How to photograph your wedding veil

Wedding veil do I need one? In my opinion your wedding veil can be just the trick to pull stunning wedding images. Try for a veil which is long and graceful. Through the use of a very wide angle lens and with a little help from your brides maids, oh and the boys for that matter, we can usually achieve some stunning artistic shots. Morning Star Estate located on the Mornington Peninsula is one of my all time top wedding venues as it gives you some stunning opportunities for fine art wedding photography.

Simple and Delicious Wedding Food

Handmade French patisserie desserts and intricately crafted Belgian delicacies that will delight your tastebuds. Offering myriad taste sensations in an environment unlike anything you have experienced before, Shocolate represents the evolution within the rapidly expanding world of chocolate. Specialising in handmade French patisserie desserts and delicacies, intricately crafted Belgian couverture and masterfully concocted hot and cold beverages, these quality, mouth-watering delicacies are guaranteed to leave your guests wanting more. The company’s wedding services offer a chocolate experience that will be talked about long after the special day. Pamela, Shocolate’s chocolate wedding event coordinator, will sit down with each bride and groom and discuss their vision for their chocolate and dessert tables, bomboniere, wedding cake or chocolate centrepieces. These edible masterpieces will not only tantalise the tastebuds, but are also a distinctive visual feature that will perfectly complement your chosen wedding theme. The history of Shocolate Inspired by the world of couverture and with a passion for hospitality spanning more than 20 years, brother and sister team Nick Yannopoulos and Pamela Raschella founded Shocolate in 2008, originally testing and creating their extensive range of products in their home kitchen over several months prior to opening. Once they had a menu fit for any Belgian couverture connoisseur, Shocolate was ready to open its doors to the Melbourne public in October 2009. Shocolate is a multi-award-winning chocolatier. It was the 2011 Australian Champion for Assorted Chocolate Range, the recipient of the NGV award for Best Chocolate Macaron, as well as being praised for having Melbourne’s best hot chocolate in the Herald Sun. The chocolatier prides itself on having the creative curiosity and the professional knowledge to push the expectations of its clientele, creating a chocolate wonderland for every season and occasion.

The perfect setting for a vintage union

This fun-loving couple had a relaxed, autumn-inspired wedding with quirky touches Couple: Anna & Ellis Location: Oliveto Ristorante & Bar, Rhodes Anna and Ellis met through mutual friends. After dating for some time, Ellis proposed on a Saturday morning by surprising Anna with breakfast in bed bright and early at 5.30am. “I was super nervous and couldn’t sleep!” says Ellis. After a 14-month engagement, the happy couple were wed in front of their close family and friends at St Bede’s Catholic Church in Pyrmont. Anna walked down the aisle in a latte-coloured lace top and silk chiffon skirt from Personalised Weddings Couture and gorgeous green Alexander McQueen heels. The relaxed, quirky and fun wedding reflected the couple’s personalities perfectly. The pair held their reception at Oliveto Ristorante and Bar near the water, where their 88 guests dined on canapés of prosciutto with rockmelon, arancini with mixed mushrooms and provolone, rare roast beef panini with onion jam, rocket and cherry tomato and pizza crust with black olive tapenade, eggplant and tomato salsa. The main dishes served were barramundi fillet with smoked eggplant purée, sautéed spinach and Dutch carrots, and beef eye fillet with parsnip purée and chicory drizzled with porcini mushroom jus. “We had so much fun. We were both beaming from ear to ear. We enjoyed every bit of it, especially our favourite flavour (white chocolate and salted caramel) at Gelato Messina being renamed Anna & Ellis for the day for our after-ceremony treat,” says Anna. Bride's Advice: “Relax and take it all in. Pinch yourself because it all goes too quickly.”

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Style your vintage wedding with Vintage Made Magazine

Vintage Made is an Australian magazine showcasing vintage fashion and lifestyle, and the return to a simpler way of living. Each issue is packed with inspiration and articles useful to brides looking to have a vintage styled wedding. See beautiful examples of vintage dresses, accessories, styling tips, music, recipes and more. Creative brides can use the pull-out patterns to sew their own vintage clothes and make vintage crafts! This magazine is perfect for the DIY bride.

Every part of your sensational and glorious wedding is magical, right from the moment that you walk down the aisle, to the moment that you both drive off into the sunset on your sweet honeymoon way... However, a major part of the whole planning has to be the wedding reception. It's a huge part of the day and the wedding reception needs to be precision planned to make sure it's on cue in every way, shape and form! Yet what is the wedding reception etiquette? There's so many things that you need to organize and the wedding reception (or even the wedding receptions – some of you may feel the need for a couple), is looming and you need to be writing out the wedding reception invites – and fast!

The Wedding Reception

Do I Have To Invite Everyone To The Ceremony And The Wedding Reception?
It's becoming more and more fashionable, particularly where ceremony venues are limited in space, to have intimate family members only to the official tying of the knot and then your other friends and more distant family members to the wedding reception only. The only time it becomes unacceptable is an invite to the ceremony and not to the wedding reception.

We're Both From Different Countries: What Is The Invitation Etiquette For The Wedding Receptions When You're Having Two
It's becoming more common as days go by for the necessity for two wedding receptions. It may be clear that certain people won't be able to attend the ceremony alongside the wedding reception, yet they'll be available for the wedding reception that's not on the actual day that you get married. However, if they are close family members or friends, you will want to invite them anyhow to exhibit that they are a well respected member of your entourage of life!

Do I Wear My Wedding Gown To Both Of The Wedding Receptions?
Generally, you wouldn't wear your gown for the wedding reception that you'll be attending for those who couldn't make the wedding day itself. However, it's not a hard and fast rule! Wearing your wedding dress for your second wedding reception is not such an unusual idea!

Do We Have To Leave The Wedding Reception By Midnight?
Some couples love to stay at the wedding reception right until the end. They want to party the night away with their friends and family and spend the wedding reception enjoying themselves, to the full potential. No one is going to throw you out of the wedding reception; you may want to stay there until you see the sun rise up the following morning! One of the most important things about the wedding reception is to enjoy it. It's that one and only day of your life that you'll never experience again.

The wedding reception is a big part of that and is there to be loved and appreciated.