BEC + SCOTT

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The lead up to Bec and Scott’s wedding was filled with lots of DIY and a couple of trips to some very handy bridal fairs. Bec tells us ” We attended One Fine Day and Confetti Fair for creative and realistic inspiration, multiple ‘wedding arts and craft’ days, hours upon endless hours making bunting with a sewing machine that kept breaking and Scott sanding and staining the jenga set. Remembering that I had to fit into a fitted sequinned dress also helped me keep on track fitness and diet wise too. At the time you just hope to God that the choices you’re making will look good together. It’s so much fun to see your dreams and creations come together into reality!”

“Pretty much everything you saw was a DIY project!” These included but were not limited to 2 sets of invitations (including one for a change of venue), painted and glittered jars, fans, confetti bags, signature cocktail recipe and menu sleeves. “You name it, we made it!” says Bec.

Their gorgeous day took place at stunning Calais Estate in the Hunter Valley region and was photographed by The Follans.We are a bit in love with Bec’s gorgeous Karen Willis Holmes gown, she explains ” I knew that I didn’t want a big dress; just something simple with understated bling. On the mannequin it didn’t look like much, but when I put it on Roxanne’s face lit up.  We both fell in love with the embroidery on the back and as Roxanne said, “only you can pull off head to toe sequins!”.

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CREDITS Photos The Follans // Bridal gown + hair piece Karen Willis Holmes // Shoes Freelance // Flowers Lovely Rita Design // Grooms suit Connor // Grooms tie YD // Ceremony, reception + catering Calais Estate // Cake Mad Hatter Cupcakery // Make up Chic Artistry // Furniture Hire The Wedding Designer // Marquee Prestige Hire.

MANIAMANIA IMMORTALIA COLLECTION

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Having developed a cult following for its signature brand of mystical adornment, Maniamania is creating alchemy with its magical touch to fine jewellery. Immortalia by Maniamania reveals a new dimension of the label, manifesting a classic and timeless interpretation of its aesthetic through precious stones and metals.

Hand made in New York, the premiere collection features nine styles spanning from ‘Mineralia’, an intricate cocktail ring – to the ‘Equinox’ ring, a finer style to be worn delicately above the knuckle. Set in white gold, cognac and champagne rose-cut diamonds are paired with encrusted grey and white pave diamonds to create textured pieces that are hauntingly beautiful.

True to the collection’s name, Immortalia produces jewels of eternal perfection set to become the next generation of irreplaceable heirlooms and we just love that they are made to order using only ethically sourced and certified diamonds.

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CREDITS Accessories Maniamania.

SARAH + SAM

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A dream team on their dream day was exactly what these two got. Over the years, as their feelings for each other grew so did the talents of their closest friends. Their bridal party turned out to be a particularly talented bunch – together they had a band, a florist, a DJ, and a few MC’s. Sarah says “it was so great to have our best friends being the driving force behind the day making every detail so perfect and fun!”

Having known each other since school Sarah and Sam were quick to decide on what else they wanted. In less than a year she’d chosen her stunning Aurelio Costarella gown and Grace Loves Lace cardi and picked Little Creatures in Fremantle, Western Australia as their charming reception venue and locked in our mates from Fox & Rabbit to pull together some floral excellence on the day. And with talented West Australian wedding photographers Still Love on hand to capture every glorious moment… how could they possibly go wrong!

In fact the only thing they didn’t pick was the weather. At their gorgeous ceremony, joyfully styled with vintage chairs from Rustic Romance and splashes of bright flowers and oversized balloons, it poured! “It was like a giant bucket of water was poured on top of us”, says Sarah. But in the end it didn’t matter. Being surrounded by so much love and joy made it a day better than any other.

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CREDITS Photos Still Love // Bridal gown Aurelio Costarella // Jacket Grace Loves Lace // Shoes Zu // Flowers Fox & Rabbit // Jewellery Colette // Groom and groomsmen suits Jack London // Grooms shoes Zu // Bow ties mkay // Ceremony Yellagonga Regional Park // Reception Little Creatures // Styling Rustic Romance and Maisey Collections // Hair Rebekah Stanley // Makeup Milla Makeup.

LAURA + ALEX

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Life was made a little easier for these two when their friends from Glenmaggie Wines offered to host their wedding. A beautiful winery in Gippsland, Victoria it was all the inspiration they needed for their relaxed, outdoor wedding.

To match their laid back vibe, Laura wore a stunning yet simple Carla Zampatti gown and chose photographer Louise Buma from Sunny & Scout to capture their day. A talented lady whose images are as effortlessly charming as they are.

For decorations they sourced hundreds of glass jars for their bomboniere and printed their own stationary, designed by clever friend. They also picked up some cool bits, like their hot air balloon wishing well from BHLDN and accessories from Typo.

It all came together perfectly and their wedding was every bit as wonderful as they’d imagined. Everything except their marriage certificate. “It turns our that our celebrant had my surname wrong!” tells Laura. “After a panicked late night phone call we managed to get a new, correct certificate”. Just in time before heading off on their seven month honeymoon!

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CREDITS Photos Sunny & Scout Photography, photographer’s assistant Lisa Hayman // Brides gown Carla Zampatti // Shoes Betts // Flowers Pollen & Patina // Rings Zoe Pook // Jewellery Samantha Wills // Bridesmaid dresses Review // Flower girl dresses and shoes Seed Heritage // Grooms shirt Arthur & Henry // Grooms waistcoat Grandma Takes a Trip // Grooms trousers People Tree // Grooms shoes Meandher // Groom and groomsmen bow ties Mrs Bow Tie // Ceremony and reception venue Glenmaggie Wines, Victoria // Catering Duart Homestead // Cake Kristy Lee’s Cakes // Stationary Spilt Creative // Hair Belinda Clogg at Euphoria Salon // Makeup Stephanie Hooper // Celebrant Jane Clifton // Decorations BHLDN, Dusk, Just Jars, Typo, Victoria’s Basement, Planet Finska and Bunnings

STARRY NIGHT PAPERIE

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Our friends over at Starry Night Paperie have just released a whole new bunch of gorgeous invitation designs and we here at Hello May are smitten with every single one of them!

Our fave has to be this kraft and floral creation below. Owner and designer Leanne tells us “Justine loved the rustic kraft look but wanted something botanical to compliment her wedding in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens. We designed a frame of bright, modern florals and backed it in a chic blue Moroccan inspired pattern. A mix of a quirky serif font and traditional style calligraphy made it fresh, unique and just as much for the boys as for the girls.”

Leanne also created a custom drawn map which was the perfect addition for such a large venue, where guests could easily be lost looking for the ceremony in the lush garden setting.

You can follow Starry Night on Facebook here and be sure to check out more of their gorgeous designs here on the Hello May directory.

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LOVEY BY ISHA

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San Diego designer Isha Webb set herself a bit of a challenge back in 2009 – to make her own wedding dress. She loved the process so much, and continued to feel inspired by the experience that she kept creating dresses and accessories and a year later Lovey By Isha was born.

Using a soft color palette of baby mink, mint green and ivory, each piece is hand crafted in the USA using high quality silks and laces in sweatshop free environments. Lovey is proud to support fair wages and eco conscientious business practices, something we would like to see more designers get behind!

The new collection features lovely Gold accents, sparkly sequins, peeks of French lace paired with soft pastel colors. The silhouettes are simple and flattering and fuss free for the romantic boho bride. Isha is adding new product to her Etsy store all of the time, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on her Facebook page for updates!

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TEMPERLEY CRUISE 14

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Brides-to-be on the hunt for a non traditional (read: non white) wedding gown can breath a collective sigh of relief as Temperley have come to the rescue with their Cruise 2014 collection.

Effortlessly sophisticated, this collection plays on volume with gowns made up of simple elegant lines celebrating the female form. Shot by Matilda Temperley, a London based photographer known for  stylised portraiture of marginalised societies as much as her gorgeous commercial work, shot this collection made up of viabrant colour, sumptuous textures and structured silhouettes.

Still keen on a white dress? Well forward this link onto your bridesmaids then head on over to the Temperley website and scope out her gorgeous collection of traditional bridal wear, with dresses starting from AU$780.

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CREDITS Bridal gowns Temperley London // Photos Matilda Temperley.