Letter from the editor
From the moment you announce your engagement, well-wishers may ask questions about your wedding preparations. Some people may offer some helpful pearls of wisdom or advice that is distracting or confusing. Don’t panic. Everything will fall into place. I know this because it is the reccuring advice that flows through the bridal submissions which inundate the Bride and Groom desk. Here’s my tip: enjoy your planning and stay true to yourselves. You are getting married because you and your soul mate want to formally commit to spending the rest of your lives together — and that is cause for celebration. How you celebrate will be a reflection of your personalities as a couple, your cultural and social background, life values and budget. And that’s what I love about this issue’s brides from the Goulburn and Murray regions. Their weddings vary from intimate ceremonies with just three witnesses and a pet dog to relaxed garden ceremonies, traditional church weddings, and a mini-music festival where the guests helped with almost every aspect of the event — and then camped overnight. Every wedding is unique and special, every bride is radiant and the joy of each couple shines in the beautiful images throughout this edition. There is so much inspiration throughout these pages, from bridal fashion to flower trends and tips on how to help your photographer capture the most beautiful images of your day. Whether you are laid-back in your decision making or want to organise things to the finest detail, enjoy your planning and I wish you a wonderful wedding day.