When you mix a fun and relaxed Bride and Groom with beautiful images captured by Tealily Photography and amazing storytelling by Paper Cranes Production, you end up with a perfect match. Throw in sweet love letters and thoughtful gifts, a too-cute-for-words little flower girl, a glowing Bride, a beaming Groom and a fun and fabulous bridal party into the mix and it’s truly the perfect celebration of love. There is so much laughter, happiness and sweetness in this intimate and simple elegant affair, it really is off-the-charts wonderful. No doubt you’ll think so too when you hear Patricia and David’s promises to each other, which really touched my heart.
From the Bride, Patricia… “Having grown up with the big weddings that we used to go to, Dave and I knew immediately that it was definitely not what we wanted. Dave and I are very simple people so we knew that we wanted a small wedding that consisted of only close friends and family. We also knew that we wanted a simple, elegant, fun kind of wedding with a bit of vintage feel – and the Tea Room, with its high ceilings and amazing architecture, was exactly that.”
“I knew that i wanted to get my dress custom-made, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted it to look like until I saw a picture of a similar dress in a bridal magazine and I knew that was how I wanted my dress to look like. I knew that Leigh from Paris Bridal would be the right person as she made my year 12 formal dress years ago. The dress had a Chantilly lace bodice and silk satin bottom. Leigh did an amazing job and it was exactly how I pictured my gown. I also made sure that my veil had the same Chantilly lace as the dress!”
This photo of Patricia enjoying a moment with her gorgeous gown is precious, isn’t it?
That is definitely one of the most memorable moments of any wedding in my books!
I love couples who write their own wedding vows, particularly because you know it comes from the heart in the most sincere and rawest of forms. I always get so choked up when I hear couples’ declaration of love for each another and the promises they make to one another. Patricia and David’s wedding was no different and I found myself so touched by David’s vows in their video, which he also so thoughtfully and sweetly had framed as a wedding gift for Patricia. Sweet much?
“Our seating board was a very last-minute DIY project. I had seen this on a wedding blog and thought it was a great idea. I started searching for photo frames but couldn’t find anything I liked. In the end, one of our friends printed out each card separately on a board and then I pieced them together like a jigsaw puzzle. I loved how it turned out! I think DIY projects are great for adding that special touch to a wedding to make it more unique – even if it is just something small. We really tried to incorporate that into our wedding from our seating board to the tags on our bonbonnieres.”
View the full gallery of Patricia and David’s wedding here.
Grab some tissues before you watch Patricia and David’s wedding peachies because you’ll be sure to get a little bit teary eyed like I did!
Thank you Patricia for sharing your special day with me. Big congratulations to you and David! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness filled with the same laughter and smiles that I’ve been so lucky to see through the lens of Tealily Photography and Paper Cranes Production.
Photography: Tealily Photography / Videography: Paper Cranes Production / Cake: Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes / Flowers: My Violet / Photobooth: Flashback Photobooths / Celebrant: Pauline Fawkner / Wedding Gown: Leigh from Paris Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaid Dresses: Leigh from Paris Bridal Boutique / Ceremony: Elkington Park, Balmain / Reception: The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building / Make up: Sophie Lau Make up and Hair / Cars: Silver Cloud Wedding Cars / Stationery: Designed by Bride and Groom