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in this issue...
c o n t e n t s. . .
Kamali'i Wahine by Ashley Kelemen
Purdure by Noi Tran .....................................................................
Polina & Daniel by Darya Kamalova
Forest Verse by Katie Grant
Full Fathom Five by Brian Whitt
Cliffside Bride by Ashley Kelemen
Beauty in the Ruins by Elena Pavlova Whitney & Chase by Mark Andrew
Siren of the sea by Greg Finck
Presley & Dustin by Mariel Hannah
Lauren & Michael by Austin Gros ..................................................
Great expectations by Maitha Lunde
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Courtney & Vernetta by Michael & Carina ............... . . . . . .
Into the wild by Sarah Vaughan ................................. . . . . . .
Alyssa & Spencer by Charla Storey
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Country Romance by Mark Andrew
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Allyx & Jonathan by Love, the Nelson ......................... . . . . .
High Voltage by Brett Heidebrecht
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Brodie & Scott by Edtya Szyszlo ................................. . . . . .
Photo credit: Greg Finck
n o t e s f r o m t h e e d i t o r. . . The New Year always feels like a great time to change things up and make a fresh start and whilst we're well past January at this point, this issue is our first one of the year and along with our sparkly new website which will launch around the time this comes out, we're debuting a revamped logo with gorgeous calligraphy by Welsh based The Little North Sea Studio. That's one of the greatest things about this industry – aside from being surrounded by love – the connections made around the world. A bride researching vendors and suppliers for her big day no longer has to be constrained by location. Wedding gowns, hair accessories and exquisite paper goods are being shipped to all corners of the world, proving that distance really is no barrier when it comes to choosing the things that are important to you. Of course we're all for enlisting local suppliers whenever possible, but not every town has the talents of an amazing calligrapher and how lucky are we to have access to so many options? When it comes to your big day we always suggest selecting a couple of things that matter the most to you and prioritising them. For my own wedding it was the photography, but for others it'll be the dress, or the food and wine you serve their guests – or perhaps even the after party where you'll dance so hard you'll split your tuxedo, as Michael did at his Nashville wedding to Lauren featured in this issue. For Brodie & Scott's Sonoma wedding, it was incredibly special for them to get married on the spot where her parents had married 34 years before them. In fact, each wedding in this issue is a deeply personal celebration, as unique as the couples themselves. By infusing your personalities into the things you prioritise, your own wedding will have such lasting meaning. Until next time, KATE HOLLAND, EDITOR
Photo credit: Mark Andrew Photography
c o n t r i bu t i n g p h o t o g ra p h e rs. . .
Ashl e y Kel emen Bri an W hi t t E dy t a Szy szl o
C harl a S t o re y
E l e n a Pavl o v a
Lo v e, T he Nel so n s Mark Andre w
A u st i n Gro s
B re t t H e i de bre cht D ar ya Kamal o v a
Gre g Fi n ck
M ai t ha Lu n de
Mi chae l & C ari n a
Kat i e Gran t
M ari e l H an n ah
N o i Tran
S arah Vau g han
KamĂ li'i Wahine images by ashley kelemen | hana | hawaii
For this, our rebranding shoot, we wanted to pay homage to some of our favourite things; texture, moody and muted tones, metallics, organic materials and simple beauty. We are constantly inspired by mother nature and wanted to take advantage of the beauty that Mauis black sand beaches offer. Nestled between black lava cliffs and framed by tropical flora, Wai'anapanapa Beach provides dramatic contrasts and lush surroundings. Created by a lava flow several hundred years ago the shimmering black sand was the perfect backdrop for the exquisite gold custom gown made by Elizabeth Dye as well as the beautiful paper goods with their hand drawn elements by Welsh based studio The Little North Sea Studio.
Haiki Mill provided the lush backdrop we were after for the second part of our shoot. Our tablescape featured organic shaped ceramics from local pottery studio Seeds & Stone â€“ based up on the beautiful HaleakalÄ volcano. Gorgeous florals by Mandy Grace complemented the soft gold glow of the gown and a soft natural beauty look by Jessica Waite ensured the look was kept very romantic.
Photographer ASHLEY KELEMEN / Creative direction & styling MAGNOLIA ROUGE / Florals MANDY GRACE DESIGNS / Hair & make-up JESSICA WAITE Dress ELIZABETH DYE / Veil & hair accessories ENCHANTED ATELIER BY LIV HART / Paper goods THE LITTLE NORTH SEA STUDIO Jewellery TRUMPET & HORN / Venue HAIKU MILL, MAUI, HAWAII / Model SOPHIE WALL / Tabletop rentals SET MAUI Table rental SIGNATURE BOUTIQUE EVENT RENTALS / Ceramics SEEDS & STONE / Ribbon ADORN COMPANY / Assistant WENDY LAUREL
purdure images by noi tran | chattahoochee river | georgia
PERDURE. TO CONTINUE TO EXIST. TO LAST. TO REMAIN. INSPIRED BY THIS WORD, EMBODIED IN
PHOTOGRAPHER NOI TRAIN WAS COMPELLED TO PUT TOGETHER A SHOOT THAT SHOWCASED THE BEAUTY IN OUR TRIALS, OUR PAIN AND SUFFERING. "LIFE LESSONS ARE MEANT TO REFINE YOU WHEN YOU PERSEVERE, AND DON'T GIVE UP," SHE SAYS. "IN OUR SHOOT, THE RIVER SYMBOLISES OUR MOMENTS WHEN WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE DROWNING, BUT WE GET UP, WE KEEP GOING."
"T he most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, k n o w n s t r u g gl e, k n o w n l o s s, a n d h a v e fo u n d t h e i r w a y o u t o f t h e d e p t h s. T h e s e p e r s o n s h a v e a n a p p r e c i a t i o n , a s e n s i t i v i t y, a n d a n understanding of life that fills them with compassion, g e n t l e n e s s, a n d a d e e p l o v i n g c o n c e r n . Beautiful people do not just happen."
Photography, styling & concept NOI TRAN PHOTOGRAPHY / Floral HOLLY BRYAN DESIGN / Dress BABY-DOLL SHOP / Ribbon RIBBON SWEETS Bridal hairpieces ECHO AND LAUREL / Calligraphy & stationery CHELSEY DAWN CASEY / Model DANIELLE B from GB MODEL GROUP Make-up ROBYN "FLUFFY" CASON / Hair & cake NOI TRAN / Film scans PHOTOVISION / Location THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER, ATLANTA
HANDMADE HEIRLOOMS FOR THE MODERN BRIDE |
HORN & vintage engagement rings TRUMPET
www.trumpetandhorn.com photo by the happy bloom // ring box from the mrs box
images by dar ya kamalova | florence | italy
POLINA & DA N I E L
A love of art and architecture was central to Polina and Daniel’s story – the pair first met in an art class as children, and went on to study at the same university. So there could have been no more perfect place for the two architects to wed than Florence, the centre of the Renaissance, and one of the world’s most beautiful cities. They booked a local villa for a week, combining wedding preparation with a holiday, and together with their families
Kamalova, created a wedding that was as simple as it was elegant, with fresh organic textures inspired by the Tuscan landscape. An Orthodox church ceremony in Florence was followed by dinner at the villa, where the long table was lined with herbs sourced from a local market, and the smell of rosemary and lavender mingled with the heady scent of lemon and olive and warm summer air – the perfect atmosphere for romance.
â€œThe dress was one of the most important things to me. Our stores in Russia mostly carry big sizes, glossy fabrics and lots of crystals and beads, so it was like a breath of fresh air when I found Tanya Kochnova, a dress designer with just a perfect sense of style. We went to her studio in Saint Petersburg and it was love at first sight.â€?
“It really is possible to
another country with DIY décor.
with a DIY garland (which hung above the table), table runner, all the invitations and calligraphy.”
“My friend Nadya made us the perfect cake, and all the food for lunch and dinner was made by my mom, assisted by the girls. Don’t be afraid to do everything yourself – it will take a lot of time but in the end you will feel that the day is completely yours.”
“For the flowers, we managed to buy some herbs and pansies in pots at the farmer’s market for less that €60. My bouquet was made from heather and I also made the groom’s boutonniere using heather and olive.”
Photography DARYA KAMALOVA / Ceremony venue CHIESA ORTODOSSA RUSSA, FLORENCE Reception venue PODERE SCHIGNANO / Bride’s gown TANYA KOCHNOVA / Shoes ASOS / Jewellery HEIRLOOM Hair & make-up LIDIJA MALINOVSKAJA / Groom’s attire MASSIMO DUTTI / Audio equipment GB AUDIO
FOREST VERSE images by katie grant | perth | australia
lush gardens I seek you out;
in the sweetness of summer's sun,
With the breath of war m and gentle wind that tugs at golden hair,
forever in your gardens
I could wander.
Photographer KATIE GRANT / Florals IVY FLOWERS / Dress RUE DE SEINE / Hair KAYLA MARSHALL / Make-up TATHIA CREATIVE Headpiece BRIDE LA BOHEME / Ribbon ADORE COMPANY / Cake THE CAKE AND I / Model PAIGE RYLANDS
FullFathomFive images by brian whitt | cannon beach | oregon
“Full fathom five thy father lies� Of his bones are coral made� Those are pearls that were his eyes� Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change...” — Wi l l i a m Sh a k es p ea re, The Tempest ―
Photographer BRIAN WHITT / Florals PONDEROSA & THYME / Lace lingerie & robes MES PETITES DENTELLES Hair & make-up CASSANDRA KENNEDY BEAUTY / Model NATA SARAFINCHAN / Film lab PHOTOVISION
images by austin gros | nashville | tennessee
LAUREN & MICHAEL When Lauren met Michael at college in
Auburn, it wasn’t the most memorable
favourite hometown bakery and an
introduction – in fact, neither of them
remember it at all, although Lauren went
creatively too – Michael hand-drew
on to become great friends with his
sketches of the chapel and reception
sister, Cassie. Several years later, Lauren
venues that were used in the programs
met Michael again at a friend’s wedding,
and printed onto handkerchiefs as gifts
and this time, the stars aligned. One
for their mothers, and Lauren did the
high-energy trail run proposal later, the
beautiful calligraphy. Post ceremony,
pair were planning their own wedding,
the newlyweds drove themselves to the
and Cassie and Lauren went from
reception – a precious chance to spend
friends to sisters. The couple chose to
some time together before the party
keep things simple, opting for a classic,
began (a party so epic that Michael split
neutral palette and focusing on personal
his tux on the dancefloor!)
“All the flowers kind of poured out of each bouquet and arrangement organically. They didn’t seem rigid or pristine; they were natural.”
“Michael and I like to keep things simple. That was one of the key words we used when describing what we hoped our wedding would be. Not fussy…minimalist…clean… Our wedding flowers were very neutral but had great depth. Each bouquet had a lot of greenery and the florist used ribbons to add some visual interest. We also had some swag arrangements on the lanterns outside the chapel. They were gorgeous and not the traditional wreath-on-the-door."
Photography AUSTIN GROS / Planner & stylist JESSICA SLOANE / Florals VINTAGE FLORALS / Hair & make-up AMANDA GROS Cinematography DAN MARTINIE / Ceremony venue SCARRITT BENNETT / Reception venue RUBY / Lodging THE INN AT FONTANEL Bride's cake OLEXA / Letterpress MIDTOWN PRINTING / Groom's cake PASTRY ART CAKES / Bride’s gown THE BRIDE ROOM Bridesmaids’ dresses AMSALE from THE BRIDE ROOM / Grooms attire STREET TUXEDO / Caterer MARTHA STAMPS CATERING Music SCAT SPRINGS BAND / Custom Handkerchiefs THE POLKA DOTTED BEE / Ceremony Musicians THE CORWIN TRIO / Shoes SOLE SOCIETY
Siren of the Sea images by g re g finck | carlsbad | califor nia
With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop and a secluded section of Carlsbad's rocky coast as a stage, this beautiful wedding editorial came to life. Preferring minimalism over the ornate, simple coastal elements were used to create a dreamy seaside table: blue iridescent mussel shells, weathered driftwood escort cards, white coral. Each place was set simply with fine white china and gold flatware, and adorned with a simple mussel shell, anchoring each place card to a white linen napkin. The juxtaposition of the stark white leather chairs and the moody blue ocean in the distance added just the right amount of luxe to this special seaside affair.
S The beautiful dress was a bespoke design by Paris-based Rime Arodaky for her bridal client, Elisa, a winter 2015 bride. The exquisite fitted gown in silk crepe, chiffon
and lace was finished with hand-embroidered flowers that adorned the nude lace bodice and train.
Paper goods, including messages in bottles and names hand lettered onto driftwood pieces, were specially created by Graceline Illustration + Calligraphy
Beninghoff Teasley, of Oak and the Owl, created a soft bouquet in shades of blush and white, with floral favourites including ranunculus,
pea, and jasmine. The same lush
create a flowing garden-style centrepiece,
the bridal bouquet, with the addition of white muscari.
Photography GREG FINCK / Concept & styling AT FIRST BLUSH & CO. / Florals OAK AND THE OWL / Dress RIME ARODAKY Cake SWEET CHEEKS BAKING COMPANY / Paper goods & calligraphy GRACELINE / Model DANI BUSH, BRAND MODELS Make-up DAJA HARTMAN / Rentals FARM TABLES AND MORE / Bridal accessories ENCHANTED ATELIER BY LIV HART
images by ashley kelemen | point reyes | califor nia
"I am all gratitude and pride that my life has been crowned by you." robert browning
"All my soul follows you, love encircles you, and I live in being yours." robert browning
Photographer ASHLEY KELEMEN / Creative direction MAGNOLIA ROUGE / Stylist A & B CREATIVE Florist NATASHA KOLENKO / Veil MELINDA ROSE DESIGNS / Dress BO & LUCA from LOHO BRIDE Paper goods SARAH INGRAM / Models LANA NYMAN & MICHAEL MOORE / Hair & make-up MELISSA HOFFMANN
B E A U T Y I N T H E RU I N S images by elena pavlova | moscow | russia
Photography ELENA PAVLOVA / Styling SWEET WILLIAM / Dress BLUEBELLS Hair & make-up ALEKSANDRA SURAEVA / Calligraphy NIKOLIETTA / Film lab HOME FILM LAB
images by mark andrew studios | winston-salem | north carolina
WHITNEY and CHASE The stars aligned for Whitney and Chase when they met in a coffee shop, but it was only some time later, after their first official date, that the scene was really set for romance. Chase took Whitney to a strawberry patch to look up at the night sky – it was, as she says, “overgrown and oh, so beautiful”. That moment eventually became the inspiration for their wedding as the stargazing duo chose a venue with windows looking up to the city street and the sky, and filled it with greenery, herbs, moss, flowers and twinkling lights to evoke the magical moment.
The couple, who aimed to share an earthy, garden-style experience with their guests, managed to bring the outside inside in a range of beautiful ways. Flowers were kept to shades of white and ivory, with hints of blue and yellow to reference the night sky, while lines of moss ran along the centre of each table. Green magnolia leaves penned with each guest’s name served as escort cards, while small loaves of artisan bread from the coffee shop where they first met were wrapped with menus and sprigs of rosemary. Even the bride’s dress fit the theme; its delicate detail looking, as Whitney describes it, like a garden in the stars”.
“A piece of advice our wedding planners gave us was to curate your own wedding. What makes up your love story? If it’s stargazing and green forests, celebrate that.“
Photography MARK ANDREW STUDIOS / Videographer TWIN CITY MEDIA / Florals REBECCA ROSE EVENTS Stationery REBECCA ROSE CREATIVE / Cake CAKES BY CHLOE / Ceremony venue HIGHLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Reception venue MILTON RHODES CENTER FOR THE ARTS / Bride’s gown LIANCARLO / Jewelry ROBERTO COIN Bridesmaids’ dresses JENNY YOO / Groom’s attire DILLARD’S / Planner and stylist REBECCA ROSE EVENTS / Shoes BHLDN Lighting SOUND ILLUSIONS / Calligraphy CAROLE MAG / Linens NUAGE DESIGNS / Rentals HAUSER RENTAL SERVICE
presley & dustin
images by mariel hannah | the mojave desert | califor nia
The first time Dustin and I met the attraction was instant. I remember all the laughs we shared at our first meeting, thinking this guy is just too good for me to date. I wished at the very least that we would be friends. After a few months of being in the same circle of friends, our friendship grew into love and soon enough we began dating. Fast forward to Christmas of 2014 - I somehow had a feeling that something special was to happen on this day. Something I have been dreaming about since I was a little girl. I took time to get ready and ensure I looked great for a special day. Sure enough, knowing Dustin, he waited until late in the evening when we were in our pajamas, hair in a mess and make-up in shambles. At that time, on Christmas Day at 10:00 p.m. my best friend asked me to be his wife. There was a lovely ornament swinging from the tree (looking as though it had just been placed there), I looked closely and on it read "Our first Christmas tree... And the year we got engaged" in his messy and adorable writing. After reading it, I turned around and there he was, on his knee with a beautiful rose gold vintage ring. Tears, happiness melting into one moment.
Over the course of planning our wedding and during our engagement, we were both so inspired to have a retro, Palm Springs wedding vibe. We love the '60s and rock and roll, we just knew that we had to incorporate this into our planning. Growing up, whenever my family and I would go on road trips, it never failed that my parents would listen to Simon & Garfunkel and Queen. These were the memories that inspired me and I wanted to keep alive. Photographs of Elvis's Little White Chapel, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Joshua Tree were the main source of inspiration to us.
My crazy vision was honed in and perfectly curated by my good friend, Emily with Poppy Design Co. She helped us with styling our engagement and above all planning our wedding day. I believe each other is what you should really focus on throughout planning a wedding. It's about spending your life with your favorite human being, so try not to sweat it. Being engaged is a wonderful time so try and enjoy every second. On October 10th, 2015 I married my best friend, in the house I grew up in, in front of my family and friends. I tear up just thinking about how magical that day was and how filled with love.
Photography MARIEL HANNAH Creative direction & florals POPPY DESIGN CO.
G R E AT E X P E C TAT I O N S images by maitha lunde | brussels | belgium
against reason, against promise, against peace against hope, against happiness,
"I loved her
that could be."
CHARLES DICKENS, GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Photography MAITHA LUNDE / Styling & calligraphy ANTE SCRIPTUM / Florals WILD FLOWER FAIRY / Lace bras H&M Hair & make-up MASSY CREATIONS / Veil DELPHINE MANIVET from LOVE, SWEET, ETC / Tulle skirt MADAME WHITE Assistant ANTOINE MELIS / Props MAROLLES FLEA MARKET / Lingerie bodysuit VINTAGE / Jewellery VINTAGE Chairs YAPSTOCK / Model CYRIELLE VERSTUYFT of FLAG MODELS / Film lab RICHARD PHOTO LAB
They say the course of true love
knee and proposed. When it came
never did run smooth, and when
to wedding planning, the brides
Courtney Young and Vernetta Alston
spotted each other at a friend’s party,
affair, and settled on the Goodstone
Courtney’s nerves almost put paid to
Inn in Virginia to host their autumn
their grand romance. Fortunately, the
nuptials. They opted for a fresh take
two crossed paths again a few weeks
on fall colours – gold and navy with
later, and this time, a connection was
jewel toned blooms – to reflect the
made. Fast forward through their
formal, fairytale feel. And this time,
courtship to a picnic in Durham’s
from the very moment they shared
beautiful Duke Gardens, where on
their first look, all nerves were a
a quiet bench set amid lichen and
thing of the past. It was smooth
moss, Vernetta got down on one
sailing all the way.
a whimsical, elegant
C O U RT N E Y & V E R N E T TA images by michael & carina | middleburg | virginia
For Courtney, finding her wedding
dress was part serendipity, part sprint. A delayed flight almost put paid to her New York shopping plans, until a fellow traveller recommended a salon that turned out to have a last minute appointment – and that was where she found The Dress!
“My mom died a few years ago so my dad stepped up to help me find a dress – we were the only father-daughter pairing there! When I found my dress we both knew it was the one. I think my mom would have loved it.”
“As a rider and lover of horses I wanted so much to include horses in the wedding but knew that including my own would be a logistical nightmare. We were lucky when a friend suggested that her mini-pony, Diesel, could make an appearance as the ‘mini-bar’. He arrived bedecked in pink ribbons and a dog pack slung across his back, complete with beer for the guests. He was a hit!”
Photographer MICHAEL AND CARINA / Videographer JOSH GOODEN / Cake GATEAU DE LEVEQUE / Florist HOLLY CHAPPLE Stationery BASH, PLEASE / Venue GOODSTONE INN / Courtney’s gown REEM ACRA / Vernetta’s suit BINDLE & KEEP Bridesmaids’ custom skirts BELLE EPOQUE BRIDAL by SHARON CAMPBELL / Bridesmaids’ sweaters J. CREW Groomsmen’s suits BINDLE & KEEP / Shoes JIMMY CHOO / Jewellery J.M. EDWARDS JEWELRY, TIFFANY & CO., HAMILTON HILL Planner BASH, PLEASE / Caterer GOODSTONE INN / Band ONE LOVE / Flower girls’ dresses SHARON CAMPBELL
INTO THE WILD images by sarah vaughan | canmore | alberta
White-tip mountains, majestic, stand tall. Images of trees, reflections of clouds in blue. Birds in flight look down to see years gone by, years still to see. Leaves of green, brown, yellow and red, reflect as they float to their winter bed. Footprints in snow of squirrels and deer. The rippling of rains as they fall. Seasons gone by, those still to come. All of nature is a reflection of time. SUSAN ZAKUSYLO
Photography SARAH VAUGHAN / Styling NATURALLY CHIC / Florals WILLOW FLOWER CO. Hair & make-up SIMPLY ME / Wedding dress & veil FROCKS MODERN / Groom's attire ED WILLIAMS
images by charla storey | fort worth | texas
Alyssa & Spencer Alyssa and Spencer Reed may have met at a crowded football game, and Spencer's quiet proposal at Klyde Warren Park may have been gatecrashed by a public celebration, but when it came to their big day, the couple were determined to keep things small. They invited just their families and close friends to join them at Sanders Hitch, a beautiful, intimate venue, and the perfect place to host their rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Eucalyptus is a favourite of the bride's, so greenery was central to her palette and floral design, which also included snowflake spray roses, astilbe, white ranunculus, snowberries, and herbs such as rosemary and bay. The overall effect was natural and timeless. Alyssa picked a classic gown to match - a Â mikado silk dress with Sabrina-style bodice and bateau neckline that she'd found tucked into the back corner of a bridal boutique, as if it had just been waiting for her.
"Everyone in my family was hands-on helping with all the decorations and detail to create our dream wedding.Â From start to finish my mom especially was amazing with helping make my vision a reality. We planned, co-ordinated, executed, drank a lot of wine and decorated (even on the day of the wedding!) together - it was a dream come true. Having her walk me down the aisle was one of my favourite moments of the day - she was beaming!"
Photography CHARLA STOREY PHOTOGRAPHY / Cake JULIE VORCE OF SAVOR RESTAURANT & PINK APRON BAKERY / Venue SANDERS HITCH ESTATE Florist (personals only) POSH FLORAL DESIGN / Print & design FRONTIER PAPER COMPANY / Watercolours ALEX LEIGH FRANKLIN Hair & make-up EMILY M. / Bride's gown PRONOVIAS BARCELONA from BEATITUDE BRIDAL / Shoes DRIES VAN NOTEN & NAUGHTY MONKEY Groom's attire TOMMY HILFIGER, NORDSTROM / Caterer NONNA TATA / Music ANDY AUSTIN ENTERTAINMENT / Guitarist & vocalist TRAVIS COBBS Bride's earrings ARABELLA BRIDAL / Maid of honour's dress ADRIANNA PAPELL / Bridesmaids' dresses MODCLOTH, LULUS
images by mark andrew studios | souther n highlands | new south wales
Inspired by the jewel-like autumnal tones of the changing season, stylist and florist, Dominique Flowers, shows how to turn a casual country soiree into a dashing countryside affair with an air of elegance. With meandering gardens, heritage buildings, a magnificent Victorian ballroom covered in ivy and the rolling Southern Highland hills as a backdrop, Summerlees Estate was the perfect location. The bride wore stunning gowns by Claire Pettibone and Watters, styled with soft, natural hair and make-up and accessorised with a selection of the most lovely bridal hairpieces. Our groom wears an elegant tuxedo by New Zealand tailors, Crane Brothers, topped off with a boutonniere to compliment the brideâ€™s lush, bouquet of rose, dahlias, ranunculus, cosmos, Japanese wind flowers and fruit branches.
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THE TABLE FLORALS I N A PA L E T T E O F. . . gold, peach, cream and pale pink, were styled with an abundance of local fruits, antique tableware, soft organic linens and handmade ombre chocolate to create the prettiest country wedding inspiration.
Photography MARK ANDREW STUDIOS / Florals & styling DOMINIQUE FLOWERS / Hair KRISTINE BISSON HAIR / Paper goods THE WELLS MAKERY Men's suit & accessories CRANE BROTHERS / Men's shirt MJ BALE / Men's shoes SQUIRE / Vintage tablewear hire THE VINTAGE KITCHEN Dresses CLAIRE PETTIBONE + WATTERS / Veil & hairpieces THREE SUNBEAMS / Dress boutique HOPE AND PAGE Make-up CATHY TOLPIGIN MAKE UP / Wedding favours WINNOW CHOCOLATES / Cake SUGAR DADDY'S CAKE DESIGN Ring box THE MRS BOX / Film lab RAW DIGITAL FILM LAB / Jewellery CHRYSALINI / Venue SUMMERLEES
allyx & jonathan images by love, the nelsons | templeton | califor nia
They say love changes everything, and it certainly did for Allyx Coverson and Jonathan Brown, when one blind date four days before Jonathan was due to return to the East Coast from training in San Diego led to two and a half years of long-distance love. And since California was the location of that fateful meeting and the place where Jonathan carried out his romantic surprise proposal overlooking the San Francisco Bay, it was only appropriate that it played host to the wedding itself, with guests from both sides of the US gathering in Paso Robles wine country for the coupleâ€™s outdoor nuptials. Allyx scoured flea markets and Craigslist to find just the right dĂŠcor for their natural, classic style, including a collection of beautiful brass taper candlesticks, and vintage stamps for their invitations. Her sister created the gorgeous signage for the event, spending hours working her calligraphy magic on each piece. Allyx's dress, a romantic Liancarlo creation, was a serendipitous gift from the Brides Across America programme, which donates gowns to the brides of deployed military members â€“ one more dreamy detail in an incredibly special day.
“What was most important to Jonathan and I was the people who were a part of our wedding, and the joy on their faces and in their hearts.”
“Our most memorable moment was when we said ‘I do’, and walked down the aisle as husband and wife. I will never forget that moment, and am forever grateful to spend my life with Jonathan. Try to enjoy the process and not sweat the small stuff. Don’t worry, in the end it will all work out and be perfect. Your life together is much more important than the one day. ”
Photography LOVE, THE NELSONS / Videographer UFORIA FILMS / Cake CHRISTINE ROCHA / Florist APRIL FLOWERS Stationery WEDDING PAPER DIVAS / Venue LAGO GIUSEPPEA / Calligraphy VERONICA COVERSON / Shoes STEVE MADDEN Bride’s gown LIANCARLO from MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON via BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA / Jewellery SHANE CO. / Bridesmaids’ dresses MODCLOTH Day-of coordinator JEANINE MEZZETTI for LAGO GIUSEPPE / Hair ALISHA ANDERSON / Veil GIRL AND A SERIOUS DREAM Groom’s attire VERA WANG from MEN’S WEARHOUSE / Caterer MORGAN AUNERARD of LA DONNA DOLCE / Music DJ JEFFTY
P R I M A RY C O L O U R S images by brett heidebrecht | oklahoma city | oklahoma Inspired by the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, this editorial project challenged three florists to select a base colour for their creations and work from there. The stylists then worked with the three individually, with the goal of honouring the essence of their designs, and created an altar area installation, bouquet and tabletop, that each reflected the designers' personalities and overall aesthetic.
"Kelly Long from Poppy Lane Design has a fondness for gorgeous garden sensibility and heavy use of her personal collection of primitive antique containers and furnishings. Using a base of red, her creations for this project are so vibrant they leap off the page."
"Allison from Juniper is a total flower nerd and knows possibly every variety available, its peak season and every shade it may come in. Thus, she's a wiz at creating arrangements in the most gorgeous colourways. She excels at unconventional pairings that work beautifully, and has an overall wild, but modern, sensibility."
"A third generation flower grower and florist, Katie from Birdie Blooms has literally grown up in the business. Her designs are eclectic and always gorgeous. For this design she's paired pale yellows with rich burgundy, which results in a modern and moody creation."
Photography, florals and styling BRETT HEIDEBRECHT / Hair & make-up CHELSEY ANN Concept, styling & planning GIBSON EVENTS / Model ALI EARNHEART from BRINK MODELS Florists POPPY LANE DESIGNS + JUNIPER DESIGN + BIRDIE BLOOMS
B RO D I E & SCOTT
images by edyta szyszlo | sonoma | califor nia
“Our wedding was a lush, whimsical dreamland, set within a grove of apple trees in the orchard where I played as a child. I’ve always known I would get married on this property, where my parents were wed on the front lawn 34 years ago, and where my sister married her best friend. We wanted to carry on this legacy, but I had always dreamed of being married among the gnarled, sweet smelling apple trees that surround the house. We couldn’t have chosen a better time: the trees and surrounding grapevines were heavy with fruit, but the warmth and lushness of summer still hung in the air.”
“I am a bookworm and a romantic, so I wanted to incorporate pieces of my most beloved novels and films into our wedding. I chose twenty of my favorite quotes on the subject of love from the likes of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Tolkien, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. Our amazing calligrapher, Aubriana Kasper, beautifully scripted the words onto cream cardstock, which we placed in vintage gold frames. Literature also inspired the wedding’s ambience and décor – the night was a 1920s Gatsby soiree uprooted into the magical realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tree trunks and branches were wrapped with lights, and vintage furniture brought the elegant indoors to our dreamy outdoor world, which was filled with the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen – spilling out of baskets, gently resting in brass goblets, and dripping from gorgeous centrepieces.”
“The ceremony was held at sunset in a clearing that looked out onto Mount St. Helena and an electric pink-tinged sky. The aisle was scattered in fresh rose petals, and the incredible Max Gill draped our arch in a lavish bower of greenery and cream roses. I wanted my bouquet to live forever – a cascading masterpiece of dripping vines and cream and blush roses. Scott and I had spent a lot of time writing our own vows, so sharing them with each other, our friends and family was one of the most touching and powerful moments of our lives.”
â€œAs the night came to a close, a small group of friends stayed behind to relax on the blankets and
bask beneath the lights
a little longer. Guitars came out, and people dozed
or chatted as others sang along to familiar songs, snapped Polaroids and passed around the last bottles of wine. Just before morning came, we all said our goodbyes and went off to our beds,
leaving behind a trail of love and memories that we will never forget."
Photography EDYTA SZYSZLO PHOTOGRAPHY / Flowers MAX GILL / Month-of coordinator SEALED WITH A KISS EVENTS Catering THE GIRL & THE FIG / Hiring CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS, ARCHIVE RENTALS, PIECES BY VIOLET, FOREVER VINTAGE RENTALS Invitations LADYFINGERS LETTERPRESS / Music CAMPBELLâ€™S JAZZ SOUP / Cake CRISP BAKESHOP / Calligraphy THE BLOOMERY CO.