve hand picked a list of stunning South Coast wedding venues.


A wedding doesn’t have to be expensive, these days the average Australian wedding now costs between $35,000 and $45,000, however you can save yourself a few $$ by getting creative. Make it a fun project with your husband-to-be one weekend – You will love it (and so will he secretly)


We all dream of the perfect marriage; that ideal life you will spend with your significant other, but how on earth do you juggle work, play, marriage, children to create a perfect balance, and thus the perfect marriage?


I have been married for a little over 2 years now to the most amazing man I could have ever imagined (and I’m sure you feel the same about your soon to be Husband/Wife)

Here are a few tips I have found that worked personally for me and my marriage that has lead to a very harmonious life together (aside from my irrational mood swings sometimes, Thank you PMS!)


Learn to compromise –
Sometimes you both can’t have it your way and thats okay, it doesn’t mean you concede every time your partner makes a decision or wants something different to you, it means coming to an alternative agreement peacefully and respectfully.


March 30, 2015

Message in a Jar

How romantic is this!

Buy a Mason Jar (or even an old glass sauce bottle) and decorate it how you wish – Check out our Pinterest page for some cool ideas!