Sarah & Adrian are both doctors and as you'd expect they first met at work. With such high-pressure careers they both felt they wanted to take a step back from the usual hustle of their day-to-day lives, and create a wedding day that was intimate and relaxed.
Adrian is a real foodie and wanted to treat his guests to an amazing meal. With its stellar reputation for creative menus, and together with stunning Adelaide Hills views, the choice of Mount Lofty House for their venue was easy. Sarah and Adrian chose a morning ceremony, followed by lunch in the Piccadilly Restaurant where the open fire would keep things warm and cosy.
Their June wedding date called for a winter theme and Sarah's brief for the design was simply that she loved blue, and ice cream (at this point, I knew I was going to love her!). They showed me a Ben & Jerry's ice cream cup, custom designed and personalised by Adrian, in which he had popped Sarah's engagement ring before proposing.
We presented several different blue-based designs with the bride & groom eventually deciding on Navy Blue, Blush Pink & Gold. They fell in love with a table setting pic and we built the rest of the décor around that. (The Ben & Jerry's cup was immediately slated for the bridal table and you'll find it in the pics below).
Flowers featured heavily in the design, to complement the natural surroundings. Incorporated in the blush pink bouquets and table arrangements were soft, fluffy dahlias, berries and frosted leaves, all tied together with navy striped ribbon.
Sarah and Adrian allowed me to have fun adding some surprise elements to their décor, so the big reveal on the day was as much a treat for them as it was for their guests.
As a sidenote, this bride is such a rock-star she went out to her fave band's concert the night before her wedding day, rolled home late, and was up and at 'em early on her wedding morning, looking as fresh and gorgeous as if she'd gone to bed early with a hot chocolate and a face mask. Nothing was going to stop her!
These guys were so much fun to spend time with, it was really a pleasure to be able to work on creating their perfect wedding with them. We're wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness together xo
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Photographer: Katherine Schultz Photography | Beauty: Vivacious Hair Styling & Makeup Artistry | Bride's Gown: Bridal on Pulteney | Cake: Heidelberg Cakes | Entertainment: STARDuo & Snap Snap Photobooth | Florals: Fleur de Lys Flowers | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Peter Shearer Menswear | Rentals & Décor: Chaircovers Overall, Festival Hire & The Party Company | Venue: Mount Lofty House | Planning, Styling & Coordination: Sparrow Weddings & Events