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Cement walls and sky-high ceilings may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to weddings, but somehow with this shoot of modern industrial bridal style ideas From One Fine Day Wedding Fairs, well, I couldn’t imagine another setting.

Stunning metallics lead the way as the shoot shows off beautiful gowns from designers Moira Hughes, One Day Bridal, Unbridaled by Dan Jones Vera Wang, Karen Willis Holmes and Mira Mandic at the Sydney fair’s brand new venue. The team working with PV Hair & Makeup, Aleksandra and Grew & Co to create a shoot that not only showed off their brand new venue but also highlighted their favourite wedding trends of the year.

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Mira Mandic keeps true to their simple feminine designs with this beautiful V-neck lace gown featuring a beautiful lace train.

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Karen Willis Holmes is all about the two piece look with this sheer lace top and coordinating skirt. The skirt with its classic styling features a split to give it a modern vibe.

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Moira Hughes designed this stunning strapless gown. A deep v back line with nude fabric underlayer under beautiful French lace that is cut in the most modern of shapes.

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It’s all sparkle and shine from One Day Bridal, a beautiful silver gown making the ultimate statement. I adore the idea of this gown at any kind of wedding – or even for your dancing gown!

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Unbridaled by Dan Jones  has always been about refined, sophisticated styling and this asymetrical one shouldered gown with the most beautiful fabric that billows behind our bride.

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Vera Wang is all about the drama lately – her two looks black and white – each completely different but a statement in its own way. The first, featuring long sheer sleeves and a black belt – the styling all about the modern ballgown lover.

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Taking a bow to a different level, Vera Wang again combined black and white on her second gown of the shoot. The beautiful bold shoulder bow creating a statement, beautifully contrasted against the deep cut back of this slinky cut gown.

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Photographer: One Fine Day Wedding Fairs / Styling: One Fine Day Wedding Fairs / Gowns: Moira Hughes / Gowns: One Day Bridal / Gowns: Unbridaled by Dan Jones / Gowns: Vera Wang / Gowns: Karen Willis Holmes / Gowns: Mira Mandic / Hairstylist: PV Hair & Makeup / Makeup Artist: PV Hair & Makeup / Florals: Aleksandra / Jewellery: Grew & Co
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Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Georgie & Z

If you’re looking for inspiration to make your own wedding day a day of fun, then the Tasmanian garden party wedding of Georgie and Z will steal your heart away. There were sack races, fairy floss, popcorn, tiers of freshly baked scones – even bubble blowers! This was an afternoon in the sun no-one will forget and we are so happy Photography With Cassie shared it with us!

Georgie tells us the story of how the couple came to be. “We were both living in Sydney, but we met at our friends’ wedding in Hobart. I was a bridesmaid and Z was a really good friend of the groom. Late into the night, I found a fruit platter on one of the tables and returned to the dance floor. Z was next to me: “Hey, where did you get that nectarine?” I offered him a bite, then I went and found him one of his own… Our first date back in Sydney went for 13 hours, from brunch in Darling Harbour to late night Peking duck in the city. Turns out, not only did our friends all know each other, but our dads had worked together – in the same office of a large company – for years! They’d even talked about us at work! We’d been circling each other our whole lives, just waiting for the right time to meet.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

The bride opted for a chic jumpsuit from Carla Zampatti, explaining “I’d already bought a dress I found online and I was happy to wear it, but one day I went shopping with my older sister – we were supposed to be looking for a dress for her – we walked into Carla Zampatti, I saw the white Garden Party jumpsuit and it was done! It was really different, super comfortable and it made me feel like I’d found a little bit of a wow factor. My mum makes bespoke handmade jewellery. She transformed some vintage pieces she’d been saving for a pair of utterly incredible earrings and a stunning bracelet for me to wear. They made me feel amazing.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Georgie and Z chose Ratho Farm  for their wedding, the bride noting “Ratho is a beautiful working farm and home to Australia’s oldest golf course. All of the old buildings – the barn, the bakery, the stables – have been restored and refurbished as cottage accommodation. Our reception was held in the glass-walled atrium and gardens around the farm’s homestead.”

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Of the processional, the bride remembers “Angel of Mine by Monica played and my dad and I crossed a short distance of lawn from the neighbouring cottage to meet Z at the verandah stairs. Rather than giving me away, my dad offered his blessing on behalf of he and my mum, and they welcomed Z as their son.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

“January 16, 2016, was more than we could have ever imagined. To be able to celebrate finding my perfect fit, feeling completely whole, with everyone who travelled with us to get to that day – my heart was completely full.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

“Our wedding ceremony was on the verandah of the cottage where Z got ready with the boys. Our guests stood on the sloping lawn between us and the banks of a flowing creek. Our niece, Molly – just 16 months old – was our tiny ringbearer. When it was time for the rings, she walked straight to us and purposefully delivered a little hessian bag. Z and I both wanted a very short, relaxed ceremony but we chose the words very carefully. It was really special for us, we wrote our own vows and we both had a lot of fun with it.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Marnie Bicknell  officiated the outdoor ceremony. “Our celebrant was absolutely wonderful. We came across Marnie Bicknell’s website by chance, we met her over the phone and loved her instantly. We talked for over an hour on our first call. Marnie is such a breath of fresh air. She’s unbelievably warm, cheerful, generous and we felt that she really got us, because she really cared to find out who we were.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Concept Catering worked with the couple for a dinner of delights, Georgie telling “Kimbra from Concept Catering was such a blessing. She was a constant for us throughout the whole planning process and she made everything so easy for us. Kimbra’s food was absolutely delicious and we had more than enough for seconds for everyone. The whole Concept Catering team was a beautiful part of our day – friendly, warm and patient. Z and I absolutely loved planning this wedding with the incredibly generous help, support and patience of both of our families. Z has the best ideas and I love spreadsheets and logistics, so together we had a lot of fun in the lead up to our favourite day.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

“Z and I don’t prefer a lot of formality, but we were able to make the day our own by incorporating only the traditional elements that felt really important to us. We didn’t stay together the night before our wedding – but we did meet up to go for a run and calm our nerves in the morning, we skipped speeches, an official first dance, cake cutting and a lot of bridal party customs, and we replaced those things with games and treats and time to breathe and take it all in.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Rum Jungle kept the party vibe moving. “Rum Jungle played at my sister’s wedding and I danced all night. Z hadn’t heard them, but he trusted me, so we got in touch with them as soon as we had a wedding date – and he didn’t regret it. These guys absolutely nailed our daytime dance party. Every single one of our guests was on the dance floor, framed by trees and hedges, dancing and singing with us in the evening sun.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

“For dessert, we served cheese platters, fresh fruit and pavlova. And we had a scone tower for a wedding cake! Baked by our amazing caterer, Kimbra that morning, the still-warm scones were slathered in fresh homemade raspberry jam and lashings of double cream. Perfect for the summery day.”

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There was no special first dance, but dance they did. “We didn’t plan an official first dance, so our moves weren’t technically impressive – but we did have a lot of special dances together during the day.”

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

“At the reception, we had sack races, lawn games and we lounged on picnic blankets. We had a bubble machine and bubble wands everywhere. We were treated with fresh popped popcorn, fresh spun fairy floss, and we had a retro gumball dispenser in the garden filled with personalised m&ms.”

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Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Of their photographer, Georgie notes “Cassie Sullivan has been a friend and an artist we have admired for a very long time. We were lucky enough to have Cassie capture our nikah ceremony (an Islamic marriage ceremony) eight months before our civil ceremony, so she was with us on our whole love-celebration journey. We could not have asked for a more impactful, sensitive and selfless person to have with us on our wedding day. Cassie is a real connector with an innate sense of what everyone needs all of the time.

For us, she was such a calming, peaceful, gentle influence on our day – but I get the sense that she naturally becomes whatever the people around her need her to be. Cassie moved through our day so easily, gently directing, correcting, snapping, absorbing… She was, inadvertently, everywhere, all the time. When we saw our photos for the first time we were absolutely over the moon. She had somehow caught all of it – she made us feel the same way, looking at her photos, that we did on our wedding day. She captured all of the magic and the love in it and we are so grateful to have those memories and those feelings forever.”

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Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

“I don’t think that day could ever have been long enough for us, but Z and I were so happy to enjoy the company of all of our special people, together in such a beautiful place. We are so grateful we found each other and, for us, this was a party to appreciate that. It really was our favourite day.”

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Tasmanian Garden Party Wedding | Photo by Photography With Cassie http://www.photographywithcassie.com.au/

Congratulations on your marriage Georgie and Z! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Photography With Cassie for sharing today’s celebration!

Photographer: Photography With Cassie / Styling: Style My Day / Bride's Jumpsuit: Carla Zampatti / Other: Styletread / Other: Jenny Mills Jewellery / Other: P.Johnson Tailors / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Bridesmaid's Floral Corsages: Georgia Pearsall / Hairstylist: Bianca Schenk / Makeup Artist: Caitlyn Denning / Bridal Party Flowers: Georgia Pearsall / Ceremony & Reception Flowers: Lovely Flowers by Fiona / Invitations & Stationery: Paperless Post / Venue: Ratho Farm / Ceremony Officiant: Marnie Bicknell / Ceremony Musicians: Rum Jungle / Reception Hire Items: Style My Day / Band: Rum Jungle / Favors: Hearts and Themes / Catering: Concept Catering / Scones: Concept Catering / Wedding Rings: Alistair Kelsey Jewellery / Transport: Walkers Coaches

The beautiful watercolour wedding stationery from Australian artist Betsy Weir of Lemontree Calligraphy is enough to not just capture your heart- but also your personality.

Beautiful hand painted blooms, sunset skies with glittering lights, lemons (obviously!), landmarks and creatures of all kinds weave throughout Betsy’s work – each clearly a beautiful representation of the guest of honour’s own personal style.

Betsy, who works one on one with her couples from all over the world, from her Melbourne studio, works to create custom one of a kind designs that truly capture your own personality and wedding style with her talents. Betsy skilled as she is, is able to combine beautiful calligraphy with handpainted watercolour details – never limiting herself to one style but rather experimenting in a playful way to push and challenge her own creative desires.

The design is just the first part of the process. Betsy then works to turn the design into a digital image, allowing printing on luxe, high-quality papers that truly do her work justice. Additions of place cards, save the dates, menus, welcome signs, thank you cards – even envelope addressing are just some of the special additions you can choose to round out your order.

And when an artist turns her hand to something that is so sentimental, making such a landmark day of one’s life – you can’t help but have even more reason to treasure it.

And of course, while a key part of Betsy’s work is her gorgeous calligraphy ……

Her watercolour talents expand far beyond stationery suites, to beautiful keepsake pieces like maps.

And even personal crests (beautiful to use across your wedding stationery and even blown up on your dance floor!)