As we come to the end of The Nature Issue, we just have to get a little more inspiration, inspired by Mother Earth onto our pages. Today’s editorial embraces the natural world in a stunningly modern way, and it’s packed with stunning ideas. From the setting – the beautiful riverside venue of Mitchelton Winery to the lush blooms, blends of sweet peach, white and plenty of foliage by floral designer Beehaus Flowers. I think you’re going to find plenty to adore in this one!
Led by stylist Event Den and photographer Love by Shae, this was a day that embraced the natural setting. The day started with a ceremony overlooking the Goulburn River before a celebration with cocktails and cake unfolded with the incredible views from the iconic tower space. Says Izzy of Event Den “The concept for the photoshoot was to create a modern, elegant setting that was both sophisticated, yet affordable for the modern-day couple. In light of the current climate, we wanted to provide inspiration that is not only achievable but also beautiful in all its simplicity.”
The botanical theme carried through the signage and stationery boldly and beautifully thanks to State of Elliott. The rectangular tables set with soft taupe toned linens from Simmons Linen Hire, candles from Southern Lights Candle Co and rental pieces from a host of talent – The Small Things Co., Event Merchant Co and GV Party Hire. The layered look carefully considered to not sway from the elegant vibe.
There were treats for the tummy too – Sweet Treats by Sam creating a simple yet beautiful three-tier wedding cake with a marble design, while The Rusty Bartender whipped up floral adorned cocktails (just the ticket to serve from that custom designed bar!)
You’ll spy five models throughout this editorial too – we’re giving all the credit to Chloe Pettigrove & Maddie Pettigrove, Kane Young and Maddy Grigg & Gus Grigg for playing weddings for the day! The gowns from salon Michele’s Bridal and the suits from the Tarocash crew. The star’s makeup styled by Kimberley Make Up and hair finished by hairstylists This Face by Grace.
And the result, as I am sure you’ll agree is refreshing, it’s not over the top, it’s obtainable. “Over the last twelve months, we’ve seen a lot of our couples pull back and focus in on what’s most important to them on their wedding day. The emphasis has moved away from big and extravagant to small and intimate and we wanted to reflect this in our shoot. The shoot was designed to showcase that a simple design can have just as much impact and allow couples to have a beautiful wedding regardless of budget.”