These two lovebirds and I were meant to cross paths I'm sure....being born and raised in the same small coastal town yet never before meeting made for a joyous connection. Nicola & Nick were living in London when they were starting the process of planning their wedding in the Southern Highlands of NSW....not an easy task. We met on our first design appointment via skype in the wee small hours and talked about what held inspiration for them both. This process might seem a little distant and hard to use to convey intricate design details but time and time again I am amazed at how well it works. Not only do we always find the right design, colour palette and styling but I also seem to still find myself personally connected to the couple so that on the day of the wedding when we often meet for the first time, it feels like seeing old friends.
The original quote was left a little open to interpretation as we knew there needed to be an on site meeting when the couple could make it back to the country. Three weeks before the wedding we came together at Bendooley Estate and really made some firm design ideas, I knew what they wanted...a natural garden style using white, black, deep burgundy and green and then some more green, green canopy and lots of it!!! All florists hands on deck!
Cascading green foliages and vines were used to drip from the canopy over the reception in Bendooley Estates bookbarn bringing the outdoors in. We staggered the heights and concentrated over the bridal table to highlight the couple. Many leaves and branches went into creating this canopy, peppercorn, laurel, asparagus vine, smokebush and hawthorn.
Such a lot of different creatives go into working on an event like this-to deliver a truly magical moment, these are the credits you have seen in this post.........
Floral by Emma Blake Floral
Photography by Thomas Stuart
Venue Bendooley Estate, Berrima NSW
Dress by Pronovias Atelier
Make up by Laura from Stanley & Co
Hair by Tara from Stanley & Co