Over the last three weeks I’ve done four weddings. All of them in gardens and each one exquisite and unique. With each wedding that I do, the more I realise that you can have the ‘perfect wedding’ IF it truly reflects who you are. It has nothing to do with money or glamour. It is all to do with honesty, love and deep meaning. It is about sharing that narrative with those in your wider circle of friends and family. If it is authentic and truly represents who you are as a couple then you cannot get it wrong. The flowers, the venue and dresses are all just props that support the heart beat of you as a couple. This is what I desire to do when I create your perfect ceremony.
Stephen and Trisha held a small private wedding in the Fitzroy gardens. They had a small budget and did everything themselves with the help of dear friends. Trisha hand made origami lotus flowers which were handed out to each guest as they arrived. I wore one on my wrist for the ceremony and used one as a book mark for the vows.
Trisha and Stephen had made lace bunting with a dream catcher in the centre. On each triangle of lace was a printed black and white photograph of the couple and their journey. So simple, so endearing and so precious. When I arrived there were several families with children giggling and laughing as they hung the bunting between two trees which then became our back drop. Patchwork quilts and floral cushions were scattered around the garden for the kids to sit on and enjoy the wedding.
Trisha friend had picked up a portable music system from the op shop and he played the music on a CD before and during the wedding. Another friend had written their names on a welcome sign which was once a painting but had simply been painted over and lovingly reclaimed.
Daniel and Jessica Kate had a divine garden wedding in the Secret Garden at the Sky High in the Dandenongs. It was simple, stunning and so natural. I had worked closely with the couple to get their thoughts and emotion into the ceremony. The bride came down the aisle on the arm of her mother and the mother of the bride also did a heartfelt reading.
This is a little video I took before the guests arrived.
Erin and Grant held their wedding in the front yard of Erin’s Parents Home in Kilmore. The connection to home was so precious as was the way that they included their baby girl and beloved family. The bride and wedding party were stunning in chic and simple garden wedding attire with bouquets in native flowers. In all it was a very private family affair, very relaxed with lots of laughs.
I think this shot caught by Madeleine Chiller Photography says it all.
OR if you are looking for something very different for your bridal party. This wedding photographed outside Parliament House was show stopping in red and white. The bride wore red and the girls chose different white dresses and were asked to add pieces of red.
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Lastly this very private forest wedding. A tiny circle of friends and family held simply and perfectly. The bride is very private and a little shy so this was the perfect venue for her.