Samantha is Easy Weddings' Digital Manager, so when she's not blogging about weddings, Facebooking about weddings or Tweeting about weddings, she's probably surfing the Net (on a wedding site, of course) or sniffing out the latest wedding trends and news.
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Despite working at the same company, Monika and Phil didn’t meet each other until they met on a night out!
Imagine not knowing if you’ll be able to walk down the aisle on your big day? That was what happened to NRL player Aaron Whitchurch who discovered he needed major spinal surgery – two weeks before his wedding.
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A Royal Icing covered, multi-tiered fruit cake may be a traditional wedding favourite, but it’s hardly the only choice. Whether you’d like to serve something a little different or simply do not want a heavy fruit cake with rich icing, modern brides have plenty of alternatives. Expert cake maker and… Read More
Your wedding guest book is a keepsake that you will treasure forever – and certain revisit many times over the course of your married life, so you want to ensure that all your guests contribute to it. However, it’s no easy task and, the bigger your guest list, the more… Read More
It seems Oscar winner Julia Roberts really doesn’t like her sister’s fiance, John Dilbeck. In fact, according to several reports, the Hollywood heavyweight dislikes Johnno so much, she won’t be attending her baby sister’s upcoming nuptials. The National Enquirer recently quoted a friend of the siblings saying that that Julia won’t… Read More
2013 is a big year for change. While traditional colours and themes will always be favourites, this year’s brides are bolder and more game to try new things, new colours and new combinations. Coloured wedding dresses are already becoming more common but we’ve scoured our colour palettes and inspiration boards… Read More
A 15-year-old British student has become an internet sensation after posting images of her final-year high school art project – a wedding dress made entirely from divorce papers – on Facebook. Her task was to create a piece of artwork using the theme “Art and Word” and, having thought deeply… Read More
Could this sublime vintage wedding in the Adelaide Hills be any more perfect? The elegant affair with foodies, Sophie Goldsworthy, 30 and Mark Duncan, 33, had all the ingredients to make the most memorable celebration. And it wasn’t just the mouth-watering menu (which included shiraz-glazed duck, mmm).
Keira Knightly took the popular wedding adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” to new levels during her weekend wedding. It seems the bride opted to wear one of her old dresses rather than a swanky new designer gown. A quick Google search shows the Atonement star appears… Read More
Getting married is a big deal – and so is receiving your PhD. So, with lots of friends and family converging on her Washington state home to witness the receiving of her doctorate in veterinary medicine, Cassie Dotts decided to make it a double celebration. She wed her beau of… Read More
Pop diva Mariah Carey and her hubby of five years, DJ/rapper Nick Cannon, have celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at Disneyland. It was couple’s fifth vow renewal ceremony in as many years and the most extravagant yet. The lavish bash was held after hours at the… Read More
My best friend says I’m too fat to be her bridesmaid. Now I don’t want to go to the wedding. Is that petty?
My best friend since high school has chosen three virtual strangers to be her bridesmaids. She told me that I’m too fat to be a bridesmaid and that it will wreck her wedding photos. I’m a size 20. She’s a size 12. She’s invited me to the wedding, but I… Read More
Between the cost of your gown, the reception and the wedding and engagement rings, it’s hardly surprising to learn the average Australian wedding typically costs upwards of $36,000. While many couples hold weddings for significantly less (and significantly more), getting married can be an expensive business, but with a little… Read More
American basketball legend Michael Jordan last week married former model Yvette Prieto in front of whopping 500 of their closest friends and family – and that was before heading off for their glamorous reception, which was attended by another 1000 guests. That’s 1500 in total. The 50-year-old former Chicago Bulls… Read More
Who could forget Kate and Wills’ big day, which is thought to have been watched by more than one billion people across the globe? Today, April 29, the happy couple mark their second wedding anniversary and it’s a decidedly low-key affair. Kate will spend the day visiting children’s hospices before… Read More
Being a seven-time world BMX champion, Leigh Darrell was always going to find a way to slip a bike into his wedding photos.
Peplums have well and truly returned. Originally intended to protect the hemlines of ladies’ dresses from dirt and mud, these days, they’re purely decorative and you can see them on everything from shirts to coats – and, increasingly, as a lovely flourish on the humble wedding dress. Peplums are available… Read More
NZ has passed a bill legalising gay marriage becoming the first nation in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Twenty seven years after decriminalising homosexuality, New Zealand this week passed the Marriage Equality Bill, which will allow same-sex couples to wed from late August. Amidst shouts of jubilation, the Speaker… Read More
Thousands of commuters were greeted Monday morning by a perplexing wedding proposal scrawled on a bedsheet and left hanging over a highway overpass in Melbourne’s south-east. Emblazoned with a pink love heart, the sign simply said, “DON’T GO JEN. MARRY ME. ❤ AUSSIE DAVE.” The makeshift sign has since been… Read More
You only get one shot at your wedding photos. It’s a day filled with lovely, impromptu moments that you can’t just “do again”, so it’s vital to choose a photographer who not only knows how to capture these precious moments, but who is experienced in wedding photography, which is an… Read More
When Texan woman Mary-Cathrin McCarthy woke on April 6, she didn’t know she’d go to bed a married woman. The 26-year-old actress knew she’d be wearing her wedding dress, but she thought it was for a quick pre-wedding photo shoot. So, she got dressed up, had her hair and make-up… Read More
Bec and Matt wanted a wedding that reflected their fun size – and, boy, did they get it. Even their celebrant agreed she’d never laughed so much at any of the weddings she’d performed.
America’s longest marriage ended this week after 102-year-old Victoria Wrubel died on Monday. Victoria (nee Puvalowski) married Steven Wrubel in 1929, when she was just 18 years old and he was 20. That was 83 years ago. The couple married in Parisville, Michigan where they both grew up and, last… Read More
What happens when two caterers marry? They cater their own wedding, naturally.
Despite being deployed thousands of miles from his home in Texas, one enterprising US pilot found a most unique (and pretty darn cool) way to ensure he could send his brother and new sister-in-law well wishes on their wedding day. He filmed the speech he would have given – from… Read More
Thieves have broken into the car of a Canadian couple and stolen their rings – the night before their wedding. While the bride (known only as Jessica), her groom and their bridal party were enjoying a pre-wedding dinner at a Calgary restaurant, their car was broken into and, among other… Read More
Most couples spend their wedding night in absolute comfort but for Caitlyn and Tony, their wedding night was spent in a tent! And so did their guests!
A trained florist who has been creating wedding bouquets for more than 17 years, Miranda Cornish of LoveFlowers in Queensland reckons she has helped at least 5000 brides with everything from bouquets and bouttonieres to sprays and posies for their big days. Miranda says that while bouquets are a staple… Read More
Veils. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em, but after a certain Ms Middleton walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in April 2011, more brides-to-be are suddenly loving them! Karen Willis Holmes, designer of some of Australia’s most stunning vintage-inspired couture gowns, has always considered veils a timeless… Read More
You can’t go a week without reading another Angelina-and-Brad-have-finally-wed story and, frankly, until we see a ring on Angie’s finger, we aren’t going to believe it. Unfortunately, it seems that with this couple, even a golden band sitting squarely on Ange’s ring finger won’t mean they’re actually married – as… Read More
I feel like a horrible person. I love my fiance but I absolutely loathe the engagement ring he gave me. It’s not about the cost or size of the ring, it’s about how it looks. It’s ugly. I simply cannot wear this for the rest of my life. What should… Read More
Florida bride Alaina Heston knew her terminally ill father Dennis wouldn’t survive long enough to be able to share a traditional Father-Daughter dance at her March wedding, so she did the next best thing – she (and he) got all dressed up months before and pre-recorded the precious moment, only… Read More
When Welsh couple Alison Jelley and Michael Roberts, both 26, planned their big white winter wedding, they didn’t expect it to be quite so white or wintry. The bride and groom woke on the morning of their wedding only to discover more than 60cms (about 2 foot) of snow… Read More
Smythson, the exclusive 126-year-old British stationer who has created invitations and stationery for the world’s various royal families, Madonna and Grace Kelly, recently took a leap into the 21st century by allowing anyone with an internet connection the ability order and personalise their world-famous, hand-crafted wedding invitations online. While it’s… Read More
Being a bridesmaid can be confusing, after all, some end up doing lots for the wedding, while others need only turn up on the day looking gorgeous! According to Sydney wedding planner Jessica Alvial, in order to be a great bridesmaid you must first grasp the fundamentals of a bridesmaid’s… Read More
Elle Macpherson has been spotted wearing some serious bling on her engagement finger – but nobody is saying whether she’s actually engaged or not. The 49-year-old Aussie supermodel, who still looks half her age, has been dating American billionaire property developer Jeffrey Soffer, 43, for about two years. So,… Read More
Well, it’s that time of year again. Easter is peeking its head over the horizon and it’s time to celebrate! Every Easter in the Easy Weddings offices, we hold a guess-how-many-eggs-in-the-container competition. This year, we’d love you all to join in. So, we’re giving one lucky member of the Easy… Read More
“I don’t have any idea how to write a good speech, but do know how to write a song,” and with those words, 27-year-old groom (and British boy band member) Tom Fletcher kicked off his rather awesome wedding speech, erm, song. McFly’s lead singer admitted hating public speaking and, instead,… Read More
If you’re fed up with flowers or tired of tier upon tier of predictably pretty, icing-laden wedding cakes, you’ll appreciate Annabel Vetten’s attempt to bring her dark sense of humour to your big day. You just may not be able to bring yourself to eat it. The German-born, English-based food… Read More
Two weeks before his big day, Brisbane Lions’ No.9 player Ashley McGrath received a call that would change his life. His wife, Amanda McGrath, shares their wedding story and intimate wedding pictures.
You and your partner may have a hectic wedding day planned, one that starts with hair and make-up at the crack of dawn and ends well after midnight and only after the last guest has departed, but your guests have a far less busy schedule, one that probably includes lots… Read More
In days gone by, religious marriage ceremonies and big old church weddings were the norm. Today, however, more and more couples are opting to marry in a civil ceremony. It’s an incredibly personal choice and the reasons for picking one over the other vary from couple to couple. However, though… Read More
Jesse James, Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband, has reportedly ask her to attend his upcoming nuptials. Seriously. Sandra, 48, divorced the Monster Garage host in 2010 after discovering he was cheating on her. However, that small detail hasn’t stopped Jesse, 43, from inviting his Academy Award-winning ex-wife to attend his Malibu wedding… Read More
Be it a private proposal witnessed just by two or a grand affair involving hundreds of strangers (and, sometimes, even marching bands), who doesn’t love a surprise wedding proposal? In no particular order, we’ve pulled together 10 of our all-time favourites and, from the bloke who serenaded his gal in… Read More
Perth-based wedding photographer Peter Adams specialises in black and white photography containing clever reflections – and the results are simply stunning.
A 40-year-old Melbourne man has been nabbed drink driving – on the way to his own wedding. Police pulled the groom over early Sunday morning during a long-weekend blitz on Church Street in Richmond only to discover he was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.104. That’s more than… Read More
What bride doesn’t want to look like a princess on her wedding day? Heidi Coxshall most definitely did. In fact, she wanted to look like one very specific princess, Princess Fiona from the animated movie Shrek. She and hubby-to-be, Paul Bellas wanted to hold the ultimate fairytale wedding, so they… Read More