The blank space of The Button Factory was just the setting today’s dream team needed to bring a vision that was, in photographer Mel Badsey‘s words “Modern & inner city, but less ‘modern romantic’ and more ‘fun.'” The team bringing to life an intimate wedding celebration that combined good food, amazing cocktails and stunning blooms with a romantic love story (thanks to models Amanda & Thierry).

“We loved the lighter colours complimenting the nature of the Button Factory, a location that is such a blank canvas to do whatever you wish + will” Mel tells me, who asked Flowerqueen Co along for the ride. The floral designer setting the tone of the editorial, with pastel peach orchids and roses, added to plenty of foliage and greenery for both an incredible, statement ceremony backdrop, and a bar installation that made the most of the beauty.

Our newlyweds, Amanda (dressed in pieces from Amante Bridal & Tania Maras, her hair and makeup styled by Kate McClearly) celebrating with guests in onsite ceremony, before a large and grand table (furniture from Memphis Hire and dressed with linens (from Simmons Linen Hire & Cloth and Confetti) welcome guests to celebrate the marriage in decadent style.

The team, who also worked hard to make sure the shoot was COVID safe, created individual grazing boards (thanks to Wholesome Foodie) and Evergreen Ink, who created all the signage and stationery for the shoot, complementing the look with cheese place cards (now there’s an idea we can get behind!). Stylist Pop Up With Style adding her finishing, signature styling elements, and creating a festive bar installation for guests to get their merry on. Says Mel “The start of this shoot inspiration was a celebration of intimacy. How fun and beautiful a day can be with just your nearest and dearest (yet, you can still go all out and spoil yourself). That even though restrictions have ended, it doesn’t mean you can’t still keep your celebration small if it aligns with your heart.”

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