27 January 2016
THE COUPLE: Kate + Arron
PALETTE: Arron and I chose rainbow hues for the reception, the bridal table was green and the guest tables were all different colours.
THE DRESS: My gown was inspired by the waves of the sea with alternating folds of silk, pleated chiffon in a full skirt and a small train that bustled up for the evening. It had thin straps, a polka-dot lace bodice and traditional lace upper with buttons on the back, the gown was light and wonderful and I felt amazing in it.
THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony location was very significant; it was close to what Arron referred to as the ‘magic rock’ at Sellicks Beach. We practically live on this beach, fishing, swimming and spending time with family and friends. It is absolutely stunning. Arron and I had an arch made out of driftwood and hired wooden ‘cinema’ benches for seating. Lining the aisles were old shipping ropes and ‘knobby club rush’, a native coastal plant, which is prevalent in Yorke Peninsula where we met.
THE DÉCOR: The table decorations were all items from our home, the beach shack and the homes of our families. They consisted of old books, bottles, jars, painted bones, potion bottles, shells, matchboxes and succulents from our garden placed in goblets. Each table was assigned a colour of the rainbow, and only items of that colour were placed there, alongside flowers and floating candles. I hand painted seating cards to correspond with the correct table colour and personalised thank you note on the reverse side. We also included fork and spoon napkin rings stamped with ‘spoon me’, ‘fork you’ or ‘eat’. The ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ sign was carved out of cuttlefish that Arron and I collected at Yorke Peninsula. We also hired a clear marquee, lawn games, Daytona arcade games and outdoor furniture.
THE FLOWERS: I was after something very natural. I loved greenery and bright colours and simply left the rest up to my florist. We followed a colour guide for each reception table and I provided a colour palette for each of the bridesmaids’ half crowns. We were originally planning to have large gumleaf garland decorating the ceremony arch, however the arbour looked so beautiful on its own that we draped the piece over the signing table.
PHOTOGRAPHER: We were seeking something different. Ky is incredible, his style of photography and amazing eye for detail was just what we were after, Ky was very professional and went above and beyond.
26 January 2016
26 January 2016
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Store the indulgent tea bags in brown paper bags wrapped with string, in a tea cup + saucer or a hessian bag for that vintage rustic feel. Alternately, place them in a square tin/box for that trendy, elegant yet modern feel just like our real wedding couple Nena + Michael “we made our own bonbonniere from gold tins + filled them with madam flavour teabags”[pictured below]. With cute tags like “love is brewing” + “you’re just my cup of tea”, how can your guests not fall in love with this totally chic idea– they are going to think you are tea-riffic!
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