A chance meeting at a mutual friend’s birthday party led to a life-long commitment for Talia and Dominik. Originally from Wollongong, Talia was living in Sydney when she met Dominik. “From that point, it seemed like Dom never left my side,” says Talia. Their commitment to one another led to Talia spending more time in the coastal NSW location, which made her family and friends very happy. A mere two years after they met, Dominik popped the question at their favourite walking track in Sydney’s Rozelle and Blackwattle Bay. As Dominik proposed to Talia under the beautiful night’s sky, tears of joy...

Matthew Ely creates fine handcrafted jewellery to reflect your unique love story   How did you get into the bridal industry and what motivated you? I have a strong family history in the jewellery industry. My parents owned a well-established jewellery business in Western Sydney where I grew up surrounded by precious stones and exquisite designs. My childhood interest transformed into a professional passion that I pursued both at home and abroad, learning and refining my craft alongside some of the most experienced jewellery makers in the world. Marking a significant turning point in my career, I channelled my passion for design and...

The best wedding venues throughout New South Wales   St Michael’s Golf This little waterfront gem is extra special. Established in 1938, St Michael’s Golf is steeped in history. Located within the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, the venue is conscious about the local flora and fauna and has implemented environmental programs that reduce the carbon footprint and protect the endangered species of the region. Of course, the location makes for beautiful scenic photos like no other. Surrounded by the Pacific Coast, the venue’s Tasman Room is the ultimate affordable option for your wedding day. It caters for up to 140 guests seated...

With a few months to go before the big day, now is the ideal time to devise an effective eating plan to shed some unwanted kilos, maintain your weight or shape up to ensure you feel fit and fabulous in your wedding dress — and on your honeymoon. Linda O’Byrne, nutritionist for Atkins Nutritionals, the original low-carb eating experts, has put together some tips to get your pre-wedding diet plan started — based on reducing your carbohydrate and sugar intake — to ensure you see lasting results in time for the big day and for anniversaries to come. Make a plan Just...

It was a chilly winter’s night in Edinburgh when Mitchel proposed to Lacey. Soon after, they started planning their wedding — an intimate celebration with close family and friends that reflected their personalities and which had a rich Art Nouveau feel. “It had rained all day and night before and we had a downpour on the morning of the wedding,” says Lacey. “People kept coming up to me and reassuring me that everything was going to be OK, but I had to keep explaining that I wanted an overcast day. I wanted darker photos and not to have to wear sunscreen....

We catch up with Samantha Sargent, leading skincare expert and Australian distributor of AEOS, to learn how to achieve that elusive natural wedding glow How did you get into the beauty and skincare industry and what motivated you? My love for holistic health, natural beauty and wellbeing led me to my current profession. Ever since I left school, I have been enrolling in courses related to health and beauty - makeup artistry, skincare and image training; aromatherapy; physical education (fitness); aura-soma colour therapy - as well as being active in yoga, meditation and anything else that helps bring about holistic happiness. What’s the...