Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding Venue Villa and Vines in California

Walking through the elegant Santa Barbara in California, why wouldn’t you choose this as the ultimate destination for your Santa Barbara wedding venue? Being a fine art film and wedding photographer, capturing the essence of the atmosphere and surroundings is a must. The beautiful crisp lines and colours that flow through these photos are an elegant and timeless portrayal of the perfect wedding photo.  

This simple elegance created by Tanya of Oh Flora highlights the importance of using an abundance of flowers to complement your simple styles and how wonderful a small and intimate wedding venue can be perfect for your wedding day.  

Whether you are looking for a different destination, elopement or intimate wedding, locations like California can provide that unique wedding experience that will last a lifetime.  

Stylist + Floral designer - Oh Flora Studio | Venue - Villa and Vine | Hair and Makeup - Kellsie Bain Makeup

SYDNEY WEDDING FLOWER FILLED FRENCH ROMANCE ON FINE ART FILM

Spring comes in all forms when it comes to fine art film and photography, and what better inspiration than a French wedding! This take on spring, with floral abundance, is exactly what utters romance, through French inspiration.  

Working with such great people who have a great eye for details, such as Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling, our romantic display of this French inspired setting in Sydney NSW, is captivating, romantic and intimate.  

It’s all about working together to create such a beautiful piece. The arrangements of blush pink, soft peach, champagne and antique rose tones, amongst textured greenery, is a perfect combination to set a glorious scene of romance.  

The amazing and intricate details from gold flatware, beaded charger plates, divine stationary adorned with calligraphy proved every detail has been considered.  

I love seeing nontraditional scenery where you see such beautiful and robust colours mixed in such a tranquil and amazing setting, much more elegant than a traditional black and white.  

Soak in every bit of this beauty and visualise this for your upcoming wedding. It is possible and you are invited to be French-inspired on your day.  

Stylist + Flowers: Chanele Rose Flowers & Styling | Hair and Makeup: Nicola Johnson | Gown: White Meadow | Venue: Desk & Studio | Calligraphy Suit: Left and Willow Designs | Accessories: Roman and French | Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware: Take Me Hire | Ribbons: Silk and Bramble | Models: Daria Busse & Juan Val

Downtown Santa Barbara's Spanish Influence Architecture for an Engagement photoshoot

Known for it’s Spanish influence, Downtown Santa Barbara is a photographers dream for capturing those intimate memories for an engagement or wedding day.  

“Santa Barbara, overall is such a beautiful place full of art, yummy food and it just has it’s own unique character to it” said Megan as we start our session at the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse on our way to the beach.   

Some fun fact about the newlyweds: Megan, the lovely bride to be “I would be completely lying if I were to say I had absolutely no idea that Arneil was going to pop the question, but then again, he’s a very unpredictable person that it was more likely that he would ask on a random day in the middle of a coffee shop just to throw me off!  

“The two of us love traveling and getting to see new places, but we especially love going to Hawaii. That place is a home away from home for us and we always try to take a trip there at least once a year. When we aren’t traveling, we love just hanging out at home with our dog and indulging in a great movie. I know so boring! Ha-ha”. 

Been engaged for 8 months, Megan says “We are definitely taking our time planning the wedding, to save up some money and just enjoy our time together and not stress about anything. You could say we are both huge fans of the month October but Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and we couldn’t miss that opportunity to getting married on that day!” 

Exotic Destination Island Elopement in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Hidden off the shores of Phuket Thailand, on the island of Koh Yao Noi is a pristine private beach Coastal Escape. The ultimate elopement destination. There's something exhilarating about eloping to a hidden paradise that is surrounded by the simplicity and silence of the coastline and timeless nature. Coastal Escape is the perfect location for an intimate exchange of vows. Offering raw and organic beach setting with natural texture, its intimate setting is something you will remember and treasure forever.

I am Flower designed bouquets of fresh white orchids and exotic anthuriums share and elevate the soft pastel tones and metallic gold table decor.

 
 

Venue - Coastal Escape Koh Yao Noi | Stylist - The Bridal Planner | Florals - I Am Flower | Calligrapher/Stationary -Silk and Bramble | Hair and Make Up - Neil Donkin Makeup Artist Phuket | Gown - Muse by Berta | Gown Salon - Brides by Francesca | Suit - Harry’s for Menswear

Artisan dried bridal flower arrangements for a Sydney wedding photoshoot

This year, we're all about earthy tones and textures along with some classic styling of artisan flower art! This floral creation was used for a wedding shoot in Sydney, and was created with trendy dried grasses, pampas grass and some sublet touch of roses in the bridal bouquets. Vision and creative direction by two incredible Sydney wedding stylist and floral designers, Ha from Idyll Flower Studio and Sabrina from Prajna Flower.

Flowers and Styling - Idyll Flower Studio + Prajna Flower | Gown - Hope X Page | Calligraphy - Theo Berry | Makeup + Hair - Yvonne Li | Silks - Silk and Bramble

Hunter Valley Prestigious Wedding at the Chateau Elan

Rarely in life do we take the opportunity to really express our lust for life and love for those nearest and dearest. Lisa & James weren’t wasting another moment at their stunning wedding at the Chateau Elan in NSW’s Hunter Valley. 

 Like something from a bond movie, the groom and groomsmen arrived via helicopter - It was something the groom James had always wanted to do. Gathered around the whiskey bar, the boys calmed the jitter of excitement in quiet connection.   

The bride shone in a stunning white gown and the expression of love between her, her son Alex and James drew a tear to the eye.  Making the most beautiful of memories, this day was truly a celebration. 

A wedding isn’t simply a ceremony of spoken promises and lavish party, it’s a declaration of love for your partner and family. It’s an opportunity to share the most joyful of days with the people you want in your future, for the hope you share and an expression of joy for this moment, today. 

 Live a passionate life and make your wedding a true example of the beauty of living. In celebration of joy, love, connection and adventure, a wedding can mean so much more than the exchange of vows – why not tick an item off on your bucket list? 

 What do you need the perfect excuse to do? and why not have it captured in time with stunning fine art film photography at your wedding? 

 Please comment below - I’d love to hear what your dream would be.

Florals - Trille Floral | Venue - Chateau Elan

Sydney Wedding Florist - Creative Branding Photo Shoot - Idyll Flower Studio

2 minute noodles again? 

 We’ve all heard that first impressions count and in todays saturated market, a second glance from a potential client can mean the difference between 2 minute noodles and lobster for your next meal. 

 Ok so that may be a little dramatic, but if you think about your own purchasing behaviour and what draws you to look into a specific product or service, I’ll bet that 9 times out of 10 it’s something about their pictures that catches your eye. 

 When presented with an opportunity to create beautiful branding photography in fine art film, Ha Tran from Idyll Flower Studio jumped at the chance to communicate directly with her dream clients. “I believe captivating and meaningful images is the way to go in this day and age in order for me to show up professionally”. 

 When looking for a branding photographer it’s important that they show your personality and talent and that their aesthetic speaks to you. You’ll want a photographer that understands your message, who cares about you and your business and provides you with beautiful images that can be used across multiple mediums. “I now have so many images that I can continue to use for so long, that can continue to elevate my brand. “ – Ha Tran

 To have a chat with Sheri about booking your dream clients through beautiful fine art film photography (click here/email/insert link ;) ) to book in a pre-consultation meeting.

Creative direction/Stylist - Sandra Chau

Timeless Southern Highlands Wedding at The Rift Bowral NSW

A love that translates though time 

Katherine & Winston were only a stone’s throw from Sydney but a world away from its’ bustling stress at their intimate elopement in the NSW Southern Highlands.  

Witnessed by a select few and under the loving gaze of Mother Nature herself, the bride and groom pronounced their love in the lush gardens of the historic mansion The Rift, in Bowral NSW.  

 The tables were classically dressed with a glint of stylish silverware, beautiful calligraphy and stunning blooms which punctuated the lush greenery of the rambling countryside.  

Unapologetically intimate, the wedding of Katherine & Winston was captured in timeless fine art photography that is sure endure the test of time.

Stylist - Sandra Chau | Florist - Idyll Flower Studio | Venue - The Rift | Stationery - Little Duck Calligraphy | HAMU - Emma McGill Makeup | Gown - Babushka Ballerina

BESPOKE COUNTRY COUTURE WEDDING AT GOONOO GOONOO STATION, TAMWORTH NSW

Under the shade of a beautiful tree, beneath a hand-crafted native arbour, Megan and Andy were the picture of style at their recent wedding at Goonoo Goonoo Station in Tamworth NSW.

The bride was radiant, dressed by Anna Campbell who also handcrafted many of the fine art details, while the bridesmaids popped in the tastefully chosen Camilla dresses.

Beautiful native blooms complimented the spark of personality that was provided by the gorgeous gowns of the bridesmaids. While Megan may have been nervous about the splash of cheeky colour, the bride’s sister persuaded her to add a signature touch and incorporate her bright & beautiful personality through these pieces.

Friends and family from across the globe travelled to celebrate this beautiful day in the prestigious grounds of Goonoo Goonoo station. 

Venue - Goonoo Goonoo Station | Gown - Anna Campbell | Flowers - Designer Bunches | Band - Hurrican Fall | Celebrant - Lyn Grace

Asia Destination Wedding in Phuket Thailand

MINIMALISM IS THE NEW LUXURY 

We know very well that Trends are global and embrace every part of the Creative industry, from lifestyle through fashion to Architecture, from home dècor through Fine Dining to Weddings.

New inspirations are coming, outlined by nude colors, simple shapes, natural materials, dried flowers and leaves.  We've officially found the “Perfect Venue” in Phuket where to manifest our Vision: The Aquila, ocean front luxury Villa with its contemporary beauty and breath-taking view.  We really wanted to create something new, sophisticated and memorable with this inspirational wedding editorial. It was the perfect moment to express ourselves with new ideas and trends.  We created an asymmetric “dried but not forgotten” altar using ivory roses, Phaleanophis orchids, pampas grass and dried palm leaves slightly brass painted.  A sophisticated table escape overlooking the ocean in nude colors with a gorgeous mix of modern decors and vintage tableware on layers of pale color fabrics with hints of rosegold and brass.  The Bridal Gown and Accessories have been finely researched and imported from Australia, many details were preciously handmade for this project, such as the Calligraphy invitation suite, silk ribbons, shoes etc Gold Chamelion Chairs were also a masterpiece of this event, just arrived in Phuket, we are sure many couples would love to choose it from now on. 

Then now… have a look!

 
 

Wedding Planner and Stylist - Wedding Boutique Phuket | Florals - I Am Flower | Makeup and Hair - Neil Donkin Makeup Artist Phuket | Suit - Harry’s for Menswear | Gown - Muse by Berts | Gown Salon - Brides by Francesca | Venue - The Aquila | Stationary - Teresa Ling Calligraphy | Shoes - The White Collection | Chair Rental - Stage Hire - WIZKIM STORE (Rento Phuket) | Cake - Joob Joob Bakery | Gold Chair Hire - JEVENTS Rental Phuket | Carved Wood Props - Ashwood Lane | CATERING Food & Wine – ACQUA Restaurant Phuket