I challenge you to find anyone who’s heard of Jonas Peterson and doesn’t love him. His meteoric rise to ‘rockstar photographer’ status has been quite frankly ridiculous but with the credentials and talent he has behind him,I can’t help but know that this success is nothing short of deserved.
So popular is Jonas now that I usually don’t even ask if I can blog his weddings anymore because more often than not they are snapped up by other bloggers quick smart but when I saw Sian & Barry’s beautiful Bali wedding I knew I had to give it a go…and what do you know, he said yes!
I was lucky enough to even get chatting with the couple all about their awesome wedding too. Hella bonus! The wedding was held in the beautiful Villa Pemutih, Padang Padang, Bukit Peninsula, Bali. The couple actually live in Dubai so they decided to employ a local wedding planner to organise most of the legalities and details for them. They really wanted classic local dishes for the food to had a local Indonesian Buffet by a local company, Bali Catering Company including some of their favourites – Gado Gado, Beef Rendang & Fish Curries. The same company also supplied all the cocktails which helped to keep the wedding intimate and relaxed. “We didn’t want to over complicate things, it’s Bali after all” the couple told me!
Following on from yesterday’s Steampunk-esque wedding, I wanted to share another – and this time, an all out authentically styled Victoriana wedding fest!
Stacy & Eric got married in April and had one of the most incredible weddings fitting this theme that I have ever seen! The whole wedding was filled with circles – from old type writers, clocks and top hats to that truly incredible (and fully edible!) cake (made by Let Them Eat Cake in California – seriously go check out their website, they have cakes and designs like you’ve never seen before!) You are going to go nuts for these details – I am loving the typewriter/flower combo. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen. The centrepieces consisted of flowers, old books books, typewriters, gears, light bulbs, test tubes and had a real authentic Steampunk vibe. Stacey collected all the props throughout their planning and then gave them to florist Debbie Fields who put everything together on the day. The place names, which were made of old-looking train tickets (found at a craft store) had individual keys stuck to them that with significant words on them like ‘life’ and ‘dreams’. The keys and gears on the place cards were found at a local craft store-they come from a scrapbook line by a guy named Tim Holtz (you can buy everything though his online store too – bonus!)
Eric shared their thoughts and inspiration behind their wedding with me. “Both of us love history and are fascinated with the Victorian time period. We’re also both fans of Sci-fi/fantasy fiction, so that’s how our theme came about. Steampunk has it’s roots in Victorian Sci-Fi (Jules Verne, H.G. Wells), but has taken off in the last few years into an aesthetic all it’s own. We wanted something a little irreverent while still being classy, so it fit very well. And it gave our guests a chance to have fun with their outfits! ”
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ps I just can’t get over this cake…wow. How is this even possible?!
Sue & Shonagh actually got married in May 2008, however following the sad passing of Sue’s Mum Hilary to Cancer just recently, with the full co-operation of the couple, both myself and photographer Caroline thought it would be a fitting tribute to share their whimsical and wonderful wedding with you today.
Sue (in the tartan dress) and Shonagh (in the blue dress) were neighbours of Caroline and as soon as she heard the couple we getting married she jumped at the chance to photograph it. Another friend, who also lived in the same building, Vonny Mullock, made both the brides’ dresses. Sue got ready in their flat and Shonagh got married in Vonny’s flat. The couple met on the landing between when they were both ready and headed out together to get married.
Caroline & Connor’s wedding had a distinctly Victorian/Steampunk vibe. As well as the bridal party, all the guests really got into the spirit and dressed up for the occasion in vintage dresses and attire which was practically all put together by the amazing Trish Roush at House of Nines Design. Not only did she help out the guests with their outfits, but she dressed the bride and groom – including making those incredible hats (plus, I just have to add, how incredible is Connor’s moustache?!)
Pretty much everything about this wedding was unique and found at random vintage/thrift stores. The bride found her dress online (purchased from an independent seller not from a store I’m afraid) which was no mean feat as most genuine vintage dresses are teeny tiny! However with some clever corsetry Caroline looked every bit the Victorian princess.
So I was going to blog this next week but I literally can’t wait. I saw Annette & Brian’s totally gorgeous wedding on my friend Micheal Antonia’s (aka the dj extroidinate behind The Flashdance) blog and like the lightning bolt that I am (when I come across something that’s as awesome as this) I was straight in there with my request to feature it. So, alongside Micheal, the photographers Our Labor of Love and Annette & Brian themselves, I am more than ecstatic to share this way-too-rad wedding with you today.
“We really just wanted to make the wedding feel like us – yet still stick to the traditions that are so important to our families” the newlyweds told me. ” We really wanted a vintage and homemade, crafty feel to the wedding. Crafting is a big part of our lives and we have our own crafting blog called Daily-Craft, so it was really important for us to make things. Annette screen printed all the wedding invitations, while Brian lined each envelope with vintage sheet music. Annette is an avid quilter, so she put together a “sign our quilt” area, instead of the traditional guestbook. Because of her librarian roots, we used tons of books for decor and a vintage card catalog for table setting cards. Annette “cataloged” each guest to their assigned seat. Music is really important to Brian (he’s in about 5 bands now?) and Annette (a Music Librarian, to be exact), so we used lots of vintage sheet music in the details of our wedding. Besides using sheet music to line each envelope of our invitations, Brian also created all of our table number signs using a little construction paper and sheet music. Brian also got to play dj during the cocktail hour, putting together a very special mix of music for our guests to enjoy as they sipped on cocktails and ate h’orderves. Going back to the Armenian roots, cooking is very important in Annette’s family, so we decided to make homemade jam for each of our guests as favors. Annette screen printed little tops with our silhouettes, making them a tiny bit more special. Even though we had lots of little details in our wedding, we made sure to let go on our wedding day and just have fun… it was perfect!”
Bright colours at weddings make me smile. We actually had a black & white themed wedding ourselves, but if we were to do it again (it feels like I’m always saying this!) a multi-coloured skittle-fest might well be the way we’d do it.
“Andy & Colleen met at a rock festival several years ago” photographer John told me. “For the wedding, Colleen wanted to incorporate lots of color. She didn’t want to limit her options and therefore decided on a ‘Skittles’ theme.”
The couple wanted to add bright splashes of colour wherever they could and chose to have all bridesmaids wear different styles and colours of dresses. The cake may be one of my new favourites to date – have you ever seen anything so spectacularly awesome?! It was made by Icing Dreams who helped bring Colleen’s design and vision to life.