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Lifestyle : Weddings
1HERSA1 W001 Elizabeth Macarthur Ave, Camden Ph: 4654 6800 www.belgennyfarm.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Macarthur's Leading Reception Venue www.bridesofsydney.com.au 259 Clarence Street, Sydney Open 7 Days Phone: 02 9264 6562 W ave ou Bridal Bridesmaids Debutante Eveningwear Flowergirls Spurling Menswear ct ! jenniferregan.com.au 9565 2595 Newtown Couture & Ready to Wear AG2126614AA-010810 SAUGUST 1, 2010 wedd More couples are opting for intimate weddings, writes Kristie Lau.Sd Continued Page 2 Simply perfect Simply perfect A ctors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green eloped to Hawaii for their big day. Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom kept their own completely hush-hush until it was all over. Simple celebrations are popping up everywhere in the celebrity world but it's not just our biggest stars who believe less is more on their wedding day. Alison Barton (nee Chow), a 38-year old business owner from Queens Park, was after an intimate affair. She simply hoped to share the occasion with the people she cherished most. ''We wanted something personal, not just your average cookie-cutter wedding,'' Barton says. ''It can become so much about the production and you can end up wanting everything possible as a bride. This was a really special way to do it and more about the marriage than all the bridezilla hoo-ha.'' Besides the obvious advantages a smaller wedding may provide for the couple, such as lower costs, less stress and simple planning, Barton adds that each of her 14 guests also thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Barton married her husband Paul at the Pretty Beach House in Killcare on New Year's Eve, 2009 and their guests were seated at one long table with the bride and groom. ''Because it was so small, everyone had a chance to get up and say something . . . my brother started welling up when he spoke,'' Barton says. ''And because we were such a small wedding party in total, there was no sense of a function centre atmosphere and we all got to enjoy a bit of a holiday together.''
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