I’m a go go go kind of a girl, but when I took a look at this gorgeous wedding film from Purple Ribbon Weddings I couldn’t help but to stop for a moment and take it all in. Because this wedding? It’s stunning, and the cinematography is worth some serious time this today. So do yourself a favor and hit play, it’s time well spent, trust me.
From the Bride…What was your overall theme and inspiration for your wedding? As it was a Friday wedding we wanted to make sure people came with the frame of mind to party… not still in work mode. We felt that if people came straight from work in the same suit and tie that they wouldn’t be in the right mindset, but we didn’t was to make it Black Tie as it’s too uptight for us and a lot of our friends don’t have dinner suits. So we made the dress code “bow-ties and belles” and told the boys to wear a bow-tie, have fun with it, do patterns, colours, whatever you like as long as it’s not what you wore to work. The girls just had to look pretty which was easy. It really worked! Everyone looked great and had an amazing time! As for everything else – we just wanted simple, classic styling, with a little bit of romance and quirk.
Tell us a little bit more about your day in detail. The day started off with me at my Mum’s house in Toorak and Trent at his parent’s home in Williamstown. The girls and I got our hair and make-up done there before popping in the limo and arriving at the church. My girlfriend, Felicity, walked our beautiful Chow Chow, Porter, down the aisle to lead the proceedings. We had a friend of a friend Chloe Kaul, sing Bon Iver “Wash” to piano as we all waked down.
My sister has three boys, Benjamin, Elijah (twins) and Remy, who were the naughty page boys. My Dad’s partner’s grand-daughter Lily was the beautiful flower girl. I was cool as a cucumber… until it was my turn to walk and everyone was staring at me! Once I got to Trent I was fine though.
After we were married, Trent’s youngest brother Joel got up and sang “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with Chloe as we left the church.
We had photos at the Williamstown Botanic Gardens and then went off to the reception at Alto, GPO. We had an amazing dinner, the food was awesome and the speeches were both funny and touching. After speeches and dinner the real fun began and we all danced our socks off. Nick Rutherford, the DJ, was fantastic. At about 11pm a fire alarm sounded and we all had to evacuate! It was all fine though, I got a photo in a fireman’s lift and 20 minutes late we were all back up there dancing the night away! Alto extended the night until 1:30am and it was all very memorable! When the night came to an end T and I whisked ourselves off to our hotel room a the Hilton on South Wharf, with a late check out.
DJ: Nick Rutherford | Event Planning: Tori Allen Events | Floral Design: Tori Allen Events | Grooms Attire: Carl Nave | Photography: Paul McGinty | Reception: Alto Event Space | Wedding Dress: Suzanne Harward | Wedding Video: Purple Ribbon Weddings