Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Da Da Da Dum - Gabrielle & Jarrod - The ceremony

The Stunning Glen Ewin Estste in the Adelaide foothills set the scene for what was to be an elegant summer picnic wedding. The venue, like the rest of the day was nothing short of perfect...and Mary was there from the early hours of the morning to set up each intricate element and calculating where the sun would be in the afternoon to assure guests and the bridal party would be comfortable in the dappled sun through the tress...oh and every finger and toe crossed for a flawless day!...which by the way worked a charm!
Gabrielle was right on time, and she walked down the aisle to a summery acoustic version of Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" (listen here). The shade was perfect, and the flowers by Sally from Poppies were exquisite, with lavendar, jasmine and rosemary lining the aisle and baby pink hydrangeas swinging amongst the weeping willow branches...*swoon*
The ceremony was a beautiful dedication of their love for each other as they spoke their own vows. And as they were announce husband and wife for the first time, guests celebrated by showering them with multi-coloured rose petals.
Croquet, bocce, picnic rugs, pimms and friendly swans were just some of the delights on hand as guests laughed and celebrated... visit Gabrielle's blog to see some of the guest shots.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Under my Umbrella

Particularly for open air or cavernous spaces, canopies create the illusion of a more intimate space by drawing the eye of guests down and taking focus off any of the emptiness... they can also be used to help emphasise the theme and atmosphere of any event depending on how creative you get with what you hang.
Absolutely LOVING this feature canopy of umbrellas by
March Studio! There's an amazing Mary Poppins type wonderment that this floating mass of umbrellas evokes...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Foodie Friday - Anyone else for a much needed Cocktail Hour?

We love this inspired 'Martini Bar' by the super talented team over at Sunday Suppers! Can't wait for an opportunity to appropriate this... enjoy your weekend :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gabrielle & Jarrod - Getting Ready

This post we’re going to give you a look into how the day began for the Gabrielle and Jarrod and their closest friends...

The day had arrived! Every detail planned, every moment considered, each ingredient of the occasion was designed to reflect Gabrielle & Jarrod’s casual, unassuming and caring character. Even the shoes, the dress, the suit, the rings... all perfectly emulated the relaxed but refined and beautiful day that was about to begin.
The mood of the bridal party was light and excited with anticipation & photographer Shona Henderson was there from the very start capturing every gorgeous moment, she did such an amazing job – we only wish we could share more images, but as mentioned there were literally thousands of photos and it has been so hard to choose so we’re going to share our favourites here
Gabrielle’s stunning dress was custom designed by Adelaide local fashion legend Liza Emanuele – B.E.A.UTIFUL! The dress epitomised femineity - flirty but completely graceful and the girls dresses reflected the vibrancy and fun that was to come. Meanwhile can we just mention that Jarrod and the boys totally rocked out their own choice of smooth attire – very nice boys... very nice!
Stay tuned for the next amazing instalment (on whatever day of the week it will be)... da da dadum da da dadum... Gabrielle and Jarrod’s ceremony is nothing short of quiver worthy! All the details come together to perfectly set the scene for A beautiful Summer Picnic Wedding.
And be sure to check out the winter issue of WSG magazine & click over to 100 Layer Cake to get even more of a look into the spectacular day!

Key tip for all brides and grooms: A wedding planner (ahem... um that would be us and in Gabrielle’s case that was Mary!) will be your best of friends not only on the day of your wedding but the months leading up to your big day. Let them/us do all the worrying and running around for you so that you get to just enjoy every moment and appreciate the pampering and fun of the occasion...