Getting married on the NSW South Coast? Have we got a treat for you! An editorial, set at brand new (but full of history) venue Eleven Eighty. Set near Berry, the brand new venue restored and brought to life by husband-and-wife team, Richard and Clare Mills has so much to love – a capacity for 80 guests for your wedding, and they even allow furry friends. There’s accommodation on site for 13 guests, and a multitude of spaces to choose from for your I Do’s to your cocktail hour, and of course the celebration. An old school hall, a courtyard under festoon lights, gardens, a barn – flexibility is this venue’s middle name.
The team from The Wedding and Event Creators (alongside Amy Bowe) took the lead with the styling on today’s editorial, creating a shoot that beautifully honoured its historic setting while being so of the moment. The team chose a colour palette of peach, raspberry red and blush pink creating a “Wedding” that wandered from the courtyard to the barn and made the most of the beautiful backdrop.
We begin, of course, with the ceremony. Furniture pieces from the venue’s own onsite prop shed, make room for happy loved ones. A floral adorned backdrop designed by florists Piccolo and Poppi dressed in raspberry red, peach and pink roses with dark brown foliage. Our lovers (with hair by Blow Bar on Queen makeup by Olivia Jayne Makeup) said their vows, before celebrating with champagne (but of course) and a stunningly delicious and decadent grazing table created by Garnish Catering.
There were not one, but three beautiful reception setups for this shoot. Outside, under the festoon lights, a wooden table tying in that rustic look is flanked by black bentwood chairs from Heart + Timber. The table is topped with modern black and glass candle holders glittering amongst brass candlesticks, and red and blush roses The Gelato Bike in the corner just waiting for dessert.
Inside, the look is softer, the chairs switched to white. Delicate pinks and peaches complemented with modern paper pieces by White Cherry Invitations amongst coloured taper candles, soft linens, and white vessels holding dried grasses and pastel-toned blooms. As the sun set, a third space hosts a candlelit, moody reception in an intimate, modern way.
All the while, the newlyweds, in beautiful gowns and dapper suits (wait til you see the dusky pink number) make the most of the endless photo opportunities across the venue; barn doors, hidden pathways, and moody bars. For a venue designed to give creative control back to the couples it hosts, this editorial is full of ideas to make your very own.
First up though? A film of it all captured beautifully by Real Nice Films.