Peter & Alisha’s Whimsical Woodland Wedding

Peter & Alisha’s Sydney wedding had a whimsical woodland vibe (complete with animal masks no less!)…with both modern and vintage twists. The bride explained, “I wanted to do something bright and whimsical with some traditional and vintage twists. I love colour so the blue of the bridesmaid’s dresses knocked me over when I saw it … its also one of my maids favourite colours. I wanted to surprise my friends and family with some little surprises , I hope we did. I love autumn colours and bright blue skies in May. Green goes well with these two palletes too and thats my favouite colour.”

The wedding was held at The Garrison Church, Sydney, with the reception taking place at The Ivy Sunroom, Sydney. Alisha’s unusual dress was handmade by her Mum and their friend Toni Quin. “My mum lovingly embroidered the detail on the bodice and the train with moths. My yellow canary rose was in there as well with some feathers and leaves…”

As you can tell from the stunning images by Jonas Peterson, the floral décor was also a big part of this wedding and really enhanced the theme of the day. The bride used to work with florist George Low at The David Jones Flower Show, and so flowers really were important to her. From the bride’s bouquet to the table centre pieces and the dessert table display, nothing about their choices of flowers was usual or traditional. They used mini birdcages, eggs, vine and branches to decorate. “We made up the 100 birds nest with fresh dolta vine, even the boys helped with this one!” Alisha told me. “I think the eggs were used to hit people instead of eating, ha! Pete twisted the wire onto all the skeleton leaves in the trees for me while I was at a friends house. There were 1000’s!”

As a final personal touch, one of Alisha’s bridesmaid’s created a montage of her favourite Disney films to show the love story of the happy couple. “Cassie made a movie all all my favourite Disney films and edited out all the traumatic scenes, looped it together into a story about me and Pete,” she explained. “It was beautiful and included Fantasia, Bambi, Robin Hood and Snow White.”

Huge congratulations to Alisha & Pete and big love and thanks to Jonas Peterson for sharing his wonderful wedding photography with us.

Photography Credit: Jonas Peterson Photography
Ceremony Venue: The Garrison Church, Sydney
Reception Venue: The Ivy Sunroom, Sydney
Bride’s Dress: DIY
Bride’s Shoes: Shoes of Prey (Custom Made)
Bride’s Headpiece: Vintage
Groom’s Outfit: Dolce & Gabbana
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: DIY
Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Peter Lang
Cake: Maureen Jones
Flowers: Flowers: George Low – Seed Flora Glebe

8 comments

  1. Annie-Blake Lavender

    the bridesmaid blue is just gorgeous, as are the polka dot stockings! the masks look great in the photos & contrast beautifully with the earthy colours used. the groomsmen look cool in their converse & the bright blue ties pop! i would not have picked sheer black stockings…but they are seriously fantastic! i lurve the whimsy!

    i too wanted a whimsical feeling on our day!

  2. Jezzebelle

    Awesome – really different to my own style but I love it!!! I am in LOVE with the masks – help a gal out – WHERE DID YOU BUY THEM!?!?!?

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