Seeing an opportunity to tie the knot with very special family and friends, photographer Konrad Thorpe was enlisted to help capture Ashleigh and Nathan as they celebrated with a winter high tea – focused on those who matter most to the couple.
“Our grandparents were our guests of honour, and sat in the front row. We had a vintage and sentimental theme, using old songs and focusing on the simple things. We were so lucky to have the most beautiful winter weather and have everything outside in a gorgeous national park.”
Of their photographer, Ashleigh tells, “We just wanted it to be special for the grandparents and make sure that we got family photos with them, as well as our couple portraits.”
“Our incredible photographer, Konrad from K Thorpe Photography, understood the importance of this. I also just wanted very natural and candid shots, and that’s exactly what he delivered! We always felt so comfortable and just had fun, and the photos were more than we could have imagined.”
“I love the above photo, I think it’s my favourite!” says Ashleigh, adding, “It just shows the incredible natural beauty of the park, the sunshine, the amazing setup, and just how much I adore my new husband!”
We planned the whole wedding in just over 6 months. However much time you give yourselves is how much you will use, so don’t be afraid to plan it quickly! Everyone tells you not to get stressed about the details and to just enjoy it, but sometimes it’s hard. Try and do things together so you can remember why you’re getting married in the first place!
I had no idea what style of dress I wanted so I thought I would start trying on a few dresses and see how I felt in the different styles. I heard of the incredible designer Sonia from Cappellazzo Couture and decided to go and have a chat to her. The minute I walked into her studio in Camberwell, we started talking about different styles of wedding dresses and she began to sketch; when she showed me what she had drawn I was amazed.
I fell in love with the design from that moment and I couldn’t wait for Sonia to start making my bespoke gown. I was so excited, so we made the appointments for the next six months!
We also played around with the design and fabrics and I loved every minute of the process. Sonia used the most stunning imported delicate fabrics from France and Italy for my wedding dress and she made me feel like a princess every time I went in for my next fitting.
I remember walking in to meet her for the first time and I said “I want my future husband to see me walk down the aisle and say WOW” – and he did! More than that, so did all our guests.
Ms Zebra Says: This dress looks so incredible – a true labour of love! Follow the link to Fanoula & Paul’s Elegant Winter Wedding. to see this in full. A wonderful outcome after months of meetings & decisions! Definitely a ‘WOW’ kind of dress.