Emily & Carl
The Blue Mountains are one of the most incredible sights to see – so when you pair that with a wedding celebration you have something pretty spectacular! Proof, of course, is in the pudding Emily and Carl’s sweet Blue Mountains wedding captured by Anna Turner.
Emily tells the story of how she and Carl came to be. “We met at a friend’s birthday drinks in the city. He was so tall I had to ask if we could sit down to talk because it was so loud. I also told him he reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite!”
The groom and groomsmen wore suits from Skin Deep. Emily remembers “The Groom and Best Man and Man of Honour all wore red socks with a mix of red and green shoe laces, as the Groom is a huge fan of The Rabbitoh’s.”
Bright red shoes from Alannah Hill kicked off the bride’s quirky look. A ballerina length gown from Forever Vintage followed, Emily telling, “My dress was an original 1950’s vintage wedding gown that I wore with a red petticoat underneath. It was gorgeous! I had my best friend as my Man of Honour, rather than Bridesmaids. He had a ‘man bouquet’ to walk down the aisle with.”
Emily and Carl held their ceremony at Leuralla, decorated with Australian natives styled by Lou Vacher Bespoke Florist (Bloubird) who created the floral arrangements for the day. Emily remarks, “Leuralla is beautiful location just down the road from my Grandma’s house. The sandstone amphitheatre looks out across the Jamison Valley and the view is spectacular, however on the day of our wedding the fires were burning in the Blue Mountains and the view was completely smoked out making for some very unique photos.”
Emily notes, “I hand-made the place setting cards and reserved signs for the ceremony. They were paper doilies that I hand stamped. I also collected gum nuts to use to decorate them on the tables. We outsourced everything else but everything still had a personal touch.”
Emily walked down the aisle to “More Than The Greatest Love” by Bobby Darin, sung live by The Starr Sisters.
Guests received custom tea towels from Laughing Bird Studio as wedding favors.
Of their photographer, Emily says, ” The sweetest lady you’ve ever met! We were so happy and impressed with her personal touches. The photos are gorgeous! ”
Guests celebrated the newlyweds with high tea at The Carrington. guests enjoying sandwiches, scones and cakes (as well as the cheese wedding cake!). Emily noting, “The Carrington is an amazing art deco hotel where my parents and grand parents spent lots of time. It is a beautiful venue and we were delighted with the service.”
For their first dance, Emily remembers, “We took dancing lessons for 4 weeks in the lead up to the wedding. We did a slow rock’n’roll dance to ‘Love me do’ by The Beatles. The groom is a big Beatles fan.”
One of the more memorable moments of the day was a surprise speech for the bride, Emily remembering “The Groom, Best Man, Man of Honour and another friend got dressed up in Sergeant Pepper costumes and The Groom sang The Beatles song ‘When I’m 64’ to me. It was a surprise and it was amazing, and hilarious! ”
After guests enjoyed high tea, the couple took them on a “Magical Mystery Tour” riding the cable cars over the rain forest and gullies up through the mountains through to Scenic World. Emily explaining “Scenic World is my family’s business so we had special after hours access. They do host weddings and the views and rainforest room are beautiful.”
The couple left their guests by cable car! Gliding off into the sunset.
Congratulations Emily and Carl! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Anna Turner for sharing today’s wedding with us!