Ellen & Stefan’s intimate beach wedding

Ellen & Stefan’s intimate beach wedding

It’s true – you can have an intimate wedding NOT because of COVID! Ellen & Stefan always wanted a small wedding, they say it enabled them to enjoy every moment of the day and spend meaningful time with the guests they chose to invite.
After meeting in 2014, these two have blossomed as a couple and still get butterflies when they see each other! Stefan asked Ellen to marry him in February 2020 and they planned their beautiful wedding day in just 7 months, gradually confirming plans as restrictions eased. They chose Golden Island Lookout for their ceremony and Almonta Lodge for the reception to fit perfectly with what they had imagined for their wedding day. In fact they loved their Eyre Penninsula wedding so much they have now moved to the region to live!
The couple decided early on they would spend a large portion of their wedding budget on the perfect photographer – judging by these images by Renni Maitland, it was money well spent!

Vendor Credits:
Photography: Renni Maitland Photography
Celebrant: Kiah Wicks
Flowers: Golden Stable Florist
Venue: Almonta Lodge
Hire Items: EP Function Hire
Hair & Make Up: Ebony Lee MakeupIndalo Hair
Bridesmaids: Arnhem Clothing

Help! Where do I go for a wedding dress in Adelaide?

Help! Where do I go for a wedding dress in Adelaide?

Ok, stop the stressing, we’re here to help! Not to make too big a call here, but after your choice of future husband, we think that your wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make! You want to feel like you, in the most amazing way, in the most amazing gown (or short dress, or two piece set, or suit!) ever. Don’t worry – we’ve got you!
There are TONS of amazing dress shopping options for you in Adelaide, and we’re here to highlight a few of our most favourite, where we know you will get a combination of amazing service and a wide selection of gowns, including the most perfect option for you! Read on…

The Bride Lab
Located on King William Road, The Bride Lab is your go-to for stunning exclusive gowns from labels like Anna Campbell, Rue De Seine, Alexandra Grecco, Rachel Gilbert, Willowby, and Amaline Vitale. Laura and her team have created the most amazing light-filled space which welcomes brides and sets the scene perfectly for trying on everything from slinky gowns to true princess creations. If you’re searching for something different and a little modern for your day, this should be your first stop.

Lunella by Willowby, available at The Bride Lab

Natasa Studio
This hidden gem is perfect for the boho bride. Natasa stocks the most amazing range of gowns from Daughters of Simone that will make any free spirit swoon. While you’re there check out options for your wedding party too from Two Sisters the label, and the too-cute range for the littlies in your wedding!

Badu by Daughters of Simone, available at Natasa Studio

If you’re looking for something truly special, a visit to clm is a must. Cristina and her team (including her Nonna, who is sewing in the workshop most days!) are here for the brides who want to carve their own path. Cristina prides herself on a collaborative approach to creating custom gowns, and the result is truly memorable one of a kind creations for each bride.

Delilah by couture+love+madness

Curve Bridal Adelaide
New to Adelaide, Curve Bridal has filled a gap that existed for far too long – it is South Australia’s only dedicated boutique for brides sized 14 to 30+. The girls at Curve know bridal design and style back to front and will make you feel a million dollars with the amazing creations they have on show. A personalised appointment is just the start of your journey to your most amazing wedding gown!

Curve Bridal Adelaide

LUV Bridal
A must-stop for any bride to be, LUV Bridal in Adelaide makes finding the perfect wedding dress all about you. Sarah and her team have years of experience and stock some of the most coveted international brands on hand in their city boutique. If you want a truly fairytale ‘I found the gown’ moment, LUV Bridal is for you.

Brielle available at LUV Bridal

Imagine Bridal Lounge
Located just outside the city, Imagine Bridal Lounge is a haven for the bride who wants to relax and enjoy a personalised approach to dress shopping. Lizzi and Sophie only take one bride at a time, so you can be assured of attentive service, and they have gowns to suit every type of bride and wedding.

Aria by Erin Claire Bridal available at Imagine Bridal Lounge

Everyone in Adelaide knows Calèche – with good reason! The Foubert family have been synonymous with stylish bridal designs since 1973 and the tradition of quality and on trend gowns continues today in their Norwood showroom, where all gowns are designed and made. Whether off the rack or custom designed, you can always spot a stylish Calèche bride.

Sposa Bella by Calèche

Greta Kate
You only need to look at her latest collection to know that a custom gown by Greta Kate is an amazing investment. We love the modern romantic vibe of all Greta’s creations, where contemporary meets traditional with elegance and individualism.

Pheobe by Greta Kate
Love Cherish Adore’s Adelaide Autumn Wedding Fair

Love Cherish Adore’s Adelaide Autumn Wedding Fair

Oh my we had a fun day on Sunday, 21st March – our first fair post-COVID! All our vendors were raring to go and meet you face to face for the first time in a long time, in a funky new venue in the middle of Adelaide.

Our highlight? We can’t decide if it was the stunning fashion parade which showcased local models, designers, gown boutiques and hair and make up gurus, or the gorgeous array of stalls which our vendors put so much effort into, or the endless knowledge that was shared in our informal workshops run by some of the best women in our industry!

If we had to choose though, the highlight was definitely seeing your smiling faces, chatting with our suppliers, swapping ideas and being inspired and generally getting excited about your wedding planning. So thank YOU for being the best part of our wedding fair, you make it all worthwhile!

Enjoy these snaps of our day, and scroll down for the full list of suppliers you met on that sunny Sunday in March. See you again soon!

Photos by Meaghan Coles www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

A Darling Boudoir
All About Her Music
Barefoot BlacktieBeccy Brooks Celebrant
Belinda Monck Photography
Bella in Bloom
Blackbird Wedding Productions
Bluebelle Studio
Celebrancy by Shelley
Clare Mannion Celebrant
Classic Cadillacs of Adelaide
couture love madness
Crystal Terreu Stylist
Curve Bridal Boutique
Dave Pascoe Photography
DDS Diamond Design Studio
Fox & Hound Events
Frosty Cakes Co
Gemma Vendetta Styling
Gerard McCabe Jewellers
Hills Films
I Do Paws
Ignition for Men
Imagine Bridal Lounge
Jake & Amy Music
Kerry Tudor Celebrant
Lauren the Celebrant
Love Letters Adelaide
LUV Bridal
Made by J Designs
Mel Boulden Photography
Miss Maggies Flowers
Natasha Keneally Hair & Makeup
Oscar Hunt
Pikes Wines-SLATE Restaurant
The Sweet Tooth Factory
White Orchid Events
White Thistle Events
Wild at Heart Flower Co
Will & Co Photography
Wilson & Lewis Photography

Epic Romance in the Barossa Valley

Epic Romance in the Barossa Valley

Every time we receive one of these gorgeous shoots from a fave supplier, we have to wonder, where do they get the time?! Case in point: This beauty that landed in our inbox courtesy of Mel, from Melissa Brown Photographer and Sara, of legendary Barossa flower/coffee house Fleur Social. This shoot features no less than 15 different suppliers which is no mean feat to organise, yet the images tell the story of a relaxed and intimate wedding day that could easily be a true love story!
Mel says that organising shoots like this (on top of running a busy photography business and capturing gorgeous weddings!) is like food for the creative soul. “When Sara and I work together we always want to create because it feeds us! Being able to provide something visually different really pushes us. Sara and I really wanted to just bring things back to basics (with a twist) for this shoot. We were going for a Modern Romantic look, a beautiful clean palette with lots of textured details.”
We love the subtle elegance, muted tones and fabulously clever use of texture here which give an effortless vibe. We hope you enjoy the fruits of the shoot team’s creative labour!

Vendor Credits
Images – Melissa Brown Photographer
Blooms – Fleur Social
Styling & Props – Barossa Styling & Events
Props – Modern Party
H&M – Barossa Style Bar
Gown – Caleche Bridal
Suit – Gerry’s Suit Hire
Models – Powell Models
Cake – Make it Yours Cakes & Cupcakes
Paper Goods – Brit Creative
Jewels – Bluebell Design Jewellery
Venue – The Barns Freeling
Crockery – Really Useful Pots
Ribbons – Urban Diddle