The magic of a clear marquee

True formal luxury can be achieved outside! Set at the amazing Somersby Gardens Estate on the NSW Central Coast, our clear marquee and timber integrated floor was the backdrop to stunning fairy lit drapery and tiffany chairs provided by The Event Decorators. Fabulous food by The D'Vine Group.

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A Timeless and Classic Real Wedding at Doltone House

The couple went classic traditional with lace and candles. Couple: Deema and Peter Location: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf After a year-long engagement, the couple tied the knot at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. The theme was timeless and elegant, with help from wedding planner Anthony Del Col. The bride shone in a Steven Khalil French lace gown with multilayered tulle train and structured bow. Around 220 of the pair's closest friends and family filled the Doltone House reception. The loved up couple walked in to traditional Arabic music with drums. Bride's advice: Try not to stress, but even if you do just know that no matter what, everything will work out in the end. Enjoy every second of that day because it definitely goes way too fast!

A Chateau Wedding That Was Meant To Be

A classic French-inspired wedding at the gorgeous Chateau Yering Hotel Couple: Mariko and Michael Location: Chateau Yering Hotel Michael proposed to Mariko on Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney at the exact spot where they had first met while going to a friend’s birthday party. They quickly fell very much in love. The couple spent a year carefully planning their wedding. Their first decision, made a year in advance, was to have Chateau Yering Hotel as the perfect venue for both their ceremony and reception. The couple opted for a classic, French-inspired theme incorporating colours of ivory, lavender and pink throughout their flowers and outfits. “We loved the venue and the surrounds and wanted to have a wedding to match it,” says Mariko. Despite typical rainy Melbourne weather, the couple and staff at Chateau Yering persevered with their plan to have the ceremony in the beautiful garden. The professional staff drew on their years of experience dealing with weddings and the Melbourne weather, and were able to successfully make the garden ceremony a reality for the couple. Mariko says her favourite moment of the day was when she and Michael held hands at the stunning garden altar, looking deeply into each others’ eyes. Being surrounded by the natural beauty of the garden and their loving families is what made this moment especially memorable, one the couple will hold onto for a lifetime. Bride's Advice: “Don’t stress and plan ahead.”

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Formal weddings are beautiful and magnificent. Everone finds formal weddings breathtaking, elegant and traditional. Your mom will love your formal wedding and your mom-in-law to be will also adore it. Formal weddings are great to organize and are always guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser! If a formal wedding is the theme that you've chosen for your big day, then by now your mood board should be filling up with champagne bubbles and beautiful white wedding cake images.

They are fabulous to arrange and there is an abundance of information that you can find to help you on your formal wedding way... But how do you actually pull off a formal wedding with all of it's exacting standards? Need some ideas?

Start With Some Formal Wedding Invitations
If you're going along the formal wedding lines, you need to be a little brave! For starters, the actual design of wedding invitation is very straight forward. Generally, formal wedding invitation etiquette would be a plain white or ivory card with engraved wording that has an RSVP date included! Now for the slightly more complicated formal wedding invitation part! Formal wedding invitations are usually sent out six to eight weeks in advance of the ceremony with an RSVP date of two to three weeks before you tie the knot. Oh yes, only two to three weeks beforehand... you did say you wanted to follow formal wedding etiquette to the letter didn't you?

Formal Wedding Wear For Brides-To-Be
If you've opted for a formal wedding, then ideally, it has to be white or ivory! The classic look of a formal wedding dress in an a-line or sheath format will always be traditional but it needs to be floor length and elegant. However, if you are looking to wow your guests and your future husband with an element of dramatic style and sophistication, the veil is for you. Formal weddings will always adore those fabulous floor skimming veils for an extra touch of sophisticated class! Keep your formal wedding accessories to a neat minimum from a delicate sapphire necklace or maybe a pair of diamond drop earrings and avoid bracelets that will detract from your wedding and engagement rings.

Formal Wedding Wear For Grooms
Formal weddings are great for grooms! Guys, it's that moment that you get to look stylish and handsome in a traditional “formal wedding” top hat and tails with an additional waistcoat to perfectly finish it all off! Of course, there is always that alternative of the 007 tuxedo but remember, if your formal wedding is during the day, black tie is always going to work better than white tie! An additional word of advice for the boys, formal weddings require sensible socks and non intrusive jewellery such as a simple watch. Formal weddings are wonderful weddings! They are magical and heart stoppingly beautiful. Everyone will remember that breathtaking formal wedding as you drive off into the sunset as husband and wife in that vintage, formal wedding Rolls Royce!