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Cosmopolitan Bride Australia

Cosmopolitan Bride Australia

Issue 53

Cosmopolitan Bride has everything you need to plan your dream day. From dresses and accessories to flowers, venues, cakes and favours, each issue is packed with ideas to cover all tastes, styles, guest lists and budgets.

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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Are Media Pty Limited
Frequency:
Back issue only
$7.50
$22.52
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
made with love

CASTLE embroidered print, from $200 ( castleandthings.com.au ). Something sweet for someone special. INGRAINED serving board, $50 ( ingrained.bigcartel.com ). For the cheese-loving couple. INKLING DESIGN illustration, $385 ( inklingdesign.com ). Illustrate your first home. MOON AND STITCH AT ETSY portrait, $55 ( etsy.com/shop/moonandstitch ). A cute way to ask your BFF the big question. UNCOMMON GOODS personalised hearts game, $95.68 ( uncommongoods.com ). Love a game? Personalise it! THE LIP LAB custom blended lipsticks, $65 each ( theliplab.com.au ). A perfect gift for your bridal party. LETTERS FROM BELLE leather flag, $49.95 ( lettersfrombelle.com ). From wedding decoration to home décor.…

3 min
cruisin’ together

Forget everything you’re thinking about clichéd cruising – this heavenly trip is a new-gen version with a totally sexy, stylish and of course romantic feel. Perfect for loved-up couples, U by Uniworld (ubyuniworld.com) have launched a super-luxe cruise like no other. The ship has two rooftop venues, a spa, mixologists, international DJs and incredible food – sold yet? If you’re worried about going stir-crazy on board, the cruise docks in the heart of each city, so you’ll have plenty of time to jump ship, explore and soak up the locations. The staff grow their very own herbs on board the ship to deliver fresh ‘paddock-to-plate’ food for brunch and dinner – yum! Polish up your cocktail crafting skills with a mixology class together (the ultimate way to learn to perfect each other’s…

3 min
jess & jason

‘My dress fit perfectly and was moulded to my body like a second skin. It wasn’t too heavy, and the train was manageable’ ‘The vows were an emotional mess – I didn’t think I was the type to cry, but cry I did! The things that Jason was promising were emotional and heartfelt’ ‘The cake was made by a close friend, Leanne Pho. I loved the naked look that suited our theme so well. Tier one was salted chocolate caramel, and tier two was white chocolate vanilla passionfruit. The flavour was spot on!’ The day started early for Jess and Jason with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, honouring the couple’s heritage. But it didn’t feel quite real for Jess until she was in her beautiful white dress and Jason was waiting for…

2 min
jessica & leo

‘The overall theme of the wedding was pastels with pops of colour – it fit so well with the beautiful venue. The property we got married on is full of hydrangeas, and roses are my favourite flower’ ‘The archway – my favourite part of the entire wedding – made the perfect entrance into the dining marquee. Our guests used it as a backdrop for their own photos!’ ‘Having Daryl Braithwaite perform was a special tribute. We chose him because my brother, who passed away, loved him – especially his song “The Horses”’ Jessica and Leo’s big day was blessed with perfect weather and filled with flowers as the couple said their vows under a gorgeous arch decorated with roses and hydrangeas. The moment the high-school sweethearts were pronounced husband and wife was Jessica’s…

3 min
kylie & richard

‘The chunky gold heel on my wedding shoes made it so easy to walk down the grassy aisle, and I was also able to dance the night away!’ ‘We sourced custom carved coconuts for when the guests arrived and then had vegan ice pops for after the ceremony – the perfect touch in the balmy Bali heat’ ‘The hanging light bulbs over the reception, mixed with the DJ and the sounds of the ocean, really set the mood for a beautiful evening under the stars. It was chilled, relaxed and happy, with emotions running wild!’ After getting engaged, Kylie and Richard knew they wanted a destination wedding so all their family and friends would be in holiday mode and have a relaxed, amazing day celebrating. The happy couple had travelled to Bali…

5 min
wedding sos big-day disasters, solved

1 YOU AND YOUR FIANCÉ HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS If you’re keen to have the whole traditional shebang, but your groom’s leaning towards a more low-key affair, chances are the wrong kind of fireworks will erupt. Marriage celebrant Pauline Fawkner (paulinefawkner.com.au) says compromise is essential. ‘For example, you could choose a formal setting, but have an informal style of ceremony,’ she suggests. Etiquette expert Alexandra Frampton, founder of Manners & Style (mannersandstyle.com), offers this solution: ‘Perhaps have a small, formal wedding with immediate family, then a big, informal party later.’ 2 YOUR PARENTS ARE RELUCTANT TO DISCUSS MONEY Money will always be one of those subjects that’s hard to broach, and can be especially uncomfortable if there’s a big difference in financial capacity between both sets of parents. So how to bring it up?…