Tucked away in southern Australia, this intimate wedding is simplicity at its finest. With bouquets from floral designer Sylvie , the bride stunned in a simple white gown from Cpop accented with a colorful bouquet. The couple took photos behind the gorgeous green backdrop of a vineyard and their love, captured by Lucy Jane Photography is undeniable. You can see all the romantic details here!
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From The Bride… Our story is the age old tale of high school sweethearts. Sam and I met in a high school musical and he swept me off my feet with his jokes and laughter. Six years later we were engaged (all our friends saw it coming) and by the seventh it was wedding time. Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, naturally it was where we wanted to be married – close to home in a place that was important to us. Choosing a ceremony location was simple as the church we attend has a beautiful old traditional chapel, and it is attached to the primary school I went to! Our idea for the wedding was always traditional – but we didn’t want it to feel too black & white. We went with a simple and classic style, with the addition of things like colorful flowers to contrast with the simplicity of the ivory dresses and I let the girls choose their own shoes. For the men, they wore handmade brown shoes from Ethiopia and self-tied bow ties. Although we had an idea of what we wanted it to look like, we were never fussy and just let things happen.
Because we were still students, we needed to be a little thrifty in some areas and we knew if we were going to pay money we wanted to let people we knew share their skills with us. We made sure to use resources like free printables from the internet (table numbers were easy this way) and Grandma who was willing to make some jam for the bonbonnieres. Our florist was my best friend who was learning floristry, and it was the perfect opportunity to show off her skills. We went to the flower market together to choose the flowers (so much fun!) and then she arranged all of the bouquets and buttonholes. Our cake was made by another friend’s mum who has a high tea business. For the ceremony we had a string quartet that was organized by a friend of ours, and another school friend’s husband played in the jazz band for the reception. We had a photo booth at the reception for guests to take picture in front of, and it was painted by two of my bridesmaids who are fantastic artists.
Photography: Lucy Jane Photography | Floral Design: Sylvie | Cake: Julie Young | Ceremony Venue: St. Michaels Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: Mt. Lofty House | Bride's Shoes: Pumps by Robert Robert | Rings: McIntosh Jewellers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: For Her And For Him | Makeup: Katie Dawson From Perle Jewellery & Makeup | Groomsmen's Bow Ties: The Tie Bar | Groomsmen's Attire: Peter Shearer | Bride's Dress: Cpop | Bride's Earrings: Lovisa | Invitations & Programs: John Juco
Moet & Chandon, garden roses and an elegant backyard… if I could hand-pick elements for a wedding re-do, these would all be a part of the mix. Captured by Bentinmarcs Fine Art Photography, this day is a collection of gorgeous images, an intimate gathering of loved ones and a Bride who literally outfitted the entire wedding party with the help of her mom. See the images here!
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From Bentinmarcs Fine Art Photography…Sarah & Tristan had the sweetest intimate wedding held in their backyard with the closet friends and family members. To make the wedding even more amazing was the fact that Sarah and her Mum Kathy from The Ivory Gown made all the dresses, suits and Sarah’s beautiful wedding gown. I truly felt that I was part of the family, never feeling more welcomed at a wedding I even had my own table setting amongst the 18 guests.
From The Bride…I was never one of those girls who had her wedding dress planned in detail from a young age, which might be surprising considering I work with bridal gowns every day. I knew I wanted to include elements reminiscent of the glamour of the “Old Hollywood’ era, but largely let the design evolve as it was being made. I used all silk fabrics with the most beautiful, delicately beaded and sequinned lace and played around with the detail on the bodice until it looked just right. I had intended to sew silk covered buttons down the back of the dress, but I adored the way the lace looked without them, which meant I had to think of a new way to finish the back. The best and most seamless way was to be stitched into the dress! Although this might sound stressful to some, it actually felt really calming to have my mother slowly and carefully place the last stitches on the lace moments before the wedding. Having the opportunity to create my wedding dress with my mother was truly something special, and funnily enough one of the greatest fans of my dress became my dog, a 50kg Maremma, who sat right next to me on my silk train at every opportunity she could get!
Photography: Bentinmarcs Fine Art Photography | Flowers: Sarah Craker | Wedding Dress: The Ivory Gown | Hair & Makeup: Sarah Craker | Grooms Suit: The Ivory Gown | Venue: Private Residence | Film Lab: Raw Digital & Film Lab
Here’s a bride and groom that really know how to throw a wedding. They choose an amazing locale (the breathtaking Glen Ewin Wine Estate), invite all of their nearest and dearest and team up with a talented team of vendors (think In The Booth, Flowers On Your Mind and WesBeelders Photography) to bring their dreams to complete and total reality. Seriously lovely. See it all in the full gallery.
From the Bride… I loved every moment of our wedding day. Glen Ewin Estate made us feel so comfortable in the lead up to the day, we really felt like they had everything under control, which was reflected by the relaxed, warm and fun atmosphere of the day. Our celebrant created a truly unique and personal ceremony for us which was greatly praised by all our family and friends. With every step of our wedding preparation we felt incredibly taken care of by all our amazing and experienced vendors. Together they made for an easy and wonderful wedding full of incredible memories. I cannot praise Bridal on Pulteney enough for their service on helping me choose a dress that was right for me and within my budget. Our photographer, Wes Beelders, offers an engagement photo shoot prior to the wedding, and this allowed us to get comfortable with him and being in front of the camera. I believe this was an amazing service by him as we were able to see his product before our big day, and feel truly at ease on the day that all our precious moments would be captured perfectly. Our friends and family were able to capture their own fun wedding moments with InTheBooth’s photobooth – the only booth vendor that has 15 second videos! My husband and I cried with laughter when we watched all the videos after the wedding. The day went perfectly, which I attribute greatly to several aspects: the skill of our vendors putting us at ease, and the love my husband and I have for each other, surrounded by all the people that love us in return.
Photography: WesBeelders Photography | Wedding Dress: San Patrick | Shoes: Nine West | Celebrant: Emily Davis | Boquets: Flowers On Your Mind | Car Hire: Private | Cup Cake: Sweet Treats Cakes | Finger Print Tree: Little Loupe | Photobooth: In The Booth | Rose Petals: Ruston's Roses | Wine Estate: Glen Ewin Wine Estate