Pure romance at a winery wedding

This stunning couple’s vintage wedding was a romantic and magical day in the Hunter Valley Josie and Tyson met in 2005 when they were both only 17 years old, and the happy pair has been together ever since. Like every couple they’ve had their ups and downs, but, as Josie says, “This has only made us stronger.” Both travellers at heart, Josie and Tyson have visited many places around the world together, but one trip proved to be particularly special. At the magnificent Grand Canyon in Las Vegas, at sunset, Tyson proposed to Josie. The couple opted for a pastel colour scheme with vintage nuances. mint green, lavender, peach and pastel pink helped create a vintage shabby chic theme, which was very simple but beautiful and romantic. “I’ve always been a plain Jane,” says Josie, “and we are both romantics, so this theme worked beautifully for us.” The day was a simple but gorgeous affair. “It was very romantic, very emotional, lots of laughter and tears,” Josie reveals. “It was just full of excitement. Like a perfect fairytale, our wedding day exceeded our expectations, more magical then we’d dreamt of.” Josie wore an Atelier Altaari Made To Measure Bridal Design with a perfectly fitted lace gown, sophisticated low-cut back and ultra-chic semi-transparent bodice. Tyson wore a slim-fit Hugo Boss suit with a white-collared shirt, a slim white tie from Roger David and tan shoes. Bride's Advice: “Take a deep breath as often as you can. Take a look around the room — everyone is there to share and help celebrate the beginning of your new chapter together as the new Mr & Mrs. I also advise the bride to steal her husband away for at least 10 to 15 minutes for some alone time to just take it all in, as the day tends to slip away from you easily. Embrace it. This is all your dreams — and what you’ve worked so hard to achieve — coming to life.”

Incredible Princess Inspired Gown

This happy couple celebrated together by the water’s edge in Sydney. Couple: Piers & Angela Location: Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay Piers and Angela first met at a house-warming party a few days before Valentine’s Day. They got chatting, started dating, and the following year Piers asked Angela to marry him. “He had arranged a sea plane to fl y us from Catalina’s, Rose Bay, to Palm Beach to meet some friends at Jonah’s, Whale Beach, for lunch. The weather was terrible, with far too much wind for the plane to take off, though, so we were forced to make our way there in a taxi. Once we got there, I found out no-one was meeting us and Piers proposed while we were blown about outside by the crazy winds!” After 10 months of planning, Piers and Angela tied the knot at St Clements Church, Mosman. Angela wore an ivory, fi gure-hugging, mermaid-style dress in lace designed by Louise Alvarez of Louise Alvarez Couture in Roseville. The front of the dress featured a stunning low scoop neckline and at the back, a deep V was followed by covered buttons trailing down to meet a longer flare at the bottom of the dress. Piers wore a dark-grey morning suit from Peppers, as did the groomsmen and pageboy. The reception was held at Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay. “The one thing we kept hearing was how happy we both looked — which showed in our photos and video. We won’t forget how much love was in the room and how happy our friends and family were to be there celebrating our marriage with us. It was the perfect day.” Bride's Advice: “My advice for the lead-up to a wedding is to get all the big things organised and booked in the first few months of your engagement — even if your wedding is not for another 18 months. The little things can wait, however not too long. Use your networks, friends and bridesmaids and delegate the tasks that don’t need your personal touch. Staying calm and organised in the lead-up to a wedding makes all the difference to your sanity, your relationship and your health.”

A Stunning Reception Venue by the Harbour

This happy couple celebrated against the backdrop of Sydney’s harbour with loved ones surrounding them. Couple: Parwaiz & Sophia Location: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont Parwaiz and Sophia met many years ago through some mutual friends, ended up working together for a while and were best friends before anything else. The proposal was very romantic. Parwaiz got down on one knee and proposed while the couple was out in Sydney’s Milsons Point right under the Harbour Bridge. The beautiful couple wanted their wedding to be a formal affair. They chose a black-and-white colour scheme for the reception and kept all the flowers white. On a day-to-day basis, the couple are pretty laid back and casual, so they wanted to show a more sophisticated and mature side to their personalities. “We are both quite traditional when it comes to weddings and love the idea of getting dressed up for the occasion. Saying that, our main aim was to keep everything very clean, classic and elegant,” says Sophia. “We knew from the beginning that we would be looking at approximately 300-plus people for our reception,” says Sophia. “We both have big families and large friendship circles.” The many guests congregated to celebrate the love between the happy newlyweds at The Eternal Garden, Curzon Hall in Marsfi eld, and afterwards moved to Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont, to celebrate. Guests dined on antipasto platters, pumpkin and ricotta ravioli, rigatoni ragu, and grain-fed sirloin, chicken breast with caponata vegetables, followed by a dessert of warm chocolate fondant and vanilla crème brûlée. Bride's Advice: “Think of the day as one big party and take the time to enjoy yourself. The whole day goes by so quickly and before you know it, it’s all over. Tell your partner how beautiful or handsome they look and just relax! All the hard work of planning this big day is over and it’s time to just take it in and enjoy.”

Marriage by the Seaside

This couple celebrated their nuptials in the picturesque Mornington Peninsula Couple: Sandra & David Location: All Smiles, Sorrento Sandra and David Montalti were joined by 131 of their close family and friends for a relaxed cocktail beach wedding in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. “Having spent many memorable summers in Mornington together and with our families, we loved the idea of making a weekend of our wedding down there with our friends and family,” says Sandra. “We wanted to have all the traditional formalities and have time to socialise and dance. We wanted one big party ... after all, a wedding is a celebration!” The bride wore a modern, romantic and youthful Martina Liana ivory silk gown with a silk organza bodice, an a-line French tulle skirt and a diamante crystal belt. “I especially loved the deconstructed pieces of tulle and the low back with the sweet train. It was lightweight and airy to wear on the day,” says Sandra. The couple had their reception at the tranquil All Smiles, which overlooks the ocean at Sorrento back beach. After some mingling, speeches, the cutting of the cake and the bridal waltz, everyone was ready to party. Guests danced the night away while savouring delicious drinks and tasty treats. “The photo booth kicked it off and so did the dance floor,” reflects Sandra. “David and I barely left the floor along with many of our friends and family.” Bride's Advice: “What you put in is what you get out of it. A checklist is a must!”

Celebrity weddings are always just so captivating and impressive. When you think of celebrity weddings, you think of sophisticated brides and grooms surrounded by beauty and peace. Your wedding is no different, celebrity weddings are incredible, but your wedding day is going to be just as fabulous and fantastic. Why not take inspiration from those awesome celebrity weddings and create your very own paradoxical day of fame! But let's get it on with a bit on fun. What do we need to do give ourselves one of those dazzling celebrity weddings that are so packed full of glitz and glamour?

The Top Ten Celebrity Weddings Check List!

  1. Book the hummers and helicopters. Celebrity weddings are never complete without a magnificent entrance! Celebrity weddings are all about razzle dazzle - hummers and helicopters are a good start!
  2. For the very ultimate in celebrity weddings, venues are kept a secret until that final hour. Maybe not so practical... but your day, your way.
  3. Make sure that there the champagne is on tap. Anyone that's ever attended celebrity weddings will know that it's Bolly and Tats or nothing! The champagne flows at celebrity weddings.
  4. Feed your guests with something French. The world of showbiz are currently loving the Parisian dream and celebrity weddings are always just oozing with “amuse bouche et canapés” - ooo la la!
  5. Hire a casino for the evening reception! Celebrity weddings radiate charm and class and what better way then sipping a cocktails and gambling chips!
  6. Nothing but a designer dress is going to suffice and celebrity weddings are full of international designers dresses that will leave you breathless! If it hasn't got a label then it's not for celebrity weddings.
  7. Book yourself a wedding planner! All of the finest celebrity weddings have the very finest celebrity weddings planner!
  8. Book in your hairdresser and make up artist. All celebrity weddings have a whole crew of people for that big day and your bridesmaids will love you for it!
  9. Make sure that there is something diamond encrusted in the mix! Celebrity weddings love carats and us girls love diamonds! You need a celebrity weddings rock!
  10. Prenups... Celebrity weddings always have a prenup but we guess that you'll need to have enough in the bank to warrant one of these! You did say you were interested in celebrity weddings didn't you? So get browsing through all of those celebrity weddings in those magazines and get booking your hummer and your canapés... celebrity weddings rock and roll and yours is just around the corner.