August, a cosy month to tie the knot in Sydney! As winter fades, and spring peeks in, the floral options expand interest. August is also a quiet time in the wedding world, making it easier to secure your preferred vendors – less hassle, more choices!
Take a look at Christine and Stephen’s August wedding at the Queen Victoria Building’s Tea Rooms in Sydney. The European-inspired space got a touch of warmth with cream, apricot, blush, and ochre tones, creating a charming cottage garden atmosphere.
The florals? Australian-grown roses, green foliage, hellebores, lisianthus, and the quirky scabiosa played their part. The bridal team carried posie bouquets, a flower girl donned a gem rose crown, and Christine’s bouquet was a mix of stunning roses and scabiosa pods. Stephen’s team flaunted boutonnières in tune with Christine’s bouquet.
At the reception, guest tables were styled with sustainable vase arrangements that the guests took home at the end of the evening, while the head table boasted long, low arrangements with a freshly picked feel. The Tea Rooms’ tall, ornate cupboards got a touch of whimsy with a “floating” installation, framing the couple in a mini garden.
A beautiful, and sustainable wedding for a gorgeous couple.
About the couple – Christine and Stephen
Tell me about your engagement? How did it happen? Was it a surprise?
It was definitely a surprise proposal!! It happened on a date night in Melbourne when we had gone out for dinner at an intimate restaurant. It was a tad embarrassing as we are both very shy and given the atmosphere of the restaurant, we had everyone’s attention!! But otherwise, a very successful proposal.
What was your biggest inspiration in the early stages of planning your wedding celebrations?
I think for the both of us our inspo was a minimalist and classic style wedding. But with all the research into weddings it did become extremely overwhelming as there are so many beautiful weddings to reference from. We eventually had to pick and choose what we liked from all the reference photos and come up with a plan.
How did you incorporate both of your cultural backgrounds into the day? Were there specific personal touches you included that we unique to you both?
The one thing we do regret was not being able to really incorporate our cultural traditions into the wedding. Unfortunately, due to last minute planning, we didn’t account for the tight wedding day schedule and ended up having the wedding ceremony just before the reception. Given the time restrictions, we decided not to go ahead with adding a traditional segment into wedding.
What did you enjoy most about the floral planning process?
Everything!!! The process was so easy and absolutely the least stressful part of the wedding planning. I think the most enjoyable part would have been seeing the vision come alive.
Did you have any specific requests for the florals?
We had only one request and that was the colour scheme for the florals. We left the rest to the creative mastermind and she (Kris) definitely delivered!
Apart from marrying the LOVE of your life, what was the next best part of the day?
Without a doubt, the next best thing was having all of our friends and family come together to celebrate. We had family and friends from far and near and it was such a blessing to have our loved ones in one room. A core memory that we will cherish.
Do you have any advice for others about planning a wedding?
Plan well in advance!!!! Don’t leave anything till the last minute! Trust me 😊
Any tips or tricks you learnt during the whole wedding planning process?
There are many websites that help you budget, plan and organise seating charts and manage your invites. I found this really handy and well organised that it just made the process so much easier.
Canva is a blessing, which can also save you a lot of money! It’s also fun using the templates to create your menu’s, place cards, invitations and more! You can then save the files and get them printed at your local Officeworks or Kwik Kopy. This definitely saved us a lot of money.
Last tip would be to ask your friends and family that have been through the process, they can provide you with valuable advice and experiences that will make your wedding planning process so much easier!
Planning an August wedding? let’s make it really special! Ready to create your own story? Let’s chat!
Stunning Photography by T-One Image Sydney