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Where do you draw the line between a wedding, and a bloody amazing party?
Sure there was a dazzling bride (flaunting her Marianna Hardwick number), and yes, a rather dapper looking groom (suave in Carn Nave, no less). And indeed, there was plenty of kissing, and longing looks into each other eyes… but never mind that.
Let’s focus on what’s important here – possibly the most fun St Kilda has seen in decades, and an evening that will go down in the history books as the party of the Summer of ’17.
I mean… come on!
A soul band perched on a rooftop by the bay, champagne flowing to guitar and songs… and just when everyone was feeling all loved up and romantic, a DJ (Cherry Love) shows up to finish the night on an absolute high. Ties were undone, heels were unstrapped, and we were all transported into a dizzy fantasy of frivolous fun. On the perfect summer’s night, with beautiful bodies burning up the dancefloor, Cara & Mitch became man and wife in the manner only deserved of the coolest couple I’ve ever known.
Yeezy would’ve been proud.

 

Cinematography | Tango Films
Photography | Michelle Grace Hunder
Venue | Circa
Bridal Gown | Mariana Hardwick
Suit | Carl Nave
Florals | Loose Leaf
Cake | Sticky Fingers
Band | Kooyeh
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This isn’t the cute fairytale that little girls dreamed off. This isn’t about quiet giggles or shy glances.
This was about Passion, and Power, and that Potent Energy when two people so synced and so perfect for each other join hands, and join hearts.
Love can indeed be soft and sweet, but not this love.
This love, shared between Krista and Paul, is electric.
It sizzled, it blazed, and it sent shockwaves to everyone in their vicinity throughout the day and into the night. Their love felt like it was written in the stars, two kindred spirits joining forces, and their lives now complete.
Like a mighty King lost in the beauty and magnificence of his new Queen, it was like magic watching the two dance into the sunset, awaiting grand tales to be told of their destined romance.

 

Cinematography | Tango Films
Photography | John Deer
Venue | Encore, St. Kilda
Bridal Gown | Cappellazzo Couture
Suit | P. Johnson Tailors
Florals | Botanics Melbourne
Cake | Bake & Co
Makeup + Hair | Stephanie Sin & Julie Quattro
Band | Tom Barton Music
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If finding happiness is the ultimate goal in life, then for Meg and Andy, the best years of their lives is only just about to begin. A love story that’s filled with so much intelligence, so much humour, and just the most adorable French Bulldog… what could be more perfect than that?

I once read a wonderful quote that goes: ‘A beautiful woman can be a man’s biggest weakness. A smart woman can be his greatest ally. Finding a woman who is both is a man’s biggest luck’. And while Andy is surely aware that he is one heck of a lucky bloke, Meg on the other hand is also now the proud wife to just about most genuine guy I have met.
You know how sometimes in life, you meet people who are just so nice, so so nice, that you find yourself chuckling and shaking your head in disbelief. You’re grinning, and in your head you’re just going… ‘wow!’.
Yup! That was Meg and Andy, and frankly, I’m just so glad those two got married because damn they make a great couple!
Nuff’ said.

 

Cinematography | Tango Films
Photography | Katie Harmsworth
Venue | Keeyuga by Heartwood
Bridal Gown | Luci Di Bella
Suit | Institchu
Florals | Mary Mary Studio
Cake | Miss Ladybird Cakes
Makeup + Hair | Ashley Carpenter
Catering | Blakes Feast
Tune | Bag Raiders – Huge shoutout to the lads for allowing us to use their lit tune ‘Shooting Stars’
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Steph and Andrew are known as ‘The Power Couple’ to their friends, and its easy to see why.
She’s outgoing, has a killer smile, and drop dead gorgeous. He’s tall, dark and oh-so-charming. And together, they look like they could conquer the world.
And yet, beneath their perfect package, they do let slip the softness and the tender love they share.
We still get goosebumps watching Steph enter the church, her proud father by her side, a scene so beautiful, so graceful, and so delicate. And just like Andrew, we find ourselves blinking back tears.
We also caught Steph’s voice starting to quiver as she tells her new husband that she knew, from the age of 16, that Andrew would be the man she marries. Even Hollywood couldn’t write a script more romantic!
With the waves of Barwon Heads as our backdrop, the celebrations that night rose to a fiery crescendo, fuelled by the excitement and joy that everyone shared for this new couple. And just like the magical sparklers that bid the couple farewell, we just know that for Steph and Andrew, the sparkle and glow of their romance will continue to burn bright into their new adventure together.

 

Cinematography | Tango Films
Photography | Erin + Tara
Venue | The Heads, Bellarine Peninsula
Bridal Gown | Steven Khalil
Florals | Moss Industry
Cake | The Party Style Co
Makeup + Hair | Kristina Canzoneri
Styling | Chic by Cara
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You’d never guess that Ellie and Declan have been together for a decade now. They playfully tease each other like cheeky teenagers, and you catch Declan’s eyes linger over Ellie like a giddy schoolboy.

Spending time with Ellie and Declan, we learnt so much.
We learnt that love, beyond elaborate gestures and the glittery fanfare, is about building a family, and being beautiful parents. We learnt that love is rubbing your husband’s head till he falls asleep, or simply telling your wife every day that she is, and always will be, the prettiest girl in the room. We learnt that after 10 years, waking up each day with the person you love still makes every morning feel like a brand new adventure.

We learnt that the love between two soul mates knows no time.
As Ellie and Declan danced into the night as newly weds, we just know that for this seasoned couple, the most exciting days of their lives is only just beginning.

Cinematography | Tango Films
Wedding Stylist + Florals | Pollen and Patina
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This is one for the record books.
Painfully stylish and dapper. Yet, so casually cool and full of suave. If there ever was a movie made about Lovers in Melbourne, Alex and Nick would play the starring roles.
This wedding was a dream come true for the couple, but more than that, it was a symbol of true love that breaks down barriers and overcomes prejudices. Alex and Nick’s wedding celebrated love, in its purest, simplest and limitless form, and it was an inspiration and a calling for all to fight for love.
It was an absolute honour to be invited into the beautiful world of Alex and Nick. It was a sheer delight working with such a genuine and happy pair of lovebirds. And it was so hard, fighting back tears as the two showed the world why marriage, and love, belonged to all lovers.
Now, joined in heart and soul, forever, as husbands, we wish Alex and Nick the most blessed of marriage, and may their marriage and joyous celebration pave the way for many more brave same-sex couples to declare their love in just the way they want.

Cinematography | Tango Films
Photography | Bek Smith
Suits | Oscar Hunt Tailors
Venue | Ceremony – Siglo Bar, Dinner – Tea Room by Spring Street Events
Bridal Party | Rachel Gilbert & Ralph Lauren
Florals | May Vine
Celebrant | Rita Cohann Celebrant
Planner | Mr Theodore

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“Love isn’t always perfect, it isn’t a fairy tale and it doesn’t always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go.

“Love is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to live without.”

Indeed, as these wise words of the groom’s father echoed through the hall, everyone fell silent and took a moment to reflect on the meaning of love.

And then, you catch a tear trickling down Steph’s eyes, and you see Nath blinking furiously, trying to maintain his composure. And in that moment, you know, that this is the definition of love, and that these two lovers are fighters to the end.

Steph and Nath’s wedding day was just perfect. 

It was the stunning florals; the luscious dark magenta lipstick on Steph; the intricate ringbox that housed the diamond ring; the rustic cake overflowing with flowers; the glorious gardens of Abbortsford Convent… the beauty in all the details, however, still paled in comparison to the beauty of the love that Steph and Nath shared.

They were a silly couple, our favourite sort. But beneath the jokes, laughs and witty words, Nath’s tear-filled eyes and Steph’s glowing smiles gave away just how in love the two of them were. They were one another’s ‘perfect someone’… you can just see it, and you can definitely feel it.

Cinematography Tango Films
Photography I Got You Babe Weddings
Venue Abbotsford Convent
Prop Hire My Sweet Event
Vocals Lark Music
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What do you get when you take a ridiculously beautiful couple from Brisbane, a Hungarian Dad, team Tango and a group of 60 family and friends ready to party… and strand them all on the most magnificent beach in FNQ?
You get magic.
Mel & Pat welcomed us into their romantic sanctuary on Trinity Beach, and it was as though we’ve been friends since the dawn of time. Their warmth, their openness, and their undeniable love for each other infected everyone present, and, frankly, our jaws are still sore from smiling the whole weekend away.
But you just couldn’t help it – it was magic.
You pinch yourself as you watch the couple get lost in their moments of bliss, with the balmy breeze and the delicious smell of seawater in the air. It was like witnessing pure happiness, and to be a part of something so indescribably beautiful – it was magic.
We didn’t want the celebrations to end. No one did. We wanted to sing, and dance, and busk in the wonder of how such perfect moments in life could be possible. And we want to do it all over again, right now!
For anyone who has ever questioned the existence of true love, the existence of soul mates, or the existence of magic… the answer is right here: Mel & Pat.
It wasn’t the words that were spoken, neither was it the infectious laughters that echoed through the winds long into the joyous night. It was just the way Mel would radiate with happiness as Pat’s eyes squinted into a smile when they met eyes.

It was just magic. Love Tango x

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The heavens opened and holy water poured down, blessing Sandrine and Domenic on their wedding day. On paper, it looked like every couple’s worst nightmare – thunderstorms, dark clouds, and even a little hail. But within the walls of St.Mary’s Church and Sandringham Yacht Club, magic was brewing. As the storms rolled in, the joy of this couple grew and spread to all their loved ones. And as rain pelted down, it provided the perfect backdrop and symphonic rhythm to the party inside. The Italians did the Tarantella, the Mauritians showed off their Sega moves, and Sandrine and Domenic proved that indeed, their love was strong enough to weather any storm, and their happiness glowed through the night.

Cinematography Tango Films
Photography Elleni Toumpas | Photographer
Venue Sandringham Yacht Club Events
Dress Kenneth Winston
Flowers Williams Florist
Hair + Makeup Tahlia Jayde

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There was laughter. There was rhythm, music, and the pounding of drums. But above all, there was love. As Steph pounced on Chris right in front of the priest, planting the biggest kiss on her new husband, there was love. As Chris melted into his beaming bride’s eyes as they met on the dance floor, there was love. And with the hundreds of kisses shared that special day, between lovers, between family, and between friends, there was so much love on Steph and Chris’ big day, and it was infectious. The Tango team fell in love with photographer Dean Raphael the moment we shook hands. We clicked, and we kept on clicking. Together, we immersed ourselves into the passion of the celebrations. We embraced the glorious sunshine, we braved the storm clouds, and we worked our magic on the D-floor.

OPA! OPA! OPA!

Cinematography / Tango Films
Photography / Dean Raphael
Venue / Stones of the Yarra Valley
Flowers / Kate Hill
Dress / Luci DiBella
Hair / Karlose Hair
Makeup / Hilary Holmes

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