Get yourselves ready, because we’ve got a doozy for you. The images from today’s wedding photographed by Lara Hotz were all but impossible to narrow down, thanks in no small part to the bride’s design aesthetic and the floral decor from Jardine Botanic. Claire and David’s Wes Anderson meets picnic in the park is truly one for the books!
Oh, and keep an eye out tomorrow for a very special giveaway just for Ruffled readers!
From the bride, Claire: We love the Australian bush and we wanted to hero our native landscape in all of it’s raw, natural beauty, so our inspiration was drawn from the Australian landscape. That mixed with a relaxed festival vibe, a touch of 1960s, oh and we LOVE Wes Anderson so definitely wanted some quirky elements. Think Moonrise Kingdom meets Picnic at Hanging Rock!
David is a craft beer enthusiast and brewed four different varieties of beer and a cider for our guests to enjoy – we even home grew the hops for one of the beers! We sourced the vintage fabric which was used for a lot of our cushions and made into napkins with the help of our Mums and Claire’s sister. We created the Polaroid photo booth and took time to source great vintage props, and brought some props from home. We also did all our signage, designed our logo which was used throughout our stationary and on our favours (enamel mugs), sourced smoke flares, the photo board, tents, s’mores and everything we could to make the day look and feel great. All these touches really came together with the hard work and vision of Jardine Botanic and She Designs on the day.
Jardine, our florist, used the hops David grew to decorate the cake, for the boutonniere and for our chairs at the dinner table David and I collected all of the hanging table foliage from around the property and the boys rigged it above the banquet table on the day. For the rest of our flowers Jardine used a real eclectic mix. Some Australian natives, some beautiful mustard tea roses, dahlias etc.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? While there are hairy moments during the planning, resist the urge to throw it all in and elope (unless of course that’s what you want). All of your hard work will be worth it. Also, take action early on and just get the big things organised. It means the days and weeks before can be spent getting the little things done and working on those fun projects. Also, trust your vendors. If you chose them because you like their work, then get out of the way and let them do what they do best.
Processional: Cat Power’s version of Sea of Love (performed live on the day by All Our Exes Live in Texas)
Recessional: “Le Temps de l’Amour,” Françoise Hardy
First Dance: “You and Me,” Penny and the Quarters
Be sure to watch the wedding film from Light Noise Films: