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Young Hearts Run Free: Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet meets Frida Kahlo in a Botanical Gardens

Nat and Alfredo got married at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia on the 24th of August. They were inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and Frida Kahlo for their theme. The bride explains, “Both are visually captivating with symbolic imagery, but at the heart of it, are about two people who connect and commit to each other. They’re not fairy tale love stories but are about the strength of love. I’ve always loved the symbolism in Romeo and Juliet and it was also something the represented Rome (where we met) and Alfredo’s background.”

As the bride works in the wedding industry, she didn’t want their wedding to be in any way traditional, or for her look to be too classically bridal. “I wanted something that was fun, party-like and not weddingy”, she continued.” I wanted the wedding to really represent us and our relationship as well as our contrasts. Working in the wedding industry I was over seeing the same style again and again. The word bespoke gets thrown around a lot but it’s not always really true at all – it’s all the same thing with just a slightly different colour palette. I wanted my wedding not to look like a typical wedding and to be a reflection of our interests and style and for it to feel like a fun party.”

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A ‘Secret Cinema’ Inspired Baz Lurhman’s Romeo + Juliet Wedding Spectacular!

What’s the most romantic story of all time? Clearly, it’s Romeo + Juliet… And the best adaption of that story is arguably the Baz Lurhman film staring Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio. So, what could be a better theme for a wedding than THAT? And, oh boy, did Jane and Brendan go all out for their incredible day, Any bride in wings is a-OK in my book!

They were inspired by Secret Cinema and the immersive film experiences so they kept a lot of the wedding plans a secret from their guests in the run up, only revealing little details when they absolutely needed to know them (such as telling them what to wear). The bride explains, “All the guests were assigned a family, either Capulet or Montague. To maintain a level of mystery guests were collected by coaches and dropped off at ‘Sycamore Beach’ at the venue; a collection of food trucks, thatched-roofed bars and palm trees reminiscent of the rundown beach from the film.”

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Marie Antoinette Meets Tim Burton Wedding with Lots & Lots of Balloons!

Fanny and Chris’ wedding theme can best be described as Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette meets Tim Walker with a sprinkling of Baz Luhermann’s Romeo and Juliet! They wanted their wedding to be personal, stick to their budget and to transport their guests to their own magical world.

“Neither of us had been to many weddings and we didn’t really look at any typical bridal publications,” explained Fanny. “We really wanted to transport our friends and family to a little world of our own imagining.”

Their ceremony was a combination of traditions from lots of different cultures and was family oriented. “We were so lucky to have one of our closest friends marry us. It meant we could write the ceremony exactly as we wanted. Chris and Pete researched traditions from other cultures and created a ceremony that felt very personal and just right for us. We borrowed the Celtic tradition of hand binding by draping ribbons across our held hands while reciting promises we intend to keep to each other throughout our married life.”

“We got our friends and family involved by singing the Beatles All You Need is Love as a jubilant crowd. Each order of ceremony had a string attached so while we signed the register people were asked to tie theirs to the wrist of someone nearby, symbolising the greater family we were creating and the bond everyone now shared with us and with each other.”

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