If 2021 has one thing in store for weddings, it’s that small, intimate celebrations are so very much the name of the game. So today’s editorial? Complete with a red velvet wedding gown that is going to fill your red gown loving dreams, is going to inspire you to think nothing else but small!

The concept dreamt up by photographer Jekka of Naturally Jek Photography  alongside floral designer Branch and Blossom that “being from a small country town, threw out tradition and surprised our community.”

The duo, along with second photographer Soluna Photo and cinematographer MCP Film headed to Sunshine Coast venue Yabbaloumba Retreat for a shoot that was a little bit “high-end country” meets “modern” wedding day styling.

The bride’s (styled with hair & makeup by Beauty by Chanelle)  red velvet gown, made by a private dressmaker was quite frankly the star of the show, the beautiful, show stopping piece standing out alongside the neutral, autumnal tones of the groom’s Asos suit. The happy couple making their mark on western style with hats from Will and Bear.

Wedding planner L&L Co Events, helped pull this one off, the editorial beginning with an outdoor ceremony, under a floral adorned arch, to the sounds of live music from Call Me Will and a mock ceremony officiated by Bec Edmonds, the “newlyweds” exchanging rings from Mia Bella Jewellery (that of course, were right on theme).

The celebration beginning with an outdoor cocktail hour, catered by Tipple and Bean that welcomed guests thanks to Beauty and the Board to join in the love. Inside the barn, a table set with pieces from L&L Co Events & Noosa Party Hire glowed with plenty of candlelight for an intimate reception dinner. Live music serenading the newlyweds before they enjoyed the beauty of a cake by Jessie and Co and made their escape in a beautiful vintage car from The Old Chevy Pickup.

And as much as this shoot was about giving you modern wedding inspiration, with a touch of country charm, it turns out this one was also all about community, says Jekka “Once we brainstormed some colours and concepts we got a burnt orange, velvet dress custom made for this shoot. Once we had the initial concepts vendors came flooding onboard and we were very privileged to be surrounded by such a large team.”