Melbourne Wedding & Bride

Issue 32

Immerse yourself in almost 400 pages of unmissable wedding advice from Melbourne’s esteemed wedding suppliers. Brimming with more than sixty pages of incredible bridal fashion, alongside mouth-watering cakes and floral arrangements to inspire, this winter wonderland edition pays homage to the dedicated suppliers who bring such celebrations to life. From countless iconic displays of love in the chapter of Real Weddings, to choosing the perfect ballroom venue and writing those all-important vows – it’s the bridal guide you need alongside you, as you prepare for the celebration of a lifetime.

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in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

EDITOR’S Letter With winter just around the corner, there is no better time to cosy up with your loved ones, and glean inspiration for the future months that await you. And if you’re planning your journey down the aisle, it’s even more exciting. Able to be as unique and unconventional as you please, this issue of Melbourne Wedding & Bride is a celebration of the modern couple, and the limitless ways you can commemorate your union. Paying tribute to the classic wedding saying, ‘Something Borrowed’ on page 18 shares the stories, career inspirations and tips-of-the-trade of four wedding experts. Each with something undeniably unique drawing them to the world of weddings, these specialists take us back to the beginning. If you’re looking for an inspirational tale of unrivalled resilience to…

5 min
bridal news

NEWS Bridal NEWS From upcoming events to much-anticipated store openings, here’s an insight into the happenings of the local wedding industry. Haute-To-Trot GWM Wedding has recently reviewed and rebuilt the way it crafts its quality gowns. During last year’s lockdown, the team of professionals took the opportunity to design something unique and special. The staff researched the ‘haute couture’ techniques used by leading fashion designers across the globe. Combining this with the current wedding dress trends and the general bridal styles of the year, GWM Wedding has revised its approach to designing and constructing Haute Couture gowns – enabling it to create exceptionally beautiful, modern designs reliant on tried-and-tested traditional methods. The in-house designer came up with nine special dresses for its Haute Couture capsule collection. All the lace placement,…

1 min
something borrowed

SOMETHING Borrowed There’s nothing quite like the magic of a wedding, where two lovers commit to sharing their lives together. The stardust behind this special day, however, is lovingly and deliberately crafted by a team of experts. Sharing their pearls of wisdom and career inspiration with Bethany Hayes, this selection of wedding experts offers each reader their own day-in-the-life tales and favourite wedding moments in the apt form of something old and something borrowed. By Bethany Hayes Photography by: Fern & Stone Photography…

4 min
keren loyer

Keren Loyer CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT When a friend casually suggested that Keren Loyer be the one to marry her and her partner, somewhere above, the stars were smiling down. Inspired by her own challenges in marrying a partner of different faith, Loyer is now a full-time celebrant with a passion for weaving the stories, the abundance of love, and traditions into an unforgettable ceremony for the individuals standing before her. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY, AND WHAT INSPIRED THIS CAREER MOVE? “After having my first child, I was very keen to be there for him and my family, yet I also wanted to continue working in some way, doing something I love – which is being around people. In 2007, a…

3 min
greg demaria

Greg Demaria CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DOLCE VITA PHOTOGRAPHY Having an eye for the lens from a young age, Greg Demaria’s journey into photography began at only fifteen, helping his cinematographer father capture wedding celebrations in all their glory. With a passion for quality imagery and honing his craft, the creative director of Dolce Vita Photography prides himself on ensuring each one of the couples he photographs has an everlasting keepsake of their love. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY, AND WHAT INSPIRED THIS CAREER MOVE? “I was introduced to the wedding industry at the early age of fifteen through my father, Joe [who was] a multi-award-winning wedding cinematographer for more than twenty years. Growing up, I experienced capturing weddings through the eyes…

3 min
kate egan

Kate Egan DIRECTOR OF ZIVA WEDDING DRESSES Having eloped with a small, romantic wedding herself many moons ago, Kate Egan never imagined her career would be one in the wedding industry. Now the director of Ziva Wedding Dresses, one of Australia’s most trusted custom wedding dressmakers, Egan’s team creates bespoke bridal and bridesmaids’ gowns that are not only kind to the environment, but fitting of the wearer’s unique vision. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY, AND WHAT INSPIRED THIS CAREER MOVE? “I’ve always had an interest in fashion and spent quite a few years working in the industry. After managing a bridal boutique, I was presented with the opportunity to take Ziva Wedding Dresses to the next level. My husband and co-director,…