Real Weddings: Nadia Coppolino + Jimmy Bartel

Nadia and Jimmy Bartel are deeply entrenched in wedded bliss now, but the memories of their wedding day endure, with my story on their big day appearing in the Autumn/ Winter edition of Real Weddings magazine. Kristen Cook took the photographs and you can view a gorgeous collection on her blog. Flawless styling by The Style Co is shared in detail here.

Photography by Kristen Cook

Photography by Kristen Cook


Photography by Kristen Cook

My week – A Freelance Journalist

People often ask me what sort of work I do. Here’s what happened one week in April:

1. Distributed a media release promoting a regional event.


2. Wrote about the weddings of three AFL footballers and nine other gorgeous couples for a high profile magazine.


Image by Kristen Cook

3. Told the story of a farmer with an amazing attraction on his property (besides sheep) for another national mag.


4. Proofed the final layouts of two previously written articles which are about to go to print for another national mag.


5. Wrote a 1000-word article for a Local Government publication on behalf of a local council.

6. Scripted a new documentary for the rock lobster industry using previously recorded interviews.


7. Lined up a series of homes and businesses to be photographed by an interstate magazine photographer and stylist visiting the region…

8. And was on standby to cover a court case for a newspaper. (Case fell through, but that’s ok.)

Always loving the variety.



Copy brief: Park Hyatt Melbourne

The chink of a champagne flute. The flash of a mirror…the sparkle of a diamond. The moment is magical…

Park Hyatt Melbourne wanted a copywriter with a wedding focus who could help to ‘set the scene’ for a glamorous Art Deco-inspired celebration in a national advertising campaign.


A fun job, channeling Gatsby to come up with the perfect words for a perfect venue. You’ll find the ad in my portfolio.


Real Weddings Destination Weddings

I loved writing about the brides who headed abroad for the new Summer Edition of Real Weddings. One couple married in this French castle…

Another jetted away to gorgeous Koh Samui…

While this travel-themed wedding in NSW was rather perfect, too.

The cover? Pure delight.




I’m Gretel Sneath, an established freelance writer & storyteller. I work for magazines, newspapers & corporate clients. When I'm not on the road, you'll find me on our farm on South Australia's Limestone Coast or in Hawthorn, Melbourne.