Sometimes, the colour palette we get to work with is so delicious, so utterly just-right for the season and the space we’re styling, we tend to get a bit dizzy with joy at what we get to play with.
Can you tell?
Summer in Sydney and the floral choices are spectacular. Our recipe included watermelon dahlias, blackberries, berried ivy, succulents, lush garden roses, end of season hydrangea and more.
Karinya and Hiram met and fell in love in New York, on a date set up by his sister, which ended 36 hours after it started only because Karinya had a flight to catch home to Sydney. Four weeks later, Hiram, came to visit. And a month later had moved in for good.
They both wanted a stylish celebration that reflected the beauty of the season and the parklands; there was to be peach as a central colour, touches of gold, and just a hint of secret garden magic. Beyond these cues, the rest was up to us.
Juggling full time work and planning two weddings when she first engaged us to take care of her – one in her hometown of Sydney, the other in India, and a move post weddings to Los Angeles – Karinya entrusted us with almost every single aspect of her Sydney wedding.
But we can’t take credit for the fairy wings her gorgeous beloved dog, Truffle, who was part of the bridal party on the day (and so well behaved), nor the stylish stationery which was designed by her friend.
Bouncing off the stationery motif – the gates to Centennial Parklands – we tracked down a vintage set of stunning gates to use as the backdrop to the bridal table; the touch of gold was delivered via the charger plates, peach entered the style equation via the custom made overlays, the cream rustic lace vases and candleholders were reminiscent of the soapstone work India is famous for and the florals – an utter joy to create, including the rambling living table runner for the bridal table, a lush tangle of moss, ivy and asparagus fern.
There was so much special on the day: no speech from the groom, instead a song he composed and sang to her; beauty in the words of a father giving away his only child; and because they’re both musicians as well, they performed for their guests, singing and playing Stand By Me and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
EVENT MANAGEMENT, DESIGN + STYLING, BRIDAL, CEREMONY AND RECEPTION FLOWERS, CEREMONY FURNITURE, DRINKS STATION + DÉCOR HIRE, AND RECEPTION LINEN, STYLING + VINTAGE GATE HIRE – Form over Function
PHOTOGRAPHY – www.sugarloveweddings.com
VIDOEGRAPHY – www.c2video.com.au
RECEPTION VENUE – www.centennialhomestead.com.au
CEREMONY VENUE – www.centennialparklands.com.au
BAND – The Usual Suspects – www.funkified.com.au
PHOTOBOOTH – www.photoboothme.com.au