The beauty of the landscape in this Australian wedding by Chloe from WHITE IMAGES will have you sighing… it’s just so pretty! Emily and James held their wedding at SPICERS CLOVELLY ESTATE on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. I love that this gorgeous bride chose to have her brother as her ‘bro of honour’ in place of the traditional bridesmaids. He even accompanied her to go and try her dress on… how special is that?
Emily was inspired by all the lush bohemian style wedding flowers in vogue currently and it was this alone that led the style of the day. Once she met with her florist WILLOW BUD and stylist Ashley from LOVEBIRD WEDDINGS, the garden party style wedding was set, with vintage lawn games, a whiskey and cigar bar, and a beautiful swing in a Jacaranda tree to keep their guests entertained.
Their florals by WILLOW BUD were rustic and textured, full of ranunculus, hyacinths, sweet peas and David Austin roses, as well as hypericum berries, rosemary, dusty miller and jasmine. It must have smelt absolutely delicious!!
I had the honour of meeting RYAN FLYNN – the man behind the camera for this wedding – and his lovely wife Emily, on our recent trip to the US in their home city of Seattle. It’s so fun getting to meet the talented people whose work I’m lucky enough to feature and these two couldn’t have been nicer!! This wedding features in Issue 7 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE.
Jensine and Matt’s story began when they worked at the same restaurant. The two developed a tradition of stopping for ice cream at Molly Moon’s after hours, where time would slip by as they chatted, laughed and fell in love. And it was there, in their usual spot, that Matt proposed on a rainy Monday night, Jensine’s ring secured on an upright spoon in her two-flavoured single scoop. Needless to say, the Seattle ice cream brand made a reappearance at their wedding, providing the sweetest ending to a perfect day.
For their wedding they inspired by understated rustic style. “All the scenes and ideas we had in our minds came to life when we arrived at Farm Kitchen in Poulsbo and were greeted by a border Collie, Porter. It was everything we wanted in a venue and then some – the contract was signed before the tour was over! On the day, it somehow even managed to rain for a short time, producing a rainbow.”
At the end of the night, when we retired to our guest house at Farm Kitchen, we went through our guestbook containing everyone’s Polaroid and special message. It felt like an achievement to bring a mass of folks together and have them leave with such a feeling, Almost everybody danced at our wedding. From the little kids to the elderly, people were moving!
It was a love of art brought Lucinda and Simon together. Despite pursuing different degrees at university, they regularly bumped into one another at exhibition openings or film screenings, and soon their relationship went from abstract to Romantic. Seven years later, they tied the knot with a wedding that was as beautiful as it was personal and had CORALEE STONE on hand to capture it. Wearing a delicate French lace COLLETTE DINNAGAN gown, Lucinda reflected the same timeless, elegant and romantic aesthetic as their flowers and décor, in soft shades of nudes, pastels and a dash of plum.
“Being a designer and having a creative-minded/handyman fiancé, Simon and I managed to do almost everything ourselves, which really gave that personal touch to the day. I designed our letterpress invites using simple, elegant embellishments and our own wax seal to make our guests feel special (it worked – everyone was thrilled!). We had loads of fun designing personalised tea towels and notes for our guests, making signs and garlands, crafting bunting and confetti cones, and even making our wedding cake. Our amazing friends and family were also involved in every part of the day, which just made it feel all the more personal. It would not have been the same without all of the lovely people that pulled it together.“