This Aussie wedding from Jen Regan of Anna Rose Photography features a color palette we’re currently crushing on: red and purple. Newlyweds Natalia and Flynn decided on a day that was relaxed and personal, with a touch of handmade charm and vintage whimsy. Personally, I’m a tad bit obsessed with Natalia’s vintage-inspired gown by Anaessia…
From the bride, Natalia: We envisioned something that said us. Red and purple, a dash of black, a sprinkle of buttons, a little bit of vintage and handmade made with feeling. Simple and unique, all in a big pot together. We wanted it to be a relaxed, open and inclusive day where everyone could mingle, feel involved and loved.
Our friend Anne Farrell arranged the decorations for us, she collected white vases, jugs and teapots from op-shops for the flowers and painted a few interesting glass jars white with the flowers pre-arranged by Kate Faulds. Anne also made the seating chart and place cards, small chalk boards for the place cards and a large chalkboard for the seating plan. She borrowed hand dyed, red doilies from a friend as well as collecting a few from op-shops.
Our rings were made by Will Francis who also did Natalia’s engagement ring. Flynn’s best man was a jeweller in Perth who suggested Will as he liked his style. On the sly over a series of phone calls, emails and horrible sketches by Flynn and some much more intelligent ideas from Will, the engagement ring was created. A ruby carved into the shape of a button on a band of white gold in the shape of a needle, held together with rose gold thread. Going above and beyond and working under time constraints, Will made out of silver and an actual button (purple) from a friend’s collection a wonderful and quirky temporary engagement ring for Flynn to propose with while in the snow in Boston. For the wedding rings Will created a large needle made of Damascus steal with gold thread for Flynn and a plain white gold band in the shape of a needle for Natalia.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Take a deep breath, accept ALL help when it’s offered and in the end, the day really is all about you, so do what you want.
Wedding Vendors (Perth, Australia):
Ceremony Venue: Guildford Grammar Chapel / Reception Venue: Oakover Wines / Wedding Photographer: Anna Rose Photography / Event Manager: Angela Boggs / Wedding Flowers: Kate Faulds / Wedding Dress and Hairpiece: Anaessia / Bride’s Makeup: Emma of Milla Makeup / Bride’s Hair: Duncan of Deep Salon / Bridesmaids Dresses: The Little Posh Frock by Alannah Hill / Groom’s Suit: Anton’s / Groom’s Hat: Smart Alec Hatters / DJ: DJ Hips / Cupcakes: Kustom Cupcakes / Wedding Invitations: Mitchell and Dent / Wedding Videographer: Perth Wedding DVD