Every issue, I feel privileged to have so many beautiful love stories cross my desk. Sharing in unbelievably joyous moments and seeing the latest wedding trends that are capturing the minds and hearts of modern lovers is a genuinely rewarding part of my job. Case in point: after enjoying a flush of fun, boho-inspired weddings in recent years, I’m beginning to see a swing towards celebrations embracing a classically elegant style with a twist of modern minimalism. And I am smitten! Spanning locations from the shores of our glittering coastline to the chic urban setting of Brisbane and the charming countryside beyond, this issue’s real-wedding collection (starting on page 41) is a romantic showcase of this fresh, contemporary style. The best bit? It’s endlessly adaptable – just add your own personal touches for a dream day.
No doubt you’ve heard it before, and newlyweds will say it again – your wedding day will pass by in the blink of an eye! After months, even years, of planning for your big day, could we blame you for looking for ideas to keep the good times rolling? Turn to page 115 to discover five clever ways to extend the party vibe and make the most of your once-in-a-lifetime bash. From brunch to buddy-moons, we’ll help you host an unforgettable event.
Of course, the inspiration keeps flowing with our regular round-up of the latest trends in show-stopping gowns, sparkling jewellery and accessories, reception styling ideas and destination wedding and honeymoon hotspots.
x Nikki, Editor