Carley & Trent
There are simply not enough words to adequately describe how breathtaking this glamorous Blue Mountains elopement is! Carley and Trent kept things simple and allowed their love for one another to shine on their wedding day, and we have fallen head over heels for every single moment! Heart & Colour were on hand to capture their gorgeous day.
Being introduced through a mutual friend, the bride and groom officially met after knowing of each other a while. Carley shares, ”After just a few dates I was dropping Trent back home one evening. As he got out of the car I accidentally blurted out, ”I love you”, instead of a simple goodbye! The rest is history!” And we can tell from these images that there is a lot of love still to go around!
Seeing how fabulous Carley’s wedding gown was, Trent wanted his attire to be unique and timeless. The bride tells, ”With the thought of my sequin dress in mind, I suggested a velvet jacket for something a bit more individual. Trent jumped at the idea and we decided on a rich, deep navy jacket with black satin lapels. Trent wore fitted black suit pants and black shoes, along with a black and white spotted bow tie that he’d had his heart set on from day one.” Falls Mountain Retreat provided the perfect backdrop for Carley and Trent’s first look.
When the bride wears a rose gold sequinned gown, you know it’s a special occasion! And having never been in a bridal store, the search for her dream gown began! Carley tells, ”I came across an image of a sequin gown a few years ago and I had searched online for something that resembled it with no luck. I discovered Celyna Ziolkowski Bridal and had an initial meeting where we discussed my idea and vision. Celyna is so talented and a pleasure to work with! She created my one of a kind dream dress and to have watched my dream come together was incredible! I felt every bit the princess, as every bride should!”
Leaving a lot of the detail to Britt at The Elopement Collective worked beautifully for Carley, with her sharing, ”My flowers were actually a surprise. I gave Britt and Posy Supply Co full creative control and ended up with something more beautiful than I could have ever chosen myself. On the day, Josh arrived to head to the location with us – along with my bouquet! It was absolutely perfect! A little greenery and some soft pinks and whites, stunning!” The couple walked down the aisle together with ceremony officiant Joshua Withers leading the way to the perfect spot to stand.
Carley and Trent were hoping for an intimate and relaxed ceremony with a bit of fun, and were thrilled with Joshua. Carley remembers, ”He had a few jokes and stories which really signified the day and the new journey we were beginning together. We wrote our own vows which we hadn’t read to each other until that exact moment. To put our journey over 9 and a half years together on paper was so personal and intimate. It really emphasized that the day was truly about just the two of us.”
The bride and groom had not visited their stunning location before their wedding day, so the anticipation had built! Carley recalls, ”We chose Flat Rock in the Blue Mountains and it’s an absolutely magical place! We wanted something unique that’s out of the ordinary and special to us. This place now has such a special place in our hearts and is so symbolic of our day.”
Wanting to capture every breathtaking moment of their wedding day, the couple booked Heart & Colour. They were thrilled with the results, with Carley sharing, ”Our photos are something we will treasure forever. Phil captured not only the occasion but also the relaxed and romantic atmosphere. Everything was so seamless and comfortable, he’s got such a knack of capturing the moments that really count.” The bride and groom also hired Shaun at Lemon Tree Film House and loved every second they captured, with Carley telling, ”These guys are beyond amazing! It was so important for us to have memories of the day, so filming it was the best way that we could share it with those who couldn’t be there with us.”
The bride and groom also hired Shaun at Lemon Tree Film House and loved every second they captured, with Carley telling, ”These guys are beyond amazing! It was so important for us to have memories of the day, so filming it was the best way that we could share it with those who couldn’t be there with us.’
Thank you to our gorgeous bride and groom for sharing your day with us, and our biggest congratulations on your stunning wedding! A special thank you also to Heart & Colour who captured this beautiful day.