We hope you are all ready for the long weekend and wish you all a safe and Happy Easter, filled with plenty of chocolates! x
Earlier this year, the team at Purple Ribbon Weddings had the huge pleasure of being apart of Erin and Liam McIntyre’s wedding. Liam is best known for his role as Spartacus in Spartacus: War of the Damned, and it was such a delight to be a part of something so special. We were so grateful to Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping at Last for allowing us to use his song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) for the video. We spoke to Ryan and talked about his inspirations and plans for 2014. Have a read below for Ryan’s short interview and learn more about his music.
How did you get into music?
I started when I was 13 years old. I asked for an electric guitar for Christmas and my Mom was kind enough to grant that wish. At first, I loved the idea of playing music- I thought it would make me look cool, but once that fell by the wayside, I taught myself how to play and eventually began to sing, and within a couple years and more musical influence, I started to understand how special music can be- how it can move people. I fell in love with music around 15 or so, and became extremely passionate about the craft of writing songs.
What are you listening to now?
I love film scores! Lately, I’ve been diving into Dustin O’Halloran’s music. And always loving Alexandre Desplat and Thomas Newman. Outside of film scores, I’ve got my go-to forever bands like Radiohead, Joanna Newsom, Bjork, Nick Drake, Rachels.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Early on it was Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Sunny Day Real Estate who left the most meaningful marks… and over the past decade, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Nina Simone have meant a lot to me.
How would you best describe your music, using two musical role models?
Oh that’s a tough one!! I’d like to say my music floats somewhere between Nick Drake and Radiohead, but I don’t think that’s true.
What does 2014 have in store?
Lots of new music!! I’ll be wrapping up Year 1 of my Atlas project, and beginning Year 2! So lots of new music releases to come, along with some fun projects I’ve been working on for a while! Excited to share soon!
Make sure you visit Sleeping at Last’s Official Website to keep updated on the latest music, videos and news!
A big congratulations to Jai and Vinny who have claimed the title of the Wedding of the Season for Spring 2014! For winning the Wedding of the Season, the lovely couple will be receiving an overnight stay in Crown Towers inclusive of massages, valet parking and a Village Gold Class voucher.
Our second prize goes to Marie and Matthew who will be taking a massage and bathe for two at the Peninsula Hot Springs and claiming third prize is Aisa and Nhan, who will be rewarded with two Gold Class tickets.
We hope you all enjoyed the competition, and we’ll see you around for the next one!
There is only three more days to go in our Wedding of the Season competition!
Voting will close on Monday 3rd March 2014 11:59PM (AEST) so make sure you share your entry to get your votes in!
Here is another sneak peek into another beautiful colourful wedding. These gorgeous summer colours from Ellen and Cameron’s give the wedding such a fun and cheerful vibe!
Congratulations to another happy couple, Briana and Theo. We simply adored their fun loving wedding and wish the bubbly couple all the best!
Recently we had the great pleasure of creating a wedding video for author of fashion blog ‘Chronicles of Nadia’ Nadia and renowned AFL Star Jimmy Bartel and we are so very excited to be able to share this wedding video with you all.
The day was nothing short of amazing. A relaxed Jimmy laughed and joked with family and friends and Nadia was greeted with gasps and awe in her show-stopping J’Aton Couture gown. Held at the beautiful Baie Winery in Curlewis, everything was elegant and beautifully decorated by the talented team from Style Co. who created the perfect fairytale wedding.
This was such a great experience for us, and we wish the happy newlyweds all the best in their future endeavours and thank them for allowing us to be a part such a special day in their lives. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bartel!
Below are a few screen-grabs from our Nadia and Jimmy’s wedding video. You can view the full video here: http://www.purpleribbonweddings.com.au/wedding-videos/nadia-jimmy-bartel/
The team at Purple Ribbon Weddings would like to wish everyone, and especially all of our happy newlyweds a very Happy Valentine’s Day.
We hope you are all enjoying the company of your loved ones and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to sit down, relax and re-watch the highlights of your most romantic day – your wedding video!
Also, a very special Happy Valentine’s to Nadia and Jimmy Bartel, their very first as newlyweds. You can view the exclusive details and beautiful photography from Kristen Cook in this week’s New Idea Magazine.
We’ve some exciting posts coming up next week, so make sure you stay tuned ♥
Edit: You can now view the video here http://www.purpleribbonweddings.com.au/wedding-videos/nadia-jimmy-bartel/
Our Wedding of the Season competition has officially opened! Make sure you visit our site http://weddingoftheseason.com.au/ to vote for your favourite video!
The Wedding of the Season competition celebrates the best Purple Ribbon Wedding videos, with entrants eligible for fantastic prizes!
This season, we will be celebrating weddings that occurred between the 1st August 2013 – 30th November 2013. The rules of the competition are simple; the couple with the most votes wins the Wedding of the Season!
We are really loving the bright, bold and beautiful colours from Victoria and Serge’s wedding!
You can watch the video here: