In addition to choosing a timeless dress, picking a stunning reception area and whittling down the guest list, couples preparing to tie the knot also have to factor in a photographer they trust. On the day you want your day to be captured from all angles, immortalising what is likely to be one of the most important and memorable days of your life. Thankfully, thousands of Australian couples were lucky enough to have their wedding days captured by some of the best in the business this year. Here FEMAIL looks back at the past 12 months and brings you some of the most exquisite and heart-rending wedding photos of 2018 - and the stories from behind the lens. The moment you've all been waiting for: This soon-to-be-wife greets her father just before stepping outside to marry the love of her life. Her proud father catches a tear falling down her face. Leah and Tom walk hand-in-hand out of the ceremony surrounded by their bridesmaids and groomsman. Despite it raining … [Read more...] about These are the most magical wedding moments of 2018
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Meghan Markle stepped out in Australia on Tuesday wearing items of Princess Diana's jewellery in a touching tribute to her husband's late mother. The Duchess of Sussex showed off butterfly earrings previously worn by the Princess of Wales during a trip to Canada with Prince Charles in May 1986. She was also pictured wearing one of Diana's bracelets. Both are thought to be a gift from Prince Harry to mark their happy baby news. But it's not the first time Meghan, 37, has adorned her mother-in-law's jewels. Her engagement ring contains two stones from Diana's personal collection and the Duchess once said that "It's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us." Most notably, on her wedding day she was pictured travelling to the couple's evening reception wearing a stunning aquamarine ring which once belonged to Diana. The emerald-cut stone, surrounded by small solitaire diamonds and set in 24-carat yellow gold, was striking on her right hand as the beaming bride waved to … [Read more...] about Story of Diana’s ring Meghan wore on wedding day revealed
Maria Slade for The Spinoff Here come the brides! Together Journal's latest cover features a same-sex couple in what might just be a mainstream wedding world first, reports Maria Slade. A New Zealand-based magazine believes it's the first mainstream wedding publication to feature a same-sex couple on the cover. Together Journal is a quarterly magazine founded by Kiwi businesswoman Greta Kenyon depicting real weddings from around the world. The cover of its latest edition shows the Christchurch nuptials of Melbourne couple Sara and Melanie, who began planning their big day before same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia. The pictures were taken by New Zealand photographer Charlotte Sowman. As far as she's aware, Together Journal's same-sex cover is a wedding magazine world first, Kenyon says. It comes as popular Australian wedding publication White is under fire for reportedly refusing to publish pictures of same-sex unions. "It's almost my responsibility, I think, to … [Read more...] about Same-sex nuptials on the cover of a Kiwi magazine – a wedding world first?
WANT to know the rising stars of 2018 and who’s set to be the next big thing? Elle has unveiled their top 50 “movers and shakers”, and you may not know many names on the list. For the first time, the women’s magazine has created the list dedicated to the new and successful names in the fashion, showbiz, politics, tech and culture world. Last night, those who made the cut where invited to a glamorous event at Somerset House in London to celebrate making waves in their various industries. Those who featured included a singer from the West Midlands and a model from Yorkshire. Here, the Sun Online looks at some of the people to make the list…Fran Summers, model Fran Summers might not be a face you recognise yet, but the Yorkshire lass is going to get bigger and bigger. Discovered in Westfield, this 18-year-old is going places. Lily has shied away from the catwalk spotlight recently, and is keen to use her name for good, working with countless charities around … [Read more...] about Elle unveils its top 50 ‘movers and shakers’ of 2018 including a singer from the West Midlands and a model from Yorkshire… but how many have YOU heard of?
A WOMAN will receive £22,000 every month for the next 20 years after buying two winning lotto tickets using the same “special” numbers. The lucky winner, from Melbourne, Australia, entered the unusual lottery where the prize is handed out monthly, rather than a single huge jackpot. According to news.com.au, it was the first time The Lott’s Set for Life draw had two first prize winners. And the woman -who wished to remain anonymous - held both winning entries for a total prize of £5.4 million ($9.6 million). She told a lotteries official she bought the two tickets, one for her and her husband, to celebrate their recent wedding anniversary. “That is just unbelievable,” she said, according to The Lott. “You’re really serious? Is this a joke? It’s just incredible. It was our wedding anniversary and I thought I’d just buy our special numbers on our Set for Life tickets and we’ll give it a go. “I’ll have to … [Read more...] about World’s luckiest couple to receive £22k EVERY MONTH after they both won the lottery playing the same ‘special’ numbers