Brewery Warehouse Wedding
We love seeing raw industrial spaces transform into a modern wedding. This wedding shot by Louisa Bailey is one of those. Sarah and Joele added lots of bright flowers to soften up the space and add warmth to their reception at the Mountain Goat Brewery. Loving her Anaessia‘s gown!
From the bride, Sarah: The main thing we wanted for our wedding was for it to be relaxed and fun, but still with a simple elegance. We really wanted to find the balance of the industrial side of Melbourne that we love and a natural and organic feel. By nature, we are a really laid back couple, and we wanted everyone to unwind and feel really comfortable – including ourselves! We focused on not over-styling the night and really focused on having bright colours and beautiful flowers.
We didn’t really have a theme that we were working toward as such. We really wanted the colours to be vibrant – with a mix of mainly pink, yellow and orange. We wanted to make a statement with the colours and the flowers, to have an organic look and feel, whilst still remaining stylish and chic. I stamped all the place settings and bonbonniere myself and made our wishing well out of an old box and some wrapping paper!
We had our ceremony in Alexandra Gardens in Kew. It is such a beautiful space. We wanted a garden setting but with an intimate feel, this garden is quite small so it’s feels like your own space and it’s so lush! There were so many different options for photos, which is great! We really wanted to have the wedding in Melbourne, and for it to reflect Melbourne and the things we love about it. Mountain Goat Brewery certainly does that – industrial space, exposed bricks and a great relaxed vibe. A space you could make you own, without it being contrived or reserved. We loved the exposed bricks and vats and the amount of open space – we knew we could really make a statement with our flowers to make the space our own.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My absolute best advice for future brides is to really trust your instinct. Try not to over think things – the best decisions we made were the quick decisions. We were really true to ourselves, and tried not to get influenced too much by other people!
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Bride’s Processional: “Holocene,” Bon Iver
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
Wedding Location: Kew, Victoria, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Ceremony Location: Alexandra Gardens / Reception Venue: Mountain Goat Brewery / Wedding Flowers: Cecilia Fox / Wedding Dress and Hairpiece: Anaessia / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Earrings: Samantha Wills / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alannah Hill / Groom’s Suit: Filippa K / Groom’s Tie: Hugo Boss / Wedding Caterer: Ed Dixon Food Design / Wedding Desserts: Sugardough / China Rentals: Vintage Affair / Wedding DJ: Andrew McClelland / Wedding Invitations: Cate Furey / Make-up: Rebecca Brown / Hair: Dani North
love her advice for brides to trust their instinct. that is huge.
Some beautiful elements here! The bride and groom have such gorgeous smiles! 😀 congrats guys!!! x
I love this location! The gazebo was beautiful! The elegant and industrial theme is never a theme I would have thought of, but it worked out beautifully.
Thanks so much for featuring this wedding on Ruffled! Definitely one of my favorites to photograph 🙂
Lovely pics… loving the cake display. I wish I had done something like that for ours 🙂 xoxo
Cute idea for the namecards!
What an awesome venue! The little ‘Keep Me’ tag on the flowerpot really made me smile 🙂 it’s the little things!
This is absolutely the most lovely wedding! I am also head over heels in LOVE with your dress. You look beautiful! If you ever want to resell your dress I would buy it in a heartbeat!
Love to see out of the ordinary spaces transformed through creative design!
Thank you everyone for such lovely comments! It’s so nice to hear other people’s feedback on what truly was such a magical day. Mary – thank you 🙂 I’ll probably be holding onto the dress, but you should definitely look up the designer, she has a lot of gorgeous designs! xx
nice yers Thanks for sharing
I wish you happiness and good times