Welcome to the latest edition of Ivory - your very own Tasmanian guide to getting married!
Wedding planning can be stressful at the best of times, and that has a lot to do with the extensive preparation process.
With many bases to cover from creating a menu for your guest to devour, to selecting a venue that ticks all the boxes, it is no surprise these romantic events can take years to plan.
Throw a global pandemic to the mix and that stress factor can be taken up a notch.
Ivory 2020-21 is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration for your big day.
We unveil our tips and tricks on hosting micro weddings, using social media and finding the right photographer, and share our secrets on selecting suits, dresses and flowers.
In this year's edition, we have included four personal wedding stories from across the state for you to enjoy, each telling a unique story of love and wedding day bliss.
I hope you enjoy these stories and they help take the stress out of planning your wedding.
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On the cover | Arnie & Laura
Woolmers Estate | February 22, 2020 | 130 guests
LAURA Singline and Arnie Donnellan had been together for six years before he popped the question on a holiday in Melbourne.
The couple were friends in high school and then started dating, the rest, as they say, is history.
Arnie proposed outside the casino in Melbourne after a stressful trip involving two cancelled flights and a two-hour drive to a different airport.
He wasn't about to let that get in the way of asking Laura to marry him even though he thought he might have to do it in airport security after all the delays.
After a year and a half engagement, the couple were married at Woolmers Estate in Longford, Tasmania.
The reception held a special meaning for Laura as the venue had the same name as her grandmother Marjorie who had recently passed away.
"It just felt like she was a part of the wedding" Laura said.
The reception was set in a rose garden and so Laura wanted to continue that theme inside.
It was rustic with timber and concrete accents contrasted with greenery and roses.
Although feeling nervous on the day, everything ran smoothly and Laura was walked down the aisle by her father, a particularly special moment for them both as he is unwell.
A highlight of the reception for Laura were the speeches.
They had a lot of people speak, and Laura said "that is what makes a wedding".
The first dance was to "Say you won't let go" by James Arthur, a song that the couple felt summed up their first year together.
When considering advice for future brides, Laura said the planning and preparation is key.
"Try to get as much done as possible months before your wedding. Double check dates on signage and don't stress too much on the day. It goes by too quickly for that!"
- Florist: Meka Floral Styling
- Photography: Tim Whybrow and Nick Hanson from Prime Perspectives
- Stationery: Etsy and Vistaprint
- Ceremony: Woolmers Estate Longford
- Reception: Marjories at Woolmers Estate
- Entertainment: Fletcher Bisset
- Celebrant: Karen Allen
- Rings: Jim Hughes & Sons Jewellers
- Bomboniere: Sugar Sugar Cookies
- Bridal Gown: Timeless Elegance
- Shoes: Esther Boutique
- Hair: Chloe-Rose Hairstyling
- Makeup: Olivia Jones Makeup
- Grooms Suit: Routleys Menswear
- Grooms Shoes: Myer
- Cake: Mycakes Tasmania