If there is ever a time to sparkle and shine, it is a wedding and what better way to bring a touch of glamour to the day than with metallic bridesmaid gowns? Today we are rounding up some of our very favourite metallic bridesmaids looks in hues of gold, champagne, platinum and bronze. Click on through to see the roundup!
Tash & Brian
I love the relaxed, laid back feel of Tash and Brian’s boho inspired Byron bay wedding. Even a little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of this beautiful wedding day captured by Bird and Boy Photography. The wedding turned from an outdoor celebration to something very intimate – and the newlyeds? They wouldn’t change a thing!
Tash fills us in on the very romantic story of how Brian proposed. “On Christmas day Brian asked me to pack my bags as he booked us a weekend away. We left Boxing Day morning and heading up north (I had no idea where he was taking me) we went for a drive through the Sunshine Coast hinterland and ended up at Spicers Retreat in Maleny. He took me for a picnic and then a walk through to a waterfall.
That night he booked us in for dinner at the Tamarind restaurant where he had organised a table just for the two of us away from everyone.
When it came to the end of the night, Brian was super keen for dessert. So the waiter brought out the menus, placed Brian’s in front of him first and then placed mine in front of me. I was so busy looking at the menu that I didn’t notice the chalkboard underneath the menu. Brian asked me if he could look at the specials board and after I told him a few times that there wasn’t one, he asked me to look underneath my menu.
As I moved my menu Brian started to stand up and make his way next to me. I looked at the chalkboard and it said ‘Will you marry me?’ with a tick box for yes only. Brian got down on one knee and said to me ‘I will never stand above or below you, I will always stand by your side’, he opened the ring box and I asked him if he was serious (I might have called him an idiot several times too). He then said to me that if I said yes I needed to tick the box. So with my hands shaking I attemped to tick the box. The chalk snapped and half the chalk went flying across the deck. It was such a funny moment. Brian then took the ring and placed it on my finger.”
Tash chose her gown at Bohemian Brides, she remembers, “My sister-in-law told me about the store, so one afternoon I looked them up and found ‘the dress’. The next weekend one of my bridesmaids and myself drove down and it was the first dress I tried on and loved it. I tried a few others in the store just for the sake of it but my heart was set. It was the only store I went to and needed to go to. I loved the experience (once my nerves escaped me) and Kate was an absolute delight to work with.”
Tash and Brian chose The Fig Tree Restaurant for their wedding, with Byron Bay Weddings styling the event, noting, “It was the only venue we saw (and needed to see). Just after the proposal I spent the day with my brother and we bought up wedding venues. I told him that we wanted to get married somewhere with a big tree. He showed me The Fig Tree Restaurant and it was instant love. Brian and I went to check it out only a few days after he popped the question. When we got there the ladies from Byron Bay Weddings were there, we locked it in there and then. It was just meant to be (and yes, it has the most spectacular Fig Tree!!).”
Rain moved the ceremony inside, the bride telling, “The ceremony and dinner were meant to all be set up outside however with the rain we had them both inside. It really made our day. The ceremony felt so intimate. Emotions ran wild and it was felt throughout the restaurant. If I was to do it all again I would do it exactly the same – rain, hail or shine.”
Michelle Shannon officiated the ceremony. Tash noting, “We must say, we were very luckily with all of our vendors. They all went above and beyond and we can’t thank them enough. Michelle our celebrant really made us feel like family the moment we met. Our photographer and videographers worked tirelessly through out the day and did it with such passion. They made the whole experience really enjoyable. Che has created such a special place in The Fig Tree Restaurant. Not only is the venue beautiful, the food is amazing and he has surrounded himself with incredible people. Our day ran smoothly because of the dedication everyone has.”
Tash and Brian chose The Magic Bus Company to cart guests around, noting, “I love all things boho so it was an easy choice. We wanted to create a relaxed and fun vibe but also simple without taking away from the beauty of the venue. We wanted our family and friends to have a few surprises throughout the day also so we organised the Magic Bus to arrive to pick everyone up from the Surf Club. It was so great because no one had any clue of the transport we arranged so when the buses arrived with our names across the top it definitely got the party started early.”
“One of my favourite moments was when we returned from our photos and entered the reception. When we were announced as husband and wife it was such an overwhelming feeling and to hear everybody clap and cheer, it really takes your breath away.”
“We were sitting down for our main meal and there was music playing in the background. Mid-meal Daryl Braithwaite’s, “The Horses” comes on and suddenly the bridal table started signing the song, within seconds our family and friends all joined in. The whole place erupted. It was awesome.”
Byron Wedding Visual captured a film of the couple’s wedding day. The film beautifully captures the relaxed feeling the day embodied.
Congratulations on your marriage Tash and Brian! Thank you for sharing the stories of your day with us! Thank you also to Bird and Boy Photography for sharing today’s photography.
Jaimee & Daniel
Give me a fabulous, long sleeved lace gown and incredible, industrial styling and you have yourself a very happy Ms Rose. Jaimee and Daniel were married at Brisbane Powerhouse, and worked with an incredible team of vendors who all brought the couple’s vision for the day to life. This industrial glamour wedding was captured by Emma Holcroft for Giddy Up Camera Club.
Of how they met and fell in love, Jaimee remembers, “Daniel and I met nine years ago at a party. We instantly clicked and the rest is history! It has been so amazing being able to grow up together and build a life together. Daniel is definitely my best friend and we’ve shared so many amazing memories over the years. Some of the highlights would definitely be our travels overseas, moving to Melbourne from Brisbane two years ago, and finally getting a puppy last year – Murphy the Boston Terrier (she’s crazy!).”
Jaimee found her stunning long sleeve, lace Pronovias gown from Raffaele Ciuca. “I would say my dress was elegant and classic, yet contemporary at the same time. I fell in love with long sleeve gowns when I started browsing bridal magazines after we got engaged. I just love how beautiful and timeless they are (my mum got married in a long sleeve gown). It was actually the first dress I tried on, and it had my mum and bridesmaids in tears. It was definitely the one! The whole experience was amazing right from the start. It was so great being able to share the experience with my mum and my bridesmaids.”
Daniel chose suits and accessories from Peter Jackson for his wedding day attire, and for his groomsmen. As a point of difference from them, he wore a three piece suit. Jaimee explains, “He wanted something that was contemporary, but not too over the top. The colour was navy, but more vibrant than a standard navy, and paired with dark brown shoes. A light grey bow tie and crisp white shirt completed the look – modern while still remaining timeless.”
Jaimee walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of “Latch” by Sam Smith. The couple chose the Brisbane Powerhouse, set in New Farm Park, as the venue for both the ceremony and reception. “We always wanted to have an outdoor wedding and, having spent a lot of time in New Farm Park when we lived in Brisbane, it was the perfect choice! The ceremony was set by the Brisbane River in the park, which allowed us to use a stunning green space to create the perfect vibe.”
“We wanted to have a simple ceremony that represented us best, not too serious and easy going. We did write our own vows, however this was a decision that was made fairly last minute so they weren’t finalised till late the day before the ceremony. It was definitely worth it and really made the ceremony feel special.”
“It actually started raining about an hour before the ceremony. Naturally I started panicking because we were having an outdoor wedding. Luckily, the rain stopped and the sun came out. It was actually perfect blue skies during our ceremony. I’ve been told that if it rains on your wedding day that it’s good luck. I’ll take that!” laughs the bride.
We definitely think their beautiful images speak volumes for our brilliant Emma is, and of their photographer, Jaimee gushes, “Emma from Giddy Up Camera Club was absolutely amazing! She is one talented lady! She had some amazing ideas for photos and definitely has an eye for detail. She made the whole experience so relaxed, which was important to Daniel. He hates having his photo taken, let alone having his photo taken over and over again. He said to me after the wedding that it was a really fun experience and definitely not what he expected (in a good way).”
“The Brisbane Powerhouse was actually the first venue we looked at, and once we saw it we knew we didn’t need to keep looking. The reception was set inside the the Powerhouse in the Rooftop Terrace. As its name suggests, it is an old powerhouse building which has been converted for use as a concert venue and art space. The terrace is an industrial space, with concrete walls covered in graffiti. I instantly fell in love with this room as soon as I saw it. It had such a Melbourne vibe about it, and was the industrial style I love.”
The styling of their day was by Anna from Made to Match Events, with hire and styling by Hamptons Event Hire, Simply Style Co, The Orange Blossom and Gold Wedding Hire. Jaimee tells of her vision for the reception, “As concrete was one of the design ideas for the wedding, we used concrete besser blocks as vases down the middle of the reception tables, which looked amazing. We also used geometric rose gold candle holders as vases, which worked perfectly with the theme of the wedding. Massive credit to our wedding stylist and florist for helping us bring our design ideas to life. Very talented ladies! I love interior decorating, and I really wanted to incorporate my style into our wedding. This was definitely achieved with the industrial style that was brought to the ceremony and reception.”
“Our first dance was a bit of a disaster really. We don’t normally ‘slow dance’, and didn’t have any lessons, so needless to say there were a lot of laughs (mainly from me!). We chose “Angels” by The XX as our first dance song. It is one of Daniel’s favourite songs, and I love the lyrics. It definitely suits us as a couple.”
Congratulations Jaimee and Daniel on your incredibly stylish and fun wedding! Thank you to the couple, and Giddy Up Camera Club, for sharing it with us!
Tamara & Luke
Tamara and Luke’s rustic Adelaide Hills winery wedding captures exactly what this beautiful hearted couple wanted for their day – a day of rustic filled celebrations that celebrated their love of wine, of friends and family and of course each other. The couple chose Todd Hunter McGaw to capture their day.
The newlyweds tell the story of how they came to be. “We met through friends of friends. Things really took off when Luke offered his spare room to Tamara to rent when she was trying to save for a European holiday. Not long after she shifted in sparks flew and a short 6 months later he followed her on that European holiday for 6 weeks!”
“I desperately wanted to have our dog feature in the wedding, but logistics made it impossible. Luke surprised me by getting my Dad to give me a wrapped gift which was a framed photo he’d taken of Indie the day before with a sign that matched the wedding signage that said ‘Best Friends Forever’ – lucky the make-up artist was still there as there was tears! My dad also gave me a bunch of pink carnations. He was the first man in her life to give mum flowers, and he’d given her a bunch of pink carnations when I was born. This was a very special moment.”
The couple chose Adelaide Hills winery Barristers Block Winery for their wedding, remarking, “We both love wine, and wine tasting. The Adelaide Hills are so close to the city, so we often pop up there on a Saturday or Sunday for a platter and some wine. We stumbled across Barrister’s Block after seeing their flier at a wedding expo. We met the owner on our first visit and loved her straightforward approach. The layout of the venue was also perfect for us as it had an outdoor area for the ceremony, a stunning hayshed for our reception, and a villa on site where the girls could stay the night before and get ready, and then the bridal couple could stay on the night!”
The groom created signs for the wedding thanks to his brand new business StencilSmart.
Ryan Cornish played the bride down the aisle, she remembers, “He not only played before the ceremony and the aisle music, but also the signing music and throughout pre-drinks. His relaxed acoustic style really suited our venue, and the sort of music that we enjoy. We were lucky enough to be able to hear him playing throughout pre-drinks as the music drifted through the forest where we were having photos!”
Joan Wilson officiated the ceremony. “We were married by Joan in the gardens of Barrister’s Block, under a big gum tree with the sprawling vineyards in the backdrop. It was a really pretty, relaxed view.”
Of their photographer, the newlyweds note, “Luke asked to do one thing if he had any say in the wedding planning, and that was to select the photographer! As a keen amateur himself, Luke selected Todd Hunter McGaw quite early on due to his wonderful portfolio, captivating blog pieces, and understanding, knowledge and experience towards the wedding day. And the wedding day did not disappoint, being an interstate trip for Todd it was wonderful to see him out at the rehearsal the day before which proved invaluable for guidance with our ceremony location, and his laid back nature, but incredible attention to detail made all involved very relaxed and comfortable, which created a great atmosphere that I think was reflected in the pictures he took on day. A fantastic bloke and highly recommended! ”
Studio Botanic styled the dahlia filled floral arrangements for the day, the newlyweds remarking, “Nadia from Studio Botanic was fantastic. With a bride who knew very little about different types of flowers, except what she didn’t want (traditional!) – Nadia just asked for some inspiration from the bride’s Pinterest board and a budget that needed to be worked within. The hanging floral behind the wedding table was absolutely breathtaking. The dahlias were incredible, and the bride asked whether she was allowed to take it off the wall and sleep on it! She also provided all of the small vases and tealight votives that matched our rustic theme perfectly. We couldn’t recommend Nadia and her team highly enough.”
Little Adelaide Catering Co created a decadent dinner for guests to enjoy – right down to a whiskey and jerky bar! “Nick and his team from Little Adelaide Catering Co were phenomenal. He immediately understood the theme of our wedding, and our love of shared food. He worked within budget to deliver our dream of large share plates of some of South Australia’s best meats, with mouth-watering side dishes a-plenty! Knowing that dessert often goes to waste while people are up dancing at a wedding, Nick created platters of bite-sized dessert morsels that our guests could eat while busting a move. He also helped to stock the Whiskey & Jerky bar with different flavoured pork crackling and beef jerky that was a quirky addition we loved. And the mini cheeseburgers that came out at 11pm were an absolute hit with our guests!”
“Andrew McCrone from Nice Cup of DJ looked after all our reception music. Luke knew after a minute of meeting him he was the right guy. Exceptional attention to detail and prides himself on top equipment to produce the best possible sound for a wedding venue.”
Congratulations on your marriage Tamara and Luke! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Thank you also to Todd Hunter McGaw for sharing today’s gorgeous photographs!