Real Wedding: Thomas and Joanne


We love a good surprise wedding at Just as Planned and the surprise wedding of Thomas and Joanne is no exception.

Thomas and Joanne have been together for 10 years and wanted to do something a little different for their wedding, so their chose to surprise their guests!

Guests arrived to their house expecting an engagement party and were floored when they found it was to be their surprise wedding.

The theme was garden party, with lots of florals, food and drinks flowing. Take a look at these stunning photos

Thomas and Joanne

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Dress: Raffinato Bridal Flowers: Moss and Fern Photographer: Alana Blowfield Shoes: Etsy Jewellery: Etsy Bridesmaid Dress: Review Men’s Suits: Connor

Brooke and Paul – Real Wedding Feature


Last year I was delighted to work with Brooke and Paul to create their wedding stationery.

Brooke and Paul’s wedding stationery features a classic design and stunning artwork by Aaron Favaloro.

Just as Planned creates unique one of kind invitations for all occasions.  Contact us today for a free no obligation quote via email justasplannedau@gmail.com

Here are just some of the images from their special day as shared in Bride to Be magazine and on Wedded Wonderland.

Wedding stationery designed by Just as Planned www.justasplanned.com.au

Wedding stationery designed by Just as Planned http://www.justasplanned.com.au

Featured in Bride to Be Magazine

Featured in Bride to Be Magazine

image from http://www.weddedwonderland.com.au

Top 10 Australian Wedding Dress Designers


I just love showcasing our amazing Australian designers and it was hard trying to pick my top 10.  There is so much talent and I am sure you will have your own favourite.

So in no particular order here are my top 10 favourite Australian wedding dress designers.

1. Elizabeth de Varga

Duchess - Elizabeth de Varga designs

Duchess – Elizabeth de Varga designs

2. Henry Roth

Bliss - Henry Roth

Bliss – Henry Roth

3. Rapsimo

Rapsimo

Rapsimo

4. Steven Khalil

Jazlyn - Steven Khalil

Jazlyn – Steven Khalil

5. Carla Zampatti

Incandescent brocade hollywood gown - Carla Zampatti

Incandescent brocade hollywood gown – Carla Zampatti

6. J’Aton Courture

J'Aton Couture

J’Aton Couture

7. Mariana Hardwick

Etienne - Mariana Hardwick

Etienne – Mariana Hardwick

8. Wendy Makin

Daisy – Wendy Makin

10. Darb Bridal Couture

Darb Bridal Couture

Darb Bridal Couture

Images are from the designers own websites

A simple guide on wedding guest attire


You have received the wedding invitation and have no idea of what to wear.  At Just as Planned we know this can be a minefield so we have put together a little cheat sheet for the ladies and our friends at Paul Fredrick have supplied us with a fabulous guide for the gents.

One key details for all the brides to be planning your special day, don’t forget to include any specific attire that your would like your guests to follow on your invitation.  This can be as simple as stating “Dress: Black Tie”.

The invite says….. Black Tie

The invite says….. Casual / Outdoors

A casual dress such as a summer dress.

Here are my suggestions on what not to wear.

  • White. Unless it is stated specifically on the invitation, I suggest stay away and let the bride shine.
  • Jeans, again unless specifically stated
  • Anything too revealing or strapless.  If you are attending a religious wedding you may need to consider covering your shoulders for the ceremony