Real Wedding – Carlie & Dan

Carlie and Dan were married on October 23, 2015 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church Kincumber SouthSherringham Photography captured these beautiful images from their special day.

Carlie & Dan used the following suppliers:
RECEPTION & CATERING The Reef Restraunt Terrigal  THEMEING & EVENT HIRE When Love Sparks – Wedding Services  TRANSPORT Kombi Event Hire  FLOWERS Fleur My Darling  WEDDING CAKE The Sweetest Things Terrigal  STATIONERY & BONBONNIERE Make Models  WEDDING GOWN Corston Couture  BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Witchery  SUITS Ted Baker  RINGS Affinity Diamonds HAIR Mandy Raanoja, Absolute Essential Brighton Le Sands  MAKEUP Rozlyne Vidal  WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATION Star Of The Sea Luxury Resort

Carlie and Dan met at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada. They were working together at one of the venues…Dan gave Carlie a lift up the hill in his buggy, and the rest is history.

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Fr Jim McKeon married the couple in a ceremony that was the perfect blend of humor, prayer, love and joy.

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Carlie wore an ivory French lace strapless gown over a blush underlay, featuring a front split and a small train. Corston Couture

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The bridal bouquet featured soft tones in line with the pastel theme. Fleur My Darling

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The bridal party!

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Transport, Carlie & Dan style Kombi Event Hire

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Real Weddings – Elle + Matt

Elle and Matt married on September 12 – here’s a selection of photos from their big day!

PHOTOS + VIDEO MMG Photo + Cinema  CEREMONY VENUE St Peter’s Church, Anglican Parish of East Maitland  RECEPTION & CATERING Merewether Surfhouse  THEMEING + EVENT HIRE The Event House  TRANSPORT Princess Classic Cars FLOWERS Valley Fresh Flowers  CAKE Bec’s Cake Creations  BONBONNIERE Creative Sensations  WEDDING GOWN Belles & Beaux  SUITS Rundle Tailoring   HAIR Kurri klip n kurl  MUSIC (RECEPTION) DJ Ricky Bonomini   DANCE TEACHER Your First Dance Co. PHOTO BOOTH The Booth Fairy


Matt attended school with Elle’s sister – Elle had a crush on him from the age of 14!

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The couple married in a Mondern Language wedding ceremony in front of 120 family and friends.

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Matt and Elle exited the church through a guard of honour as guests threw white rose petals into the air.

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The fabulously decked-out bridal party.

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Elle and Matt did something a little different for their reception entry… they turned back time to 2008 (the year they met). The DJ played 30 second snippets of their chosen songs while the bridal party couples danced in. The happy couple then wobbled in to Ian Carey Project’s ‘Get Shakey’ and danced in sumo suits! Elle tells us “It was so much fun and such a laugh. The guests could not stop laughing!”

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Real Weddings – Sacha + Michael

Sacha & Michael’s elegant and relaxed country wedding was held at Quart Pot Downs, a private property north of Dungog. Michelle-Leigh Photography captured their special day.

Sacha adored a preoccupied Michael from afar in high school – he eventually seized the opportunity to win Sacha’s heart before it was too late!

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The ceremony was held on a grassy knoll under two enormous gum trees on the side of a stream.

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Sacha wore a gown by Designs by Melanie Ford, while the bridesmaid’s dresses were from Newcastle Bridal House. Morpeth Flower Gallery designed the bridal bouquets.

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Sacha and Michael escaped on a 4WD adventure with Michelle-Leigh Photography to the top of the surrounding hills for the most picturesque panorama shots in beautiful evening light.

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The reception was held in the old machinery shed on the property, and styled by the bride and her mother.

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The shed was transformed with olde world lace, hessian table runners, persian rugs, chandeliers and lace balls above the dance floor. Michael’s brother in law supplied the home brew beer which went down a treat.

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Lillies and Limes Gourmet Catering provided a gourmet food installation, a selection of canapes, and banquet dishes.

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Candice’s Couture‘s vanila mud cake with salted caramel buttercream was sliced and plated by the caterers and served with icecream and mixed berries. Yum!

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Real Weddings – Lesley + Kyle

Lesley & Kyle feature in the real weddings section of our current edition (read their wedding story on page189)…but we thought you’d love to see more shots of their special day!
PHOTOGRAPHY Photography On Hermitage ♥ CEREMONY Wandin Valley Estate – The Barn ♥ RECEPTION Wandin Valley Estate – The Pavilion ♥ TRANSPORT Princess Classic Cars ♥ FLOWERS Jade McIntosh Flowers ♥ MUSIC Two Play Strings










Real Weddings – Kate + Adam

Kate and Adam had a relaxed country wedding on the 22nd of August at Riverwood DownsMichelle-Leigh Photography captured their special day.

Kate’s wedding dress was a vintage-style ivory silk and beaded lace dress with deep V’s front and back. It featured a fishtail train and Swarovski Crystal beading. Shelley Thompson from That Flower Place – Gloucester designed the bridal bouquets.

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Kate and Adam met through mutual friends, and Adam proposed on the morning of Kate’s 30th birthday. They were married by Magical Marriages Penny Griffiths.

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The ceremony was relaxed and intimate, set on the banks of the Karuah River in late afternoon. All of the guests had travelled for the wedding, and everyone stayed at Riverwood Downs.

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The scenic foothills of the Barrington Tops was the perfect location for post-ceremony photos.

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The reception was held in the old wool shed at Riverwood Downs. Canapes and drinks were served on the balcony before the reception started and guests were entertained with speeches.

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Michelle The CakeChef created the three-tier wedding cake.

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Kathleen Woolley, the Events Coordinator at Riverwood Downs assisted Kate and Adam with their planning process. Ashdown & Bee styled the reception.

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