If the Groom is a singer at the Opera house, you know the entertainment at the wedding is going to be pretty special…and it definitely was at this Australian wedding. Following their first look in the streets of Melbourne, the couple got married in a stylish city venue surrounded by 75 friends and family, who were treated to champagne on arrival and serenaded by the gorgeous voices of fellow opera singers. The bride looked elegant in a lace detail Demetrios Bridal wedding dress, accompanied by her bridal party who wore white peplum dresses. While the groom donned a classic black and white tuxedo for the occasion changing later into a white dinner jacket. The monochrome feel was carried through the day with contemporary wedding signs and stationery mixed in with the botanical decor and industrial vibes!
Elegant, classic and sophisticated, this wedding has style in spades, but I guess that’s to be expected when the bride works at Amanda Wakeley. Naturally Anna designed her own wedding dress, with a little help from Amanda herself and the final gown is just beautiful. That bodice, with the sheer panelling and feather details is like nothing I’ve seen before, completely unique but utterly perfect for Anna.
The rest of the details for this big day follow suit, minimal but striking and all following a soft colour palette of ivory, green and black. Proving that monochrome absolutely doesn’t have to feel stark – just add candle light.
Images come from the wonderful Samuel Docker, whose work is always so natural and full of emotion.
Iceland’s beauty never fails to astound me and I can completely understand why it’s such an attractive place for couples to elope to. The dramatic scenery, the atmospheric weather and that sense of being the only people on the planet is incredibly romantic. Today’s Icelandic elopement inspiration showcases a side of Iceland I’ve never seen before, the mysterious black sand beaches of Vik. They make such a dramatic backdrop to couple portrait shots and I love how the Matthew Oliver Weddings team have embraced the wild beauty of their surroundings with a wild spirited couple. The authenticity of this shoot just shines through each image.
As well as being authentic, for me the sign of an excellent styled shoot is that it tells a story – it’s all very well styling something to perfection, but what people want is to really see, really feel, what it would be like to get married there. Photographers Daniel Colvin and Meredith Bacon have most definitely done this, we’re instantly transported to Iceland’s magical shores…and what a place it is!