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8 Fun and Modern Wedding Food Ideas

Creating the perfect wedding menu takes culinary genius. You have to match your taste preferences with what your guests will love, which results in fun and modern wedding food ideas like these. Check out this guide to discover what you could serve at your upcoming reception without stretching your catering budget.

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Real Wedding; Isobel and Sam @ Bendooley Estate

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We met in person, at a rugby game in Sydney – it was “ladies day” and I saw him and immediately knew I had to find out who he was! I made the first move. Who popped the question and how did it happen? Sam woke me up on a Sunday and took me for breakfast at Bondi Beach, where I grew up.

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Real Wedding; Maddie and Joel @ The Woods Farm

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We met through friends 12 years ago. Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Joel popped the question at a look out in Gerringong. We were staying in Gerringong for my sister’s birthday and he got her to take some photos and a video while he popped the question so I have the moment saved forever.

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Real Wedding; Rebecca and Max @ The Cove

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We met at our friends joint 18th birthday party. Exactly 11 years and 23 days to the day we got married. I knew one birthday girl and he knew the other. It was a themed party S and V, after the girls names Suz and Vanessa, so the idea was to dress up as something starting with those letters.

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Real Wedding; Ash and Adam @ Burnham Grove Estate

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Now, How did you two meet? Adam and I first met when he was invited by a friend I went to high school with as her plus one to my 20th birthday party. He just so happened to go to uni with some mutual friends of mine and we just stayed in each other’s friendship orbit for years, not realising that both of us had a crush on one another.

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10 Timeless Wedding Decor Ideas for 2024

Making incredible, romantic memories is one of the most amazing parts of your wedding day. You’re likely looking forward to seemingly endless photos so you can reminisce with your spouse in the coming decades. It’ll be a sweet way to cherish your life together, but what happens if your pictures look garishly out of style?

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10 Wedding Reception Ideas That Haven’t Been Overdone

When planning your dream wedding reception, it’s only natural to want it to be unique and memorable. While classic wedding elements like flower arrangements and tiered cakes are timeless for a reason, there’s also room for innovation and personalisation. To help you create a celebration that stands out, here are 10 wedding reception ideas that have yet to be overdone.

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Navigating Wedding Hire Logistics

It’s time to dive into the nitty-gritty of one of the most crucial aspects of your big day: wedding hire logistics. For a lot of the weddings we plan, which are often at more DIY style venues there are hire goodies that need to be brought in complete the styling, whether that be furniture for cocktail hour, an arch for your ceremony or napkins and candles for the table styling.

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8 Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Are you ready to embark on the rollercoaster ride of wedding planning? Buckle up because it’s about to get wild, emotional, and oh-so-rewarding. But hold on just a sec! Before you dive headfirst into the wonderful world of wedding bells and bouquets, let’s talk about the oh-no moments you definitely want to avoid.

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Real Wedding; Ella and Mark @ Seacliff House

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We met at the Harp Hotel. I was a bartender and Mark used to come in on Friday Nights with friends. We got chatting about our tattoos and he asked me out on a date. I couldn’t say no to those beautiful blue eyes! We went on our first date and we’ve been inseparable ever since.

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Real Wedding; Emily and Shae @ Seacliff House

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We actually first swiped right on Tinder but met the following day at the Laneway festival in Sydney. Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Shae popped the question at home (with the help of our fur baby Levi) after a nice dinner. Why did you choose your venue and how was the venue choosing process?

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Real Wedding; Tanya and Stephen @ Worrowing

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? On a night out at Terrigal Beer Garden in 2017. We went on a date a week after meeting each other and we have been inseparable ever since. Who popped the question and how did it happen? Stephen popped the question a few days after Christmas in 2020 while we were on a walk at the Botanic Gardens in the city.

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Real Wedding; Katey and Jake @ The Oaks Ranch

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? At work, nothing too exciting! Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Jake did, at the south coast on a headland spot during a private picnic upon sunset. Why did you choose your venue and how was the venue choosing process?Venue choosing process was a bit of a let down, we travelled far and wide! Except for when we stumbled upon Oaks Ranch!

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Real Wedding; Emily and Jonny @ Kiama Pavillion

About You Two;Now, How did you two meet?At F45 Newtown during a Oztag tournament, we were playing against each other and during the break I happen to sit near him and he had a cracked iPhone screen and he joked that my bum cracked his screen and then at the F45 Christmas party that year we ran into each other again and the rest is history.

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Real Wedding; Ashleigh and Matt @ Worrowing

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We both swiped right!! Classic tinder. We met back in 2017 and after a few weeks of chatting over Tinder, Ash asked Matt out on a first date. Our first date was at the Vivid festival. We spent hours talking, getting to know each other, drinking mulled wine and walking around looking at the lights.

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Real Wedding; Chloe and Matthew @ Worrowing

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet?Through my sister when we were in school. Who popped the Question and how did it happen?Matt asked while we were on holiday in Tasmania. It was a surprise holiday where he had planned everything for the week – which made the memory that much more special! Why did you choose your venue and how was the venue choosing process?

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Real Wedding; Charmaine and Clinton @ The Woods Farm

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? Clinton & I started chatting over Skype, I met his best friend at the snow so we all became friends! The first time we met face to face, I was 16 and went on excursion with my school to Nan Tien Temple (Clinton lived right near it). Clinton ditched school to meet me on the train so we could finally meet each other.

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Real Wedding; Natalie and Anthony @ Terragong House

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? Shamefully we met at the Postman’s Tavern in Nowra one Saturday night circa April 2010. Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Ant proposed on the 10 years anniversary of us “officially” being bf and gf. Due to restrictions at the time, we had gone on a picnic just around the corner from our house to celebrate our anniversary.

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Real Wedding; Jessie and Andrew @ Worrowing

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? Like all modern love stories, online. We quickly went for a cocktail and hit it off. Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Andrew surprised me on Christmas morning 2019. He had 3 distraction gifts which he had written sentimental mini vows on which each gift related too.

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Breaking Traditions

I love the idea of breaking traditions. Just remember, it is your day and your way! You can take on board as many or as few traditions as you want. At the end of the day, we live in modern times and we have seen it all. Some couples may choose to keep each and every one of the original wedding traditions from first dance, bridal party, bouquet and garter toss and so on.

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How to Write Your Own Wedding Run Sheet

Whilst I feel leaving it to the experts, like your wedding planner or coordinator is best, as they are experienced in timing and details, the reality is that some couples don’t have this option. If you don’t have a planner or day of coordinator to assist you, the next best thing is to DIY your own run sheet or timeline for the day.

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The Top 5 Things Couples Forget to Hire

Planning a wedding is full on! There are so many things to consider, especially if you are planning a wedding in a not-so- traditional location! Maybe your wedding will be held in a barn, shed, marquee, your backyard, warehouse or other interesting location. These sorts of venues are always so unique and a great chance to design your wedding from the ground up and put your mark on the style and vibe you want.

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Real Wedding; Emma and Oliver @ Merribee House

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We were setup by my older sister who, as fate would have it, happened to be in the same class as Ollie when they went to Naval College together in Jervis Bay and knew we’d be perfect together. Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Ollie popped the question on Werri Beach in Gerringong.

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How to Postpone Your Wedding

If you are out there and unfortunately faced with the only option but to postpone your wedding, due to varying reasons, (usually Covid related at the moment of course) then this blog will hopefully provide you with some guidance should you be faced with having to postpone or push back your special day to a month or year where there are less restrictions.

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How to Plan Extreme Wedding Weather Conditions

Let’s chat about something very on topic for the last month or so and that is our weather conditions on the South Coast. We have been having some devastating bushfires here in Australia which have been causing so much angst and stress to everyone. I had a call today from another hire company that was unable to get their products to a wedding tomorrow and were calling for our help.

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How To Include Family In Your Wedding

Wedding days are meant to be shared with your family and friends and including them in the lead up and on the day of the wedding can be part of that journey and make it all the more fun, albeit sometimes stressful (depending on your family of course). Making your family members a part of your wedding, whether that be your mum or mother-in-law, dad, sisters, or grandparents is such a lovely gesture.

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Real Wedding; Laura and Mitch @ Seacliff House

About You Two; Now, How did you two meet? We met through mutual friends 8 years ago. I (Laura) was living with two of Mitch’s friends and Mitch suddenly became a very frequent visitor to those friends when I met him after moving in…Mitch then went travelling overseas for 6 months and happened to slide into my DMs whilst he was on his travels.

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Real Wedding; Jess and Guy @ The Cove

How did you two meet? We met on New Year’s Eve in 2007, shared a kiss at midnight, and then rekindled our love many years later through a mutual friend. Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Guy popped the question on our 5th anniversary on top of Mt Wellington in Hobart, Tasmania

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Real Wedding; Manon and George @ Worrowing Estate

How did you two meet? George and I met when we were both very young (me at 18, he at 20) at university. This was close to 10 years ago now. As we were both working part-time while studying to support ourselves, it was beneficial for us to condense our university time as much as we could. As such, we both found ourselves taking a compulsory sound engineering class late on Tuesday nights during our second semester.

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Real Wedding; Sarah and Jarrod @ Seacliff House

Now, How did you two meet? If you tell anyone this ill deny it.. but we initially met through a gym and then rekindled many years later through a mutual friends wedding and started dating from there! Who popped the Question and how did it happen? Jarrod popped the question after many tried and failed attempts in Florence Italy.

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Real Wedding; Ali and Mark @ The Woods Farm

About You Two: How did you two meet?We met on Tinder initially and then caught up for a breakfast date in Manly, NSW after some written exchanges. Who popped the Question and how did it happen?Mark popped the question. It was our first solo getaway after having our daughter Frankie who had turned 1 a month prior. We went to check out some wineries which we had originally had planned but had to postpone as I found out I was pregnant.

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Unique and meaningful Bomboniere ideas

Unique and meaningful Bonbonniere ideas Calling all creative couples: this is your time to shine! Us folks at Wedding and Event Creators are big believers in treating your guests to a memorable keepsake for attending your special day. Introducing bonbonniere or guest favours. The tradition originates from Italian weddings, when sugared almonds tied in a…

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Real Wedding; Karina and Josh @ Bundara Farm

The Wed and Event Creators with the lead-up communication, day before site inspection and all-day coordination saved our sanity and did things we didn’t even know we needed. Bundara Farm beautiful property with amazing owners making sure everything was perfect including the lawns even removed because of all the rain overnight.

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Real Wedding: Rochelle and Ben, Worrowing

Real Wedding /// Rochelle and Ben /// Worrowing Dream Team of suppliers for this wedding! Rochelle and Ben held their ceremony at Blenheim Beach, a dreamy Jervis Bay beach on the south coast then popped back for pre-drinks and their reception at the pretty Worrowing Estate. A reception under the stars, held outside under our…

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Real Wedding: Lui and James, Kangaroo Valley

Real Wedding /// Lui and James /// Kangaroo Valley They had the most perfect weather- lucky ducks! This one was such a stunner of a wedding, on a beautiful private property overlooking the countryside and hills at Kangaroo Valley. We provided hire, set up and coordination for this lovely wedding and with such an organised…

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Real Wedding: Dan & Andrew, Worrowing

Real Wedding /// Dan & Andrew /// Worrowing Held in the heat of Jan at one of our all-time fav venues Worrowing at Jervis Bay was the amazing wedding of Dan and Andrew! Complete with 200 odd guests, an amazing Sperry tent, stunning florals and finishing with a wedding cake pinata instead of an official…

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Wedding Dessert Ideas

Wedding Dessert Ideas Let’s talk wedding desserts- so many ideas so little time! Just do a google or Pinterest search and you can get the ideas flowing. Here are a few wedding dessert ideas and inspiration; Gelato and Ice-cream Everyone likes ice-cream so having ice-cream or gelato at your event brings is a fun novelty…

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The Bride’s Guide to Wedding Prep

The Bride’s Guide to Wedding Prep Self-care is probably the last thing on any bride’s list of things to worry about. Between all of the tasks associated with planning a wedding alongside balancing work and everyday life, there is not a lot of time to consider much else. Don’t lose sight of what the big…

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What does a Wedding Coordinator Do?

What does a Wedding Coordinator Do? When I first started out about 6 years ago, a wedding coordinator was mainly someone that ran functions in a function centre also known as a function coordinator or manager. Things have come along way since then and weddings are no longer just in function centres but have branched…

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The Seating Chart

The Seating Chart I often have our couples tell me what a pain in the bum it has been for them to work out who is sitting where especially if you have interesting family dynamics or large guest numbers. So, this blog is all about how to go about making up your seating plan So…

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How to pick the perfect wedding venue!

How to pick the perfect wedding venue! Choosing the right wedding venue that ticks all your boxes is the first step to your wedding. The overall flow and vibe of the day is most certainly dictated by your venue choice. Some vendors or styling ideas simply won’t work at some venues so it’s important to…

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Cocktail VS Sit Down Weddings

Cocktail VS Sit Down Weddings There are so many options for weddings when it comes to what style of wedding you want to achieve. The more traditional sit down 3-course wedding is not the only food service option out there when it comes to weddings, other options include banquet service, buffet, bbq and canape/cocktail style.…

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Styled Photoshoot - Mount Keira Scout Camp - The Wedding & Event Creators

Styled Shoot – Rock the night!

Styled Shoot – Rock the night! Mount Keira Scout Camp, such an undiscovered property for weddings, but has the most amazing bones and vibe and was the perfect base for our styled shoot, featuring a unique and unconventional wedding. Moody colour palette, guitar vibes and lots of fun! Amazing collab with a team of fantastic…

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Styled Shoot- Worrowing Estate

Styled Shoot- Worrowing Estate What a day, what a shoot! What a team! Working with some amazing vendors on this collaboration for Wed Shed, we played around on one of our fav south coast venues to style a ceremony and dinner space, plus their gorgeous wet weather shed. 250 acres of beauty and natural surroundings…

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Styled Shoot- Seacliff House Gerringong

Styled Shoot- Seacliff House Gerringong The windiest day ever for this styled shoot but you would never know it from the absolute gold pics from Red Berry Photography. We work at the gorgeous Seacliff House, a tonne during wedding season and that stunner of a coastal view never ceases to amaze us, rolling hills and…

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Should I DIY My Wedding Flowers?

Should I DIY My Wedding Flowers? To DIY or not DIY that is the question….! Many of our brides consider saving on costs or being a bit creative by DIY their own wedding flowers, there are a few things to think about if looking to go down this path and we cover a few in…

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5 Expert Tips for Planning your Wedding

5 Expert Tips for Planning your Wedding 1. Establish early on the ‘Feel’ You want for your Wedding Everyone has a different idea (as do some couples!) what they might like for their wedding. By jotting down what sort of feel you want, maybe the things you loved or disliked about weddings you have been…

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Unique and Interesting Arbours

Unique and Interesting Arbours Everything is changing in the world of ceremony styling. Gone are the traditional arbours and only 1 or 2 choices, and IN are a whole range of unique and interesting arbours to choose from. With the ever-evolving stream of inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram, means that local hire companies and stylists…

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Pets at Weddings

What’s a Wedding Without Your Best Friend? Bupa Pet Insurance recently asked us for our experience on ‘How to Involve Cats and Dogs in Weddings’. We were thrilled to share our thoughts and they featured our feedback in one of their articles- yipee! Here are some tips and information taken from that article, we hope…

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