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.

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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.

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Inspiration from Australia - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

wedding website - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

bridesmaids in robes - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

bridal robes - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

wedding stationery - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

Australian wedding bouquet - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

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.

wedding portraits - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Inspiration from Australia - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

boho bridal headbands - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

bouquet with protea and thistle - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

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.

place setting - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

outdoor reception - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

place settings - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

place settings - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Inspiration from Australia - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

chair backs - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

boho inspiration - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

outdoor reception with a photo booth - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

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.

photo booth - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

wedding inspiration - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

wedding cookies - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

lightly iced cake - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Inspiration from Australia - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

nighttime receptions - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

wedding cake - photo by Figtree Wedding Photography http://ruffledblog/beautiful-outdoor-wedding-inspiration-from-australia

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Figtree Wedding Photography

Event Styling, Floral Design, and Rentals

Coco & Confetti

Venue

Casa Ciani by Cookie Doe Weddings

Wedding Dress and Bridesmaid Gowns

Grace Loves Lace

Hair

Tina Kristen Weddings

Makeup

The Beauty Lineup

Silk Robes

Ivy & Matilda

Wooden Bow Ties and Suspenders

Wood + Beau

Wedding Cake and Cookies

I heart cakes by Casey

Furniture

Hodgepodge Hire

Gold Cutlery

Gold Wedding Hire

Festoon Lighting

AVIdeas

Stationery and Calligraphy

Cass Deller Design

Photo Booth

Insta Kombi

Videography

Anchored Cinema

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