All the way from Australia today’s stunning wedding features some serious statement design, including the most breath-taking floral installations which follows on nicely from yesterdays inspiration post to serve as a “here’s how it can be done”. Pamela and James have exquisite taste – classic and refined their wedding hits all the right style notes and is also full of tradition and heart…what more could you want? Be inspired…
From Bride Pamela: The theme of our wedding was ‘chic, rustic, elegance’ as some of our guests described. We became inspired by wedding blogs and magazines and created a day which truly represented us. Elegant but informal. We wanted to create a lasting memory for ourselves and our guests of a day that intwined details of our lives into every aspect. Something from the heart.James and I are very hands on. We love intwining detail into everything we do and if it hasn’t got our touch on it we somehow find a way to add it! James hacked away at his backyard for birch tree branches and cut, sanded and varnished 200 tree slices for place name holders. We also sourced olive trees from QLD and re-potted them into terracotta pots to suit our styling. I designed and with the help of friends and family assembled all of the little details from the save the dates, invites, church booklets, cookie tags, olive tree tags, table numbers, menus the list goes on!
There were two stand out moments for us. One – Our floral styling was somewhat of a surprise to us – meaning that we gave Shane of Botanics freedom to explore and create. The details of the bouquets, buttonholes and venue where unknown to us. Walking into our venue at the Abbotsford Convent to reveal a ‘Floral Wonderland’ was like a fairytale. We still remember the feeling of shock and relief when we entered the room and absolutely LOVED what we saw. Two – When our photographer Eric whisked us away from our reception into a dark derelict stairwell and allowed us to embrace the moment whilst he snapped away. And James and I also carried on a tradition; to have our parents put on our wedding shoes. James his dad and me my mum. For us it symbolises that our parents who created us are now passing their love and experience onto us; to start a new life walking in our own shoes with their blessing.
Luxe wedding love indeed…and how amazing that they gave their florist full creative license…trust your suppliers and they will deliver! I adore all the DIY also…so personal and pretty.
Photographer: Eric Ronald//Ceremony Location: South Melbourne Greek Orthodox Church//Event Venue:Abbotsford Convent//Dress Designer:Andrea Gorrie//Cake Designer:Bill’s Farm//Floral Designer: Botanics of Melbourne//Caterer: Bursaria//Groomsman Attire:Expedition Apparel//Shoes: Jimmy Choo//Cinema and Video:Purple Ribbon Weddings//Submitted via Two Bright Lights