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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.

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!

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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!

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