Another week down! We’re heading into the weekend with this gorgeous rustic chic real wedding. The couple travelled to the amazing Zonzo estate (a vineyard in Australia’s Yarra Valley) for an intimate rustic affair with friends and family! Frances wore a gorgeous fitted crochet laced gown, and floral installations hung above the timber tables of their reception. “We actually met at a burger café and after chatting,” said bride Frances. “Chris asked me out on a date. The first thing I actually noticed about him were his amazing blue-green eyes; there was something so gentle and genuine about him! One date led to another and we started dating long distance as I was living in country Vic at the time. I’d never met anyone like Chris and after 6 months, I knew that I had to move back to Melbourne. I think I knew that I’d marry him after our first meeting though. I remember driving home in complete and utter shock, thinking to myself that this guy could be the one!” These photos, taken by The White Tree Photography, will easily take your breath away. Adorn Invitations were the masters behind all of the beautiful stationary:
When asked how she chose her dress, Frances said, “I walked past a bridal store with a window display that really caught my eye. The styling was very bohemian and romantic and unlike most places. I went in and within 10 minutes I knew I’d found my dress. I felt beautiful, and most importantly I felt like myself. For the wedding say, we wanted a theme that suited the venue – which was quite rustic with rolling country side views and a wedding that was beautiful but warm and joyful, just like my relationship with Chris.
Frances’ favorite moment from the wedding? “Chris’ face when I was walking down the aisle! I’ve always been a sucker for his eyes.” Her advice for future brides?
Start planning early- keep records of everything (spread-sheets), consider hiring a car vs. expensive chauffeurs, do lots of research on Pinterest, Instagram and online and make sure you read lots of reviews. And most importantly, do what you like! Don’t be pressured by other people’s opinions.”
Dress: Rue de Seine from The Bridal Atelier | Makeup & Hair: Eve Gunson Freelance |
Shoes: Zomp Accessories: LOVEON Jewellery |Grooms Suit: Hugo Boss| Photographer: The White Tree | Stationery: Adorn Invitations |
Cake: Let them Eat Cake |Food: Zonzo Estate |Flowers: Debbie O Neill |
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Zonzo estate, Yarra Valley |Celebrant: Mike Larkin |Bonbonnieres: Cunliffe & Waters