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...

The crazy thing about love is just that: it makes you crazy. Crazy about love, crazy about the person you love and just generally crazy in love. Training manager Marion and international football player Ludovic met through mutual friends one summer night. After a year of dating and travelling to wherever Ludovic was playing, he suddenly got signed in Turkey. While Marion was visiting him in Istanbul for her birthday, he proposed. Knowing how madly and deeply in love they were, and still are, she knew they were meant to be. So after leaving her amazing job, childhood home, close family...

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...