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Luci + James

A little over a year in the making; we absolutely loved working with Luci and James on bringing their wedding visions to life. It started with a mood board of a very different look and feel that originally paid tribute to the autumn tones of the venue’s property but took a different design approach once Luci had discovered her stunning bridal gown.

The styling and floral detail were designed to compliment the gorgeous Bernadette Pimenta Couture wedding gown Luci was to wear whilst including some important favourite details the couple admired.
Soft blush tones, romantic textured linens, glowing candlelight, billowing blooms, Dahlias one of Luci’s Favourites), superb stationary and guest comfort were all important considerations within the styling elements of the day.
We wanted Luci & James’ guests to feel warm and welcomed to Gippsland. We wanted them to feel comfortable away from home and to experience this day with the style of the city whilst showcasing the country charm that Gippsland has to generously give.

Set at one of our favourite venues; Luci and James wed on the old tennis court of Mewburn Park Homestead.
A gorgeous lush setting that gave a subtle nod to James’ passion for the game of tennis.
Framed by custom gold stands with whimsical floral installations in front of their favourite people in a beautiful March garden setting, Luci and James said I do.

Guests were invited to refreshments and canapés in the upper garden where the homestead played backdrop to an afternoon of lawn games and catch ups between friends and family before being escorted to the Marquee for the main affair.
Walking down the gravel drive way alongside the historic Maffra homestead, guests were welcomed to a view of rolling green lawns, a lake with farm views and a stunning sunset over the red brick stables in the background before entering a clear-span marquee styled to perfection.

A custom seating plan guided guests to their seats underneath a canopy of glowing festoon lighting & feature floral installation.
Gathered french linens paired with the fresh floral, candle light and polished gold cutlery set the scene for a superb dinner with Duarts Catering ahead.
Each place setting was designed down to the very last detail. The layout of the gold cutlery, the personalised stationary and menus, the hand-tied linen napkins and bespoke side plates. Each place setting was designed with guest experience in mind for this was the seat of someone near and dear to our newlyweds and so each detail within their space here had to be seamless. -A part of the reception styling we love creating!

The bar was stocked with Australian and local favourites, and framed with gorgeous floral on either side while soft white backdrop draping gently flowed in the afternoon breeze.
Every corner you turned was like a dream. From the florals, to the stationary, the custom made DJ bar, the fragrance coming from the Duarts kitchen and the stunning country sunset over the Mewburn Park farm.
It was truly breathtaking.

“I would say It was evident from our first discussion, that Luci’s vision for her and James’ wedding day was one that swept us off our feet and carried us on a dreamy wedding journey we will forever remember.
A combination of their enthusiasm and love for our little local pocket of Gippsland, Eye for detail and gorgeous style, and their hospitality and kindness toward not only their loved ones but to us and our supporting vendors is a testament to the wonderful couple they are and we feel so very fortunate to have met them and worked alongside them on such an important occasion.”

“Even with a week of some of Gippsland’s worst Bushfires that posed a very real threat on some of our vendors, properties, logistics and suppliers, I truly believe that when your client’s creativity, values and vision align with your chosen team of vendors it is the perfect recipe for an incredible wedding day and an enjoyable process in itself. And for that I thank you Luci and James for entrusting and supporting us and our team of vendors in your day.
Luci and James; Congratulations. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both and a time we will certainly treasure.”

- Lauren x

 

“Thank you for all your hard work for our wedding day,
it was just perfect and it was exactly how I imagined!!”
- Lucienne

 

Vendors:

Venue: Mewburn Park Homestead, Maffra VIC
Styling, Design, Coordination, part-planning: Etc. Event Styling
Florals: Benita Tscharke Floral Design
Catering: Duarts Homestead
Photography: Katie Harmsworth Photography
Videography: Josue Films
Celebrant: Peace and Love Ceremonies
Hair and Makeup: Milco Hair and Makeup
Bridal Gown: Bernadette Pimenta Couture
Custom DJ Bar hire: The Gypsy Roma
Backdrop marquee draping: Ella Del Weddings
Garden cocktail furniture: Otto and Chaise
Gold cutlery: Gold Cutlery Hire Australia
Linen: Event Art
Candles & Side plates: Etc. Event Styling
Stationary: State of Reverie
Hire: The Small Things Co.
Ceremony Acoustic: James River Kelly
DJ: DJ Masters
Guest accomodation: Quest & Ibis Styles, Sale VIC
Guest transport: Littles Gippsland Buslines
Midnight bus snacks: McDonalds Cheeseburgers, Sale VIC


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Katie + Josh

 

What a journey we embarked on with an extraordinary couple.
We began the planning process with Katie and Josh almost 18 months out from the big day.
Concepts were designed to the very last detail when they suddenly had to change venues. Our team were there to roll up our sleeves and work on the back up plan that would wow our couple and have them even more excited for their day than ever.

After late night phone calls with strategies and action-plans, Katie and Josh were sold on the beautiful Wattle Point Retreat as their new wedding venue.
As their initial wedding concept was to be held outdoors amongst the gorgeous scenery Gippsland has to offer, we made this a high priority when re-designing their new look venue.
Capturing the beauty of all that Mother Nature as to offer and fusing those details into every touch-point of their wedding day was paramount. 

Katie's love of the colour blue elegantly danced across each detail of their wedding day. Starting with their eye-catching aisle of fresh Delphinium standing tall.
We created an aisle that appeared as though the flowers were growing right there up out of the ground. As though mother nature was deliberately paving the way for Katie to walk down to her love.

After their seaside nuptials concluded, guests were invited to the reception gardens for champagne, canapés and games amongst the banksia trees. Cocktail furnishing and pallet lounges were styled to provide a comfortable rest in-between games of coights and naughts and crosses.

The reception doors then opened and guests were invited to find their seats in preparation for the Bride and Groom's return to the party.
Bespoke signage guided guests to their designated tables as they walked into a room with a canopy of lush foliages and glowing fairy lights. The perfect elegant touch of outdoors to bring inside for the remainder of the event.
Tables adorned in blue and white blooms, silverware and flickering tea light candles. Hints of timber elements to soften the room and sentimental touches Katie and Josh's grandparents had made as decorations all played a part in celebrating these two families coming together.

Katie and Josh, we couldn't have asked for two better clients to help on such memorable day. You were a pleasure to work with. You entrusted everything in us and this truly allowed us to pull everything together so wonderfully for you on your special day. Thank you for being a dream to work with and for allowing us to be a small part in your big day.
From myself and our entire team, we congratulate you and send all our very best wishes.
Here's to you katie and Josh.

Planning, Design, Styling, Signage, Furnishings: Etc. Events
Florals: Dear Delilah for Etc. Events
Photographer: Hannah Gilbert Photography
Cake: Jemma Louise Cakes
Venue: Wattle Point Retreat
Celebrant: Gina Brakey
Caterer: Maffra Spit Roast
 

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