11 July 2016

The way that these two gorgeous colours play off each other is pretty perfect, just like you and your beau! You’re gold [vibrant and beautiful] and he is brown [strong and stately] – put the two together and you cant help but fall in love!! You’ll quickly realize these two colours blend beautifully because they are practically the same hue, the difference being a touch of fabulous shimmer. Take a look and prepare to be mesmerised…

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Introduce your guests to your colour scheme from the get-go with your invites. Gold-foiled finish with a natural style lends a sense of glamour and elegance to the design, just the right impression you want to make on your guests. Don’t be shy about gathering various shades of gold for your wedding decorations. For example, the tablescape below features classic gold taper candles in brushed gold candle stands. The floral centerpieces have yet another shade of golden leaves tucked inside the greenery. Brown and gold wedding decorations blend together beautifully, lending just enough contrast to create a brilliant look yet still remaining soft and inviting.

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9 July 2016


susie and steve marriage milestone - brides of adelaide

Administrative Officer Susie and Senior Director Steve met at the Archer Hotel in North Adelaide after initially chatting online. Susie and Steve were together for two years before Steve popped the question in the house they were renovating together via the expedient method of hiding the engagement ring in an empty paint can. Both romantic and creative!

They had an eleven month engagement to give them time to plan, as they had great expectations of what they wanted their wedding to be like. We designed our ceremony from the ground up with the assistance of Flinders University Chaplain, Geoff Boyce and his wife Sandy, says Susie. Steve’s Dad, John played a key role in the ceremony and the entire wedding party also had a hand in the planning leading up to the big day. We married at The Woodhouse in Piccadilly, surrounded by one hundred and twenty special guests. Our wedding had a carnival atmosphere, with a jumping castle and a performance by the Amazing Drumming Monkeys!

What was it about Steve that first appealed to you?

Steve’s intelligence, humour, creativity and natural flair for being extraordinary initially caught my eye! He is also a very accomplished musician!

What does marriage mean to you?

To me, marriage is the ongoing practice of friendship, compassion, understanding, communication and love, trust and respect between two people.

The best part of being married...

My favourite part of marriage is that my husband is my best friend. He is my sounding board for new ideas and my ally in times of adversity. My life would be very boring without him!

Secrets to creating and sustaining lasting love...

Trust, respect and compassion. Good communication is essential. Choose your battles wisely and be prepared to compromise. It also helps if you can cook well!

Favourite memory about Steve...

My favourite memory of Steve is at a New Year’s Eve party we went to in Margaret River last year. Steve was keeping everyone entertained with his jokes and musical talents, making up an hilarious Paul Kelly-inspired song about tomato sauce flavoured chips!

What made you laugh the hardest whilst being married?

My husband regularly makes me laugh without even trying! His wit and sly sense of humour gets me every time!

What would you do if you won a million dollars?

Pay off the mortgage and travel around the world!

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?

Living out an agrarian utopia dream, surrounded by friends, family and lots of chickens!

If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be?

Maggie Beer, who, apart from being one of my favourite people on the planet is some of the inspiration behind our agrarian utopia dream. Tim Minchin, who, like my husband, understands the need for more songs about tomato sauce flavoured chips in the world and Charles Darwin, whose research and discoveries changed the face of science forever.

If you could be invisible, what would you do?

I would go to one of the UN Security Council meetings and poke people I thought were making poor decisions!

What do you still enjoy doing together?

We’ve become really interested in permaculture and sustainability since purchasing 20 acres of land in Mt Barker Springs. So far we’ve learned how to mend fences, identify weeds, install irrigation, mend roofing and wrangle sheep (not very well!!). Susie is studying horticulture and still loves to cook (Steve loves to eat!).

If your life was turned into a movie, which actor would play you?

I’m very vain, so it would have to be Monica Bellucci, who is spectacularly beautiful!

Favourite love and marriage inspirational quote...

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” Khalil Gibran

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What was it about Susie that first appealed to you?

Susie was really making the most out of every moment of her life after recovering from a serious illness. She has an infectious enthusiasm about friends and food and music.

What does marriage mean to you?

It’s about sharing the journey of life with Susie and about committing to a partnership strong enough to last through the ups and downs, and hopefully kids!

The best part of being married...

Definitely the unconditional friendship and love but also it’s great just planning and looking forward building a future together.

Favourite memory about Susie...

It’s probably the look on her face when she opened the paint tin I hid the engagement ring in for her to find when we were renovating and the incredible stunned silence (a first!!), followed by a hilarious line something like ‘is this really for me?’. Yes darling, it’s for you :)

What are your secrets to creating and sustaining lasting love?

There’s only one: happy wife, happy life!

What made you laugh the hardest whilst being married?

You mean apart from my occasional attempts to cook?

What would you do if you won a million dollars?

Is that tax free??? Develop our Adelaide hills acreage into a sustainable living estate and host classes on the weekends for people who want to learn how to take care of small acreage and to cook locally grown produce. I’d also fund some micro credit loans for entrepreneurs in developing countries.

If you could have dinner with three people, who would they be?

Yoda (Star Wars) because he’s wise yet funny and can do incredible party tricks involving levitating large objects with the wrinkle of an eye brow; Steve Jobs because of his inspirational commitment to creativity and sprit, and Mary Magdalene who I’m hoping could clear up a few historical questions a few of us have from biblical times.

How have you made your marriage successful?

Patience (on her part!).

If you could be invisible, what would you do?

Um, so would this be like a situation where if you wear a hat then others just see a hat floating around in space? If so, I’d need to take off my clothes to be completely invisible right? And as a follow up, just how long would this invisibility thing last for? I’m really not sure about this whole idea…

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years time?

Susie and I are in a double hammock sipping our home grown Apple cider watching the kids mow the lawn?

If your life was turned into a movie, which actor would play you?

Geoffrey Rush – he seems to have played most other people!

How did you celebrate your first wedding anniversary?

Embarrassingly, Susie forgot it was our anniversary and had planned a Christmas party for the day before our anniversary, so we had a ‘surprise’ anniversary/Christmas celebration with our friends!

How did you celebrate your most recent anniversary?

With a quiet lunch together in Hahndorf.

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8 July 2016

When it comes to creating decor for your outdoor wedding, think outside the box - and perhaps think inside a drawer instead! Pre-loved furniture chests or bedside tables are a fabulous way to display fresh blooms - ideal for a dessert table or simply as a way to brighten your location. We absolutely love!!

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