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Bright & Whimsical Boho Wedding Inspiration

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We are all about the flowers this month as we dive into The Bouquet Issue and we couldn’t take our eyes of the lush wattle garlands of today’s editorial (and then we saw the grazing table when our stomachs also begged us to stay!).

It makes sense that our dream team used the Oscar Wilde quote “Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways” to inspire their modern boho wedding editorial. Photographer Samuel White Photography captured the scene in all it’s beautiful, vivid colour.

At the quaint country venue of Soul of Gerringong, the bright yellow floral details by Grace and Stone Collections were the absolute, highlight, framing our newlyweds (the bride dressed in a gorgeous Alca Line Bride gown topped in lace) and highlighting the beautiful boho styled reception. A table set low to the ground, under a wattle canopy and topped with mismatched vessels of amber and mercury glass. To finish the celebration  Coco’s Events creating an amazing grazing table fit for royalty.

Flowers were the focus of this shoot, Megan Blain Hair weaving little white blooms through the bride’s soft up-do, complemented by Lu Lu Makeup Artist pink-toned makeup look. The relaxed look complementing the sweet white bouquet.

Amy of Alca Line bride shares “The inspiration behind the shoot was celebrating the vibrancy of colour and love. Experimenting with the idea of colour and texture, and encouraging a unique approach- to break away from the “norm”.”

Photographer: Samuel White Photography / Bride's Dress: Alca Line Bride / Hairstylist: Megan Blain Hair / Makeup Artist: Lu Lu Makeup Artist / Catering: Coco's Events / Flowers: Grace and Stone Collections / Venue: Soul of Gerringong
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Megan & David’s Industrial Style Wedding At Stackwood

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Megan & David

If you’re looking for a wedding that is jam-packed with everything that’s “in” weddings right now then Megan and Dave’s industrial style day is it. Folks, there is neon, there are endless plants, there is endless cheese and there are puppy dogs. We’re so thrilled that  Jessica Josie was there because it means this story is your Wednesday morning treat!

And for me, it’s the speeches that make this one worthy of me knocking on Megan and Dave’s door and asking if we can go back in time and be guests (scroll to the bottom for that one) because they prove how much this wedding is about the fun of who these two are, the loyalty, the joy, and the beauty they brought to life as they tied the knot.

Megan and David first locked eyes on each other, in what Megan calls “good old fashioned online dating”. The happy couple telling their story “We chatted on e-harmony for about four months before we met! When we first starting dating, “meeting” people online was still stigmatised so we lied and said we met at James Squire Bar, as that was our first ‘date’ and the first time we met each other in person. Also, to be safe Megan brought 5 friends to the first date.” David popping the question on a romantic weekend trip to Melbourne.

After much searching, the groom and groomsmen decided on suits from  Politix .

Megan chose a beautiful ballgown by  Bridal By Aubrey Rose – with unexpected sparkle! She tells “My bridesmaid Camilla chose it as a “joke” because the only thing that David said not to wear was sequins because they were “tacky”. SURPRISE! I fell completely in love with a completely sequinned dress. It seems I just wanted to be a sparkly princess on her wedding day!”

The modern, industrial warehouse space of Stackwood appealed to Megan and Dave, who note “We were so lucky that our ceremony and reception were both at the amazing Stackwood! We really wanted a warehouse hipster vibe on the day, and as soon as we saw Stackwood we realised it was perfect, also it meant we could have the dogs with us the whole day.”

Megan and Dave worked with Pop-Up Planning Co to bring to life their vision for the day. “We both have a love for indoor plants so the plants were already at Stackwood and Laura from Pop Up Planning Co did an incredible job of styling it all!”

Megan walked down the aisle with her father to Hellogoodbye’s “Oh, it is love” sung live by the groomsmen.

“We had the most FANTASTIC celebrant Kristy Wright. She made our Ceremony so unforgettable” tell the newlyweds of their celebrant Kristy Wright. “We had informal seating, some barstools, some tables, some chairs, people could also grab a drink for the ceremony and sit where they wanted. We played hipster bingo and David even mentioned the zombie apocalypse in this vows!”

Megan and Dave’s pets were a huge part of the day. “We really wanted our dogs (Scotty the staffy and Sadie the chi x) to be a huge part of our day! They are our little family and we couldn’t leave them out. Scotty was one of the groomsmen and the ring bearer. Sadie was the Bouquet. Both did a fantastic job, even though Scotty had to be rush to emergency the next day due to the number of fatty foods people fed him throughout the night.”

Megan added very special jewellery to her look for the day, sharing “The bird necklace was given to me as a teenager by my father, the star bracelet matched a moon bracelet gifted to my mum the morning of and the Arrow necklace was given to all the bridesmaids so we could “find our way” to each other.”

The newlyweds made the most of the surrounding artwork for their portrait session, raving about their photographer’s talent “AMAZING!! Megan is terribly un-natural in front of the camera (huge poser) and Jess managed to still get amazing “real” shots. It honestly felt like being with a good friend the whole day.”

Megan and Dave chose wedding favours which were simple and utterly personal. “As our wedding “favours” we had about 100 framed pictures of us and all our friends that lined one side of the venue! We really gave it a family vibe! Each guest found their own photo and took that home with them when they left.”

Megan and Dave had such a fun mashup for their first dance, which kicked off with the father-daughter dance, they explain “The first dance Megan had was with her father to the tune of “Wild World” by Cat Stevens, which everyone ended up having a singalong to! After the first chorus Megan’s Father spun her off into the arms of David and the song blended into a song by Hellogoodbye called “The thought gives me the creeps.” ”

Megan and Dave worked with Til Death to capture their wedding film (including the dance clip above!). My favourite part? The speeches!

A big congratulations Megan and Dave! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day. Thank you also to Jessica Josie for sharing today’s gorgeous nuptials.

Photographer: Jessica Josie / Cinematographer: Til Death / Styling: Pop-Up Planning Co / Bride's Dress: Bridal By Aubrey Rose / Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Politix / Hairstylist: Pastel Republic / Hairstylist: Lee Wilson / Makeup Artist: Siobhan Makeup / Flowers: Freek Floral / Venue: Stackwood / Ceremony Officiant: Kristy Wright / Catering: Soul Provider / Catering: Devine Hearts / Cheese Cake: Little Cheese Shop / Band: BlackTop

Romantic Pastel Wedding Bouquets

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If there ever was a month that was downright food for the soul, it’s The Bouquet Issue. The endless blooms pulled together into individual looks never fails to inspire us and today, we’re rounding up romantic pastel wedding bouquets for all the lovers of soft, sorbet colours.

No matter what your style, you can make pastel tones work for you. Combine them with gold and wild, organic shapes for a more modern look,  use structural blooms like orchids for something artsy, or for something pretty and feminine, combine plenty of beautiful pastel shades together. We’ve included plenty of different styles to inspire your own pastel pretties.Click on through for all the beauty.

 

Jessica & Casey’s Romantic Rustic Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

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Jessica & Casey

I am really never sure one can go past the beauty of classic elegance, and for Jessica and Casey, a gorgeous country setting at the beautiful Gabbinbar Homestead, combined with a champagne ballgown, oh so beautiful flowers and a personalised love story meant that this one was a day spent in utterly romantic style.

With Leah Cruikshank Photography the couple planned a day, that in the bride’s words was all about “rustic elegance” and it suited their classic love story of love at first sight!

Jessica fills us in “We met through mutual friends at a New Years Eve party. It was love at first sight. Casey & I connected straight away from the moment we met and it was sealed with a midnight kiss. I knew the night I met him that he was the one for me.” Casey popped the question on New Year’s Eve three years later on a holiday to Fiji. Tells Jessica “We were in Fiji for a holiday and we were having a private sunset dinner in a small hut built in into the side of a cliff overlooking the coral reef. Casey got down on one knee and popped the question and, of course, I said yes!”

The groom and groomsmen dressed in Roger David suits, Casey in black, while his groomsmen donned charcoal grey.

Jessica chose an elegant ballgown designed by Jack Sullivan, she tells “My dress was a champagne coloured ball gown with intricate beaded detailing on the bodice and layers of tulle underneath the beautiful lace on the skirt and train. It was completely different to what I had in mind but when I tried it on I fell in love.”

 The Organic Florist styled beautiful floral arrangements in tones of pink and marsala, just what Jessica wanted. “We had stunning florals with a mix of roses and natives with a colour palette of deep cranberry, pinks, and creams. We were married at the old gates at of our venue  in the gardens underneath a beautiful floral arbour.”

It was love at first sight for Jessica and Casey when they laid eyes upon Gabbinbar Homestead. “It was the only venue we looked at, and we fell in love with Gabbinbar as soon as we drove through the gates” remembers the bride. “We wanted a beautiful venue where the ceremony and reception were at the same place, and that had gorgeous photo locations. We also wanted our guests to be well looked after. Gabbinbar exceeded our expectations across the board. The service was second to none and they took the stress out of planning for the big day.”

Jessica walked down the aisle on the arm of her father to Lana Del Ray’s “Young & Beautiful”.

Jessica and Casey chose Abbee Lockyer to officiate their ceremony, noting “Our ceremony was very romantic, emotional and heartfelt. We both wrote our own vows and subsequently were both in tears listening to each other. We wanted the ceremony to be about the intense love that we share for each other. We had our mothers read out a passage about love written by Bob Marley.”

Of their photographer, Jessica remarks “Leah is incredibly talented. She creates a beautiful, moody and romantic vibe in her photos. She did such an amazing job of capturing our day.”

The couple gifted their guests small potted succulents and caramel scented candles, as they entered the Conservatorium for a sit-down reception, seated at long wooden tables.

Abbolou Cakes created the newlywed’s dream wedding cake, which was, in Jessica’s words “We had a semi-naked caramel butter cake with white chocolate fudge icing, topped with fresh flowers presented on an old wine barrel. ”

The newlyweds remember entering their reception as one of their favourite moments. “Walking into our wedding reception with fireworks cascading from the glass ceiling of the Conservatorium was pretty amazing as well” reminisces the bride.

Remembers the bride “The planning process was stressful at times but I loved being able to pick all of the little details. The best part was seeing all of our hard work come together on the day. It was everything we had envisioned and more.”

The newlyweds danced to the sounds of their bridal party, Jessica explaining “We had our first dance in the ballroom under the chandelier with a dry ice machine making it look like we were floating through the clouds. Three members of our bridal party (John, Stevie & Jade) played the grand piano and performed our first dance song which was ‘Helium’ by Sia.”

The newlyweds worked with Little White Cinema to capture this stunner of a film for their day,

Jessie + Casey // Gabbinbar Homestead, Toowoomba from Little White Cinema on Vimeo.

A big congratulations to you both Jessica and Casey! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day and it’s stories with us. Thank you also to Leah Cruikshank Photography for today’s beautiful imagery!

Photographer: Leah Cruikshank Photography / Cinematographer: Little White Cinema / Bride's Dress: Jack Sullivan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Elite Bridal / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Hair & Makeup Artist: The Ballerina Bride / Flowers: The Organic Florist / Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead / Ceremony Officiant: Abbee Lockyer / Wedding Cake: Abbolou Cakes