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Wedding Gift ideas

When a friend or family member is getting married, it’s hard to pick the perfect gift. You know the couple is going to receive a varied array of things, so how do you choose something that will be functional for their future but also stand out from the crowd and provide that personal touch? A lot of the time it depends on the people, what they are after and their personal tastes.

Some couples have a goal in mind and will provide direction on gifts. Perhaps they are saving for a holiday or house and so will set up a wishing well for cash gifts. Perhaps they have picked out items for their new home and so set up a gift registry. See below some ideas and pros and cons to each of the options to help you decide.

The cash gift 

Sometimes this can be the easiest gift idea, and the most […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments

Top 13 Classic Wedding Films

Everyone loves a good wedding film, from comedies to those movies that just make your heart melt. So, get together some friends and watch a few of these favourites next time you want to stay in for a movie night.

My Best Friend’s Wedding – a classic romantic comedy where Julia Roberts tries to win over her best friend when she finds out he is suddenly getting married.
Wedding Crashers – a hilarious comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson where they crash weddings to meet women, until at the last wedding of the season they get more then they bargain for.
Bridesmaids – where Annie, a single woman whose life is a mess is confronted with her best friend’s wedding and is forced to serve as maid of honour with disastrous results.
Runaway Bride – an American romantic comedy where a jaded city journalist (Richard Gere) follows the story […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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Finding your wedding theme

It’s important to understand your wedding theme when designing your dream wedding. Your chosen theme will determine everything- from the venue and decorations, to the food and your dress. Once you have chosen a theme you will find these other smaller decisions will come easily as you will have a genre to base everything around. But what kind of theme is for you? Have a read of a few different themes below to find out which will suit the kind of wedding you are after.

Rustic weddings

A rustic wedding has a beautiful and simplistic tone. A colour palate of browns, greens and whites as well as the addition of majestical lights will make your day truly special. Think strands of delicate fairy lights, wooden ornaments and furniture, white flowers, tea light candles in jars, and rose gold details. Leafy green plant based floral arrangements can line the tables, and wooden barrels […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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Royal Weddings Throughout History

The team of wedding specialists at Vogue Ballroom love a royal wedding, partly because it inspires us with the service we provide here at our stunning reception centre! We would be lying if in our illustrious history of wedding aficionados we didn’t take a couple of ideas from the lavish surrounds of the wedding of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate Middleton) and Prince William, or a tip or two from that of our own Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, and her wedding to Prince Frederik.

We enjoy a good old fashioned royal wedding so much here at Vogue Ballroom that we thought we would share a couple from history that have played a big role in our love for this most special of days.

And hey, they only come around once every few years, so why not…

Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly, 1956 

What style, what elegance, what grandeur… The […]

By |June 11th, 2017|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
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Planning a Winter Wedding? Vogue Ballroom is Perfect for Receptions

People often rave about the joy a summer wedding brings, but the wedding planning aficionados at Vogue Ballroom believe that a winter wedding is just as good. The fresh, cool air on a sunny winter’s day is the perfect setting for saying your vows, as everyone is feeling nice and invigorated by the cooler temperatures. We don’t believe those negative Nancies who say getting married in the cold or rain is a bad omen; we think it brings family and friends closer together! We love winter weddings here at Vogue Ballroom, and we would like to provide you with a little list as to why they are a great option, perhaps even better than that of summer…

Despite the forecast, it’s actually less stressful 

People have the misconception that because the weather is more frightful during a Melbourne winter it is a bad idea to be wed in it. In fact, it’s […]

By |May 29th, 2017|Melbourne Receptions, Weddings|0 Comments
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Melbourne’s Best Wedding Reception Venue

Looking for the perfect wedding reception venue in the City of Melbourne? A location that exudes style, charm, and sophistication? Then you have come to the perfect place. Vogue Ballroom is Melbourne’s newest and most luxurious wedding reception venue, combining design grandeur with a modern European menu and exquisite service. We are quickly becoming an iconic reception centre, and our team of highly dedicated and experienced professionals work hard to ensure that everything on your special day is absolutely flawless.

Our Stunning Ballroom 

When designing our ballroom, we had one word in mind: opulence. We wanted to create a venue that emanated luxury and vibrancy, so that when we held weddings at our venue guests would also feel this joy on the special day taking place. We think we met that with perfection. Our ballroom consists of intricately designed wall panelling, French provincial chandeliers lining the six-metre-high ceilings, exclusively designed […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Melbourne Receptions, Weddings|0 Comments
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Five Beautiful Wedding Songs for Your First Dance

The first dance of a newlywed couple is a moment they cherish forever. It is an unforgettable, passionate embrace that solidifies the love and longing that the husband and wife have for one another, and shows the guests just how much devotion they have for each other (as if the guests didn’t already know!). Whilst it is one of the most joyous moments of the wedding, occasionally it just so happens that although a couple share pretty much everything in common with one another, they don’t always agree on musical tastes.

Of course, this is fine, not every relationship has to born out of a mutual affection for the Red Hots. Therefore, we here at Vogue Ballroom have put together a collection of beautiful wedding songs that a couple can find a mutual love for, and one they would love to play for that special first dance.

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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The Best Wedding Shoot Locations in Melbourne

Ahh, weekend walks through the beautiful City of Melbourne. From South Yarra through to Carlton, there is a chance that at the end of the week, you will see a happy couple taking a lovely collection of shots in one of our numerous locations that are perfect doing just that: taking wedding shots. Melbourne is an aesthetically stunning city, with gorgeous gardens giving way to ornate colonial buildings, lovely beaches with rustic piers, and even innovative architecture that is sleek and contemporary.

Read on to find out Vogue Ballroom’s list of our favourite wedding shoot locations.

Parliament House – When all the squabbles and rigmarole of the politicians subside for the weekend, Parliament House becomes a place for newlyweds to express their devotion to one another through becoming a stunning place to take wedding photos. At any given time of day, you will be lucky to walk past and see a […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Weddings|0 Comments
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The Top Five Wedding Dress Styles for 2017

Here it is for the beautiful brides the world over, your definitive guide to the styles and cuts that will be taking weddings by storm in 2017. Whilst it goes without saying the bride will be turning heads on their special day, choosing a style of dress that suits your body shape and personal character will have your loved ones in awe at the beauty and glamour you exude on the day. Vogue Ballroom has devised a list of the dress that are going to be capturing the attention of wedding guests throughout the world in 2017.

Read on to find out which dress designs are going to be stealing the show this year.

Timeless elegance: the flared skirt 

Whilst in recent years’ women have opted for energy and flamboyance for their choice of dress, we believe that in 2017 classic grace and elegance is going to make a big resurgence. Therefore, the […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Wedding Dresses, Weddings|0 Comments
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The Wedding of Pamela & John – 28.05.16

When John became a first home-buyer, he also became a fiancé to the beautiful Pamela. As soon as John opened the door to his new home, he proposed to Pamela and said – “This is our new home together.” They were engaged for six months and celebrated their extravagant and memorable wedding at Vogue Ballroom.

The Planning Process
We found the wedding planning process great, George from Vogue Ballroom assisted John and I with choosing the right suppliers.

Styling
Angela from Vogue Ballroom assisted with the styling of the venue. She gave us a few options with colours and we decided to go with the black and white theme as John loves these colours together.

Suppliers
The band we chose – Rythmos, played great music all night and most of our guests were dancing away for most of the evening.

I highly recommend our photographer Andrew Esposito from Astir Images him he did an amazing job […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments
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Vogue Ballroom’s Bridal Expo – 10.07.2016

Vogue Ballroom’s bridal expo on Sunday showcased the venue’s remarkable atmosphere, exquisite food and world-class service. With over 500 attendees, our upcoming and future brides and grooms, their families and friends were among those who witnessed the true grandeur of the venue.

The day wouldn’t have been such a success if it wasn’t for some of Melbourne’s A-List wedding suppliers, who showcased their brilliant services and of course the staff at Vogue Ballroom who ensured that every minor detail was nothing short of being perfect.

Here are some of stunning photos captured on the day: 

(Cover Image by Icon Photography Melbourne)

(All images below by Will Chao Photography unless otherwise specified)

Table Centrepieces & Styling by Kerr Weddings & Events

Flowers by Classic Bouquets 

Bridal Table & Arch and White Dance Floor by Pro Light & Sound 

Flowers by Classic Bouquets 

Styling by Kerr Weddings & Events 

Cakes by Nikos Cakes 

Make up and Hair By Pro-Glam 

 

Dessert Buffet

Styled by Kerr Weddings and […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments
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Bridal Expo Competition – Win a Makeover with Chrisi from Pro-Glam

We have some exciting news. Chrisi from Makeup by Pro-Glam is running an exclusive competition!

If you’re attending our Vogue Ballroom Bridal expo, you’ll be eligible to win an ultimate makeover with Chrisi from Pro-Glam.

 Register your interest at info@proglam.com.au for your chance to win!

💋1 WINNER ONLY

💋FREE MAKEOVER

💋EXPO ATTENDEES ONLY

💋WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY THE 8TH OF JULY

💋MORE DETAILS WILL BE SENT *Melbourne only

By |July 6th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments
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Top 5 Wedding Photo & Video Locations in Melbourne

Tiffany  & Co 

This beautiful location in the heart of Collins Street features Melbourne’s most iconic and luxurious shopping precinct.

Parliament House 

Parliament House is always a favourite. The building and its doors are truly timeless and makes a perfect photo or video location for any couple.

Chanel – Melbourne CBD

Who doesn’t love a hint of Chanel on their wedding day? This provincial building is located in the heart of Flinders Lane and it truly brings a chic and French touch to any wedding day.

Hosier Lane

Urban graffiti street art in Melbourne has become the latest trend for wedding photos and videos. Bursting with colour and life, Hosier Lane houses the finest graffiti art and it’s a favourite for couples to take their joyful snaps on their wedding day.

Windsor Hotel

As far as classic hotels in Melbourne, Hotel Windsor’s architecture is a stand-out. It’s timeless and makes the perfect back-drop for any wedding photo or video.

Helene […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments

Winter Wedding Looks: Pro-Glam’s Expert Advice

Owner of Pro-Glam Hair Make Up, Chrisi Tasios gives her expert beauty and make up advice for brides who are looking for a flawless look this winter.

Bright lips – A bright lip for a winter bride is a great way to stand out and compliment skin tone in the winter season. Choose from a bright red or a stunning coral, these tones will bring you’re make-up to life!

 Airbrush Make-up Silicone Based – The winter cold dries up our skin and doesn’t produce a lot of our natural oils, so it’s best to use a silicone based foundation. Airbrush Make-up last all day and night and allows the skin to breathe. Cream foundation tends to crack and Liquid foundation tends to disappear and result in an uneven base.

Photo 3: Match your theme – These deep plums and maroon reds are perfect tones for the winter brides. When choosing your make-up, think of […]

By |June 27th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments
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Featured Supplier – Pro Light & Sound

What services do you provide to couples for weddings?

We are known for our extensive range of event lighting, draping, floral decor and gloss treatments, allowing us to create amazing backdrops, chandelier installations, white gloss bridal tables, dancefloors and personalised decals or projections.

What has been your most popular items for hire?  

The white gloss dancefloor with decal monogram is by far the most popular item at the moment and will remain so for 2017.  Floral backdrops are still hugely popular but are now also and expanding to include draping and chandeliers within the installation.

Are there any trends that are suitable for couples during winter?  

By far lighting is the most important visual element for winter weddings.  Generating a warm and comfortable ambiance for your guests is vital but also the ability to change the mood by taking your guests on a theatrical journey through the night is becoming a must over […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments
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Featured Supplier: Salacious

Today’s featured supplier is Salacious, a band  who offers Melbourne’s finest soul, R&B, funk and reggae including a live DJ. They also offer live acoustic duos & entertaining MC services for any special event.

Salacious Manager, Sam Kerbage said no one has ever looked back on their decision for choosing our band. Throughout our years of experience from many modern weddings Salacious have entertained couples all over Melbourne.

Live entertainment adds so much atmosphere to a wedding, for people to enjoy some of the finest tasting dishes and really to enjoy as well as acknowledge why you made the decision to choose a band on your special day.

Exceptional Inclusions
The vibe that Salacious can bring to your wedding is one of our many strong points. We can interact with guests through live entertainment and music. One of the best things about booking our band is our FREE DJ service – yes, that’s right a live DJ on the decks! Music is […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments
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Featured Supplier – ICON Photography Melbourne

When it comes to wedding photography, Con from ICON Photography has been capturing the magic and beauty of weddings for the past 12 years. He offers his expert supplier advice on what couples should look for when choosing the right photographer for your wedding day.

Why should a bride use a photographer instead of having a family/friend take photos?
After 12 years of photographing weddings, there’s one thing that’s most important: You can’t go back and do it again tomorrow! That’s one thing many people don’t feel until the mistake of going with a cheap photographer or family friend. When this has happened, I’ve heard brides complaining saying: “We should have just done it properly, Can you please fix my photos?” Unless the photographs were shot properly, there’s little Photoshop and editing that we can do!

What are the benefits of using a professional photographer?
Everything on the wedding day runs on a schedule, […]

By |June 17th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments

7 Exquisite Candelabra Styling Ideas

If your wedding is approaching and your still unsure about how to style your candelabras then check out these simply divine ideas below. Whether, you’re having a cosy winter wedding or a colourful spring wedding, there is definitely something for everyone that will leave your guests feeling most impressed with your styling choices.

1. Simple But Elegant

2. A Touch of Baby’s Breath

 

3. A Burst of Colour 

4. A Purple Paradise

 

5. Full of Freshness 

 

6. A Greenery Masterpiece 

6. A Striking Bridal Table

7. A Timeless Classic

By |June 14th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments

Featured Supplier: Cinestyle Studio

Director of Cinestyle Enrico Arceci provides expert supplier advice on wedding videography for your wedding day. Enrico’s cinematic experience and flair for creativity has been highlighted within his work over the years. He provides some useful tips for all upcoming couples who are looking to select the right videographer for their special day.

Choosing the Right Videographer
A good videographer has the ability to capture what’s happening in a natural way, without getting in the way of everything else that’s happening.  They also have the experience & intuition to be in the right place at the right time to film all the important details from the best angle and with the best lighting – and most importantly, without any rehearsal.

You only have one shot at getting it right, otherwise the moment is lost.  It’s one thing to see and it’s another thing entirely to show others what you have seen.  If you ask […]

By |June 10th, 2016|Weddings|0 Comments