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A Wedding Venue With A View

Tucked away atop a secluded hilltop, Byron View Farm is a seductive spot for couples offering a special location for wedding ceremonies – or a romantic getaway.

Choose to host a cocktail party on the outdoor balcony or an intimate sit down dinner for up to 45 guests in the cottage. Or set up a marquee and double the numbers for a larger ceremony set in the spectacular grounds.

The gorgeous cottage set in the Byron hinterland offers accommodation for two just minutes from the beach! Surrounded by manicured gardens and the odd grazing cow or two, the position offers magnificent, uninterrupted sweeping views.

Eclectic and stylish, everything about Byron View Farm is tasteful and chic yet homely and comfortable. Created and run by strangetrader owners Robert Schwamberg and Andrea Duff, you can be sure the best advice on local services such as flowers and catering is always close at hand.

A beautiful base for anyone wanting to get lost in the Byron shire.

Photo: Grant McIntyre + Jane Magnus for Byron Bay Weddings & Events

Photo: Elysee Photography, Prue Ruscoe

Are you planning a country wedding?

Today I’m Loving: Jam Jar Decorations

Filled with your favourite blooms jam jars, or mason jars, can make quirky and cost effective ceremony or reception decorations.

Mason jars with succulents, dahlias and foliage hung along the ceremony aisle. A floral-patterned aisle runner added a fun touch.

Ball jars wired to shepherd’s hooks were filled with wildflowers to seamlessly blend with the house’s natural landscaping.

Mason jars filled with thistle, grasses and wildflowers hung from chairs lining the aisle.

Organic arrangements of colourful flowers spilled from Mason jars that hung on shepherd hooks along the aisle.

Are you featuring jam or mason jar decorations at your ceremony or reception?

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Secretly Tie The Knot

It happened! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally married on August 23 in Chateau Miravel, France, according to a spokesperson for the couple, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, Angelina and Brad’s Saturday wedding took place in a small chapel in front of their closest friends and family. Jolie walked down the aisle with her older children Pax and Maddox, while Vivienne and Zahara played the part of the flower girls and Shiloh and Knox were ring bearers.

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And hours after news broke that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married we also got a sneak peek of a ring photo when Pitt nonchalantly flashed his new yellow gold wedding band during a photo shoot for the film Fury, which will premier on October 17. With the news that the couple had an low-key wedding in secret we’re not surprised his wedding band is subtle and understated — and it’s perfect for the casual rugged style he’s been rocking lately.

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Pitt and Jolie also run a vineyard on their property in Provence, Chateau Miraval, where they wed so it’s possible he’s kept the ring simple because he likes to get his hands dirty.

Before their nondenominational civil ceremony, Angelina and Brad got their marriage license from a judge in California; and according to reports, the judge also officiated the ceremony in France.

The couple have kept us on our toes for the last two years after announcing their engagement in April 2012, when Pitt gave Jolie a custom-designed 16 carat diamond engagement ring that he worked closely with jeweler Rober Procup to create. The couple has been together for nine years and have six children together.

We seriously can’t wait to see what this stylish couple wore for their secret nuptial and we’ll keep you updated right here as details unfold! (Congrats to Angelina and Brad!)

Tell us Knotties, what details from Angelina and Brad’s wedding are you most to hear about?

An Ice-Bucket Challenge Turned Into A Proposal

For the last few months, our news feeds have been overloaded by friends and celebs drenching themselves in ice water — all to raise awareness for ALS. But Justin Davidson from Manhattan, Kansas decided to raise the bar and, unbeknownst to his girlfriend Shelby, proposed to her when she was least expecting it… right before he dowsed her in freezing cold water!

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We think this is one of our favourite ice bucket videos going around and it made us think of all the fun/different ways and lengths that guys go to, to propose to the woman of their dreams. And this lucky lady got to capture her engagement on video.

Watch her reaction below!

Tell us Knotties do you like this proposal? How were you proposed to?

5 Hot Tuxedo Trends From The Emmys

Emmy statues aside, these five sharp tuxedo looks were winners too at the 2014 Emmy Awards! While there were a few out-of-the-box trends on the red carpet (velvet and checkered grey suits, anyone?), most of our leading men kept it classic and snazzy. Show your man these looks and help him plan his outfit for his big day.

Here are five of our favourite tuxedo trends of the night:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Navy Salvatore Ferragamo Tuxedo

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Matt Bomer’s Classic Tom Ford Tuxedo

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Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Mix and Match Etro Suits

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Jon Hamm’s Sleek Tom Ford Tuxedo

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Tell us Knotties what will your groom be wearing on your wedding day?

8 Wedding Looks to Steal From the 2014 Emmy Awards

It was hard not to notice all the gorgeous tattoo lace, ethereal skirts and metallic details on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards last night. Since so many of the white and cream gowns could double as wedding dresses (and were made by some of our favourite wedding dress designers), we rounded up eight of the most stunning Emmy gowns. We hope they inspire your planning!

Camila Alves in Zuhair Murad

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Kristen Wiig in Vera Wang

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Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

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Padma Lakshmi in Ralph Rucci

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Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer

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Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli

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Julianne Hough in DSquared

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Lucy Liu in Zac Posen

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Tell us Knotties, which one of these looks is your favourite? What will your wedding dress look like?

5 Fresh Beauty Bridal Looks from the MTV VMAs

The daring red carpet gowns weren’t the only things that caught our attention at the 2014 MTV VMAs! From bright pink lips to crown braids, our favourite five bridal beauty looks translate easily from the red carpet to the aisle. Keep scrolling to see the fresh wedding worthy looks you can duplicate for your wedding day.

Lucy Hale’s Chic Ponytail
Lucy’s glamorous bridal-ready ponytail is teased to perfection and would look stunning paired with a vintage headband or fresh flowers.

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Taylor Swift’s Loose Waves
Taylor’s beachy waves stayed intact throughout the night (and her hair-flipping performance), so this stylish and foolproof hairstyle is the best for a reception with lots of dancing.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Smoky Eyes
For a slightly dramatic look without overdoing it, a shimmery gray eyeshadow is eye-catching and sexy.

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Gwen Stefani’s Pouty Pink Lips
Gwen’s pop of fuchsia is striking if you’re looking for a bright pink lip.

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Kelly Rowland’s Crown Braid
Worth the extra effort and perfect for a casual chic boho bride.

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Tell us Knotties, which one of these beauty looks is your favourite? How will you be doing your hair and makeup for your big day?

Stylish Ways to Use Confetti

It went out of vogue for some time and while traditional confetti can be a bit tricky (think: staining your dress, getting in guests’ food and drink) there is no reason you can’t add a touch of confetti fun to other elements of your day.

Confetti Cake

A classic fondant cake is given a modern makeover with a confetti design running from the top tier to the base.

Add Interest to Your Manicure or Pedicure

Pick a feature nail, or even have all your nails done with a confetti style top coat. Wear a glitter varnish over another colour for a slight touch of confetti or paint a few layers to build a stronger colour. Not for the faint-hearted!

We love: Nails Inc. in  Sugar House Lane Sprinkles, $18.95, (02) 9300 6330; Illamasqua in Scarce, $22.50 from Myer Sydney, Myer Chadstone, Myer Melbourne and Myer Brisbane for a limited time; Australis Glitter Top Coat in Milky Way, $7.95, Priceline; Orly in Be Brave, $18.95, Pharmacies.

Wedding Stationery

This confetti-themed stationery will immediately give guests a sense of just how fun your wedding will be.


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Wedding Program

We love this program idea and what’s even better is that it’s super easy to make yourself.

Inbal Dror Wedding Dresses Are Trending On Instagram

We’ve been seeing Inbal Dror all over social media lately and it’s no surprise why — the gowns are not only unique, they’re undeniably gorgeous. We can’t get enough of the sexy, form-fitting silhouettes and utterly romantic details like delicate tattoo lace, sheer sleeves and hints of shimmer.

Check out some of our favorite Inbal Dror dresses from real brides on Instagram below and follow us for more fashion updates!

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Tell us Knotties, which one of these dresses is your favourite? What does your dream dress look like?

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart’s Wedding Video is Timeless

Actress and fashion icon Lauren Bacall passed away recently at the age of 89 and we’ve stumbled on her wedding video – which is absolutely timeless. She made her film debut in 1944, and wowed audiences with her seductive glance, that was coined “The Look.” Bacall also met her husband — acclaimed actor Humphrey Bogart —  on the set of To Have and Have Not, and their chemistry was dynamic. Despite their 25 year age difference (she was 20 and he was 45 when they married), their son Stephen said, “He was the great love of her life, and she his.”

This vintage footage of Bacall and Bogart’s intimate wedding at an Ohio farm house, acquired by TIME from Paramount Pictures, shows the pair cutting the cake together and the bouquet toss. Below, you can even see a sweet peck on the cheek between Hollywood’s original power couple. In her memoir,Lauren Bacall By Myself, Bacall wrote, “What it felt like to be so wanted, so adored! No one had ever felt like that about me. It was all so dramatic, too.” See their undeniable chemistry below.

Watch the video HERE.

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Tell us Knotties, how will you make sure your wedding remains timeless?

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