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...

Reign of style Designer Ervan Woo draws inspiration from world-renowned classics for his ethereal gowns   How did you get into the bridal industry and what motivated you? As a child, I’d always had a huge interest in weddings. I loved attending weddings to see what the bride was wearing. I was fortunate enough that my mother encouraged my creativeness; I would ask for Barbie dolls and create wedding and evening gowns for them. That was my beginning. I studied hairdressing in 1986, then fashion design in 1990 and in 1992, I launched my label Ervan Woo, which included sportswear, evening gowns and later...

We unravel Sydney’s most magical hidden gems   Luna Park Luna Park While Luna Park has been in operation for more than 14 years, the attraction has been a destination for blossoming romances since the 1930s, when it first opened. The unique harbourside setting provides a vintage vibe with hints of modern sophistication. It also offers exclusive photographic opportunities called Brides on Rides for couples seeking something special and extraordinary on their wedding day. Award-winning chef Mark Taylor and his team create exceptional menus and offer seasonal selections, which include local and high-quality produce. Luna Park’s wedding and celebrations manager also works alongside the...

It’s early morning and Bianca and David are standing on top of Machu Picchu, a breathtaking view of the mountains before them. Mesmerised by the scene, Bianca takes photos. As she turns around, she spots David bent down on one knee. Silence, shock and excitement fill the air. “Well,” David says. Knowing what this means, Bianca responds with the three-letter word to the silent question. “We met at an underage night club when we were 15 years old,” Bianca says. Before getting engaged, the couple were “together for 10 very short, exhilarating and fun years.” Picking a theme for the wedding...

By Daria Kurilo While traditionally it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding, modern couples are getting more comfortable with ditching old myths in favour of newer customs. First look photography can be narrowed down to two moments on the big day. The first is the classic fun shot where the bride sneaks up behind the groom while he stands anxiously waiting for his bride-to-be. The photographer captures that candid moment the groom turns around and sees his partner for the first time, looking ethereal. The raw emotions and heart-warming embraces make for stunning photographic moments. The second...