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FAMOUS AND FABULOUS CELEBRITY WEDDING LOCATIONS

Ahh, celebrity weddings. We love to scrutinise them, draw inspiration from them and just plain gossip about them – from the dress to the catering and everything in between. The biggest talking point would have to be the location and venue, and the more exotic or extravagant the better. When it comes to high-profile celebs, there are no holds usually barred. Here are just a few of the most famous and fabulous celebrity wedding locations from around the world.

LUTTRELLSTOWN CASTLE, DUBLIN

Victoria and David Beckham had their fairy tale wedding at this Irish castle in 1999. With sprawling grounds, two ballrooms, 12 rooms for guests and the potential to rent out the entire venue, it makes for the ultimate wedding celebration. 

BOONE HALL HISTORIC PLANTATION, SOUTH CAROLINA

If you’ve seen pictures of this location, you may recognise the house as the one from The Notebook, so it’s already got that ultimate romance factor. […]

By |August 11th, 2017|Melbourne Ceremonies, Weddings|0 Comments
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De-coding dress codes

Navigating dress codes can sometimes be a wardrobe nightmare. When you have a special event that has a dress code, what do these codes really mean? Be ready to plan your outfit for your next wedding or special occasion with our guide that takes the guesswork out of getting dressed!

Black Tie

For men, this dress code is crystal clear- wear a tuxedo. It’s a little more complicated for women as things generally are! You can technically wear a long ball gown type of dress to a formal cocktail dress or even dressy separates. There are more options but this can also mean more confusion. If your hair, make up and jewellery is quite dressy you can’t really go wrong so work with this also to create your black tie look as it can make all the difference.

Black Tie Optional

This dress code is a bit more of a grey area. Basically, it […]

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Creative wedding favours

An old wedding tradition that has stood the tests of time is providing your guests with wedding favours- a commemorative gift for your guests to keep remembering your special day and the fun they had at your wedding! Also known as bonbonniere, traditionally these were generally sweets or almond lollies in a little bag that each guest took home. But stepping into the 21st century, couples are getting way more creative and breaching the norms with new fun ideas!

Let love grow

Succulents or cute littler terrariums with each of the guest’s names printed on an attached tag is a creative wedding favour idea. This will be a useful gift as they can incorporate it into their décor when they return home and will always think of you! 

Let there be light

A candle is a nice idea for a wedding favour that your guests are bound to use. Symbolising the light and warmth […]

By |July 19th, 2017|Melbourne Ceremonies, Melbourne Venues, Weddings|0 Comments
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Wedding traditions: The origins

There are many old wedding traditions that some couples follow, but where did these originate from? What do they really mean, and are they relevant for today’s society? Read on to find out a few things you may not know about wedding traditions and customs!

Something old, something new

Originating from an old English rhyme, this famous saying describes four objects a bride should add to her wedding outfit as good luck charms for her special day.

The original saying is as follows;

“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”

Generally, these tokens of love are traditionally from your mother, sister or other close relatives and each symbolise something different. Something old represent continuity, and the hope for stability; something new is a nod to the future and the happiness it will bring. Something borrowed symbolises borrowed happiness and virtue, while something blue stands for love and fidelity. Finally, […]

By |July 1st, 2017|Melbourne Ceremonies, Weddings|0 Comments
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Wedding Culture from Around the World

At Vogue Ballroom, we love weddings. One of the main things that really enhances our enjoyment of this most special of traditions is the varying cultures we get to experience when providing our reception service. We host weddings for people of all walks of life, and in the process get to experience some of the traditions and values they bring to their loved ones’ special day. Because we have such a love for weddings and their unique customs, we thought we would share with you a couple of the ceremonial traditions we have had the pleasure of experiencing.

India – where weddings last for days 

Weddings in India comprise of a series of ceremonies and traditions that take place over the course of multiple days – they are a big deal. During the pre-wedding ceremonies, an engagement ceremony is held where the husband and wife to be exchange rings and the families […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Melbourne Ceremonies, Real Weddings, Weddings|0 Comments

The Wedding of Finah & Chris – 22.11.2015

It truly doesn’t get more romantic than Chris and Finah’s love story. After a short period of being together, they both knew that they were each other’s soulmates, and of course Chris proposed in such a memorable way. From the moment Chris and Finah walked into our Melbourne wedding venue, we loved their appreciation for each other, and most of all we could see a deep and profound love between them both. It’s not everyday that you find your soulmate, but when you do we hope that you have a story to tell like Chris and Finah.

The Proposal
We were together only  for a little over a year before Chris proposed. I had my suspicions as he was being quite sneaky and I was sure he was going to propose on Valentines day! But, two weeks before Valentine’s Day of 2015, we went to have dinner at his mum’s house – […]

The Benefits of Winter Weddings & Indoor Ceremonies

Russ Macumber – Melbourne Celebrant

When it comes to setting a date for your special day, most brides envision to pick a date where they can be assured to have the perfect weather. The reality is though, that if you live in Melbourne or plan to have your wedding there, then chances are that there is no guarantee that you will be blessed with the best weather on the day. This is why it’s important to look past the weather when choosing your wedding date, as you can still have the most beautiful, stylish, and elegant wedding day right in the very heart of winter.

For the recently betrothed who are still deciding on what date to choose, they will certainly find the advice from one of Melbourne’s most iconic and awesome celebrants, Russ Macumber most useful as he discusses the benefits of winter weddings and indoor ceremonies. […]