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Complete Wedding Sydney Issue 43

Complete Wedding is a leading bridal magazine with bi-annual Sydney and Melbourne editions. This comprehensive title is the one-stop destination for every bride-to-be! Featuring the latest bridal news and products, inspiring real weddings and a wide range of fashion, as well as planning articles and tips to ensure your big day is stress-free. Every element of your wedding is covered from engagement rings right through to photography and venues. Our extensive directory of wedding suppliers will ensure that you have the perfect little black book of contacts for your big day.

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in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

Like most things in life, wedding planning is a journey. And like most journeys, it can take some unexpected twists and turns. But all journeys eventually reach their destination and it’s that end goal, that light at the end of the tunnel, that makes the ups and downs all worth it. Ask yourself this: is the goal of your wedding for the floral centrepiece to be the right colour or for the food to be served at a specific time? Or is it about marrying your better half with whom you’ll be spending the rest of your life? The answer is simple. Don’t stress over the little details that are only going to last a day. That stress will come later when you’re arguing about whose turn it is to…

1 min

SAMANTHA SARGENT, NUTRITIONIST After more than 18 years of training, research and working in the health and beauty industry, Saman tha Sargent from Be Naturallyou is inspired to share her experience in the hopes that it will demystify some of the illusions and delusions of the industry. Samantha enjoys making vegan choices for her daily diet, skincare rituals and fashion purchases. This issue, Samantha offers her expert advice on how to achieve that elusive natural wedding glow (page 155). LINDA O’BRYNE, NUTRITIONIST Nutritionist for Atkins International, Linda O’Byrne has been with the company for almost eight years, although her experience in the nutrition industry spans over 15 years. Linda is passionate about Atkins and enjoys watching people “click” with a healthier low-carb lifestyle and its many benefits. This issue, Linda shares her invaluable…

4 min
bridal body

With a few months to go before the big day, now is the ideal time to devise an effective eating plan to shed some unwanted kilos, maintain your weight or shape up to ensure you feel fit and fabulous in your wedding dress — and on your honeymoon. Linda O’Byrne, nutritionist for Atkins Nutritionals, the original low-carb eating experts, has put together some tips to get your pre-wedding diet plan started — based on reducing your carbohydrate and sugar intake — to ensure you see lasting results in time for the big day and for anniversaries to come. Make a plan Just as you plan your table settings, flowers and photography, you should plan your weight loss. Gaining weight takes time and losing weight can, too, especially if you want to keep…

3 min
bridal buzz

Mix and match Leichhardt-based Maria Chiodo Bridal is introducing a whole new concept in wedding dress shopping. The Entwined Collection is a new range of bridal pieces that can be mixed and matched so you can create your very own perfect wedding gown. Whether it’s a simple dress or an elaborate couture piece, the company’s highly experienced fashionistas are there to help. Currently, the collection is made up of approximately 30 pieces including lace skirts, intricate bodices, flowing overskirts and stunning accessories. P: 02 9560 3515 W: mariachiodo.com.au Utterly unique With brides customising their wedding themes and visions for the big day, Ziolkowski is catering to the growing trend of using non-traditional colours for wedding gowns. The brand’s new range of gowns feature beautiful pink beaded laces, soft dove-blue greys, sparkling golds, stunning reds,…

4 min
señor y señora

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.” Seven years later, Paul popped the question while the couple were on holiday in Hawaii. “Paul was acting funny one day, asking me what my favourite romantic songs were,” says April. “He never usually takes…

2 min
by the sea

They say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but the same can be said about a woman — at least in Matt and Kahlee’s case. Sweeping Kahlee away to the rolling vineyards of the Hunter Valley, Matt took her cheese and wine tasting, her two favourite things. “We arrived at lunch to be told that we were eating in the outside gazebo,” says Kahlee. “At that point, I knew something was up. After a beautiful lunch, I turned around looking out to the vineyards to find Matt down on one knee.” When Matt and Kahlee first met, they were both in relationships and it was only five years later when they met again that the two really hit it off. “One night, I went to Terrigal pub with…