Mona & William

Gorgeous Adelaide, I am always refreshed and excited to see weddings in one of my favourite cities in Australia. Mona and William had the most beautiful, peaceful and special wedding day filled with their love story and the love of their family and friends.

Mona tells the story of how they came to be. “After cringing over my friend Anyssa’s suggestion that her brother (who I’d never met) and I would make a great couple, I quickly forgot about the idea. Little did I know that she was also making similar suggestions to her brother. Fast forward to two and half years later, and long distance relationships across London, Israel, the US and Australia, and it turns out that she may just have been right!”

The quietly elegant photographs today are by Whitewall Photography.

Mona chose a gown by Rapsimo Bridalwear while William wore a suit by Joseph Uzumcu.

The couple met before the ceremony.

Carrick Hill was chosen as the venue for the wedding, Mona remarking, “We had both our ceremony and our reception at Carrick Hill in the Adelaide foothills. Our ceremony was held in the beautiful gardens behind the historic house, and the ceremony was in a marquee set up beside the house. We walked down the aisle to “Sea of Love” by Cat Power.”

Of their photographer, Mona says, “When I first stumbled upon Scout from Whitewall at a local design fair, I instantly fell in love with his dreamy wedding pictures. I had found the perfect photographer, but unfortunately at the time we were planning on getting married overseas. Luckily though, our plans changed, and Whitewall were one of the first people we got in touch with! Scout made us feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole day and we had so much fun with him as our photographer that it was a sad moment for us both having to say goodbye to him and his cheeky smile at the end of the night. The pictures were exactly as we remembered the day to be and he captured some really beautiful moments that we will cherish forever.”

Poppies Flowers styled the loose, unstructured floral arrangements for the wedding.

The reception was held in a marquee on the property. Mona remarks, “The table settings were DIY and super easy. I purchased hessian and lace which were cut up to fit as table runners for the three long tables and scattered with votive candles.”

“Our place cards doubled up as wedding favours which were also DIY. They were little brown paper bags filled with macarons and sealed with white paper doilies and small wooden pegs. Even though I was putting them together the night before and morning of the wedding, they were a lot of fun! Also, we were so incredibly lucky that my brother who is an amazing graphic designer helped create our invites, ceremony programs and menu cards.”

Sugar and Spice Cakes made three wedding cakes with ruffle icing. The Mac Factory created scrumptious macarons for the wedding guests favors.

Of their first dance, Mona says, “Our first dance was to the Louis Armstrong version of “La Vie En Rose”. We didn’t practice at all leading up to the wedding and on the night we just enjoyed being in that moment.”

Congratulations Mona and William! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Whitewall Photography. for sharing today’s images with us!