Real Weddings – Bronwen + Justin

Fate brought these two together when Bronwen tripped backwards and fell into Justin’s arms – a tall man with a kind smile. It was the start of their fairy tale journey. Thierry Boudan Photography captured their wedding day.

Justin proposed to Bronwen on their 5th anniversary with a halo-set pear shaped engagement ring. Bronwen found her dream gown at Peter Trends.


Bronwen and Justin were married in The Manor Garden at The Sebel Kirkton Park Hunter Valley. The ceremony was romantic and intimate with 65 of Bronwen and Justin’s closest friends and family.


The picturesque Brokenback Range was the perfect backdrop for photos.


Yeng Tan Floral Designer created the bridal bouquets in shades of pink and white.


Bronwen’s Mum made the bonbonnière which included strawberry jam, lime marmalade and she even invented her own recipe for the most amazing chilli jam, and now everyone wants a constant supply!


The reception was everything Bronwen and Justin could have hoped for – a fairy tale setting with draped fabric scattered with fairy lights adorning the ceiling, and tables decorated with flowers and tea light candles “it was a dream come true”. The service and food at The Sebel were second to none and the event co-ordinator who helped with the planning made Bronwen and Justin feel like the most important couple in the world!


Exquisite Cakes by Lennert created the wedding cake, which was served after guests had enjoyed a sumptuous three-course menu.



Real Weddings – Temika + Paul

Temika and Paul met in 2007 through work, and were friends for a year before romance blossomed. They were married at St Joseph’s church in East Maitland. Candice Campbell Photography captured these beautiful images from their special day.

Temika’s dress (purchased from Newcastle Bridal House) was a strapless, beaded princess-style gown with a full train. A lace bolero was worn for the ceremony and removed for the reception.

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Fine fellows indeed! The gents wore suits from Roger David at Charlestown.

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The bridal party! The bridesmaids wore ballet pink gowns from Newcastle Bridal House. Flowers were by Peter Herd Florist.

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The bride and groom were transported in style by Princess Classic Cars.

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Temika and Paul enjoy a quiet moment at Longworth House before the reception kicks off.

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The Longworth House reception room was transformed by The Exotic Lily Event Hire with candles, fairy lights, hanging rose balls and chandeliers.

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The wedding cake was a complete surprise on the day, thanks to some undercover work by Temika’s Nan! This lovely creation was by Cake Craze.

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Real Weddings – Bridget + Jude

Bridget and Jude married on a beautiful day in historic St Mary’s Church, on The Hill overlooking Newcastle Harbour. April Werz Photography captured these beautiful images.

When Bridget went out for dinner & drinks with her parents, she hadn’t expected to meet Jude. So began the romance…


The couple married in front of all of their favourite people in a tender ceremony, officiated by Father Brian Mascord.


Bridget’s dress, by Stella York, featured a lace bodice, eight layers of tulle, and a deep V-back. The bridesmaids wore Natasha Milani, and the men were decked out in suits from Marcs.


Following the ceremony, guests moved to the elegant lawn area of The Newcastle Club to partake in canapés while April Werz Photography captured more beautiful images of the happy couple.


What finer way to get the bridal party around town than with Newcastle’s Famous Tram?


The Newcastle Club was the perfect venue for an elegant reception, where guests enjoyed a beautiful three-course dinner.


Cupid’s Corner Wedding & Event Hire themed the reception in line with the classic tone of the wedding. Floral arrangements were designed by Peter Herd Florist.


Real Weddings – Bianka + Ben

Bianka and Ben met at a party, and started dating while both were at Schoolie’s. They married on Shepherd’s Hill in Newcastle earlier this year. Nicole Butler Photography captured their special day.

Ben proposed to Bianka at sunset on Waikiki beach in Hawaii. Wedding and engagement rings were purchased from Williams The Jewellers at The Junction.


Bianka searched for her dress in Sydney, but found it at The Ivory Lounge Exquisite Bridal Gowns Newcastle NSW. Bridesmaid’s dresses were from Zimmerman, and flowers were by Katrina’s Creations.


Bianka + Ben were married by Celebrant Tracey Walsh Marriage Celebrant In Between Dreams. The white arbour draped with chiffon was by The Exotic Lily Event Hire.


A playful moment after the ceremony.


A refreshment station was provided at the ceremony for guests to enjoy.


The reception followed at Fort Scratchley Multipurpose Centre. Fairy lights and pink chair ruffles set a romantic tone. Themeing and event hire were by Katrina’s Creations and The Exotic Lily Event Hire.


Bianka and Ben’s first dance was to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. Guests were treated to music by Deuce, who played a range of classic and modern songs.





Storia D’amour


If you’ve pored over the What’s Hot section on p18-19 of our current edition, you would have noticed Newcastle wedding & portrait photographer Storia D’amour. Specialising in natural light wedding photography, Trish has an artistic, romantic & candid style. Check out the new website!



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