I am sooooo excited that one of my lovely brides made the Southern Life magazine Weddings. Congrats to Tina & Julian. Great shots by Sonya Francis Photography.
Something different was always going to be the focus of Sarah and Michael’s purple and black themed wedding. Sarah had a great vision of what she wanted right from the “Corpse Bride” themed wedding cake down to the eco friendly touch of a donation to World Vision in lieu of bombonnieres. Sarah’s stunning white wedding dress was intricately designed with hand sewn crystals and she teamed this gown with a gorgeous bouquet of white asiatic lillies and roses from Floral Edge.
The bridesmaids wore gorgeous aubergine purple in a design that matched the bride as well as matching bouquets. Sarah and Micheal were married in the picturesque surroundings of Laughton Park Gardens in Mount Gambier and a total of 100 guests joined them to celebrate at the Western Tavern for a sit down three course dinner and a taste of the wedding cake for dessert.
Matching aubergine crystal organza chair sashes and beautiful diamante brooches made the reception venue sparkle and Sarah’s love of “bling” came through with the addition of a Fantasia backdrop complete with fairly lights to accentuate the bridal table with mirrors and a crystal organza swag bridal skirting with diamante brooches to match.
Their quirky wedding cake created and designed by the extremely talented Mandy Lynn and assisted by Cheryl Clover was quite the feature! It was surrounded by tiny fairy lights and set off with a cake topper brought in from overseas. More photos of this amazing wedding can be viewed in the gallery page of Wedding & Event Management Services.
SARAH’S DREAM TEAM: Flowers by Floral Edge, Wedding cake by Mandy Lynn of Mandy Lynn Cake Decorator and Cheryl Clover, Makeup by Andrea Rout, Catering by the Western Tavern, Photography by Hayley Blok of Blok Photographics, Chaircovers and all linen supplied by Chaircovers Over All, Candelabra hire by Blue Lake Hire, Fantasia backdrop and table centrepiece mirrors from Dazzling Decor Hire and reception linen set up by Wedding planner Nadine DiGiorgio and her team at Wedding & Event Management Services.
Some photos courtesy of Hayley Blok from Blok Photographics.
A romantic proposal in France set the scene for this recent French inspired vintage garden wedding held in the lovely surrounds of Katnook Estate winery in Coonawarra. Naomi was the most amazing bride to work with and had such a great vision of how she wanted her dream wedding to look
– from the miniature framed chalkboards written with French numbers ‘une – quatre’ placed on the guest tables, to the vintage bottles, jars and vases saved over time showcasing beautiful David Austin roses,
to the eco friendly succulent bombonieres “pour votre jardin”.
Not forgetting the sweet tooth – a candy buffet was on offer
and vintage display tables boasting not only an old Valentine typewriter which entertained guests when they had to type messages for the bride and groom but a memory tree showcasing old family photos and would you believe – bus tickets from a bygone era!
This was one of the most stunning and spectacular weddings that Wedding & Event Management Services has had the pleasure to work on and we were was thrilled to be a part of Naomi and James’ special day. There are more beautiful shots on our Facebook page photos gallery so continue the journey and click here!
NAOMI’S DREAM TEAM: Thank you to the wonderful Jo Fincham Photography for some of these amazing photos, the bride’s stunning makeup was done by Andrea Rout (makeup artist), floral pedestal arrangements were designed by Di from Di’s Gifts and Flowers at Penola, the paddock to plate delicious menu was put together by The Barn Catering , the marquee and hire equipment was provided by Blue Lake Hire, and of course Wedding & Event Management Services for the setup and co-ordination. A big thank you to Roz Minion and Cheryl Clover for assisting me with this event. You guys are all amazing and a pleasure to work with.
And a huge thank you to Naomi and James and their families who I got to know and have a few laughs with on the day. Brian your building skills and home brew rock! I loved being a part of your special day.
Hire a photographer who shoots digital rather than film. Request the images be given digitally and only print the ones you need. You can put these up on your website to share with guests.
Professional in the Spotlight – Donna from Wild Creative Photography
The money you spend on your wedding photographer and your wedding photos are one of the most important items of your wedding budget. If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding, take a look at Wild Creative Photography. Donna has the eye to capture those special moments and believes that it is important to tell the story of a wedding which is where her skills as an accomplished photographer have greatly helped her. Here is an insight into this extremely talented lady…….
How did you get started in photography?
I started out working for Scrapbook Creations Magazine as a regular contributor and photography was a big part of this. I am a trained teacher with a major in Music and IT so my creativity and computer/internet skills have been there from an early age. My teaching and magazine experience led me to a brief lecturing role at the TAFE college and I spent two and a half years writing photography and Photoshop ‘how to’ articles for various Universal Magazine publications including Scrapbook Creations. My business has been going strong for three and a half years now and is run from my home based studio.
What types of services do you offer your clients?
Family portraiture, weddings, location photography and commercial photography with a candid feel.
How would you describe your photographic style?
I try to take shots from a different perspective. I will go to any length to get a different angle and I like to show relationships through my images. You’ll rarely hear me say “smile” as I like to wait and capture moments that are natural and real.
What is your favourite wedding image?
The truthful answer to this question is that choosing a favourite is really like choosing between my own children – I feel a connection with each set of wedding photos that I take. Every wedding seems to provide me with a new ‘favourite’! However, in saying that, I do particularly love a recent image of a bride and groom before they were heading off into the reception. The bride was making her way back to her groom and I noticed the sunburst appearing between them. It was like all the planets had aligned! I was definitely in the right place at the right time.
One piece of advice for clients or brides-to-be?
Bring with you a list of possible contrasting locations like a garden, urban and rustic setting – preferably something that you have an emotional connection with. It may be where you first met, where the proposal took place, something that reminds you of a special memory.
Also ‘go with your heart’ – don’t be swayed by well meaning friends and family. Don’t change a decision that you have had your heart set on right from the start. Finally choose vendors that you trust and give them the freedom to do what they do best.
What steps are you taking within your business to be environmentally friendly?
All clients, their families and friends can log into my website and view the proofs online. All proofs are uploaded in a password protected gallery where they can be ordered, reducing the need for unnecessary printing costs.