VIC­TO­RIA + STEVE

This dreamy gar­den wed­ding was all about el­e­gance with a touch of eclec­tic style

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - JUST MARRIED -

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.”

GUESTS 125.

“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.”

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