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Loosen your locks and prepare them for a lovely dose of bridal braids! Not only are braided hairstyles rocking wedding hair trends these days, but they are also lots of fun to wear. We’ve searched high and low for the best braided bridal hairdos – from elegant updos to relaxed wrap around headbands, these styles are sure to set off your wedding day look.

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HOW THEY MET: Aaron travelled to Cooper Pedy for potential work opportunities and spotted Melissa working behind the bar at the local bowls club. A brief conversation left a lasting impression and once Aaron moved to the town for work, fate stepped in. “It wasn’t until a year later at Melbourne Cup celebrations that we saw each other again and exchanged numbers,” smiles Melissa, “From there we teed up a coffee date at the footy oval.” Upon returning from a six week overseas holiday, Aaron wasted no time organising a follow up movie date with Melissa, “He made up for the bad choice of movie with skittles and strawberries.” Aaron sure knows the sweetest way to a woman’s heart!

barossa wedding coupleTHE STYLE: A cornucopia of blush peach dahlias, king proteas, local eucalyptus, native gumnuts and Cootamundra wattle embodies a ‘true blue’ Aussie outback wedding. Tree slices serve as rustic table centrepieces, a wooden branch arbour creates a countryside backdrop, and hessian sashes garnish the guest seating for a celebration reflecting the untouched beauty of the region.

barossa wedding bridal party rusticFor my wedding gown I was looking for something classic, lace, vintage and comfortable. The material for my dress was an ivory venise lace, with a light gold underlay. I felt so relaxed and beautiful on the day and it was exactly what I wanted.

My bridal bouquet by Miss Maggies Flowers was a loose organic gathered posy of blush peach dahlias, pale pink roses, a hint of champagne and ivory roses, king proteas with slight hints of eucalyptus green, native gumnuts and Cootamundra wattle.

lace wedding dressreal wedding jade norwood barossa valley rings shoeslace dress wedding flowergirlwedding aisle decorThe wooden elements throughout the ceremony carried rustic appeal and the location was also very central for family and friends. Aaron built the beautiful arbour we married in front of while I put together the backdrop and decorated it with hessian, dodder vine, kangaroo paw, proteas, flowering gum, and dahlias, with the amazing help of Miss Maggies Flowers. At the ceremony we also wrapped sashes around the poles, used shepherd hooks and white rustic hearts down the aisle, and displayed photos of Aaron and I at five-year intervals from when we were born until we met.

wedding arbour rusticOur celebrant, Janine Gilland was such a warm, caring, efficient, experienced and professional celebrant, who really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted from our ceremony. Her attention to detail and coaching techniques were extremely helpful, from getting us to rehearse our vows together before the ceremony to help overcome any fears, emotions and nerves. She even brought her own tissues to hand to us during the vows and queried about our colour theme and style beforehand so she could appropriately match her wardrobe. We had our son and daughter as our pageboy and flowergirl, which was really special for us.

M+A-367barossa wedding wooden sign bridesmaidsM+A-480wedding coupleUpon entering the reception we had a welcome sign for our guests on a sanded palette board with a message burnt into the wood. The reception table was one long U-shaped setting with the bridal party horizontally facing the two vertical guest tables either side. Aaron and I felt this arrangement evoked a large intimate family dinner gathering.

The bridal table was skirted by loosely pleated ‘off white’ calico and illuminated underneath by fairy lights. We had wooden tree bases across the table top, which we placed our bouquets on, and two polished wood church candlesticks. The centrepieces for the guests’ tables were wooden vials made from tree branches, alternating in height, and placed atop thin round wooden tree bases. These were filled with bush themed flowers, surrounding succulents and flameless tea light candles.

M+A-614barossa wedding wooden centrepiecesM+A-618barossa wedding rustic decorThe winery had it all, from the rustic wooden tables and chairs, corrugated iron wall features, exposed wooden beams, polished concrete floor and rustic candelabras. A gorgeous red velvet and chocolate two-tiered iced white lace cake with a flower spray complemented the reception flower arrangements.


wedding photos jade norwood photography | flowers miss maggies | celebrant janine gilland |

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It’s time to style your Barossa wedding aisle. Make your ceremony extra special with one of these unique touches. From fabulous florals to glistening candles and DIY delights – one of the simplest ways to wow guests is to line your wedding entrance with wonderfully personalised decor. Galvanised bouquet buckets or wooden logs are a trendy and inexpensive way to fill your ceremony with rustic gorgeousness whilst beautiful garlands of ivory and greenery add similar oomph when teamed with clear candle filled vases. Inject a bit of fun and playfulness with oversize balloons, ‘dancing’ hearts or paper streamer send offs dipped in your wedding colour palette. Every shade looks spectacular against the beautiful Barossa landscape.

The pretty possibilities are endless – what’s your aisle style?

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