What happens when an Interior Designer/Freelance Stylist starts planning her own wedding? A really unique and gorgeous wedding, that’s what!
Laura and Dylan tied the knot in one of Sydney’s most exquisite churches, St Mary’s Cathedral.
Their wedding theme was, “A Midsummer Nights Dream set within The Secret Garden,” says Laura. Their intimate reception was held in absolute seclusion out on Scotland Island at Bangalla. Guests arrived by boat and climbed the sandstone stairs to a magical garden full of fairy lights.
Hilary Cam Photography Sydney captured the wedding and recalls, “Their reception was dreamy and romantic with some modern and bold twists reflecting their creativity and individuality. Their reception was ethereal with woodland tablescapes with moss, scattered tea lights, mason jars and flowers.”
Laura handmade lots the wedding details with the assistance of Dylan and her father. Laura tells us, “I handmade all the little details. From our wedding invitations to the poles that held up the festoon lights that hung above the tables. My favourite DIY project was my personalized sign for Dylan that hung in the tree in front of us, [it read] ‘Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favourite’.”
Laura goes on to say, “[The] Bridal headpiece was [also] handmade, [as well as the] cake toppers and personalised water bottles.”
More from the bride:
What was your favourite moment of the day?
“A moment I will never forget was arriving to Bangalla by boat, climbing the 50 sandstone steps to enter the incredible garden where I saw that my whole vision had come to life. After months of planning and facing all the logistical challenges, such as bringing everything across to the island on a barge just the day prior, it was such a rewarding feeling to walk in and see all our guests (especially our international guests) mingling, drinking champagne, enjoying the music and absorbing the energy of the surroundings. To add to this euphoric feeling, it was my wedding day, so this was truly a very memorable moment.”
Congratulations to the lovely couple and thank you for sharing your wedding pictures and story with One Stylish Bride.
Laura and Dylan’s Style Guide
Photography: Hilary Cam Photography Sydney / Church: St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney / Reception: Bangalla, Scotland Island / Wedding Dress: Personalised Weddings Couture / Bridesmaid Dresses: Melissa Kritsotakis / Wedding Rings & Bride’s Jewellery: Cerrone / Makeup: Hilary Ho / Hairpiece & Invitations & Floral Arrangements & Cake Toppers: Handmade by the bride, The Styling Branch / Grooms Suit: Roger David / Pre-wedding Preparation: QT Hotel / Catering: The Hospitality Establishment / Thanks: Two Bright Lights