Fresh spring Wedding ideas on the river

This River Wild inspiration by RACHEL HAVEL and designer A VINTAGE AFFAIR is full of bright, warm colours, organic elements, and touches of elegance flowing within every touch. The landscape of the Lyons River Bend offers a serene and peaceful environment allowing every colourful detail to shine.

Robyn from BARE ROOT FLORA created some lush and wild arrangements to complement the incredible beauty of River Bend. Using a fresh and lovely spring colour palette, deeper tones were added in for a bit of moodiness and sophistication. Textural pincushion protea, artichokes and figs were a perfect contrast to the softer blooms of peonies, ranunculus, roses, sweet peas, poppies, azalea and perfect parrot tulips. Gorgeous olive, eucalyptus and plum foliages gave the flowers beautiful movement. The element of terracotta added an earthy feature and is a perfect foil to the cliff walls reaching high above the river.

Lace Wedding dress Wedding Invitation by La Happy Wedding table with terracotta Simple greenery hair detail Ruby Grapefuit punch bowl Tall taper candles Yellow rose Watercolour Wedding cake with taper candles Wild pink bouquet by Bare Root Flora Napkin detail Makeup by Faces by Liz Peach and gold Wedding Invitation Blood orange cocktail Pink and red bouquet River Wild tablescape Blood Orange Punch Bouquet by Bare Root Flora River wedding inspiration by Rachel Havel River Wild inspiration by A Vintage Affair Wedding Invitation with Grapefruit Wedding table Cake with watercolour Bridal inspiration by Rachel Havel Artichoke Centrepiece Wedding centrepiece with artichoke   Peach and white wedding invitations Pink peony bouquet

Photography RACHEL HAVEL / Planner & designer A VINTAGE AFFAIR / Florist BARE ROOT FLORA / Cake MEGAN JOY CAKES / Stationery & calligraphy LA HAPPY DESIGN & CALLIGRAPHY / Make-up artist FACES BY LIZ / Dress boutique A & BÉ BRIDAL BOUTIQUE / Dress designer REBECCA SCHONEVELD / Venue RIVER BEND / Farm table & glassware ALL WELL RENTS / Linens LA TAVOLA LINENS / Model KATRINA GROSZ
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Soft grey wedding ideas at the beach

If wearing a white or ivory gown on your wedding day isn’t quite your thing, there are so many other beautiful options available that will still give you complete wow factor on your day – in fact sometimes more so! We’re big fans of wedding dresses in soft muted colours, like this gorgeous grey SARAH SEVEN. It’s beautiful draping and movement would make this so easy to wear. THIS LOVE OF YOURS PHOTOGRAPHY put together this beautiful beach shoot which included gorgeous blooms with a pop of colour from LOVE LIFE & BLOOM and stunning headpiece by TWIGS & HONEY.

Off the shoulder wedding dress Organic styled shoot by This Love of Yours Pastel bouquet with grey wedding dress Bride in the sand dunes Pastel bridal bouquet Twigs and Honey flower headpiece Beach wedding ideas Off the shoulder grey wedding dress by Sarah Seven Soft peach and yellow bouquet Sand dunes beach    Grey and pink wedding ideas Sarah Seven off the shoulder wedding dress Organic wedding style by This Love of Yours Bride holding driftwood Twigs and Honey headpiece Bright pink bouquet Soft grey wedding inspiration Wedding dress in the wind

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Coastal Elopement Ideas

Eloping is such a romantic notion, especially when it’s on wild and rugged coastline like this one from photographer MELISSA BEATTIE and stylist Jessica from LACE IN THE DESERT

Jessica breaks down the shoot for us, “When Melissa invited me into her vision for a coastal elopement shoot, I was beyond excited. We wanted the aesthetic of this shoot to reflect our passion for fine art and film photography; beautiful, elegant and timeless. We found the perfect secluded spot on a rugged outcrop of Abu Dhabi’s coastline in between the mangroves which cast the most exquisite array of blue and green tones throughout the water. We truly felt a million miles from anywhere.

Our jaded grey dress and striking blue suit were both handmade especially for us by House of Moirai and complimented the ocean setting perfectly.  Glen rocked the bespoke suit and Chorcha’s lightweight skirt moved effortlessly in the breeze making our real life engaged couple look like true models. Light make up and soft hair from Jill accentuated Chorcha’s stunning natural beauty. Handmade jewellery from Vitrine Designs finished our bridal look off wonderfully reflecting the organic tones of the sea.  


The intimate setting called for a sweetheart table which was created using grey and soft blue hues with brass and pearl finishes with the help of MyList. Our place settings were just one of the many intricate details that calligrapher Claire brought to life for us; the elegant handwritten ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ on the pearl shells were a personal favourite of mine. The florals were the perfect finishing touch. Darianna managed to convey the ethereal spirit that we wanted to capture with the beautiful movement of her arrangements and use of soft textures and colours. The cake with its handmade oyster shells together with the homemade macaroons provided a touch of elegant luxury to our setting. 

Both Mel and I love working with real couples where possible as the emotion translates so beautifully through the lens and this was no exception. Chorcha and Glen are so completely in love that it was a genuine pleasure to capture them and of course work with such a wonderfully talented team of vendors.”


Photography MELISSA BEATTIE / Styling LACE IN THE DESERT /  Wedding Dress HOUSE OF MOIRAI / Groom’s suitHOUSE OF MOIRAI / Hair & make-up JILL ELIZABETH MAKE UP / Jewellery VITRINE DESIGNS / Flowers DARIANA of FLOWERS.AE / Calligraphy & paper goods CALLIGRAPHY FOR WEDDINGS / Plates MYLIST / Other tablewareLACE IN THE DESERT / Wedding Cake GOURMELICIOUS 
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