This is one of those weddings where every last moment is so very, very awesome, you’re not even sure how to explain just how amazing it is. You know the one - it’s the perfect mix of seriously stylish + elegant with a bride and groom who really know how to throw a fabulous party. Add to that a gallery full of jaw-droppingly gorgeous images from Aparat photography and, well… happy Tuesday, indeed.
From Aparat Photography… Bec and David’s wedding at a rooftop bar in Melbourne’s CBD, was an intimate affair of around 60 guests. Under a high ceiling with sweeping views of the city seen through the tall glass walls, a single long table was adorned with flowers and candles running down the middle.
An emotional ceremony was held, before everyone sat down to a cozy dinner and later danced the night away as the sun set behind the city’s skyscrapers. There was no cake or bridal waltz and Bec was walked down the aisle by her best friend. This was not about following any strict traditions, but more about being surrounded by their nearest and dearest.
Bec and Dave are a couple with so much soul and energy and we were caught up in their day and found ourselves so overjoyed to see them marry. Two very kind-hearted and welcoming people who instantly put anyone they meet at ease (Bec embraced us so warmly when we first met). This was as genuine a marriage as you could get and this is what makes our job so wonderful, documenting these stories.
Photography: Aparat Photography | Videography: Zephyr Productions | Floral Design: Des Willis - Flowers Vasette | Wedding Gown: Rachel Gilbert | Rings: Pilkington Jewellers | Groom's Attire: Pierucci | Groom's Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Alto Event Space | Groom's Tie: Declic | Make Up And Hair: Luna - Miss Fox
Anytime a bride calls her wedding “epic” I am totally on board. Because in the wedding world, “epic” is the perfect combo of pretty + fun. Think a stunning Mr. & Mrs. dancing the night away with awesome friends and family, drop-dead gorgeous details and a breathtaking farm backdrop all captured beautifully by Purple Ribbon Weddings. Push play to soak it all in.
From the Bride… Coomzy wanted an outdoor wedding in the country and I wanted an indoor wedding in Melbourne, so we settled on a clearspan marquee at Collingwood Children’s Farm, which was the best of both worlds. We both like to party and have a good time, so we wanted to create a carefree and relaxed environment for our guests. The setting was very country and rustic but the styling was chic. We went for some amazing green succulents for the table centres mixed in with real pineapples. We did all of the styling ourselves (with help pulling it together on the day by Stylism) from painting each pot, to the kind of lights, to the style of bar – basically creating a venue from scratch which is an absolutely monumental task but well worth it in the end!
David and I both had seven of our friends to each to our houses on the morning to get ready. They were our unofficial bridal party – with us all day, but not with the same outfits! We had a Bedeken (a Jewish tradition where the groom checks his bride to make sure it’s the right person) to start our day. This was the first time we had seen each other in a week, so it was very emotional with tears of joy all round. The entire bridal party, with our immediate families, then headed to Collingwood Children’s Farm on a bus where we had some photos. David loves cars, so he organized a white 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air for me and my parents, which really set the tone for the day. An hour before our Chuppah (Jewish wedding ceremony) was to begin it started to pour with rain! We had factored in extreme heat in February, but not rain. It was a disaster and thank god I was hidden away in a room and David had to deal with making the call on whether to keep the ceremony outside or bring it into the marquee. We delayed the ceremony by 15 minutes and thankfully the rain cleared just in time for it to remain outdoors as we had imagined it. Rain on your wedding day is good luck, so they say! Cocktails and canapés were served right after the ceremony outside the open marquee and then the night began with the ‘hora’ – traditional Jewish dancing. This creates an amazing energy for the rest of the night, which was filled with some candid speeches, delicious food (catered by the absolutely amazing Fred + Ginger) and lots of dancing. We had DJ Mafia spinning tunes for us and her last track was the John Farnham classic “You’re The Voice” – it was epic!!
Photography: Jesse Hisco | Cinematography: Purple Ribbon Weddings | Wedding Dress: Eva Tomala | Reception Venue: Collingwood Children's Farm | Make Up: Eloise Fox | Hair: Lauren Gilmore | Groom's Attire: P Johnson
This engagement session has happiness in spades – sunny skies, ernest kisses, ear-to-ear smiles on the bride- and groom-to-be. It’s enough to make the heart swell. And better yet, there’s a full gallery of fun, summertime love to bask in from Stewart Leishman Photography. So let the heart take over on this one, and let the swooning begin!
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From the Bride… Alan and I met through one of my bridesmaids only a few years ago. It’s surprising that we didn’t meet earlier given we went to the same university and had a ton of mutual friends. Our relationship progressed so naturally and effortlessly that we knew from early on that we had found the one.
We got engaged the day before our anniversary, at our newly built home. Alan then surprised me with a trip to the Lake House after the proposal. It was also where he took me on our one month anniversary (how spoiled!). Daylesford has therefore always been a special place for us. It was really a no brainer that we chose Sault as our venue. The restaurant is one of our favourites and the lavender field, lake and surrounds made it the perfect setting for our big day.
Photography: Stewart Leishman Photography | Location : Sault Restaurant