We’re continuing our coverage of the incredible gowns for Fall 2017 with the newest collection from Victoria KyriaKides, a Haute Couture bridal collection inspired by KyriaKides’ own travels and life experiences. The pieces feature varying French and Italian tulle, a full range of neckline options, and some long sleeve stunners perfect for any fall or winter bride.
DJs • Bands • Party Down
Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.
At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.
Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.
The creative brains behind today’s styled shoot, Coco & Confetti, describe the end result as a celebration of “simplicity, honesty and a genuine romance, uncluttered by excess.” Add to that a bit of bohemian flair and the most picturesque views in Australia, and we couldn’t agree more. Figtree Wedding Photography was behind the camera to show us how everything turned out, right down to the candle-lit end-of-night beauty.
From the stylist, Coco & Confetti: This styled photoshoot, themed around ‘Raw Romance’, is an exploration of the authentic and unadulterated beauty evident in a loving relationship when stripped bare of expectation and pretense. This underlying beauty formed the inspiration for our shoot that celebrates simplicity, honesty and a genuine romance, uncluttered by excess. Every aspect of the shoot was chosen to reflect this philosophy, using simple yet beautiful elements, carefully incorporated with attention to detail to allow the real-life couple and their love to shine.
The venue, Casa Ciani, doesn’t shy away from its roots as a former farmhouse but instead draws beauty and meaning from its natural surrounds – a country cottage nestled at the feet of a tumble of rolling green hills in the Northern NSW hinterland and approached via a tree-lined boulevard. Stretching along the length of the drive was an intimate table setting for two dozen – distressed timber trestle tables and classic bentwood chairs, dressed with the textured greens and soft whites of botanical floral runners. Each place setting featured organic shaped earthenware crockery in natural tones and hand-dyed napkins, with gold accent flatware and the striking monochrome calligraphy of bespoke wedding stationery. The result was simple, honest and inviting.
The real-life couple arrived at the venue, barefoot and love-drunk, him in chinos and crisp white shirt, with the individual touch of a wooden bow tie and leather suspenders, her in a stunning ivory Grace Loves Lace gown and carrying a large gathered bouquet of native florals bound with hand-dyed silk. The two bridesmaids followed closely behind, wearing lace dresses and braids of flower buds in their hair. The couple and their friends relaxed on a low-set lounge, sharing champagne, sweet treats and laughter together and gradually nestling in closer as the sun set around them. Drawing on the atmosphere of fun and delight, they collected handfuls of props and bundled into the playful Insta Kombi together, a classic 1974 Volkswagen Kombi van that has been lovingly restored and repurposed into a mobile Photo Booth.
When the couple emerged from the Kombi, the landscape was illuminated by the soft ambient glow of crisscrossing Edison festoon lights suspended from the trees along the drive. They took their places at the table to enjoy a slice of the incredible wedding cake amid a sea of candles running down the length of the table and surrounding them along the grassy verges. As a creative team, it was incredibly rewarding to emulate a real wedding at Casa Ciani to demonstrate this venue’s fantastic potential, complete with a real couple that brought the raw connection we needed to pull off this shoot. There was even a beautifully styled bespoke wedding website prepared for the couple to introduce elements of the styling and theme well before the big day, which you can view here.
Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals
Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Gowns
Wooden Bow Ties and Suspenders
Wedding Cake and Cookies
Stationery and Calligraphy
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How adorable is this playful + intimate Austin wedding? Some might consider planning a wedding on a hotel balcony to be a challenge, but Katy and Charlie accepted it with gusto and the result has truly left us speechless! Soft, pastel blooms from Margot Blair created an exquisite balance for the dark, geometric furniture, and those halo-wearing canines made sure that nothing was lacking on this special day. We especially love the pink watercolor curtain that served as an eye-catching ceremony backdrop. Jenna McElroy captured every small detail from the velvet ribbons that decorate the bouquet to the flash tat bar at the larger reception. We can’t wait for you to see it all!
We are a boutique floral design studio based in los angeles that believes beauty creates magic. We’re talking about that whimsical, golden-hour, moment your never gonna forget kind of magic. We live for that. We love pairing different textures and adding in surprising elements to keep our designs original, organic, playful, and ethereal. We think flowers are pretty rad around here and are extremely passionate about making a brides vision come to life. We are driven by creating beauty and believe that filling a space with fresh blooms brings it to life.