Dressing for a Stylish Island Wedding

It was a week-long celebration for Kimberley and Anthony and their guests on the Whitsunday Coast. Couple: Kimberly & Anthony Location: Endeavour Chapel, Daydream Island, Queensland Following a ceremony at the waterside Endeavour Chapel, guests celebrated under a terrace overlooking the beautiful Whitsunday coast. The venue styling tied in with the classic black-and-white theme, with white chiffon and fairy lights draped from the ceiling, white tablecloths and one-metre-high candelabras, each holding 30 tea-light candles and wrapped with white roses. Kimberley wore an ivory dress from Brides of Sydney with matching diamante-embellished Jimmy Choo heels. Her bridesmaids looked stunning in black, floor-length gowns, while the groomsmen wore black Spurling tuxedos with ivory rose boutonnières. As the wedding was on Daydream Island, guests joined the couple for a full week of celebrations. The group enjoyed fishing, jet-skiing, parasailing, minigolf and, of course, a stunning wedding. Bride's Advice: "My advice on a destination wedding is to go for it. I had the best week of my life spending it with more than 50 of the people I love the most. It was nice to enjoy dinners, cocktails, swimming and fun activities in the lead-up to the wedding. All our friends and family got to know each other beforehand and that made the wedding more enjoyable."

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How to Add Vintage Touches to Your Wedding

A misty day in the Blue Mountains made for a magical vintage-themed wedding for Jodie and her husband Peter. Couple: Jodie & Peter Location: Yester Grange, Blue Mountains Jodie and Peter went to the same high school and were good friends, but it wasn’t until they were in their mid-20s that “something clicked”. After five years together, Peter proposed in dramatic fashion — on a glacier in New Zealand only accessible by helicopter, as a violinist played in the background. Having grown up in the country and with a love of the outdoors, Jodie and Peter decided the Blue Mountains would be the ideal wedding location. The couple loved the area so much that — soon after booking the wedding — they relocated there entirely. Inspired by Jodie’s champagne diamond and white- and rose-gold engagement ring, the couple chose an ivory and champagne colour scheme with a vintage feel. The historic homestead of Yester Grange, where both the ceremony and cocktail reception were held for 100 guests, had an antique-style interior enhanced with vintage DIY elements — tiered cake stands for the dessert table, a family heirloom hat box for the bomboniere, and, of course, Jodie’s lace gown by designer Wtoo from Heavenly Collections. To keep wedding preparation stress to a minimum and to incorporate the bride’s and groom’s needs, many traditions were relaxed. Jodie had two bridesmaids (her sisters), whereas Peter had several “best men”. The bridesmaids were free to find their own outfits according to the wedding colours, and the boys were simply told to dress in monochrome. “It took the hassle out of organising the wedding party, and cut down on costs for everyone,” says Jodie. Bride's Advice: “Make sure you choose a venue option that’s as good in wet weather as it is on a clear day — that way you won’t be disappointed if it rains. And learn how to be in the moment; you want to soak up every second as it happens.”

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