Inspired by a sapphire ring given to the sweet bride by her groom early in their relationship, this soiree by Purple Martini Wedding & Event Photography is full of the prettiest of pretty blue hues. And the shoes? Don't even get me started, because I haven't stopped day dreaming about those blue beauties since I first laid eyes on this fab fête. The entire affair is just as gorgeous, and you can see it all in the full gallery of images!
From the Bride...The inspiration for our day came from a sapphire ring Rob had bought for my birthday in our second year of university. I had always imagined that it would be my “something blue” on our wedding day. Over the years, (nearly 8 years since that birthday) the ring has sadly been misplaced but I still love this bold shade of blue and still wanted it to be my something blue on our wedding day. (I even dyed my ivory satin wedding shoes to the blue.) When planning the wedding, Rob and I wanted to celebrate his Scottish heritage and that he and his groomsmen would be wearing Kilts. The blue in his Clan’s tartan created a clever mix and proved to provide us with lots of inspiration.
Hailey, at Final Touches was a great source for bringing our inspiration to a reality. The striking blue was balanced out by softer shades of peridot green and ivory. We wanted our day to have a balance of simple elegance and relaxed charm. Our ceremony took place in Rob’s parents’ backyard in a tented ceremony. Guests parked 3km away at the reception site, King Valley Golf Course, and were shuttled to the ceremony site where they enjoyed cocktails and refreshments, including Pimm’s Cup.
The gemstones we chose, Sapphire and Peridot (August stone, and the month of our wedding) brought a touch of glamour while keeping our theme of simple elegance throughout. We carried out this color theme throughout our wedding plans and leading up to the day. Our stationery, by Aktiv Art & Design gave our friends and family a sneak peak to what our day would be. We made a fun DIY flip-flop basket on the dance floor of our colors and our wedding favors. French Macarons were the peridot green (chocolate mint!) and ivory (sesame flavor) from Ruelo Bakery. A gift to my bridesmaids included satin robes of the peridot color, which looked beautiful in Purple Martini’s photography, as we got ready for the big day.
Wedding Photography: Purple Martini Wedding & Event Photography / Tent + Accessories: Gervais / Wedding Stationery: Aktiv Art & Design / Wedding Cake: Shelia Patridge / Wedding Favors: French Macarons from Ruelo Bakery / Transportation: Amberlea Executive Limousine Service / Shuttle Busses: Stock Transportation / Hair: The Country Look / Make-up: Lindsay Dagenais Makeup Design / Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia via Becker’s Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Paris Hilton / Bridesmaid Dresses + Mother of the Bride Dress: The Dessy Group + Jasmine via Becker’s Bridal / Bridesmaid Shoes: Steve Madden / Groomsmen Kilts + Ring Bearer’s Kilts: Burnett’s & Struth Scottish Regalia / Flower Girl Dresses: Adorable Kids / Flowers + Décor: Final Touches / Ceremony Location: Private Residence / Reception Location: King Valley Golf Course