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Are You Dreaming of a fairytale destination wedding

Overlooking Noosa’s magnificent natural conservation sanctuary, RACV Noosa Resort offers a truly memorable wedding venue. Complete with panoramic views, the resort caters for 140 guests formal dining, to 240 guests cocktail. Complete with on-site accommodation, restaurant, cocktail bar, gymnasium, tennis court, and day spa, you and your guests have everything you need at your fingertips. What better way to celebrate your love and commitment to one another.

Strike envy into the hearts of your guests with a quintessential Noosa wedding. Located waterfront on the stunning Noosa River, the Noosa Boathouse is the perfect setting for both intimate and large weddings alike. This floating boathouse offers three unique reception venues, with the largest catering up to 220 guests cocktail. Complete with private jetty out front, you and your love can arrive and depart via boat — and what’s more Noosa than that?

Located beneath magnificent Moreton Bay Fig trees, Noosa Waterfront Restaurant offers a shady riverside setting for your special day. This venue caters to weddings of all sizes, with both seated and cocktail events available. Meet your love barefoot in the grass beneath the altar, and celebrate into the night beneath the stars. One of the more magical of Noosa wedding venues.

Priding itself on being affordable and accessible to couples planning their wedding, Noosa Convention and Exhibition Centre is the place to turn your dream wedding into a reality. With generous accommodation deals for you and your guests, and ceremony and reception venues on-site, everything is taken care of. Offering free venue hire over 60 guests, the Noosa Convention and Exhibition Centre is the perfect setting for a Noosa wedding. Sit back and enjoy your waterfront weekend in Noosa.

Captivate your guests with a waterfront wedding at River Deck Restaurant. With a spectacular Noosa River waterfront setting, this venue offers both the ceremony and reception within the location. Traipse from the Ceremony Deck, hand in hand, to your elegant reception. Catering to 180 seated guests or 220 guests cocktail, their expert wedding planners will tailor packages to fill your every need and want. Regular winners of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy awards, the River Deck Restaurant is one of the more sought-after of Noosa wedding venues.

Place your head in the clouds

Capture rustic romance at Seclusions in the Blue Mountains. Seclusions is all-inclusive — the ceremony, photography, and reception — and caters to couples interested in getting involved in the entire planning process. This allows your wedding to truly reflect you as a couple, and make sure no stone is left unturned. Seating up to 150 guests, Seclusions is one of the most sought-after of Blue Mountains wedding venues.

With panoramic views of the iconic Blue Mountains, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden prides itself on offering world-class facilities and creating a day you (and your guests) will never forget. With a plethora of ceremony options to choose from, and trained staff on hand to fulfill all of your wants and needs, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden intends to make your special day everything you wished for.

Located overlooking the Iconic Blue Mountains, Fairmont Resort is the definition of timeless romance. With garden and lakeside ceremony options available on location, there’s no need to rush between venues. And, with six reception venues to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice! Fairmont Resort is the perfect setting to unwind in the extraordinary atmosphere of the Blue Mountains.

Sat on the edge of the Blue Mountains Echo Point, The Lookout Echo is the ideal venue for couples chasing a picture-perfect wedding. Capacity ranges from 120 seated guests to 200 cocktail. With magnificent views of the Three Sisters and the valley below, The Lookout at Echo Point is the perfect way to celebrate your special day.

Situated beneath the leaves, Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is a fairytale come true. Offering acres of gardens and a gazebo, this venue is ideal for those seeking an outdoor wedding. For wetter days however, the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort also offers indoor venues ranging in capacity from 60 seated to 160 guests cocktail. And, with complimentary one night’s accommodation and full buffet breakfast for the Bride and Groom when booking over 50 guests, what more could you ask for?

Countryside charm and a leafy for a perfect wedding

Situated among the rolling vineyards of the Yarra Valley, Zonzo Estate offers an award-winning wedding venue guaranteed to impress. Priding itself on its traditional Italian ‘shared table’ custom, Zonzo Estate offers a truly unique and welcoming experience for guests of all ages to enjoy. The venue seats 130 guests and tailors any of your requests to make your special day reflect you as a couple. With a plethora of wins in the Restaurant Reception category of the Australian Bridal Industry Awards, both National and Victorian State, Zonzo Estate is the crème of the crop.

Nestled among magnificent gardens and vast vineyards, Yarra Ranges Estate is the go-to venue for rustic romance. Exchange vows beneath a gazebo, or in the idyllic Bluestone Room Chapel, and wander hand-in-hand to your reception. Catering to intimate weddings of 30, and larger guest lists of 150, Yarra Ranges Estate has something for everyone.

Located within 80 acres of magnificent vines and sloping valleys in the Upper Yarra Valley, Killara Estate caters to couples dreaming of a quintessential vineyard wedding. The reception venue seats up to 120 guests — perfect for the more intimate affairs. A boutique venue, Killara Estate Winery offers only one wedding per week, enabling the creation of a unique experience that reflects the couple, and fulfils their wants and needs.

With breathtaking views of the central highlands and the sprawling Yarra Valley vineyards, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa is the perfect setting to ring in a new marriage. With on-location ceremony setting, reception venue, accommodation, and spa, Balgownie Estate provides everything you and your guests require for a relaxed weekend away.

Set in idyllic Yarra Valley, Wild Cattle Creek Estate prides itself on providing couples ‘the ultimate wedding in the Vines’. This venue caters to both intimate and larger seated events, as well as cocktail soirees. With on-site ceremony, celebrant, reception venue, and accommodation, Wild Cattle Creek Estate is one of the most sought-after of Yarra Valley wedding venues.

A destination wedding dreams

Dreaming of a destination wedding in the crisp countryside air, but don’t feel like traveling hours and hours? Here are seven Adelaide Hills wedding venues on Adelaide’s doorstep that guests will love (and thank you for).

With magnificent views of the Mount Lofty Ranges, the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre certainly leaves its guests with a great first impression. Catering for larger soirees, capacity ranges between 140 and 350 guests across the three function rooms available. The perfect venue to ring in a new marriage.

With historic charm and five star reviews, the Bridgewater Mill in Adelaide Hills is the ideal setting for your unique wedding. Enthral guests with a live pianist and idyllic scenery. Accommodating up to 140 guests, the Bridgewater Mill is perfect for those chasing rustic romance.

Situated beneath Heritage-Listed Oak Trees, Auchendarroch House in Adelaide Hills offers elegance in the countryside. One of the most sought after of Adelaide Hills wedding venues, Auchendarcroch House caters to both intimate weddings of 20, and larger weddings of 150 to 230 guests. The Auchendarroch House really does have something for everyone.

 

With views of Adelaide City, Mount Lofty Ranges, and the coast, Mount Osmond Golf Club offers a location photographers will adore. Set in a heritage-style clubhouse, this venue caters for intimate and larger weddings alike, with capacity ranging between 20 and 150 guests. With staff trained to assist you, a wedding that truly reflects you as a couple awaits!

 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, German Restaurant Haus Hahndorf is perfect for couples seeking a relaxed atmosphere at their reception. Primarily focusing on great food, beer, and wine, this venue is the embodiment of class and charm. With two function rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find something to fulfill your every want and need at Haus Hahndorf.

Every wedding theme

We here at Easy Weddings love the awards season. The gowns and the suits aren’t just for award ceremonies — we can see #RealWeddings brides and grooms taking inspiration from celebrity looks to create their dream wedding-wear. Here’s our four Oscars bride and groom picks to suit every wedding theme!

We love the subtle embellishment that fades into crisp white. Just imagine the glide-factor you’d get walking down the aisle with that train! Gorgeous.

We love the pure elegance of this dress. Although greatly embellished, the look is somewhat understated and minimalistic. As for wedding dresses, long-sleeve is currently on trend. Complete barefoot and with a flower crown, and you’d be the perfect boho-chic bride!

Fishtail dresses will always be ‘in’. This dress tastefully shows off her hour-glass figure — and we can just imagine the graceful movement that train will give the entire garment. Understated elegance perfect for a garden wedding.

We adore the simplicity of this midi dress. Though we aren’t thrilled over the train, the dress itself would be perfect for a coastal wedding. Imagine exchanging vows barefoot on the beach, and, with a midi dress, you won’t have to worry about ruining your train in the sand. Beautiful and practical.

You can’t go wrong with an all-black suit. This suit would be perfect for a bold, chic wedding. Doesn’t he look handsome?

Relationship before marriage

This is not just for relationships that are in strife. Attending counselling together can help you to voice your worries and concerns, and air any pre-wedding jitters you may have in a safe space. The help of a professional to help you navigate this transition will benefit both of you. This is even more invaluable if this is the second marriage for one or both of you.

 

Create daily habits

Think of it as a ritual of sorts, but start to do something regularly that bonds you together. It can be a 15 minute conversation before you turn in each night, or stopping the early-morning rush each day to have a coffee and chat before you head off to work.

Start to develop boundaries for yourselves, and also your friends and family. You will want to find that balance where you can connect with your friends and family, and keep apace with what is happening in their worlds, while also giving you and your partner ample time for just the two of you. This can become harder when holidays like Christmas and Easter roll around — but talk it through in advance with your partner so you can make sure everyone is happy.

 

Make time for each other

Regular date nights are not only fun, but they force you to unplug from the day-to-day and enjoy each other’s company.

When you have been in a relationship for a long time, it can be easy to slip out of the habit of appreciating the little things you do for each other. Try to remember to thank your partner if they do something for you, like cook dinner, because even if they do it every day, a simple ‘thank you’ can show that you are not taking them for granted.

 

Think in terms of a healthy marriage

When you find yourself having to make an important choice, don’t just think whether it would be good for you or your partner – think about whether it would be good for your future marriage. If you are being offered a promotion that will take you increasingly away from home, think about how your relationship will fare. Or, if an ex has asked you out for lunch, think about how your partner would react to the news. Experts say that if you can’t bring yourself to even ask your partner, you have pretty much answered the question already.

Giving gifts to guests at weddings

A potted flower seedling, herb, or little succulent terrarium, are great ideas for useful bomboniere that can also double as a symbol for how relationships should be nurtured in order to flourish. The best thing is, guests will remember your wedding day every time they tend to the plant or see it around their home.

 

DON’T: Have them just because

If you are going to all of the planning and expense of providing bomboniere for your guests, make sure it’s something they will keep and cherish. Gifts that have little thought put into them and are there “just because” will probably meet with a sad end in the bin.

 

DO: Gets guests to DIY wedding bomboniere

Provide a lolly or cookie jar and a selection of treats, or healthy options if you prefer, at a lolly station and let guests pick and choose their own bomboniere. This way you know they are going to enjoy them later on.

 

DON’T: Feel tied to your theme

You may have fallen in love with the cobalt blue and silver theme for your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you have to match your bomboniere to that colour scheme.

 

DO: Get personal for your wedding bomboniere

There are a lot of wonderful ideas out there if you want a personalised bomboniere. Wine or beer bottle labels, monogrammed gift bags, cookies with your names on. The sky is the limit and you can create keepsakes your guests will cherish forever.

 

DON’T: Discount the idea of group gifts

If you have a lot of couples or families attending, you can cut down on costs if you present each couple or family with one bomboniere, rather than giving individual gifts.

 

DO: Think outside the square

If giving a physical bomboniere is not sitting well with you, consider giving a donation to your favourite charity on behalf of your guests instead. You can let them know who they have helped by placing a note on each table or at each place setting.

Tips for happy marriage

Planning your wedding may have been such a whirlwind that saying ‘I do’ became the easy part. But maintaining your vows as the years pass by is the real challenge of marriage and one you will need to work on together.

One American research project claims to have found the secret to a happy marriage, and it is actually a lot simpler than you would imagine.

 

Say thank you

When was the last time you thanked your partner for something they do all the time? Did you thank them for washing the dishes, taking out the bins, cooking you a delicious dinner, or running you a bath so you could have alone time?

The power of a simple ‘Thank you’ should not be underestimated.

A study of almost 500 couples by the University of Georgia found that being appreciated and believing your partner values you and what you do for them, directly influences your feelings towards your marriage.

The study found that not only can gratitude strengthen an already happy relationship, but it can help to mend bridges and reel in negativity from arguments that may arise on the winding path that is marriage.

Effectively, it can keep marriages from reaching divorce point. That’s pretty powerful stuff.

Even if you are not particularly skilled at communicating your feelings 100% of the time, everyone can say thank you.

While saying thank you is a great habit to instill, there are other ways in which you can support and nurture a happy marriage.

They include:

  • Communicate openly and don’t stew on things that upset you.
  • Keep the affection alive.
  • Let the little things go – there will be lots of them and the majority will be trivial. Focus on working through the big things together.
  • Remember you are a team.
  • Don’t be afraid to compromise.
  • Go on date nights.
  • Laugh together.
  • Tell them you love them.

When the going gets tough, remember why you chose each other as life partners’ to begin with. That love is still there, you just need to remind each other about it from time to time.

How to lose weight on a big day

You may be recently engaged (congrats!) or your wedding day is looming and you want to look perfect for the big day. But let us tell you — a crash diet or depriving your body in any way, shape or form is not the way to go! Here’s why NOT to lose weight for your wedding…

 

Your fiancé loves you as you are

The love of your life either proposed or accepted your proposal, so they are more than prepared to spend the rest of their life with you and love you as you are right now. While you might feel pressure to lose a few kilos, it’s important to remember the reason you are planning a wedding is to celebrate the love between you and your fiancé. The number written on the inside of your dress or suit jacket is irrelevant.

 

You will look hot

No matter whether it reads 6 or 26, no one is going to see the size of your dress or suit, and no doubt you’ve put some thought into choosing a dress or suit in a style and colour that matches your personality and body shape for your big day. This will make you feel super sexy when you say “I Do” and nothing screams gorgeous like glowing with confidence.

 

You might not fit your dream outfit

When you know you’ve found the right dress or suit, you just know. And while you think losing weight will make you look better in your outfit, that is not always the case. Not all outfits can be successfully taken in by a tailor and still maintain the cut or style that you fell in love with. Also, alterations for gowns with bead or lace embellishments can become quite expensive and might not be a cost you want to bear if you are on a tight budget.

 

The people who love you won’t care

You might tell yourself that you need to lose five kilos or 20, but let us tell you, your weight won’t bother the people who love you. There is nothing more powerful than being surrounded by the people who are most important to you.

 

You will minimise stress

Wedding planning can be stressful enough (we can help there!), but throw in painful calorie-counting, fad diets or depriving your body of what it needs to function, and you will discover a whole new realm of stress. This is the last thing you need when you want to enjoy your special day. While going for an extra walk here or there will help you to blow off some planning stress, there’s no need to start working out excessively every day to drop a dress size.

Hens night tradition of hitting the male strip club

Bridal Party High Tea, Hens Parties, and Kitchen Teas

Get your hens clucking with a classy Bridal Party High Tea at Mary Eats Cake. Specialising in vintage class, Mary Eats Cake will cater to your bridal party at their tea house, or at a venue of your choice.

With a selection of savoury and sweet items, scones with jam and cream, flowers, vintage tea ware, silvery and cutlery, artisan teas, and exclusive tea rooms on-site, Mary Eats Cake has everything you need to enjoy a memorable day with your girls.

Sarah from Mary Eats Cake’s favourite items this summer are “Lavender macarons, passionfruit and white chocolate tart, and berry cheesecake drizzled with black tea syrup”. Yum!
Get your girls together and unhinge your creativity! Bond while learning how to build your own beautiful flower crown. Wild Heart Huntress parties will arrive at your chosen location and set up all flower crown building utensils, the tools, and of course, the flowers. A truly unique, memorable, and classy way to celebrate with your girls.

Why not grab your girls and jet off overseas for your last hurrah? Coincidentally named ‘Last Hurrah Bali’, they will make sure your hens weekend is truly unforgettable. With the option of customised or all-inclusive packages, tailor your weekend to reflect you as the bride (or Queen hen, whichever suits).

With around the clock cocktails and the option of hair, beauty, and hangover pampering, Last Hurrah Bali will fulfil all your wants and needs.

What’s classier than a wine tour through the vines? Tours of wineries can be tailored to suit you and your hens’ interests, and For the Love of Grape will pick you up and drop you off at whatever location you choose. This style of bridal shower is both fun and classy — no need for nudity to get the party started.