Gardens House – Fionna & Aaron

Gardens House, privately located in the surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, yet again set the scene for a gorgeous summer wedding. Our stunning couple, Fionna & Aaron, held their ceremony in a cool, shady nook on the back lawn of the property with the ever professional Steve Mason officiating.
The bride arrived in her own vintage car which fitted in perfectly with the theme of the wedding, the colour of the car event matching the bridesmaids dresses.
Guests were able to help themselves to a refreshing mocktail on arrival, for which the gorgeous vintage cart was provided by the talented team at The Style Co who did a brilliant job on the overall styling.
 
Once the ceremony had concluded, the drinks cart was moved to the front lawn and later became the setting for the wedding cake.
All of the wedding flowers for
this spectacular occasion were provided by The
Style Co
’s floristry team.
La Mauvaise Reputation provided live music for the ceremony.
The couple’s
beloved dog also made an appearing at the ceremony, acting as ring bearer on
the day
Time for a group photo!
 The couple share a glass of
champagne in the wedding car
 The bridal party celebrate with a traditional champagne toast.
This towering wedding cake,
covered in a delicious butter cream icing, was arranged by the Style Co
 
The rustic style bar suited the garden setting perfectly. 
The bride’s elegant wedding gown was courtesy of award winning, Fitzroy based Gwendolynne.
Festoon lights were a definite feature of the evening, helping to create a fantastic open air cocktail garden party reception.
This amazing festoon lighting looked spectacular once the sun had set. Guests were able to kick up their heels to sound of the band or relax on some casual style seating, hired in especially for the day.
Festoon lights were a definite feature of the evening, helping to create a fantastic open air cocktail garden party reception.
Guests were well into the swing of the night with the South City Blues Band taking care of the reception entertainment. The gorgeous Gardens House provided a fantastic back drop for the evening.

View this spectacular video produced by Diprose Media capturing all of the beautiful moments of this stunning day.

Gardens House – Lou & Aaron

Lou and Aaron celebrated their day at the private and beautiful Gardens House in the Royal Botanic Gardens in December of 2013. In an intimate setting with no official bridal party, the couple exchanged vows before guests were ushered through to the rear of the house for an afternoon cocktail reception.
These beautiful images are courtesy of Sav S Photography
The groom, Aaron, nervously awaits the Bride’s arrival.
 
A unique idea for decorations on the ceremony chairs and tying in with the rustic garden feel.
The Baker Boys provided some relaxed acoustic style music, setting up on the back lawn to entertain guests as they celebrated through the afternoon.
This fittingly rustic style furniture was provided by the ever talented stylist Brett Currell in collaboration with Complete Function Hire which tied in well with the garden setting.
A definite highlight of the day was Lou and Aaron’s choice of dessert – a deliciously brilliant, mouth-watering ice-cream cart from Short Batch Ice-Cream Co.
Bride Lou, takes charge of the ice-cream cart!
In a joint collaboration with Peter Rowland Catering and some clear styling by Brett Currell, guests feasted on this sumptuous cheese station.
This amazing raspberry fudge wedding cake by
the The Little Malvern Cake Company was later cut and served to guests as
part of the desserts.
A great view from the balcony of Gardens House over looking the rear lawn and Botanic Gardens.

Top 5 Wedding Trends of 2014

1. SWEET TOOTH

The ever popular candy bar is still a huge hit at weddings across the globe and the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down. They’re a fantastic talking point and can be easily styled to match the theme of your reception, be it classic black tie, a colourful garden party or a modern twist of block colour. Candy bars are a fantastic alternative to the traditional bonbonniere and will be loved by your guests!

These delicious looking candy buffets are courtesy of The Candy Buffet Company
2. MEZZE GRAZING

Grazing plates and shared bowls are a fantastic alternative to the traditional plated menu. Guests are immediately are emerged into a much more sociable experience, being able trying a variety of dishes. It is a fantastic way to start a meal and can break the ice with guests who may be attending the wedding on their own. This sort of service can work brilliantly with long banquet style tables.

For a shared menu with a real wow factor for your guests why not consider our Rowland by Shane Delia menu options.
3. SAY CHEESE
Keep guests entertained and create lasting memories with great photos from portable photo booths. Polaroids provide instantaneous fun and capture precious moments throughout your special day. A collection of polaroids stuck into an album creates a fun alternative to a traditional guest book with guests able to leave messages of love for you under their happy snap. This is also a fantastic way to recall all of the fun moments from your day.
You can also transform wedding pictures taken from guests mobiles and share them with friends using Instagram’s filters or organise a professional photobooth with each guest able to take a copy of their photo with them as well as leave a copy for you in a customised book.
For an all inclusive photo booth package for your wedding contact In The Booth

4. ALL THAT JAZZ

With the recent resurgence of all things Art Deco, 1930’s inspired weddings are popping up everywhere. Not only are stationery and styling adding the “Gatsby” look to people’s wedding days but entertainment is also adding to the feel with swing bangs keeping guests on the dance floor long into the night. Brides opting for the 1930’s look are opting for vintage style head pieces rather than traditional veils.
5. FIT FOR A PRINCESS

Thanks to the likes of Kate Middleton’s stunning gown, brides are still opting for a more traditional look again this year. Lace, lace and more lace is making a huge comeback as well as the addition of three quarter sleeves to a once preferred strapless dress.
Photos courtesy of Gwendolynne.

Macaron Tiers and Treats – Modern Yet Classic

Impressive and divine in taste, macaron tiers are a great alternative to the monstrous fruitcakes and conventional bomboniere. Ask for macarons that compliment the colour palate and flowers from your bouquet.
Want to bring a little bit of Paris to your wedding? It is worth checking out ‘Macarons by Josephine’ (macaronsbyjosephine.com.au).

She has a fantastic range of mouth-watering macaron flavours available. Made completely by hand and using only the finest quality ingredients, Josephine can create something unforgettable for your special day and can easily match any theme or colour scheme.
For all of you Melbournians or those visiting, head down to Josephine’s store to try some of these delicious treats at 365 Sydney Road, Brunswick.