Photos by:

Lara Hotz

Be still, our beating hearts. It’s a rare occasion that we’re left speechless, but this captivating Australian wedding shot by Lara Hotz has done just that! With a sophisticated palette of white, green and gold, this black-tie fete gives us an enchanted garden meets glam opulence vibe that we are simply LIVING for. The bride, Dominique arrived at the ceremony in a vintage automobile, but turned the corner for her grand entrance in a mode of transportation with quite more literal horsepower. Her ethereal illusion dress stole the show as she approached her groom, Sunny, beneath a flowy canopy + leafy chandelier. The reception that followed was held in a clear-top tent filled with long family-style farm tables and foliage galore by Cate Locke Botanica! Dominique’s reception gown features exquisite beading and an overall mystic design. Can you say haute couture? Prepare to be stunned by this almost too good to be true celebration designed by White Rabbit Projects and the bride herself!

Secret Garden Inspired Australian Wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

From the bride, Dominique: Both of us are real nature lovers so we wanted to accomplish an enchanted secret garden vibe for our wedding ceremony and reception — Enchanted, Natural, Classical, Green, Dreamy. For colors, our theme was white, gold and green.

Buddha statue - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

Secret Garden Inspired Australian Wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

silver wedding shoes - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding dress lace detail - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

bridesmaids in white - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

bridesmaids in white - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

flower girl petting horse - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

all white bouquet - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

garden wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

ceremony seating - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

secret garden wedding ceremony - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding vows - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

ceremony kiss - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding recessional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

carriage recessional - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

horse and carriage wedding portrait - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding dress train - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Wedding planning can be stressful but it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a once in a lifetime experience so have as fun with it as possible and present something that represents you as a couple.

bridesmaids in white - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

dramatic bridal portraits - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

dramatic bridal portraits - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding photography - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

unique reception dresses - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

blue grey illusion wedding reception dress - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

Secret Garden Inspired Australian Wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

hanging chandeliers - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding tablescape - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

chic tented wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

garden wedding place setting - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

hanging chandeliers - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

tiered wedding cake with flowers - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

Secret Garden Inspired Australian Wedding - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding fireworks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

wedding fireworks - photo by Lara Hotz http://ruffledblog.com/secret-garden-inspired-australian-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridesmaid Processional: “River Flowers in You,” Yiruma
Bride’s Processional: “Intro,” The XX
Guest Signing: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
First Dance: “Angels,” The XX

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lara Hotz

Event Planning

White Rabbit Projects

Event Design

She Designs, Dominic Choy

Floral Design

Cate Locke

Venue

The Swift House (Private Estate)

Ceremony Gown and Bridesmaid Gowns

WTC Studio

Reception Gown

Paolo Sebastian

Wedding Shoes

Sergio Rossi

Jewelry

Tiffany & Co

Hair

Flux Reel Collection

Makeup

Evone Zhang

Groom's Attire

Ermenegildo Zegna

Afternoon Tea Catering

Kashaya & Co

Reception Catering

Dominic Choy (Bride's Father)

Wedding Cake

Kashaya & Co

Entertainment

Furnace and the Fundamentals

Celebrant

Chris Simond

Rentals

Norwest Productions

Cutlery

Gold Wedding Hire

Photobooth

The Photobooth Guys

Videography

La Lune Cinema

Transportation

Roll Up In Rolls

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