We have been blessed this 2017 with an abundance of wonderful and unique clients to work with, destinations that span accross country and city, and creative outlets that have allowed us to try new ideas and concepts with each and every wedding.
But this couple, Rachel + Adam hold a special place in my heart. Having planned and styled their wedding mostly from interstate, we only had the pleasure of meeting them face to face in the last eight weeks leading up to their special day. When describing Rachel + Adam, I can only think of two words - genuine souls.
Their wedding, hosted on a family stud farm in Glen Aplin, Stanthorpe was an experience our team was privileged to be a part of. Whilst a destination wedding can have its challenges, this particular event was one that was met with a calm and relaxed nature, of patience and trust, and all the way along - smiles and love between the happy couple. Such endearing qualities in couples do not go unnoticed and thanks to Rachel + Adam’s go lucky personalities and commitment to one another, our experience as wedding planners and stylists was a true reflection of why we do what we do.
The day started with blue skies and not a cloud in sight. With a visit to the Bride and her maids at their gorgeous accommodation nestled within a local winery, we were lucky enough to deliver four stunning native inspired bouquets that in Rachel's words, "smelled like the bush". Filled with native blooms including pepper berry, banksia, protea's and wax flowers, these bouquets bloomed with colour and vibrancy, as did the smiles on the beautiful bride and her maids faces on the morning of November 4.
Having arrived days before to commence the set-up of overhead lighting, the wedding styling was well under way by the time November 4 came around... Hosting their ceremony indoors within a brand new extension to Adam's family home on their Angus Beef Stud farm, we adorned the natural setting with woven rugs, candle lighting and native greenery set against a traditional draped setting that looked out into the garden and bushland behind.
But the reception hosted on the open air tennis court was the show stopping side of the day - well, for me anyway! With fairy lighting suspended over the entire fifty square metre court, and fairy lights hanging behind both the bridal party and the band, the setting was truly that of an under the stars experience.
Native blooms were suspended to create a canopy of greenery over the bridal table, inspired by the landscape and surrounds of the country location. Feasting tables to accommodate one hundred guests were filled with ten metre garlands of spinning gum, wax flower, mock orange and pepper berry, whilst continuous candle lighting created an ambient glow to compliment the overhead fairy lights.
All the finer details including charcoal crockery, copper cutlery and rustic wooden banquet catering boards were considered with pops of white incorporated into the personalised stationery created by our in house design team. To complete the installation, glass baubles and candles added to the finishing touches prior to guests seating.
This wedding for Rachel + Adam was one to remember, and one that shall live with us for time to come. Their beautiful smiles, generous natures and love for each other is a testament to their commitment to each other and their families, and we wish you both the very best for the years to follow. Big LOVE from Cassie, Nicola, Annie and the Main Event Weddings team xo
Photo Cred: Just For Love Photography