Thursday, February 4, 2010

by popular demand...

I had such a positive response to my recent post where I shared some wedding photos, and several requests to post more! So, I am giving the people what they want...



Our rings - we ordered a personalised ring box from The Ring Box Company in New Zealand. It was made of kauri, a native wood, and its was a nice little piece of Kiwiana for me (my family is from New Zealand)



My sister and I carried open stem posies of roses, lissianthus, sweetpeas and dusty miller



I had my late grandmothers sapphire and diamond brooch pinned to my bouquet, borrowed from my aunty - I felt like she was with me, even though she is gone



Having my veil fitted



Dad walking me down the aisle



Bridesmaid's bouquet



V's favourite photo



The marquee, set up and decorated - inspired by images of Marnie Skillings wedding



Pommander balls (my florist was a GENIUS!) - we had 5 hanging from the ceiling of the marquee



The tables - having 3 long tables was the BEST decision, it made the reception so relaxed and convivial



Table decorations - we had lots of short, mismatched vases filled with flowers, interspersed with tea light candles and scattered rose petals



The wedding cake



I loved the gorgeous organza drape on the ceiling of the marquee, and the chandeliers were to-die-for

Please note all photos were taken by Anna Blackman Images (these are all low-res images)

36 comments:

  1. I really love the marquee and hanging pommander balls!! So gorgeous.I have to agree with V, that is an amazing photo!

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  2. Wow... these photos are absolutely stunning. The marquee looked amazing. I love the idea of the hanging pommander balls. What a beautiful wedding. I can't wait to get engaged and start planning my wedding!!

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  3. Just gorgeous photos. Your bouquet is so special :)

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  4. Our wedding reception was also inspired by photos of Marnie Skillings reception! You clearly have very good taste ;-)

    What a beautiful wedding.

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  5. Your wedding looked stunning! That photo of you in the hallway is just breathtaking :)

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  6. Oh gosh Cate... your wedding has got to be one of the most beautiful and tastefully done weddings I have ever seen.

    These pics just make me want to see more! Adore each and every one of them.

    - Dee (the_sugarplumfairy)

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  7. Wow, so beautiful :)

    I especially love the pomander balls.

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  8. Just beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! Your wedding looked lovely.

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  9. What beautiful photos - thanks for sharing. I love, love, love your hanging pommander balls.

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  10. What a beautiful and chic wedding... I adore all the flower choices too!

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  11. Where did you have the reception? It all looks so beautiful!

    Love the floral arrangements.

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  12. Oh wow, what a gorgeous wedding!! And you look stunning too :):). If you don't mind me asking, where was the venue?? (I'm interested if it's a Wollongong one hehe! I love Ravens Thorpe in Albion Park!!

    Thanks for putting me on your blogroll! I wish wordpress had that feature :(.

    Btw, did you manage to get my email??

    xxxx Deb

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  13. ommmggoosh.
    everything is so perfect!
    Your wedding is so beautiful.
    Its way better than anything i've seen in any of these bridal magazines i've been trying to read.
    wow.
    The flowers were amazing! the bouquets and the pommander balls! i haven't seen anything like that before!
    i like the personalised touches of the broach and the ring boxes.
    makes it so special.
    thank for sharing!

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  14. Can I ask about your venue? Or was it a marquee at home? It's gorgeous.

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  15. Such exquisite taste.


    Nannous xoxo

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  16. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I love the marquee set-up, so stylish. Love the balls of flowers and vases everywhere xx Polly

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  17. wow, all so lovely!
    great blog you have here

    check out- thesocialcode.tumblr.com

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  18. Oh my gosh. The bouquets, the marquee, the decorations... it's all so beautiful! The personalised wedding ring box is the most gorgeous idea. I honestly cannot wait to get married one day.

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  19. This post makes me want to get married.. such pretty pictures.

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  20. What a gorgeous day you both had.
    I love the simplicity of it all - such elegance and beauty.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wow...it looked like a really beautiful wedding!

    I really love the bridesmaid's bouquet. it's so classy and pretty! The colours just make me so happy by looking at the bouquet!

    I wish that my future wedding will be as pretty as yours!

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  22. How did you manage to get by customs with your personalized wood box?

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  23. Very pretty. I wanted a marquee reception myself!

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  24. love love love your wedding - just divine!

    Bx

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  25. i can imagine how lovely the wedding ceremony was... so white and pure.. I REALLY LOVE IT!
    would love to get married this way...

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  26. Thank you girls SO much for all the your lovely feedback and gorgeous comments, you are all just amazing!

    Mez, Deb and Anon - the ceremony and reception were both held at Ravensthorpe House, on the south coast of NSW (Deb, well spotted! haha). It is such an amazing venue, it was originally a Victorian era doctor's residence that has been transformed into this amazing location. The marquee is out the back.

    Soulshine - We ordered the ring box online through The Ring Box Company, and as it is treated kauri, it is fine to bring into Australia. Its only untreated wood they don't allow in without spraying first.

    xoxo

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  27. Wow Cate, just found your blog via VF and it is lovely! Your wedding photos are beyond gorgeous I hope my wedding is just as elegant as yours one day!

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  28. Ok we are like wedding twins! I was also inspired by marnie skillings wedding tables and I wore an ivory lace collette dinnigan and I had poppies for grace wedding invitations! This is spooky! Haha

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  29. I absolutly love your wedding pics, and could cry because your venue is not in Melb. It is exactly what I want!!!

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  30. Your wedding looks amazing, perfect in every sense. I can even imagine the smell of rose petals in the marquee.
    Thanks for posting them. You don't mind if I save them to my inspiration folder do you?

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  31. Miette Miel - wow, that is really amazing! We truly are wedding twins! You must have excellent taste :D Would love to see photos of your special day

    Aspiring Domestic Goddess - I am sure you will find something gorgeous in Melbourne hun. Check out Real Weddings magazine and website, they are truly inspirational and beautiful real weddings.

    Alice Lory and Eaglet - thankyou so much for the compliment! I don't mind you adding my photos to your inspiration folder at all.

    xoxo

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  32. These are lovely photos, everything was very tasteful. Love those giant flower ball things x

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  33. my heart just stopped. your wedding looks like such a dream!

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  34. I finally got around to posting some of my wedding pics on the forum so you can have a look x

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  35. hi! such beautiful wedding! i was wondering, did you hire your seats and tables or raventhorpe provided them? im so loving the setting!

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