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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.

Snapshots: Carley & Gareth

July 29, 2014  |  Share

2014 has been a wonderful year of beautiful weddings. While our team has had some time to reflect on our year so far, we remember a very special day for NRL star, Gareth Widdop, and his sweetheart, Carley.

You can watch their video here!

It has been such a pleasure to work with Carley and Garreth and capture their memories of their wedding day. We spoke to Carley recently about the lead up to their wedding and she had lots to share with us!

Carley and Gareth | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Carley and Gareth | Purple Ribbon Weddings

How did you meet?
Gareth and I met through mutual friends while out one night in Melbourne’s city. Gareth was already friends with my brother, Matthew. My reaction to my brother was, “So where have you been hiding him all this time?!” Strange world!

Tell us about your engagement!
It was very difficult for us to plan a suitable time and location for our special day. Reason being that when Gareth’s NRL season is over for the year he then goes on to playing for his Country (England) in the World Cup or four nations. During our engagement we have also had two beautiful children, Brayden and Harper. 3 1/2 yrs later after a major move, a World Cup and our daughters’ birth in another state, came our special day.

What was your overall theme and inspiration for your wedding?
Our ceremony and reception took place at the gorgeous Stones of the Yarra Valley. The venue itself is classed as country, enabling a rustic sense being on the grounds of a vineyard. That said, it creates a laid back yet classy and elegant vibe. Suitable to both Gareth and myself as it reflects our personalities.   Keeping with the colour scheme of Stones, we decided on tones such as moss green, ivy, grey and hints of khaki… they are tones that are forever in season, that do not ever fade out or in fact out date.

What advice could you give to future brides and grooms?
It sounds so cliché but just enjoy every moment, during planning and preparation through to your special day. As hopefully you only marry once in a lifetime.  Throughout your wedding day, the time just flies by. Embrace all that is thrown your way and take a second to sit back and enjoy the celebration. If there are minor hiccups on the day don’t let them get you down. You can not change what has happened but can only make the future greater.

 

Snapshots: Shelly & Roy’s Big Ol’ Party

July 2, 2014  |  Share

Easily a favourite in our books, we love the idea of this wedding being described by the bride as a “Big Ol Party”. Shelley and Roy executed a beautiful wedding with the focus being just to have a great time because at the end of the day, isn’t that what it should be about ?! With gorgeous string lights and a tasty looking cheese table, it sure looked like everyone had a fantastic time.

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Shelly & Roy | Purple Ribbon Weddings

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Etsy Picks: Lorgie and Me Guestbooks

June 25, 2014  |  Share

We came across these beautiful handcrafted guestbooks from Lorgie and Me. The books come custom engraved with your names, the wedding date in a selection of styles and designs then finished off with an eco-friendly varnish providing protection over time.

They are absolutely exquisite and have such a romantic and rustic feel to it. With so many different designs to choose from, these Lorgie and Me albums would be a beautifully unique addition to any wedding.

View the whole range here: Lorgie and Me Guestbooks on Etsy

Vera Wang Spring 2015 Collection

June 18, 2014  |  Share

Vera Wang Spring 2015 Collection | Featured on Purple Ribbon Weddings

It’s safe to say we are nothing short of amazed at Vera Wang’s latest bridal collection. Following the lines “Lightness of Being: Delicate and Disciplined. Sensual and Seductive” the latest collection features delicate chantilly Lace gowns, ethereal tulles, feminine mermaid shapes all with an edgy feel. Simply captivating.

Click on the images below to view the collection.

Click here to view the full collection on the Vera Wang website.

One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

May 27, 2014  |  Share

Over the weekend, we showcase at One Fine Day Melbourne and had an amazing time. It was so lovely to meet all the bride-to-bes and happy couples and we just can’t wait to hear more about your special day! It was a great turnout and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. In addition to meeting all the lovely couples, we had a blast chatting it up with some really fantastic vendors that we can’t wait to see more work from.

A great big thanks to Botanics of Melbourne for helping us with our stall, and Esther Buttery for the amazing photos.

If you’re from Sydney, stay posted because we’re definitely looking at setting up a stall at One Fine Day Sydney when it comes later in the year!

Purple Ribbon Weddings at One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

Purple Ribbon Weddings at One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

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Purple Ribbon Weddings at One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

Purple Ribbon Weddings at One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

Purple Ribbon Weddings at One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

Purple Ribbon Weddings at One Fine Day Melbourne 2014

Catherine R Couture 2014 Collection

May 20, 2014  |  Share

A little promo video we made for Catherine R Couture showcasing their 2014 Collection of stunning bridal gowns. Visit their website www.catherinercouture.com.au for more information and view more of their collection!

The Little Church at Spring Hill

May 13, 2014  |  Share

We travelled out to the beautiful countryside to be greeted by a charming timber building, named The Little Church to film Chantel and Josh’s intimate wedding. The Little Church was so tranquil, and was such a quaint place to have one’s wedding celebrations. We put this clip together to try encapsulate the beauty and history of The Little Church.

For more information and photos, you can visit the website here: www.littlechurch.com.au

Behind the Scenes with Capote & Peachy

May 9, 2014  |  Share

Watch our behind the scenes video of Capote & Peachy as they create a beautiful setting in the Grand Hyatt for the awaiting Bride and Groom.

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Snapshots: Svetlana and Rico

May 9, 2014  |  Share

Svetlana and Rico | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Svetlana and Rico | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Svetlana and Rico | Purple Ribbon Weddings

Svetlana and Rico | Purple Ribbon Weddings

In early March we had the opportunity to film an amazing with such a great mix of cultural traditions including Chinese, Jewish Russian and Australian. With a speedboat entrance to the reception, Svetlana and Rico’s wedding was such a fun experience for us. Here are few notes from the happy couple.

How did you guys meet?
Despite both being from Sydney, we met in New York studying at Columbia University.

Tell us about your engagement.
It ended up being rather comical. Rico took Sveta to what he thought was going to be a large public garden in the Southern Highlands featuring Sveta’s favourite flowers, lilacs, based on the gardens’ website. Turned out it was more of a nice old lady’s backyard. He popped the question anyway!

What was your overall theme and inspiration for your wedding?
We wanted our wedding to be a very warm, loving and fun celebration that reflected our Polish, Chinese, Jewish and Russian heritage and family traditions.

What advice could you give to future brides and grooms?
We found that taking the time to make as many elements of the day reflect our individual personalities made the event even more meaningful for us. For example, we wrote our own script for the ceremony. It was more work but absolutely worthwhile!

Any special thanks or mentions you would like to give?
Special thanks to Coral from Corston Couture, who not only made Sveta’s beautiful bride’s dress but also put together wonderful dresses for our mothers and Rico’s sister!

Behind the Scenes: The Flower Market

May 8, 2014  |  Share

While most would still be snugly tucked into bed at 3AM, the busy-bees of the flower industry are awake and buzzing getting ready for the week ahead. Weary eyed, we followed Shane from Botanics through his encounters at the Flower Market for a short insight into the flower industry.

More information: Botanics of Melbourne

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