The stunning old-world gardens at Everglades in Leura were the setting for our ‘Inspiration’ shoot. Here are a few behind the scenes pics.

Michelle Robards of Mountain Angel Salon fits a veil to Denya’s stunning braided up do.

It’s not always glamourous on shoot day but Denya, Hannah and Talle were gracious and patient models.

Erin English from Unplanned Bakery brought some vegan indulgence to the table with her apple and berry pie, dark chocolate and sea salt cookies and a raw, cashew and lime tart. All made from scratch, of course. Erin’s motto is: “‘Where compassion meets cake”  and she extends this ethos to everything she creates. “Unplanned Bakery can provide clients with an impressive, nourishing and delicious dessert table that is entirely vegan (but no one would ever know). Gluten free options are easily catered for and feature regularly on our menus,” she explains. “We strive to create maximum impact through flavour, fresh, seasonal ingredients and attention to detail while leaving as little impact on our environment as possible,” she adds.


Hello Deer Cakerie and Bakerie certainly provided some wow factor with their naked cake with vanilla mud base and butter sponge top layer. The creative dears from the lower mountains also brought along petite panna cotta cups topped with chocolate dipped strawberries and gold glitter dust and the most magical cupcakes we ever did see.

Believing every occassion is magical, the Hello Deer team is passionate about delivering the bespoke cake of your dreams and offer complimenatry tastings and consultations as part of their top notch service.

The table was styled by Jessica Langley of The Golden Dandelion using antique furniture and crockery from her collection with the sentimental addition of Feature Editor Jacqueline Forster’s own vintage green champagne glasses which belonged to her Mum.

A little muscle from Tony, Brigitte Grant Photography‘s partner, magicked the chandelier into place.

Just what did Talle whisper into Denya’s ear?

The stunning gowns from Leanne Hamilton Couture of Bathurst stole the show. Denya and Hannah didn’t do a bad job either.

Photos: Brigitte Grant Photography Gowns: Leanne Hamilton Couture Hair and Make-up: Michelle Robards Mountain Angel Salon Cakes & desserts: Hello Deer Cakerie Bakerie and Unplanned Bakery Chocolates: Josophans Fine Chocolates Bubbly: Hillbilly Cider ‘Vintage’ Styling and props: The Golden Dandelion Models: Denya May, Hannah Rose and Talle Doust.