Feb
25th

A Vintage Peach and Coral Wedding by Gabriela Colebrook Photography

You know I love a peachy wedding so when the lovely Gabriela of Gabriela Colebrook Photography sent through this sweet vintage wedding with gorgeous touches of coral and peach, it put a huge smile on my face. I loved all the simple details in this peachy wedding – the custom groomsmen flasks, the beautiful peachy blooms, the coral bridesmaid dresses, the sweet peach and mint paper pom poms – all of which made this wedding so delightful. You’ll be smiling for sure after this one peachies!

Bride Kitty shares, “Simon and I met through friends of friends! We were out for a friend’s birthday and met up with a second group whom I’d not met before outside the venue – this was the first time Simon and I met. From there we saw each other at various group outings, but the real turning point was at my best friend’s birthday where we had to dress up as a hallmark card. We talked to each other for the whole party! Funny side-story, my friend Gabi (who also ended up being our wedding photographer) went as a Valentines Day card and was handing out little red cardboard love hearts to everyone. I’d lost mine so Simon ended gave his heart to me – I have still kept to this day!

I thought I would save some money and bought a wedding dress online, bad mistake. When I received it I did what any normal bride would do, squealed in excitement and put it on straight away! However the dress was nothing like what I thought I would get, it was made of the cheapest material (I think some of the lace was from a curtain) and didn’t fit at all. My Mum told me a bout a local dressmaker, Therese, who had made dresses for a couple of the ladies in her office, and that they were all very happy with the dresses they’d received. Calling her was the best choice I ever made! She came around to my house for measurements, and then we went and bought our material (this involved a trip to Cabramatta; I hadn’t been there before but what an exciting place!). The dress slowly came together, but it turned out to be the most amazing and perfect dress, which suited not only my style but my personality completely.”

“My favourite detail of the day had to of been my dress, and the bridesmaids dresses. I just loved every single aspect of it and I felt totally amazing, and I was so proud of my beautiful bridesmaids!”

“So I had two proposals: a fail, and a success! I knew I would be getting engaged at some point as we had my wedding ring set designed so I could incorporate the gold and diamonds from my grandmother’s rings, so of course – I just had to wait. The fail was at a lookout in Wentworth Falls; long story short I was standing on a large rock near a cliff edge, and my reaction was “you’re not doing this now are you!?”… So after that little debacle the waiting began again. A few months later Simon and I went out for dinner at our favourite restaurant, and then a walk in the park up the road from my house. In one of the floral tunnels he bent down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said… ‘FINALLY!’ Hmm, not quite the word I was looking for haha! We re-enacted the proposal in the car on the way home so I could correct myself, answering with an appropriate ‘YES!’

“My most memorable moment was arriving at the altar, seeing Simon, and my Father placing my hands into my about-to-be husband’s hands!

Simon and I live in the Blue Mountains in NSW, we have a house that backs onto bush and we are totally in love with all the mountains have to offer. The inspiration for our wedding came from this, and the season of Spring when our wedding was held (19.10.13). I started by looking at examples of garden and spring weddings, and I spent a lot of time swimming in the beautiful depths of Pinterest. We wanted a relaxed, natural atmosphere with a little vintage twist thrown in, and the result was everything we were hoping for.

The colours peach and green were used quite extensively in our theme. I never knew there were so many colour pallets to choose from! The inspiration for our wedding colours came from my bridesmaids dresses, the first dresses they tried on were the wrong style but the colour (coral) was amazing! We found the right dresses though and in the same gorgeous colour. From this we decided on a peach, mint, coral and green theme. These colours tied in with Springtime, our vintage mountain feel. They complemented the beautiful gardens and created a fresh and relaxed atmosphere for us all to enjoy.”

“We incorporated DIY! All the reception flowers we bought from the markets and arranged ourselves, the bonbonniere consisted of little potted succulents and small boxes of homemade shortbread. I LOVE origami so I made little paper cranes out of pretty paper I bought online. My Maid of Honour created all the place cards, table numbers, invites, menus etc. We also had bought lace from the same shop as my dress lace, and placed it around the cake for decoration. The cake itself was only $180, but it looked like a $300 one!

“My advice to couples planning their wedding is to keep calm and have fun with it! Honestly stressing about all the little tiny details doesn’t do the body any good, and it’s true what they say about not noticing if something is missing as you get so tied up with all the people to say hi to, photos, and events of the day. Also, kiss and hug your groom wherever possible. Its easy to let yourself be separated, but remember it really is about you and the man you love. Also people love a good photo opportunity!”

Photographer: Gabriela Colebrook Design & Photography / Florist: Blue Mountains Floral Designs / Stationery: Rose Aitchison / Celebrant: JD Ceremonies / Ceremony Venue: Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort / Dress Designer: Therese Arthurson / Shoes: Diana Ferarri / Cake: The Buttery Katoomba /Jewellery: Fletcher & Grace & Pandora / Hair: Euphoria Hair Leura / Bridesmaids Dresses: Allure Bridals / Grooms Attire: Kelly Country & The Tie Bar / Favours: DIY / DJ and MC: Trevor Wood from TJ Productions / Nails: Beauty by Tracey.

Gabriela Colebrook is one of our peachy vendors so be sure to check out more of her work here.

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