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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...

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...

It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of planning a day that will make everyone around you happy, and completely forget about your own health and wellbeing in the process. To help combat this, my husband, Justin, and I decided that we wanted to keep our planning to a minimum and give ourselves only four weeks to pull together our wedding. We didn’t want to get caught up in the minutiae of planning and simply wanted to stay true to ourselves by keeping the day as simple as possible, without fuss or grandeur. We had a $5000 budget to...

Incorporating succulent plants into your wedding décor and flower arrangements has taking the wedding world by storm. They're easy to maintain and add a striking accent to any arrangement or bouquet. They even look incredible on their own for example as a wedding favour or centrepiece. With so many varieties and pretty color options, there are endless ways to style succulents for your big day. The soft green hue of the plant means it will go with an array of flowers and will make them look sharp (excuse the pun). Whether you use them to create a stunning ceremony backdrop, bring beauty to your...

Look and feel your best as you walk down the aisle with a bit of forward planning, strategic thinking and dogged determination In the lead up to your wedding — an exciting, frenzied whirlwind — there’s so much positive energy floating around and the air is filled with possibilities. With most weddings taking a year at minimum to plan, there’s plenty of time to make some big changes, inside and out, at a slow and steady pace. And when walking down the aisle is the light at the end of the tunnel, motivation is unlikely to dissipate. Before you embark on this...

Take the stress out of — And bring the fun back into — Deciding what to wear to your best girl's wedding with this season's key themes, classic cuts and current trends. Wedding invitations make wonderful and welcome mail— they signify an exciting change in the lives of loved ones, a change in which they want you to take part. The task of deciding, or deciphering, what to wear needn’t be daunting as while each wedding is unique to the bride and groom, there are a few well-loved and often revisited themes. By observing the dress code, adhering to a few simple rules and...

Five  minutes with fashion designer and celebrity stylist, Lena Kasparian TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO THE BRIDAL INDUSTRY AND WHAT MOTIVATED YOU. What inspired me was my love for fashion, and working in the family business was my gateway to start my own label. Dressing women for an event or wedding became the norm and, of course, there were the brides… WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER AND WHERE? We provide private consultations for brides at the Lena Kasparian boutique located in Parramatta. Private viewings are also available for bridal parties. WHAT SHOULD BRIDES EXPECT AT THE LENA KASPARIAN BOUTIQUE? Expect an experience...