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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.

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!

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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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Oscar Hunt – Behind The Scenes

October 1, 2014  |  Share

Our friends and constant collaborators at Oscar Hunt have a new looks campaign out. We captured all the behind the scenes footage on a rooftop in the city one fine sunday afternoon. Keep an eye out for the new looks section on the Oscar Hunt website along with the awesome photos from Tom & Kate at Raspberry Robot. This video is a highlight of the day.

Photography : Raspberry Robot

One Fine Day Wedding Fair | Sydney | September 2014

September 16, 2014  |  Share

Earlier in the month we participated in the seasonly event that is the One Fine Day Wedding Fair in Sydney. We had a great time meeting with attendees and talking about their big day as well as talking to fellow affiliates. A big thanks to all the lovely people who stopped by our stall to greet us, we are already looking forward to the next one! Here is a short clip highlighting the entire event.

For a full recap of the event plus photos, head to-

A Candlelit Winter Wedding!

September 10, 2014  |  Share

A little while back, we had the pleasure of filming the wedding day of our friend, Tori Allen, and her beau, Dave.

Tori is the creative mind and founder or Tori Allen Events, specialising in event styling. So,  it’s no wonder one of Australia’s most followed wedding blogs, Polka Dot Bride, featured her beautiful wedding on their site.

Talented photographer, Leo Farrell, has provided some of his images of the day, show-casing the warm, romantic and elegant styling Tori decided on for her own special day.

You can view the feature here!  And, of course, for all of you romantics out there, here’s another look at the beautiful video our team created for Tori and Dave. Enjoy!

One Fine Day Wedding Fair SYDNEY!

August 26, 2014  |  Share

The PRW team will be in Sydney soon for the One Fine Day Wedding Fair! Check out our listing here! 


There’s a long list of mega amazing suppliers that will be joining us at the fair, so come on down and enjoy the fun.

The fair is on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September, at the Australian Technology Park. For more information and tickets, visit

We’re looking forward to meeting you all!


Bursaria Winter Showcase 2014

August 13, 2014  |  Share

Many of our couples celebrate their nuptials in the beautiful surroundings of Abbotsford Convent, catered by none other than the amazing team at Bursaria.

The lovely hosts have asked us to join them at their 2014 Winter Showcase, this Saturday, 16 August. Lucky couples who have received an invitation will be able to experience the Rosina Function Space styled out, so they can envision what’s possible for their special day.

Here’s a little insight into the menu and team that are favoured by so many couples across Melbourne.




The choices in your menus are so delicious! What are a few of your own favourites to plate up? 

Spatchcock breast & croquette with celery puree, pancetta, mushroom & leek madeira sauce – It is a great winter dish and looks very appetising with the colours & textures of what is on the plate. It is one of the crowd favourites and a favourite in the kitchen as it gets put together piece by piece to create a good looking dish!

Is there a crowd favourite? 

The grazing style slow roasted lamb. Slow cooked lamb shoulder, carrot and thyme puree, herb crumb, beetroot jus. Perhaps served with some roast vegetables with cumin, walnut and tahini crème fraiche or the Freekah, tossed with feta, cucumber, truss tomatoes and fresh herbs

When you’re not preparing yummy dishes and being your awesome selves, what are some of things the Bursaria team get up to? 

Our Head Chef, Kate loves to get out and about and enjoys working her way through a district trying all of their best food and wine before moving onto the next area.

Shelley​, our Event Manager​, ​is still loving her memories of her wedding at the Convent earlier this year. She loves spending time at home with her new husband and their brand new dog Disco,​ the cheeky staffy.

Apart from looking at photos of dogs on Instagram, Jade, our Catering Sales Manger, likes eating out and exploring Melbourne as she is not originally from here.

Who should we look forward to meeting at the upcoming showcase at Abbotsford Convent?  

Everyone will be on site for the showcase:
Kate – Head Chef
Shelley – Event manager
Lauren – Wedding Sales Manager
Jade – Catering Sales manager
Lee – Marketing manager
Emma – Operations manager

If you’d like to attend Bursaria’s showcase, you can email to join in!


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.


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