Going through these images took me on the journey of their love, for one day only.
We were so chuffed when Ellen asked us to plan her wedding. We were introduced to her gorgeous family a few years ago when her sister Philippa was married. We were completely infatuated with the family then, and the amazing property they call home in Warwick.
Ellen and Carl had dreams of an elegant country wedding, and after seeing a few inspirational images I knew exactly how we would bring it to life.
It was a year in planning every exquisite detail, and sourcing all of the amazing industry professionals that would give the loved up couple the day of their dreams.
After months and months of planning, on a warm Summer’s weekend in November, our team travelled to Warwick to create some wedding magic.
Braeside is an oasis of green in an otherwise dry landscape. A historic homestead is surrounded with immaculately manicured gardens with paved pathways leading you under arches and through rose gardens you could happily get lost in.
It’s pretty easy to create beauty in a place like this.
Carl got ready at Abbey of the Roses, a heritage listed convent with old-world beauty that is a perfect setting for moody photos. Evernew Studio did an amazing job of capturing all the handsomeness of groom and his men.
Ellen enjoyed a relaxing morning of pampering and beautifying at Braeside with her beautiful sisters and parents, all the while our styling team were setting a gorgeous garden ceremony.
Nestled among blooming rose bushes we created garden ceremony perfection with Tiffany chairs, huge floral arrangements on top of wine barrels and an elegant French chaise lounge for signing.
The pics of teary bride and groom hit us right in the feels and can’t you just fee the love these two share jump through the screen??!! It’s that kind of fairytale, storybook love we all strive for, and that you just know will last forever.
Moving vows were followed by giggles and cuddles and sharing with friends and family for the rest of the evening.
Guests dined on delicious canapés while the sunset with an outdoor lounge and VB BAR! Carl loves VB… (it even got a mention in his speech) so we made him a bar in tribute.
The wedding reception was held in a clear marquee, styled in earthy tones with deep red accents in an elegant country style. It is so very rewarding to see a design that has lived in our imagination come to life on the day of the event.
The night that followed was epic, from speeches (Ellen’s dad is legendary) to sumptuous feasting dinner to dancing and dessert, and that classic wedding dance beneath a chandelier of green.
Once again, we are reminded of the privilege we have, to live our passion every day, and create amazing memories for our clients and their guests. We are so grateful to have played a role in this important chapter Ellen and Carl’s lives.
Our wedding dream team included:
- Wedding Planning + Styling – us of course! Sugar & Spice Events
- Catering – Eat Drink
- Photography + Videography – Evernew Studio
- Flowers – Moss n Stone
- Bonbonniere – Flourish
- Marquee – Event Marquees
- Entertainment – Red Tie
- Hair + Makeup – Monique Seague