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Beautiful Watercolour Wedding Stationery From Lemontree Calligraphy

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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!)

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Fern & Paul’s Elegant Yering Station Wedding

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Fern & Paul

The classic beauty of Fern & Paul’s elegant Yering Station wedding captures the beauty of a traditional wedding with the stunning setting of a winery. The bride in her ballgown that she fell in love with, the flowers that beautifully cascade to invite guests to the ceremony. This is a celebration for each and every one of the senses captured beautifully by Bonavita Photography.

Fern tells the story of how they cameto be a couple – a story that is truly all about love at first sight! “We met over 10 years ago at our company’s graduate programme. Paul was already in the programme and I was interviewing when the hiring manager suggested I meet with the graduates that year to find out more about what it would be like to work there. It really must have been love at first sight when I saw Paul’s big broad smile from across the meeting room table! That and his “dad vest” – back then not many guys his age wore vests so I was very intrigued by his hipster dressing and winsome smile. Needless to say, I was sold on really wanting the job after speaking with him and I was super excited to start work a few months later.”

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Fern chose a strapless ballgown by Baccini & Hill , she tells “I expected to spend months trying on dresses, but ended up finding one that made me feel like a princess on my first shopping trip! I’d initially thought I wanted something sleek and elegant, maybe with a little lace. At Baccini & Hill, I browsed the rack picking out all the svelte and lace dresses, but also saw a giant ballgown that was hard to miss from its size. I thought I’d try it on just for fun, and never would have guessed that would be my dress. The minute I put it on I didn’t want to take it off! I persisted with looking elsewhere just in case, but my ballgown dress really was a dream dress and nothing else I tried came close to the pleasure of wearing this dress!”

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The couple chose Yering Station  for their wedding – a venue that took some time to find! Fern explains “We had spent many weekends searching for the perfect venue around the Mornington Peninsula and Wilsons Prom and was getting despondent that we couldn’t find one that we both liked. One day I suggested we look at the Yarra Valley which we had not even considered. Yering Station was the first venue we visited and straight away we knew it was where we wanted to have the wedding. It had such amazing views inside and outside of the restaurant and there were many different settings that we could use to take the magical photos. Our ceremony in the topiary garden was so special. Finally, since Paul was a foodie we had to find somewhere that could do the food and drinks justice and Yering Station did not disappoint at all.”

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Good Grace & Humour  styled the stunning floral arrangements for the day, the bride remarking “All the vendors did such a wonderful job the day really went without a hitch – and we couldn’t have hoped for a more stress-free and fun day! We had so many favourite parts from the food tasting at Yering Station to my hair and makeup trial to our dance lessons and seeing it all come together.”

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The bride walked down the aisle to Alone in Kyoto by Air.

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Sarah Aird officiated the ceremony, Fern noting “We wanted a relaxed and inviting atmosphere where people could feel relaxed in an intimate setting. So we only had two rows of chairs up front for more elderly relatives and the rest of our friends and family standing around. It was so special that our friends and family formed the aisle for me to walk down! We chose two readings. The first was The Lovely Dinosaur by Edward Monkton which I asked Paul’s sister to read because it was slightly whimsical and reflected our personality. The second was Why Marriage by Dena Acolatse, which I asked one my oldest friend from primary school to read.”

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Regnier Cakes created a decadent layered chocolate cake for the newlyweds dessert.

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Tables were decorated with beeswax candles and chocolate butterflies from Sisko Chocolate. Fern remembering  “Paul decided that he really wanted candles on the tables at reception to give the night a soft intimate feel. After looking at various suppliers I came across how easy it is to roll your own beeswax candles. It did also take a little time to roll 50 candles, but the beautiful honey smell on the night was worth it.”

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The newlyweds surprised their guests with a wonderful first dance after lessons at The Secret Garden of Dance. Fern tells “We chose Mariah Carey and Miguel’s #Beautiful because the lyrics describe how we feel about each other when we’re together and the song was just plain fun to dance to! We took lessons from The Secret Garden of Dance with Sanushka, where Paul used to dance many years ago. We learnt some really neat moves that we never contemplated pulling off – so it was super exciting to perform in front of family and friends, many of whom had never seen Paul dance before!”

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Wanting to capture their day with something extra, Fern and Paul worked with cinematographers Anchored Cinema who produced their wedding day film. The story beautifully captured with all of its magic anticipation.

Congratulations on your marriage Fern and Paul! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Bonavita Photography  for sending this wedding our way!

Photographer: Bonavita Photography / Cinematographer: Anchored Cinema / Bride’s Dress: Baccini & Hill / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Groom’s Attire: Briggins / Groomsmen Attire: Briggins / Bridesmaid Dresses: Zimmermann / Hairstylist: Margo Orsatti / Makeup Artist: Ashley Hopkins / Flowers: Good Grace & Humour / Venue: Yering Station / Ceremony Officiant: Sarah Aird / Band: Lark Music / Cake: Regnier Cakes / Favors: Sisko Chocolate / Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Guys / Wedding Rings: Hardy Brothers / Transport: Star Chauffeured Cars / Dance Lessons: The Secret Garden of Dance

Erin & Rob’s South Australian Winery Wedding

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Erin & Rob

The beautiful blue skies and lush oceanside landscapes set the scene for Erin and Rob’s beautiful South Australian winery wedding captured by Luke Simon. I fell in love with the beautiful pink florals and sense of modern style – only set in stone by the clear top marquee that filled with fairy lights was every bit as magic as the day itself.

Erin and Rob met while working together – the couple meant to be, despite the bride’s initial lack of interest. The newlyweds telling “Erin and Rob met at work in February 2012. Erin was working on the Paediatric Surgical Ward as a nurse and Rob was rotating through as a Surgical Resident. Rob had loftily declared to his friends he wasn’t going to date anyone in the workplace, but couldn’t help but chase the pretty nurse that kept ignoring him. He eventually wore down her resistance and coerced her into a quick kiss. The rest, as they say, is history.”

The bride chose a beautiful strapless gown from One Day Bridal “I looked at many bridal stores in Adelaide and Melbourne though fell in love with a gown from One Day Bridal in Melbourne. It was a beautiful alabaster coloured gown covered by a delicate ivory lace. The dress was simple and elegant and the staff were extremely accommodating especially with last minute changes.”

The beautiful Waverley Estate set the scene for the day, the bride telling “Waverley Estate consists of a beautiful cottage in the beachside town of Port Elliot, one hour from Adelaide. We decided on this venue because of the beautiful grounds and the fact that you could build a wedding from the ground up. We were able to stay on site along with our bridal party the whole weekend.”

Erin walked down the aisle to “Feels Like Home by Martha Marlow. Played by the acoustic duo, Little Big Words.”

Hannah Dendy officiated the ceremony, the bride noting “We wanted to have a short but sweet ceremony so we had more time to have fun with our guests. We wrote our own vows, thinking it would be a more authentic expression of how we feel. We had three readings… Us Two by A.A. Milne, an excerpt from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman and Blessing of the Hands.”

Guests celebrated under a clear top marquee filled with fairy lights and hanging florals. “The inspiration behind our day was modern with lots of flowers. We wanted a relaxed feeling for our guests focusing on good food and wine we wanted to utilise the beautiful surroundings of Waverley Estate as much as possible opting for a clear marquee. Family and friends were a focus of our wedding and they loved feeling included.”

The couple’s family pitched in and helped- right down to painting the details white! Erin tells “Rob’s mother and sister made the 3 tiered chocolate semi naked cake, while my mum made the lemon tiramisu for dessert. My dad painted all the wire objects used on the day to maintain the white, modern theme of the wedding.”

Guests enjoyed a sit down dinner catered by Two Brothers Catering with wine from Rockford Wines and beer from Vale Brewing. “The food provided by Two Brothers Catering was incredible. We received such rave reviews and months later our friends are still talking about how delicious it was.”

Of their photographer, Erin and Rob remark “We chose Luke Simon, although it’s fair to say it was hardly even a choice. We met Luke in 2012 at another wedding that Rob was a groomsman in. We both felt like we were immediately friends and he was so relaxed and fun and put everyone at ease. The photos at the end were stunning and we kept running in to him every few months at more weddings where he always remembered us and was ready to crack a beer with us. When it was our turn to get married, it wasn’t even up for discussion, we were both so excited to ask Luke to capture our special day.”

The couple chose a classic with a modern cover for their first dance, the bride remembering “We danced to the song Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley as covered by Ingrid Michaelson.”

Truthfilms by Luke Simon Photography captured the film of the day. The film beautifully telling the story of the day – emotion and all.

Congratulations Erin and Rob! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you to Luke Simon for sharing today’s celebration with us!

Photographer: Luke Simon / Cinematographer: Truthfilms by Luke Simon Photography / Wedding Planner: Dapper Events / Bride's Dress: One Day Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Nine West / Bride's Jewelry: Tiffany and Co / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Ivory Gown / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Robes: Ivy and Matilda / Groom's Attire: Tailors of Distinction / Groomsmen Attire: Tailors of Distinction / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Flowergirl Dress: Tutu du Monde / Flowergirl Shoes: Seed Heritage / Hairstylist: Yots Hair / Makeup Artist: Olivia Colombo Makeup Artist / Spraytan: Ocea Beauty Bar / Invitations: Lisamajdesigns / Flowers: Tash's Flowers / Venue: Waverley Estate / Ceremony Officiant: Hannah Dendy - Marriage Celebrant / Marquee: White Marquee / Lighting: Sash Events / Chair Rental: Sash Events / Ceremony Musicians: Little Big Words / Catering: Two Brothers Catering / Wine: Rockford Wines / Beer: Vale Brewing / Band: Baker Boys Band

Vanessa & Rodney’s Intimate & Rustic Newrybar Wedding

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Vanessa & Rodney

When it comes to creating a relaxed and romantic vibe for their day, today’s couple have absolutely hit the mark. Vanessa and Rodney chose to keep their wedding simple and heartfelt, with a focus on their journey to be together, and their family and friends. If this isn’t the epitome of what a wedding should be about, we don’t know what is. The amazing team at Figtree Pictures were on hand to capture this intimate and rustic Newrybar wedding.

Vanessa laughs of their first meeting. “It was in a bathroom! We were set up to meet by family and friends at Rodney’s brother’s home!” And the rest, as the line goes, is history.

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The bride’s gorgeous, whimsical lace gown was found, quite by luck, at a Grace Loves Lace sample sale in Brisbane. “I had loved browsing many Instagram accounts, and in particular Grace Loves Lace, so when they advertised a sample dress sale, I went with a girlfriend and happened to find the very dress I was after, the “Inca” gown. It the whole process was pretty quick and rushed. but very successful!”

Vanessa’s stunningly soft-waved hair style was by Jess Faulkner, and her makeup was done by Jess from Foxs Lane Styling. Her opulent bouquet was created by Estelle from The French Petal, who also styled the florals for the ceremony and reception. “Our florist Estelle was a total pleasure to work with, and went above and beyond our requests to make the day beautiful,” the bride remembers, warmly.

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The groom chose a dapper suit in dark navy with black edging, and a smart black bow tie completing his look. “Rodney found a suit he loved from Politix,” Vanessa tells. “And his shoes were from Aquila – the lucky last pair in his size!”

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The bride walked down the aisle to a beautiful version of “Marry Me” by Train, sung by their good friend Anna Beaden.

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“We wanted an intimate, relaxed feeling for the ceremony that reflected our love for each other and our journey together,” the bride explains. “We read our own personal vows to each other, which also made mention of the journey we had been on to find each other.” Vanessa and Rodney’s immediate family were also involved in their ceremony, with the groom’s children singing a special piece and the bride’s small son dressing the part as the sweetest, little wedding attendant.

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The ceremony and reception were both held in the Harvest Old Cafe & Bakery in Newrybar, New South Wales. “It was a gorgeous and intimate setting – perfect for the romantic and rustic vibe we were after, and with the added charm of the still roaring bakery oven from the morning’s Sourdough Sunday session!” gushes the bride of their venue. “The food was outstanding! Just divine, and the customer service was impeccable.”

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“We wanted to ensure that we had time to just hang and mingle with our family and friends, and not rush through any of the usual proceedings. There were no speeches, and no cake. It was a simple, relaxed affair. Sharing such a gorgeous venue and delicious food with our loved ones and children was wonderful.”

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The couple chose Figtree Pictures tocapture their relaxed, intimate day, and, as always with these amazing photographers, the result is sublime. “Our photographers were Camilla and Emily from Figtree, and they were outstanding. Such gorgeous people to work with,” says Vanessa. “They were a complete pleasure, made us feel so relaxed and were so unobtrusive – you wouldn’t have known they were there, and yet they managed to get some beautiful shots in a relatively short space of time.”

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Congratulations Vanessa and Rodney on your stunning wedding. Thank you to the couple, and to Figtree Pictures for sharing their day with us.

Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography / Bride's Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Bride's Shoes: Nine West / Bride's Jewelry: Mimco / Makeup Artist: Foxs Lane Styling / Hairstylist: Jess Faulkner / Groom's Attire: Politix / Groom's Shoes: Aquila / Flowers & Floral Styling: The French Petal / Invitations & Stationery: Vista Print / Venue: Harvest Old Cafe & Bakery / Hire Items: Hampton Event Hire / Ceremony Officiant: Pastor Casey Wolverton / Ceremony Musicians: Emeline & Jordan Cassie / Ceremony Musicians: Anna Beaden / Catering: Harvest Old Cafe & Bakery / Groom's Ring: Men's Rings Online