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Welcome to the Purple Ribbon Weddings Diary! We use the Purple Ribbon Weddings Diary to post live photos while shooting a wedding video in Melbourne or Sydney, blog about our activities, provide updates and any other interesting wedding events we come across.

The Lowdown on Pre-Wedding Fitness

March 3, 2015  |  Share

We know that fitness is important to many of our couples in the lead-up to their big day, but it’s even more important that they stay happy and healthy throughout the process. We spoke to leading personal trainer Shannon Smith about the right and wrong ways to approach exercise and diet, including some smart strategies for achieving your goals.

Shannon is one of Australia’s top 20 personal trainers and has a dedicated team of highly skilled personal trainers at his gym, SmithFit, in South Yarra. You can find out more about the team at SmithFit at


February 27, 2015  |  Share


The fabulous team at Bursaria are lunching at The Refectory at Werribee Park! We already know their events there will be nothing short of amazing, but we still want to celebrate! So, Purple Ribbon Weddings is joining forces with Bursaria, Eric Ronald, Botanics, Micky Loves Jacqui, Koren Harvey, Lark Music and Cherrytree Bake House to throw one lucky couple a super-awesome wedding! Put your wallet away, because this one is on all of us… to the tune of 35,000 big ones!

To enter, head to and follow the links to tell your engagement story in 25 words or less. If Instagram’s your thing, you can share your engagement story in 25 words or less and upload a photo of your wedding inspiration using the hashtag #bursariawinawedding.

With special thanks to Bursaria for putting together an amazing competition, along with these wonderful suppliers we have been fortunate enough to work alongside throughout the years.

Catering and Beverage package, for 130 people, by Bursaria

Photography package by Eric Ronald Photography

Videography package by …yours truly!

Floral design and supply by Botanics

Custom designed and letterpress, 3 piece stationery by Micky loves Jacqui

Wedding ceremony performed by Koren Harvey Celebrant

3 piece stellar band performance by Lark Music

Wedding cake by Cherrytree Bake House

For more details, visit

From all of us at Purple Ribbon Weddings, wishing you the best of luck! Fingers crossed we’ll get to film your special day!

The Wedding Playbook – Lavender & Light

February 26, 2015  |  Share

Recently, we had the pleasure of working alongside some uber-cool bridal vendors for a beautiful shoot, produced by online bridal magazine, The Wedding Playbook. We spent the afternoon amongst the lavender at Sault Restaurant, Daylesford. It was a gorgeous day for enjoying the beautiful scenes, put together by an amazing team of wedding professionals. You can enjoy the full feature here!

Concept: The Wedding Playbook // Gowns: Anna Campbell // Styling: Anna Campbell & Oh Perfect Day // Make-Up: Melonie Santos // Hair: Momu Hair // Jewellery: Samantha Wills // Flowers: Cecilia Fox // Cake & Stationary: Cake Ink // Photography: Agent 86 Photography // Model: Mary Vitinaros, Giant Management // Car: Automobiles of Yesteryear // Venue: Sault

Bursaria Summer Wedding Showcase

January 13, 2015  |  Share

It’s that time again!  The Bursaria Summer Wedding Showcase is almost here!

Our friends at Bursaria are putting on one of their amazing showcases again. Visit Abbotsford Covent to see the venue dolled up and looking fab so you can enjoy the Bursaria experience for yourself.

It’s on Sunday, February 1st, from 11am to 3pm.  Let us know if you’re coming along, we’d love to see you!


Lauren and James

December 23, 2014  |  Share

Australian rugby union star, James Horwill, and his lovely fiance, Lauren Diamond, really know how to throw a party… and do it in style! The couple celebrated their engagement with their nearest and dearest, in an uber-chic and colourful set up, on James’ parents property in Brookfield.

The champagne was flowing and espresso martinis were shaken to life. Rush made sure everyone made the most of that amazing marquee dance floor. Who could forget Alastair McLeod‘s grilled scallops and chops?! Yum! Famous for his simple and delicious dishes, the Aussie chef didn’t disappoint with his tasty appetisers.

If the stunning marquee wasn’t enough of a visual feast, family and friends were treated to a fireworks display – a very special treat for Lauren and James. Thanks to the ladies at White+White, we won’t be forgetting such a special occasion anytime soon.

Event Planners: White+White // Photography: Aaron Jamieson  // Marquee & Lighting: Events in Tents // Furniture/Styling: Amini Concepts // Dress: Manning Cartell // Suit: The Cloakroom // Florist: Stem Designs // Chef and Catering: Alastair McLeod for Al’FreshCo. // Hair: Blow Dry Room // Make Up: Stephanie Rotolone // Band: Rush // Cup-Cakes: Jocelyn’s Provisions // Transport: Limoso // Instagram Booth: The Photo Booth Guys // Stationery: Little Peach Co

“This is how I saw the day.”

December 5, 2014  |  Share

Tory & Beau’s Homegrown Wedding, through the eyes of photographer, Lauren Jane Marshall.

We are so fortunate to be in an industry where surrounded by some of the most talented and creative minds in Melbourne. Capturing Tory and Beau’s special day was no exception, as we had the pleasure of working alongside our friend, Lauren Jane Marshall.

There’s something very genuine about Lauren’s photography that makes her stand out amongst the crowd of wedding photographers out there. When it comes to personal style and professionalism, Lauren is about as honest as they come! She wants to know who’s story she’s capturing, and wants them to know what she’s about as well.

It’s this organic approach that manifests into the beautiful images that Lauren captures. She makes it look so damn effortless and easy, when we all know it’s a talent that few possess.

Lauren has included Tory and Beau’s story in her blog, which you can read about HERE!  It also features her beautiful images that are definitely worth a look! We’ve featured some of them for you below.

You can find more of Lauren’s work at  and contact her on her contact page. 

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Style Them Pretty! Alice & Nick’s Gorgeous Feature

November 25, 2014  |  Share

As if we couldn’t get enough of Alice and Nick’s beautiful day, Style Me Pretty has just featured the couple’s wedding in their Little Black Book blog. Adrian Tuazon‘s stunning images are included, along with the highlight clip we created for the happy couple. You can read all about their day here!

VenueHare & Grace // PhotographerAdrian Tuazon Photography // CelebrantJason McCheyne // Eyes & Lashes: Amanda Peterson Eye Styling // Hair: Blow Out Hairdressing // Bridal Gown: One Day Bridal // Groom’s Suit: Harrolds Melbourne  // Makeup: Lisa Garner Makeup //   FloristryFlowermee // CakeCioccolato Lombardo

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Jenna and Sean’s Autumn Wedding Wins Over The LANE

November 19, 2014  |  Share

Last August, we had the pleasure of capturing Jenna and Sean’s beautiful day in the Hunter Valley.  Their elegant and classic style won the hearts of bloggers at the international and exclusive wedding directly, The LANE.

Jenna and Sean

Jenna and Sean’s feature includes details of the planning of their special day, including all of their amazing suppliers. You can read all about it here for inspiration.

Congratulations, Jenna and Sean on your feature. We agree, your day was stunning and timeless!

Masterchef’s Alice and her hubby Nick take over Cosmo!

October 24, 2014  |  Share

Masterchef’s, Alice (also known as Alice In Frames) tied the knot with her darling Nick last year, in the heart of Melbourne city, at Hare and Grace. Their gorgeous day has been featured in Cosmopolitan Bride!

The couple cheerily exchanged vows in front of family and friends before moving onto an amazing photoshoot around Queen Victoria Market amongst the lively and busy crowds. Alice and Nick then reunited with guests at Hare and Grace for an enjoyable and entertaining reception which featured plenty of laughs and even some Georgian dancing from the bride! Filmed 1st December, 2013.

Congratulations on your feature, Alice and Nick. We couldn’t be happier for you!

Nick and Alice Nick and Alice

VenueHare & Grace // PhotographerAdrian Tuazon Photography // CelebrantJason McCheyne // Eyes & Lashes: Amanda Peterson Eye Styling // Hair: Blow Out Hairdressing // Bridal Gown: One Day Bridal // Groom’s Suit: Harrolds Melbourne  // Makeup: Lisa Garner Makeup //   FloristryFlowermee // CakeCioccolato Lombardo


Stephanie and Claire | Loved Up Shoot | Melbourne

October 15, 2014  |  Share

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of joining our good friend Lauren J Marshall on one of her awesome loved up shoots with the beautiful Steph & Claire. Two people, genuinely in love and were a joy to be around on the day. We captured some behind the scenes footage of the girls at two of their favourites spots in Melbourne. Botanics and Common Ground in St. Kilda. Here is a sneak peak of this cute couple before their big day. We look forward to shooting the wedding next month. Be sure to check out this cute highlight video (above) from the day.

Photography: LJM Photography // Florist: Botanics






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