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

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

Tropical Feminine and Natural Wedding Vibes in Hawaii

Our vision was to create an elegant, romantic tropical Hawaiian wedding vibe without the traditional too bright and harsh colours and pineapples. The floral arrangement and table scape were combined with a few pops of bright tropical foliage softened by a natural colour palette. Touches of coral and seas element were used to enhance that costal and tropical vibe.  Ka La’i Aloha Estate reflected the Hawaiian elegant beach bride charm perfectly.

Film Lab: Photo Vision | Stylist / Planner: Designs By Hemingway | Floral Designer: Designs By Hemingway | Dress Designer: Ines Di Santo | Venue: Ka La'i Aloha Estate | Cake Designer: A Cake Life | Hair & Makeup Artist: Reveal Hair and Makeup | Bridal Boutique: Magnolia White Hawaii | Calligraphy: Small Brown Writes

 
 

Natural Earthy Wedding Tones - Destination Wedding Hawaii

You may have guessed by now that I am very fond of tropical island destination weddings and elopements.  The thought of having the most intimate wedding amongst your closest 10-30 friends and family.  The people that truly matter in your life, the ones who have been there and will continue to be there.  To me these are the people you should be sharing this moments with. 

Another fact you may know about me is that I am obsessed with soft natural colour palettes and tones.  This stunning ethereal bridal shoot on the Hawaii island of Oahu creates the perfect vision for your dream destination or elopement wedding.

Gown - Jennifer Gifford Design | Florals - Designs By Hemingway | HAMU - Reveal Hair and Makeup

 
 

EARTHY ETHEREAL COASTAL INSPIRATION - SYDNEY - CENTRAL COAST NSW

Inspired by moody light, colours and textures of the Sydney and Central Coast NSW coastline, this shoot served as the perfect prelude to the beauty of the coming Winter. Our vision for this shoot was to bring a raw yet elegant style to the coast. To set the beautiful ethereal tone, we chose an earthy palette that came through not only in the wild and unruly florals but also the natural tones in the surroundings. Utilising the coastal breeze as inspiration, it was all about whisking away the bride into a celestial daydream.

 
 

Credit to | Stylist and Creative Direction - Sandra Chau Design | Florals - Trille Floral | Gown - Jennifer Gifford Design | Model - Shalane Land | Hair and Make Up - Niki Simpson

Free Spirited Beach Bride - Hawaii Elopement on Oahu

Inspiration for the free spirited beach bride. Elope in the surroundings of the ocean breeze on the island of Oahu Hawaii.  Wedding photos that bring out Hawaii’s natural elements, landscape and enhance the romantic beauty of the effortless beach bride.

Gown - L'eto Bridal | Florals - Designs By Hemingway | HAMU - Reveal Hair and Makeup

Elegant Beach Elopement - Phuket Thailand

Are you thinking of or planning your ultimate destination wedding?  This blog is for YOU!

This shoot was created to inspire brides dreaming of that intimate, secluded beach elopement wedding day.  Couples who want to connect with each other in a quiet and intimate tropical surrounding where the sand is white and the water is crystal blue.  Just the two of them and the pure beauty of Mother Nature and her island. 

I can not thank Jeanette from Luxury Events Phuket enough for her amazing support and commitment to make this all work, going above and beyond for me from the first email to the day we first meet in Phuket.  If you are thinking of planning a wedding in Phuket she should be your first step.  

Manager Nam from Anantara could not do enough for us on the day and was so accommodating for our shoot.  A bride and groom would be overwhelmed with the hospitality of all the vendors that came on board to help me pull this off.  Despite the tropical thunder storm in the afternoon that took up a good hour of our beach shooting time.  You can still capture the raw essence for your day in spite of mother nature having her fun. 

Couple featured in this shoot are Lana and Justin Hanka.  Lana is wearing the stunning 'Stasia' gown by Gwendolynne, pure elegance and beauty.  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you love this blog as much as we all do.

Shot on my beloved contax645 with Portra400, film is my love and passion.  Film developed by the amazing team Photo Vision Prints.

Team: 

Wedding Planner - @luxuryeventsphuket  | Silk - @songbirdsilk | Calligraphy - @polishedpencalligraphy | Florals - @Iamflower | Gown "Stasia" - @gwendolynne | Venue - @Anantaralayan | Makeup and Hair - @kateshairandmakeupstudiophuket | Cake - @lesdiables | Ring Box - @mrsbox