This is a shoot unlike any other. Sure, it’s basically as pretty as they come – with images from Jason Tey Photography so gorgeous I could kiss them, design from Wedding Day Flair that just makes me feel festive, and styling from Olive Farm Designs that deserves a round of applause – but it’s not just any ol’shoot. It’s shoot with a story behind it, giving it that much more soul. Inspired by a true love story, it’s not only pretty but meaningful, and it’s safe to say, I love every last bit of it. See it all here.
From Jason Tey Photography… The shoot was inspired by the love story of my little brother Victor and his wife Elizabeth and was built around the concept of what their wedding could have been had they gotten married today.
From Wedding Day Flair… My vision was to re-create a wedding the couple never had in Australia by truly representing their culture and love journey and to share their story with family and friends. I chose vintage tables and chairs provided by Her Handpicked Harvest because it added warmth and character to the whole design I personally custom made the dinner table overlay! Flowers that adorn the dining table, side tables and bridal bouquet were provided by Flower opera.
For the hot fries and tea table, we envisioned this table to have sweet red tea, representing the tea Victor brought to Elizabeth at the carousel during their courtship. This table also had hand-made paper cones containing hand-cut fries, representing their journey in Mexico and struggles in making a living to support themselves! The travel luggage in the floor was an added touch, to represent their journey home. George and Gina Designs helped us create beautiful stationery tags and signs in Mexican for our drinks and fries! They also created invitations, place cards, menus and table numbers based off information from the actual invitations and menus at Victor and Elizabeth’s wedding.
With our dessert table, Cupcake Cravers created a 3-tier classic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream covered in coconut shavings and handmade sugar succulents! Being summer in Australia, we decided to include Ice lollies from Paleta as treats, which added lots of flavour and colour to the table!
From Olivia from Olive Farm Designs…One key element that I wanted to achieve with the overall look of the bride & groom was to use non-traditional styles that were reflective of the laid back nature of the real couple but still had the sense of romance & whimsy. Instead of the traditional suit we opted for a formal fitted white shirt & used a black knitted square end tie.
Red was the prominent colour on the mood board & I decided to only have pops of red on the bride such as the lip, the shoes and the headpiece; to showcase the colour without being over the top. When it came to the dress I knew we needed to go short for a more relaxed feel however we kept it romantic by using lace & a low back for a bit of drama. In keeping with the relaxed feel of the couple, I chose red ballet flats & created flower lace shoe clips to tie the whole look together.
Photography: Jason from Jason Tey Photography | Venue: Melville Rose Nursery in Carmel, Western Australia | Event Styling + Creative Direction: Maeline from Wedding Day Flair | Fashion Styling + Creative Direction: Olivia from Olive Farm Designs | Floral Design: Ann from FLOWER OPERA | Wedding Cake: Nafeesa from Cupcake Cravers | Ice Pops: Ami + Sally from La Paleta | Tea: Tessa from The Seventh Duchess | Furniture + Decor Rental: Larissa from Her Handpicked Harvest | Wedding Stationery: Pippa from George and Gina Designs | Wedding Dress: Linda from No 9 Bridal Couture | Bride’s Jewelry: Anita from Mosquita | Bride’s Shoes: Laura from LOLLIETTE | Groom Attire: Tim from Poplin & Panache | Hair: Jude from Identified Hair | Makeup: Grace from Grace Buckley Makeup Artist | Models: Tanya Jade + Karl Tabucanon