Welcome to the pages of our gorgeous new look Issue # 6 and beautiful website where my heart, dreams and soul reside. This beautiful issue, in essence, is where we share the elements of what makes life beautiful to us, what is meaningful, and what matters the most – LOVE!

I’m Robyn Bull, the owner and director of I do I do Gippsland – I love words, I’m a lover of so many things, I’m an artist to the artists, a host for many, a dreamer, a creator, and unquestionably a matchmaker.

If this issue stood powerfully in a word, it would be ‘courage’ – the courage of the human spirit, courage to love more deeply and more fully, courage to be in truth, and the courage to desire and be more. If it stood in two words, it would be ‘brave’ – sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, and this issue is all about that!

We are so excited (like everyone) to see that weddings, celebrations, and events are back on. It is so beautiful to see that our ‘loved up’ couples are wanting to get married and celebrate their ‘love story’ here in Gippsland, Phillip Island and beyond!

In this issue, we celebrate the marriage of our gorgeous Lauren and Josh (after four attempts, we finally got them married). This wedding day was stunning, as evidenced by the soulful images contained within these pages. We acknowledge and stand in true ‘awe’ of this amazing couple as we give gratitude to the most dedicated, wise, and truly stunning vendors that made this elopement giveaway so special. These vendors contributed from their hearts, and to witness this is beyond words.

We know all of our couples planning their weddings will fall in love with Issue # 6 and the pure beauty that has been inspired and created. Our beautiful photoshoots as well as our real weddings that embrace the splendour of Gippsland and the region that is truly breathtaking.

We have filled these pages with a force of greatness, talent, and integrity showcasing the many businesses sprinkled across Gippsland and Phillip Island.

You, the reader, influence the direction of I do I do Gippsland and we can’t wait to share more with you.

To our incredible photographers that were part of our photoshoots as well as the many photographers that showcase their work throughout our real weddings, editorials and advertisements, I stand in gratitude to each and every one of you. You bring your poetry to the images that are shared within these pages and you bring ‘love’. This quote from Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County sums up what I feel.

You make pictures, not take them?
Yes. At least that’s how I think of it. That’s the difference between Sunday snapshooters and someone who does it for a living…I don’t just take things as given, I try to make them into something that reflects my personal consciousness, my spirit. I try to find the poetry in the image.

In this beautiful Issue # 6, we say thank you to the many Gippsland Vendors and businesses that share their own artistry and love with you all.

As you know I ADORE POETRY…I leave you with this quote by Helena Bonham Carter.

‘I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.

May these pages love you and ‘gift’ you with more and may you always stay curious – ask yourself ‘What else is possible?’

Find us on social media @idoidogippsland where you will be inspired and loved as you begin your wedding planning. We are so excited to be part of such a special time in your life.

Hugs and love
Robyn Bull
Editor, Artist, Matchmaker, Creator, Lover of So Much.

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contributing photographers

Without the incredibly talented photographers of Gippsland and beyond, we would not be able to create our beautiful I do I do Gippsland business. We are so grateful of our photographers that have helped create the imagery of our website and online directory. These photographers create beautiful memories of our passions and love stories and their love for what they do is expressed throughout the pages of our gorgeous website.

Bonnie Pix & Flix
Cassandra Faye Photography
Claire Davie
Emily Jane Photography
Hannah Gilbert Photographer
Jana Woodhouse Photography
Kristy Mason Photography
Lady Bella Photography
Morgan Lee Photography