With stunning deep colours, the moody vibe of today’s Autumn inspired boudoir shoot will have you completely on board with my love of the most magical of seasons.
Model Josephine Adeline was the star of the shoot, describing it as “cute, simple, intimate – the opposite of the entire relationship with my fiance Jon!”. Jon noting “I love her passion, drive, vision, and heart. She pushes me to be better and accepts me when I’m not. She’s my “Seoul-Mate”!”
The blank space of white with wood gave space to breathe, to dream and to be calm and quiet among the light. Deep colours, sequins, floating transparent tulle skirts and romantic black details added a beautiful depth.
When a couple adds a golden wedding dress, food trucks and dancing under the sky by the sea to their wedding day list, you know it’s going to be a celebration that is all about the fun and that is exactly the feeling Bree & Terry wanted for their big day. Choosing photographers Market Lane Media to capture their day, we’re so thrilled to share Bree and Terry’s story.
Bree, with Terry’s help, tells the story of how they came to be; “we met on a blind date. Ok fine, it was Tinder. We met on Tinder. It ended up being quite romantic actually, finishing with us talking until 2am on a park bench under a tree full of fairy lights. We also found out on this date that we had both been married before and got married to our first partners on the EXACT SAME DATE! Yup, same date of the same year. WHAT?!”
Bree had her golden gown made by Terry’s aunt, telling “I decided very early on that I didn’t want a really traditional dress. I ordered a couple of things online and they were pretty awful, so Terry suggested we talk to his Aunt who is a professional seamstress. She ended up making my dress and it was just perfect.”
Bree and Terry chose a different kind of processional, explaining “I walked down the aisle to “This Old Love” by Lior. We both had loved this song for a long time and the lyrics are so beautiful that it was a no-brainer for us! Our aisle was two flights of stairs. I walked down the stairs while Terry and the kids walked up to meet me in the middle so we could walk the rest of the way together.”
The ceremony took place atThe Centenary Steps Port Elliot. The bride explaining “my family has been holidaying every year at Port Elliot for 20+ years, so I know and love it so much. It was always my dream to get married there. We nearly didn’t have it there, but Terry convinced me we could do it, and we managed to pull it off (with a lot of hard work!) The Centenary Steps leading down to Rocky Bay provided the most stunning backdrop for the ceremony.”
A friend dear to the couple, Andrew Foster, officiated the ceremony. Bree noting “we wanted our ceremony to be relaxed and personal and as short as possible! We had a friend marry us. Terry and I wrote our own vows. I cried a lot! We chose Romans 12:9-13 and Hebrews 10:24-25 which my sisters read out for us.
We had a group of friend serenade us at the end of the ceremony with an a cappella version of “All You Need Is Love” (think Love Actually!) We played Ben Harper’s “Happy Ever After” while we signed the register and walked back up the aisle to “Hoppipolla” by Sigur Ros.”
The couple decorated the ceremony space themselves, Bree telling “We made 40 metres of gum leaf garland that created the aisle on the Centenary Stairs for me to walk down. It was a very lengthy exercise!”
“We really wanted Terry’s kids to feel included, so we bought them their special little outfits, had them stand with us while we got married, and included them in our vows.”
Daisy Chain by Lyndal helped the bride with her bouquet, Bree remarking “my best friend Lyndal is a casual florist, so she (very patiently) helped me to choose the flowers in my bouquet. I love natives and knew I wanted some of them in the bouquet, and I knew that Terry loves magnolias, so I was keen to get some of those beautiful leaves in there as well. Lyndal’s arrangement was stunning.”
Of their photographers, Bree and Terry note “the photographer just happened to be a friend as well. We have talented friends! We were really excited to have Market Lane Media photograph our wedding and knew that they would work magic, plus we got to hang out and it was super fun. After seeing the photos of the wedding we believe that they are actually photography wizards!”
Guests congregated at an outdoor reception at Port Elliot RSL. “We wanted a super relaxed reception. The number one thing I wanted styling-wise was to be able to have it outside under lots of lights. We also wanted to be able to have food trucks (paella and coffee) come, and the Port Elliot RSL provided the perfect space for that to happen.”
Guests enjoyed a feast of coffee and paella thanks to The Black Addition andAdelaide Paella. “The Black Addition coffee service was stunning. They were so reasonably priced and were genuinely lovely people who interacted well with our guests. Their coffee was also 100%!”
One of the bride’s favourite memories was a complete surprise, executed with Click Films. She explains “some of our friends made a video parody of how we met and played it at the reception. Along with being hilarious, it was super heartfelt – they included photos of friends and family, some of whom couldn’t make it to the wedding and had sent a personal messages – I actually sobbed!”
Congratulations on your marriage Bree & Terry! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Market Lane Media for sharing today’s celebration with us!
This enchanting urban wedding is a stunning example of doing everything your own way! Gorgeous gowns and delicious dessert tables are only overshadowed by details filled with love! Jazzy Connors was on hand to capture every moment.
Caitlin tells of meeting Tim, saying, ”We met at a mutual friend’s birthday party over 10 years ago. Tim had come into my work on several occasions before and I always thought he was very cute.”
Choosing to do things their own way, Caitlin and Tim decided to have their photos before the ceremony. The bride shares, ”It was the best decision we made about the day for several reasons. One was that we didn’t want to leave our guests for a huge amount of time. The other was to calm our nerves so that by the time we got to the ceremony we could be present and enjoy every minute.”
On hand to capture the first look was photographer Jazzy Connors, with Caitlin sharing, ”She was an absolute blast! We had actually met at my workplace months prior and it felt like it was meant to be. She understood exactly what we were after and she delivered beautiful photos.”
It took a while to find the perfect dress, with the bride telling, ”Choosing the dress was a bit difficult for me. I visited quite a few of the bridal shops but I just felt like nothing suited me at all. Then one day I was shopping online and I came across the dress on Revolve. It needed some slight alterations but I took the risk and was so happy I had decided to go with something that really represented the sort of bride I wanted to be.” Caitlin’s bridesmaid, her cousin Courtney, wore Alice McCall.
Wanting something slightly different for Tim to wear, the couple chose TopMan. Caitlin remembers, ”Since I’ve known Tim I think I’ve seen him in a traditional suit once! We wanted something a bit more casual, so he wore all black with a grey jacket, and his bow tie matched the colour I had chosen for the flowers.” Both the groom and groomsman wore Converse shoes.
Deciding to use someone local for her wedding flowers, Caitlin chose Sophie Claire Flowers. She tells, ”We had one meeting over coffee and I showed her a couple of pictures I had found that I liked. Then I left it completely up to her to use whatever she thought would be good. So to be honest I have no idea what flowers I had, all I know is that they were beautiful!”
The wedding ceremony began with a special tradition, with Caitlin remembering, ”Before our ceremony we had a Welcome To Country. It was voiced by Aunty Diane Kerr, an elder from the Wurundjeri tribe who are the traditional owners of the land we married on. She welcomed us and the guests to the land and encouraged the union of our two families.”
Not including any readings, the bride tells of the ceremony, ”It was short and sweet. We didn’t want it to be overly romantic or deep as that’s just not us. We just had very short vows and the ring exchange.” The bride walked down the aisle to “I’ll Be There” by Jake Shimabukuro.
Being a regular customer at the Brunswick Foodstore, Caitlin knew it would be the perfect place for their wedding. She tells, ”We decided to have both the ceremony and the reception in the one place just to make everything that little bit easier. The Brunswick Foodstore is an awesome cafe which I’ve been to numerous times for food and coffee. When I met the Events Manager she made me feel so at ease about everything, I knew this was the place to have our wedding.”
And while the food was a magnificent success, dessert was a huge hit too! The bride recalls, ”Melissa from Dessert Station did a spectacular job on our grazing dessert station. Not only did the food taste great but it looked like a piece of art.”
Remembering one favourite moment is difficult for any bride of her wedding day, however Caitlin shares, ”It’s hard to say what was my favourite, but the most surprising in the best possible way was Michael’s speech. It blew everyone away! He had everyone in stitches and then finished his speech with the most beautiful poem which left everyone in tears.”
The bride and groom had their first dance to ‘Sea of Love’ by Cat Power. Caitlin tells, ”Tim chose the song and it was perfect. We didn’t have any special moves, it was just the two of us taking it all in.” She also shares some excellent advice for brides to be, telling, ”I am terrible in high heels and I knew there was no way I would be able to last on the dance floor all night! I planned ahead and bought along my white sneakers. I changed into them straight after the speeches!”
A huge congratulations to our gorgeous bride and groom on their stunning wedding day, thank you for allowing us a glimpse of it all! And an extra special thank you to Jazzy Connors for your beautiful photographs.
As part of our new gift guides, today we’re all about the bridesmaid with bridesmaid gifts for the beach lover.
From a fun, retro style beach umbrella, bright coloured pom pom bags for all the treasures, sweet palm tree necklaces to special fine art prints. Here’s to the sandy feet and salty hair of the beach lovers in our lives!