‘Love Story’ Paul + Jessica

Once upon a time a girl named Jess met a boy named Paul….


After a long afternoon celebrating at her best friend’s hens party, Jess ran into a group of local mates and was introduced to their friend Paul - her future husband.

For the first few years these love birds spent their weekends between Sydney (where Paul worked) and The Hunter Valley. Travelling and living out of a suitcase wasn’t easy for the couple, however ‘it was all worth it.’ says Jess.

Paul was preparing to propose to his love and suggested a relaxing week away in Fiji, the perfect getaway for them both.

He had a planned a romantic dinner at the Flying Fish restaurant on the beach. ‘it was so secluded and peaceful’ Jess recalls.


It was time to start planning the wedding.

Paul and I had always enjoyed the idea of a long lunch that rolled into the night’ Jess says.

Having grown up in The Hunter Valley on her family’s vineyard Jess knew this was definitely the place they would enjoy their celebrations. She worked with The Wedding Designers Director Jessica Coleman to create a glass greenhouse which would compliment the landscape of vines and mountains. ‘The use of natural wood and green with chandelier lighting produced a truly magical vibe’ Jess reflects.

The ceremony was held at Sacred Spaces in Singleton, ‘which is an unforgettable space’ she says.

The long lunch created by Bistro Molines was an exquisite European inspired feast with the family’s own McLeish wines flowing for the afternoon/evening. With the formalities finishing around 7pm it left guests time to party along to a live band underneath the stars.

When I asked Jess what she loved about their wedding day, it was ‘getting ready in the family home where she could view the whole reception space transforming - it was pure joy’ she says.

The most unbelievable part of our day was our wedding dance. It was the song, I’m Gonna Be by The Proclaimers. All of our family and friends joined us on the dance floor and completely rocked out to the band’


Thank you for sharing your story with us Mr. and Mrs.Bilich.

Love and happiness

Lisa x x x


Photography Photography on Hermatige

Venue McLeish Estate

Designer and Florals The Wedding Designers

Catered by Bistro Molines

Hair by Lisa Fowler Hair + Makeup

Makeup by Bellus

You gotta dance like there’s nobody watching. Love like you will never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like its’s heaven on earth.
— William W. Purkey

‘Love Story’ Jye + AJ

‘Love Story’ Jye + AJ

Do you believe in fate? Jye and AJ certainly do.

When Jye popped into a work meeting, AJ was instantly attracted to his confidence and vibe. AJ was living in Sydney and Jye in Newcastle where they would meet again when a mutual friend convinced her to stay and celebrate after completing a management course…

How to Create the Perfect Party Ponytail

How to Create the Perfect Party Ponytail

The classic ponytail is our go-to hairstyle for all hair types. Be it for a daytime or night time event, our humble pony will guarantee to get all eyes on you. Be fun, keep cool and add some glam.

Here we have created a step by step method to have you styling your hair like a pro.

Hairpieces, Padding and Hair Extensions

Do you have fine hair or feel like you might need extra volume for the hair style you want to wear on your wedding day?

Bridal hair styling can be quite confusing for you as a client - you know what you would like but is your hair long enough or thick enough? Working with an experienced hair stylist, all these questions will be answered at your trial. There are a few different options which will enhance your style. The options that I choose to use are for special occasion and can create your desired look without damage to your hair. 

Clip-in extensions have been used for this style.  

Clip-in extensions have been used for this style.  

CLIP-IN HUMAN HAIR EXTENSIONS These hair extensions are designed to be removed after your special occasion with no damage to your natural hair. Designed to provide extra volume and maybe some added length. For the best results make sure that your extensions are human hair so that they may be colour matched and heat styled. Look for key words such as, double or triple remy - meaning silky or smooth in texture. Clip in extensions can be purchased in 18", 20" or 22" lengths. 

PADDING is used to create the illusion of having lots of hair when you may have finer hair- never fear padding is here! Placement of your padding will depend on where you would like to create your fullness in your upstyle. This is easy to use and very affordable and will make all the difference with your desired look. You may have or have used a padding called a 'donut'. These paddings have become extremely popular for clients to create the timeless ballerina bun. Your hairstylist will have variations of this style of padding to create a more enhanced version of your chosen upstyle. So whether it be a classic chignon, a ballerina inspired bun or to build volume in your romantic updo, padding is an excellent styling secret.

Padding has been used here to build the volume out in this style. 

Padding has been used here to build the volume out in this style. 

HAIRPIECE similar to the clip-in extensions, a hairpiece is a human hair piece that is added as one into your upstyle. If your dream style requires extra hair your stylist will colour match a piece to 'fill out' your own hair to create your desired look. It is still very important to use a quality piece so as not to see the difference between the piece and your natural hair. 

This style has had a human hair piece added. 

This style has had a human hair piece added. 

At your trial you will be able to discuss this with your stylist to find out which of the three options will work better for you.