Leezar and Corey
I love nothing more than having a bride share the details from beginning to end with us. Today I get to share the wedding of Leezar (one of the brains behind gorgeous Australian homewares brand Dandi) who shared her engagement invitations DIY project with us two years ago.
You know that with someone like Leezar and the company of the girls at Dandi (who created the fantastic paper napkin origami flower favors) that her wedding is going to be reflective of their personalities and filled with precious details.
Leezar tells the story. “We based the wedding theme around Apples as we always tell each that they we are the apple of each others their eye. We used the colours red (Corey’s favourite), Chocolate brown (my favourite) and Champagne.
Corey and I both attended the University of Technology Sydney and studied Industrial Design, which is where we met. We were best friends for 3 years and then in the 4th year of University we finally began our life together as a couple. When Corey’s mum, Joanne first met me she told Corey there was a definite spark and she knew that we would end up together.
Corey proposed at my 25th birthday in front of all our family and friends, he actually sold his car to buy my ring which I thought was getting a service!”
Photographs today are by Stuart Leal Photography.
Leezar’s six bridesmaids each wore a chocolate brown gown from Artdonnalee. Leezar made each bridesmaid a chocolate satin clutch and a pearl necklace.
Leezar’s flowergirls wore sweet champagne coloured dresses with a chocolate brown sash. As a big Sex & The City fan, she wore “those” Manolo Blahniks as her something blue. her father wore a tie to compliment her shoes, while Corey wore an ivory tie to match her wedding gown.
Leezar describes her gown. “A full lace mermaid cut Pronovias San Patrick gown from Fashions by Farina. My Mother-in-Law, Joanne, actually picked it out for me and it was the first gown I tried. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.” Leezar carried a posy of cream tulips and red berries arranged by a friend, Lee.
Leezar’s bracelet, apple necklace and apple anklet were from Fifth Avenue Collection. Her rings were from her late Grandmas on both sides. She also wore an antique family heirloom watch borrowed from bridesmaid Belinda, tiara from Diva and veil from Wedding Wonderland.
Instead of flowers, Leezar’s bridesmaids carried red parasols from Boston Umbrella. The flower girls carried red buckets filled with red rose petals they scattered down the aisle.
Corey and his groomsmen wore suits from Industrie in the colour “Tobacco”. Leezar made the stationery herself. The motif was an apple tree printed in browns and reds. Each invitation was wrapped with a brown leather tie, a little apple charm and a hand cut paper leaf with the guests names written on them.
Leezar and Corey were married at Sebel Hawkesbury, Hawkesbury Valley. Leezar says “It rained at the ceremony, which we all laughed was because I arrived on a Red London Bus (hired from Britstop) as a nod to being from London. The bridesmaids got good use out of their parasols. It actually made the wedding, because we all gathered together undercover in the Sebel Garden and it made our ceremony so intimate.”
Leezar’s brother Kye Gratton and singer Sarah Reeve wrote two songs for Corey and Leezar. The first was played as Leezar arrived at the ceremony venue, the second was played by just Kye as Leezar walked down the aisle.
Check back this afternoon for more of Leezar and Corey’s fun apple themed wedding!
Photographs by Stuart Leal Photography.