Brooke and Reece first met in high school and were married in Australia in September. The main inspiration for the wedding was their venue; The Provincial Hotel in Fitzroy. It had the laid back feel they were after and had lots of rustic charm. Their theme was mash up of rustic, handmade details and the Great Gatsby. They decided to not have a first dance, cut the cake or throw the bouquet as they didn’t want a scheduled wedding with time frames and things to remember, they just wanted to party!
“We have a love for the art deco era but didn’t want to fully base the wedding on a theme so we chose certain aspects to be art deco inspired and the rest rustic and laid back,” explained Brooke. “We really wanted a venue that was in Fitzroy as that area means a lot to us. We were so happy to find out that The Provincial Hotel does weddings as we frequent there often and we wanted the venue to show a little something about us.”
Lina and Karl’s Swedish wedding was inspired by Grimm’s fairytales and the darker side of fantasy.
“We chose to call our wedding theme ‘dark fairytales’, alluding to the real endings of the Grimm fairytales and the writings of H.C. Andersen”, said the bride. “It also came from the love of fantasy and dressing up. We are the couple that wear elf ears and robes when The Hobbit opens in the cinema so we couldn’t have a ‘normal’ wedding! Visually, A Midsummer Nights Dream was a strong influence, but there were also nods to Tolkien, Norse and Greek mythology, Game of Thrones and many of our hobbies.”
The bride had her dress made by The Couture Company in the UK and the groom rocked a morning suit owned by his grandfather! “My dress was magical and working with Jo at The Couture Company was a joy from start to finish. My shoes came from Amazon and I decorated them myself. I also customised Karl’s suit a bit with feathers and some homemade little insects to match my dress. I made his antlers too, in black and gold. The influences for both of our outfits came from Titania and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
The theme for Juli and Cody’s wedding was very easy for them to choose – comic book superheros! They were married in July at the bride’s parent’s home.
“We are both super nerdy”, explained Juli. “We both have a love for video games, board games, table top games, Dungeons and Dragons and comics! We decided that we didn’t want our wedding to look like every other wedding and that it needed to be something that fit our quirky personalities. We decided on comic books, especially after I figured out how to make flowers out of comics.”
“We wanted it to still feel like a classy wedding, but wanted to subtlety include comics and superheroes wherever we could. We also decided not to have one maid of honour or best man. Every girl and guy in the wedding was considered a best man or maid of honour because we are best friends with all of them and we’re a really tight knit group of friends.”
Each bridal party member was allocated a different superhero and the attention to detail was immense! “Blue was Superman, yellow was Ironman, green was Green Arrow, and red was Deadpool. Myself and Cody were Batman and incorporated both yellow and black accents. The girls’ shoes were decoupaged with superhero fabric and the earrings were made by me out of corresponding comics. Their bouquets/ boutonnieres were also made of corresponding comics and coloured paper.”