When Aaron surprised Lauren with a trip to Melbourne for their five-year anniversary, she wasn’t expecting anything else. The pair spent three wonderful days exploring Melbourne and relaxing in their hotel spa. One afternoon, Lauren took a shower and as she got out, she was greeted by Aaron, kneeling down and with a message on the bathroom mirror. “The message read, ‘I love you, will you marry me?’ It was followed by two boxes, ‘yes’ and ‘yes’,” Lauren says. The couple met at a local hotel, where they both worked part-time after returning to their hometown from university. “We instantly became friends,”...

Shine like a bright star on your wedding day with these prime cuts, intricate pieces and jewellery must-haves   Tiny treasures BGB Jewellery   The team at BGB Jewellery combine superb craftsmanship and stunning style to bring you authentic Italian pieces. Established in 1993 by Italian master jeweller Giovanni Blanco, the brand has been creating custom pieces ever since. The Western Sydney-based store offers a one-of-a-kind interactive jewellery experience. All the best brands are at your fingertips and you can get an insight into life on the other side by watching the brand’s jewellers work their magic at their in-house workshop. bgbjewellery.com.au   One of a kind Luminate Pearls Encouraging...

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...

It’s true what they say, sometimes love turns up when you least expect it. Such was the case for April and Paul who met on a night out at The World Bar in Sydney’s Kings Cross in 2007. “We started dating casually soon after,” says April. “At Easter the following year, I was sitting with my dad and sister and they were playfully probing me about my relationship with Paul. I sent Paul a text saying that my dad wanted to know if we were official and he said, ‘yeah, why not?’ The rest is history.” The couple planned their wedding...

Australian stylist Bianca Roccisano reveals her secrets to choosing the best dress for your big day Your wedding day is considered one of the most important days of your life. The memories and the photographs will last a lifetime and naturally every woman wants to look her best. When shopping for a wedding dress, it’s easy to go for something you love; however, what you love and what suits your body shape don’t always match. The best advice any bride can be armed with is to understand and dress for her body type. People have this idea that brides need to wear...

A romantic proposal on Christmas day came as a joyous surprise to Ellana, who accepted immediately on her favourite day of the year. In just a short month’s time, she and Benn tied the knot in front of their closest family and friends in the Hunter Valley. “Emily is my lifelong friend and I first met her cousin Benn at her house on a cold and rainy day,” says Ellana of how she and Benn met. “We’ve been friends for 23 years and I’ve been to all the birthday parties and family functions but Benn and I had never met. The...