Real Wedding – Casual Elegance

There are some weddings here in the Real Weddings office, that we never forget. Emily and Josh’s wedding graced the cover of issue 15 and was held at Pepper’s Convent, Pokolbin NSW. With a colour palette of green and white with accents of soft pink and champagne, their theme of casual elegance was carried out effortlessly. Their wedding was also memorable as Emily chose two stunning dresses to wear – a folded ivory silk gown for the ceremony and a single shouldered black gown for the reception; setting the tone for a night of partying, and celebrations to last a lifetime.

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Photography by Blumenthal Photography

Real Wedding – Autumnal Love

We can hardly believe that it’s April already and autumn leaves are starting to cover the footpaths (beautiful!). And that’s one thing we adore about autumn here in the Real Weddings office; the beautiful colours and unique styling opportunities this season brings to weddings. One in particular was the wedding of Pippa and Jamie; a beautifully rustic setting with charming details such as wheat wreaths, hessian table runners and homemade chutney favours. The perfect homely touches to a seasonal soiree.

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Photography by David Fowler Photography

The Melbourne Star unveiled as Peter Rowland Catering’s newest venue

Iconic caterers Peter Rowland are taking events to new heights with the announcement of the Star observation wheel as the latest addition to their venue portfolio.

The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is the city’s newest attraction, and event guests will be able to incorporate a flight on the Melbourne Star to planning meetings, product launches or business lunches. Events for up to 14 can even take place inside a Star Cabin with bespoke catering from Peter Rowland, combined with an exciting new perspective of the city, making for a unique event experience.

Back on the ground, there are dedicated function spaces where Peter Rowland Catering will bring their flair for hospitality to large and small gatherings; from boardroom meetings for up to 20, theatre style presentations for 300 and conferences for 150, cocktails for 400 guests to a sit-down business breakfast, lunch or dinner for up to 250 people. The Star Piazza at the base of the Star, also has the capacity to host a cocktail reception for 1500+ people, making it one of Melbourne’s largest open-air event venues.

If you’d like to learn more about events by Peter Rowland Catering at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel visit or phone 03 9825 0000.



Peter Rowland Catering, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Launch


Don’t miss out on Navarra Venues’ Marry Me Bridal Showcase!

Next Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 April 2014 is your last chance to attend the Marry Me Bridal Showcase hosted by Navarra Venues.
The Oatlands House venue will be open from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are $15 per person (please present on arrival), and you can go into the chance to win a $10,000 Dream Wedding!
If you would like to attend, please be quick and secure your ticket by heading to and following the prompts!



Real Wedding – Romantic Blues

While the rainy weather may be causing a case of the blues for most of the country, here in the Real Weddings office we couldn’t help but be reminded of the gorgeous wedding of Tamsin and Richard at Peppers Convent in the Hunter Valley, which featured in our Style 2009 issue. With an amazing blue colour palette and stunning florals of rambling roses, peonies and hydrangeas, this wedding puts a whole new spin on ‘a case of the blues’ which we absolutely love!

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Photography by Blumenthal Photography

Sincerely yours


Helen Rodrigues have opened  a second boutique a few doors down from their flagship salon in Neutral Bay called ‘Sincerely Helen Rodrigues’. The new store is selling sample and pre-loved wedding gowns. The new boutique gives brides the opportunity to purchase sample and pre-loved wedding gowns from local and international designers including Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Inbal Dror to name just a few! And as a little bonus brides will also have the opportunity to sell their gown on a consignment basis.

Helen Rodrigues
1A, 211 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089, Australia

0449 646 746

Real Wedding – Tropical Sophistication

Set amongst the the lush, tropical surrounds of Port Douglas, Hayley and David’s wedding was a glamorous black and white affair, and the height of sophistication. Featured in issue 14 this amazing wedding had us craving suave cocktail bars and French Champagne, complimented by the warmth of a summer’s breeze.

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Photography by SugarLove Weddings

Real Wedding – Daylesford Dreaming

Over the weekend our Creative Director Nicole spent a very relaxing few days in Daylesford; and instantly we were transported back to the stunning wedding of Lauren and Chris at Sault, Daylesford, which featured in our summer 2013 issue. Set amongst the provincial lavender fields, their wedding weekend was a relaxed, celebratory affair – similar to the surprise picnic come romantic proposal! We absolutely adored the styling of this wedding, in such a picturesque setting.

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Photography by Blumenthal Photography

Newly engaged? Navarra Venues invites you to their Marry Me Bridal Showcase

If you are newly engaged, firstly congratulations! And secondly, Navarra Venues would like to invite you to their Marry Me Bridal Showcase at Curzon Hall.

On next Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 March 2014, 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are $15 per person (please present on arrival) and you can go into the chance to win a $10,000 Dream Wedding!

If you would like to attend, please be quick and secure your ticket by heading to and following the prompts!




Iconic Melbourne wedding venue Eureka 89 invites you to a romantic sunset viewing

Eureka 89 invites you to a relaxed viewing of one of Melbourne’s most spectacular wedding venues.

Enjoy a glass of bubbles and gourmet canapés whilst taking in uninterrupted views over the Melbourne city skyline and Port Phillip Bay.

You will also have the opportunity to view samples of wedding essentials and go into the draw to win a romantic degustation dining experience for two.

With two spaces available for both large and small wedding parties, the Northern Point Room is available for wedding reception banquets of up to 120 guests, while The Southern Point Room is the perfect setting for a modern cocktail reception or intimate ceremony.

Eureka 89’s experienced Event Managers are also available to work with you to ensure your wedding is unforgettable.

Limited places are available to the event, and RSVP is essential by Friday 28th March to