TARA + MITCHELL
Candles, cascading blooms and even a Kimye-style flower wall made this stylish big day a standout affair
Tara began the morning of her wedding getting ready at her family home, just as her mum had done for her own wedding 40 years before! Once she’d put on her dress, the excitement kicked in and she was ready to walk down the aisle. After tying the knot, it was then on to the reception. Filled with candles, hanging blooms and a flower wall, the venue was breathtaking. Groom Mitchell gave a touching, emotional speech (the only one of the night) and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. Then, after the formalities, the bride slipped into a second dress and got the party started in the stunning harbourside location.
DATE April 11, 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHER Tim Pascoe (timpascoeweddings.com). “He felt like a guest.”
DRESSES & VEIL Marchesa dress and veil, both from Helen Rodrigues (helenrodrigues.com.au), and Carla Zampatti (www.carlazampatti.com.au). “I was lucky enough to have two dresses.”
JEWELLERY Oscar de la Renta at Pierre Winter (pierrewinterfinejewels.com).
HAIR & MAKEUP Wade and Karl at
WAK The Salon (wakthesalon.com).
BRIDESMAID DRESS Camilla and Marc (camillaandmarc.com). “We also had a best woman, who wore a custom gown.”
STYLING & STATIONERY The Story of Us (storyofus.com.au). “The team added all the special finishing touches.”
FLOWERS Lola Mai Floral Styling (lolamaif loralstyling.com.au).
CEREMONY St Augustine’s Church, Balmain, NSW (staugbalmain.org.au).
RECEPTION Green Room, Quay, Sydney, NSW (quay.com.au). “The perfect venue.”
DECORATIONS & PROP HIRE M2 & Co. Events (m2coevents.com.au). “Everything looked absolutely breathtaking.”
CAKE All Things Sweet (allthingssweet bycarissa.com.au). “It was decorated with beautiful fresh flowers.”
ENTERTAINMENT Ceremony music by Accent Strings (accentstrings.com.au), and reception music by Your Song (weareyoursong.com). “Loads of guests were requesting copies of the playlist!”
FAVOURS Candles from Glasshouse Fragrances (glasshousefragrances.com).
“My bridesmaid and best woman kept me calm and on time.”
“Guests kept telling me I looked like a classic movie star!”
“For favours, we chose candles named after the places we’ve travelled to together.”
“The cake was white chocolate and caramel flavours.”