VICTORIA + STEVE
This dreamy garden wedding was all about elegance with a touch of eclectic style
Bride Victoria spent the morning of her special day getting ready with her bridesmaids, before making her way to the gorgeous garden setting, where a wave of emotion hit her as she first laid eyes on her groom. After the intimate ceremony, the newlyweds took in all the sights of the Adelaide Botanic Garden during their walk to the reception (with the bride in a pair of incredible statement heels!), where guests dined, surrounded by fresh, fragrant f lowers and candles. With their closest family and friends around them, all that was left was to eat, drink and dance the night away.
DATE November 7, 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHER Marieke at Luma (luma-wedding-photography.com.au). “We wanted our photos to capture the essence of the day, instead of forced poses. I didn’t want them to be staged.”
DRESS & VEIL Alexis George Couture (alexisgeorge.com.au). “I had my gown custom-made, and my dramatic veil matched the drama of the dress.”
JEWELLERY 4U Jewellery (4ujewellery.com). “My silver, crystal and citrine necklace went the whole way round – even the back of my neck sparkled.”
SHOES Delpozo from Moda Operandi (modaoperandi.com). “They answered my designer-shoe dreams!”
HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Alison at Edge Styling (0438 421 109), and makeup by Megan Thackeray (0412 429 269).
GROOM’S SUIT Beg Your Pardon (begyourpardon.com.au).
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Zimmermann (zimmermannwear.com). “They were dreamy and romantic.”
STATIONERY Paper Parade (paperparade. com.au). “Lauren’s calligraphy gave guests a taste of the non-traditional wedding to come.”
FLOWERS & DECORATIONS Adriana at Bizzarro (bizzarro.com.au). “I loved that everyone had a mini garden in front of them. Bizzaro set up a candlelit seating area by the dance floor, too. We also had brown paper runners down each of the three large trestle tables, and there were candles and vases full of flowers.”
CEREMONY Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide, SA (environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens). “We wanted a garden wedding with a stunning backdrop.”
CELEBRANT Alice Colgrave (alices weddings.com.au).
RECEPTION The Conservatory at Ayers House, Adelaide, SA (ayershouse.com). “Our venue felt like we were outdoors, but with indoor comforts (air-con!).”
CAKE A Little Touch of Sweet (alittletouchofsweet.com.au). “We had a fourtier naked cake, decorated with berries.”
FAVOURS “My mum, grandmother, maid of honour, bridesmaids and I made the favours: green succulents in Ikea vases.”
“I’m itching to wear my shoes again!”
“A real wave of emotion hit me when I first laid eyes on Steve.”
“The weather was sensational.”
“I wanted everything to feel like you were stepping into a secret garden.”
“We enjoyed canapés before the sit-down meal.”
“Our first dance was to ’Cause I Love You by Lenny Williams.”