Australian

Laura and Dylan’s Sydney Secret Garden Wedding 20.10.2014

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.”

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Picturess

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

Laura and Dylan's Wedding Pictures

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

Gabrielle and Gareth’s Phuket Wedding 07.07.2014

When it comes to the wedding photographer lottery, this adorable couple struck it very lucky with Hilary Cam Photography.

Hilary Cam Photography explains that they too felt pretty lucky to capture this wedding, “It’s not every day we get to combine our two favourite things, travelling and photography, but every so often a generous couple like Gabrielle and Gareth provide us with that opportunity. We turned up in Thailand and were glad we had arrived with a day to acclimatise, as it was hot and humid. So much so that going outside our air-conditioned room caused all our lenses to fog. While the heat was an obstacle, we had on our side an attractive couple and scenery. [Also] the Jewish ceremonies scattered throughout the day were full of energy and warmth, matched by the stunning beach sunset that seemed to go on forever.”

Gabrielle is South African, while Gareth is Australian, so the gorgeous couple chose to wed in Phuket at Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, as it’s located between South Africa and Australia. Thus, making it easier for both families to travel and share the day. And what a gorgeous day it was.

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Gabrielle and Gareth's Wedding Photos

Congratulations Gabrielle and Gareth and thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding photos with One Stylish Bride.

Gabrielle and Gareth’s Style Guide

Photographer: Hilary Cam Photography, Sydney / Venue: Katathani Phuket Beach Resort / Brides Attire: Carla Zampatti & Jimmy Choo / Rings: Miller Diamonds / Makeup: Caitie Kenzie Makeup / Groom’s Attire: Calibre / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

Charles and Kathryn’s King Island Wedding 09.06.2014

Here’s a make-your-day Australian wedding that really amps up the sweet and gorgeous factor.

This lovely couple first meet in Darwin through a mutual friend and “hit it off immediately,” recalls Kathryn. Their relationship flourished through phone calls and text messages, as Charles was located in WA, whilst Kathryn was located in Darwin. Seven months after they first met, Charles surprised Kathryn with a trip to Darwin, where with the help of their mutual friend Anna, Charles was given the key to Kathryn’s house. When Kathryn arrived home, Charles dropped to one knee and proposed.

The adorable duo wed at King Island on Kathryn’s amazing family property, Fraser Bluff. The ceremony took place on the bluff, a breathtaking hilltop overlooking part of the eastern shore of King Island.

After a short service followed by a toast, guests walked back to the house for the cocktail-style reception. The reception featured a huge array of King Island produce from the iconic King Island cheese to lamb cutlets and crayfish. For dessert, the couple had a dessert buffet which was made solely by Kathryn’s girlfriends on the island and her two sisters. For their wedding cake, Kathryn’s mother made a gorgeous fruitcake.

Reasons to adore this wedding: Guests entertained themselves with a giant Jenga, which was handmade by Kathryn’s father. The reception had campfires. The bride carried a bouquet of flowers picked from the property the morning of the wedding. The impressive bride and bridesmaid did their own hair and make-up.

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Kathryn and Charles Wedding Pictures

Congratulations Kathryn and Charles and thank you for sharing your chic country wedding with One Stylish Bride.

Charles and Kathryn’s Style Guide

Photographer & Video: Noble Photography / Location: Private Residence, Victoria, Australia / Thanks: Two Bright Lights

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