Brace yourselves peachies because today I have a whole lot of drop-dead gorgeous prettiness for you to gush over today! I’m talking stunning rustic details mixed with swoonworthy French Provincial inspired stylings paired with the beautiful backdrop that is Montrose Berry Farm. Styled to perfection by the oh-so talented Bridal Collective and captured by none other than the amazing Origami Creatives, this shoot by far tops the ranks of pretty in my books! See for yourself right here!
David of Origami Creative shares, “The theme of the shoot, ‘Provincial Rustic Vintage’, was set on a beautiful farm Montrose Berry Farm about 90 minutes drive south of Sydney in the Southern Highlands Wine Country. The venue is very well known around New South Wales and is practically booked out almost all year round – it’s a heritage listed homestead and the grounds are surrounded by the working berry farm that produces a wide variety of berries and artisanal berry products. Such an amazing venue – it’s no wonder why every photographer wants to capture a wedding here.
“Our stylist Jess was absolutely tremendous in helping me turn this shoot into reality. Her feedback and on-the-day styling to concept creation to co-ordination is unmatched. She sourced and styled all our props, centrepieces and furnitures as well as creating a cohesive theme around the Provincial Rustic Vintage concept to suit our location. We wanted to keep the look very contemporary and elegant with the base colours for our theme being browns, neutrals, wood and some greens. To top it off we added crisp white and burlap to the look to give it a fresh and slight french provincial feel.”
Jess of the Bridal Collective shares, “The original idea for this shoot was inspired by its country location, Montrose Berry farm. The team from Origami Creatives knew that they wanted to create a rustic setting but in a way that would shed new light on this theme. I had recently been inspired by the ‘white-on-white’ fashion trend and decided that the décor would have a fresh and modern feel that the colour white always brings. Being a country setting however, it was important to incorporate natural materials and textures. We played with twine, burlap and lace but in a way that was subtle and clean. The final product resembles a French provincial look in a truly Australian setting.
“It was very important to me as a stylist to create something that I had not put together before and also to steer away from a heavily ‘vintage’ look. We kept the individual pieces as clean and crisp as possible whilst using crystal ware and glass to lighten the look. The gowns were especially important to achieve this look and Dave was able to source the perfect light, flowing materials to keep the look fresh and natural.”
“Social media also played a big role in bringing this look together as many of our vendors lived hours away. We were able to ensure that everyone was on the same page stylistically by sharing visual inspiration. It was very important for us to incorporate all of the little details that take wedding styling to an elegant level. Beautiful and intricate stationery along with handwritten calligraphy brought the finishing touch to our look. Ultimately what we wanted to achieve was a fresh take on a country wedding that can become a timeless canvas for vintage-loving brides.”
Photographers: Origami Creatives / Styling and Props: Jess of The Bridal Collective / Sweets and Desserts: Ali from La Petite Miette / Hair Accessories: Hannah of Three Sunbeams / Florals: Elaine of Butterfly Philosophy Flowers & Styling / Stationery: Melody of Mr & Mrs / Makeup Artist: Jade Lee of Jade Lee Hair & Makeup / Hair Stylist: Vanessa Henwood of VH Hair / Dresses: Amanda Garrett / Venue: Montrose Berry Farm.