Described by the bride, Natalie as the “best day ever”, this chic black and white wedding at Sydney’s lovely Nielsen Park sure fit that bill. Determined to keep the wedding simple and do what was true to them as a couple, Natalie and Stefan’s wedding was styled by themselves to perfection with unique details like a DIY heart shaped pinata that they had fun bashing at the end of the night. I loved Natalie’s casual chic style and Stefan’s oh-so dapper look, but most of all, I loved that their wedding was a simply a reflection of them as a couple. And with Origami Creatives behind the lens to capture it all, what’s not to love?
Bride, Natalie shares, “I wanted a simple wedding dress and found it from Lover.”
“My favourite moment of the day was watching Stefan’s face as I walked up to meet him and our celebrant.”
“I wanted white flowers with black berries to match my shoes and chandelier earrings that were black too. My flowers were Lisianthus, small white roses and berries sprayed black.”
“I loved everything about the day and probably loved most the venue itself the Beach house at Nielsen Park, Vaucluse.”
“I wanted to keep things really simple as the scenery where we had the wedding was amazing, so I didn’t want to add too much extra. I loved the stained glass windows of the beach house and so I incorporated those colours into the decorations I had on the day.”
“My sister and a friend helped me to make a piñata that Stefan and I busted at the end of the night. It housed our favours for our guests. Our favours – were chocolate hearts covered in shiny coloured wrapping (yellow/green and pink – keeping in with the colours in the venue and the stained glass windows). We found Evil eye beads which we popped on string and made wristbands for our guests. The evil eyes bring good-luck and ward of Evil in Greek Mythology and with Stefan being half Greek, we thought we’d add that in with the chocolates, for a bit of fun.”
“My advice to couples planning their wedding would be to keep it real and do what’s true for you. You don’t need to feel pressured into having all the bells and whistles. You should do what you want and what makes you happy, there aren’t any hard and fast rules. Don’t sweat the small stuff, because on your day, you will only remember having a great time with all your friends and family. It was the best day we have ever had so far.”
Photographer: Origami Creatives / Florist: Jodie Mcgregor Flowers / Celebrant: Scott Duncombe / Ceremony and Reception Venue: Nielsen Park, Vaucluse / Dress: Lover / Shoes: Armani / Cake: Buttercream / Jewellery: Art Deco Onyx Earrings by Harlequin Market / Hair and Make up: Katie Goerlach / Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss.