Byron Bay Australia Wedding: Lani + Damien

bride and groom

Lani + Damien’s playful wedding, beautifully designed by Little Gray Station, was a fun mix of some of their favorite things! They wanted to incorporate lots of little details to really make the day their own, but mostly they wanted to throw a super fun party where everyone would have a great time. Since they live in Singapore, it was really important to them to be able to celebrate and spend quality time with their family + friends over the course of a few days, rather than just one. So when they happened upon the Moller Pavilion, tucked away in the Byron Bay region of Australia, they knew they’d found a location that was the perfect fit for what they wanted. And when it came to inspiration, Lani had the vision to transform a blank space into a vintage forest wonderland! You’ll see how she did it a bit later in the post!

Big thanks to Tim Coulson for the gorgeous photography + congratulations to Lani + Damien!

bridesmaids

groomsmen

ceremony programs

bride

ceremony

ceremony exit

Processional: Canon in D – Pachelbel

Recessional: Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba

First Dance: Say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin

ceremony exit

ceremony

wedding party

babys breath bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

babys breath bouquet


In major love with Lani’s Reem Acra dress, which she purchased from Anna Dafonte in Paddington NSW.

rustic barn bride

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bride and groom

bride and groom

lanterns

lawn games


During cocktail hour, guests were able to meander around the property and enjoyed a fun variety of lawn games, like croquet + corn hole!

lawn games

hanging greenery


And here’s the beautiful vintage forest wonderland! Elyssium Blooms brought Lani’s vision to life by suspending an abundant dose of greenery from the venue’s rafters + then mixing in silver heart ornaments + lots of blub lights! Doesn’t it look beautiful?!

hanging greenery

mixed chairs

place setting

pink centerpieces

pink centerpieces


Another fun way Lani + Damien were able to personalize their day was with toy figurines repurposed as cake toppers! They each chose one for each other to coincide with their nicknames. And they had to do it totally on their own + they weren’t allowed to spend over $5! Such a sweet, fun idea! :)

candy bar

hanging greenery

lanterns

Definitely walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time on the day – goosebumps! Damien was in tears and I was very close to it. Below is our favourite shot of the day by far – it just captures the amount of laughter and love in the room!

bride and groom

bride and groom

1. Pick a great team who understand your vision, however crazy it may seem at the time (i.e copious amounts of greenery hanging from the roof).
2. Focus on the experience of your guests and not just you as the bride or groom. I think the key areas to invest in and get right are the food, the drinks and the music.
3. After all that’s said and done, you have the memories in your head, but your photos will be forever. Make sure you pick a photographer who gets your style and you get theirs. We are in love with our photos, and often relive the day on a Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine.

photography: Tim Coulson // venue: Moller Pavilion, Bangalow Showground Bangalow, Australia // event design + invitations: Little Gray Station // event planner: Bride // floral design: Elyssium Blooms // wedding dress: Reem Acra from Anna Dafonte in Paddington NSW // hairpieces: Veil from Anna Dafonte // shoes: YSL // bridesmaid dresses: Alice + Olivia, Jigsaw, Alannah Hill // hair + makeup: Hair by Tennille Jamgotchian, make-up by Ashlea Penfold // groom suit: Made in Singapore // cake: Red velvet cake by Let Them Eat Cake // catering: EatDrink Catering // music: Radio Club Band Brisbane //Lighting: North Coast Events

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A Cozy & Romantic Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles: Kelsey + Eric

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LA’s Carondelet House is a pretty magical place. With so much character and the most beautiful architectural details every where you look, it was the perfect spot for Kelsey + Eric to host their cozy and romantic wedding. Their wedding was filled with a bevy of pretty details: think breezy draping, hanging spanish moss, and lots + lots of candlelight! The team at GATHER Events did a gorgeous job of blending conventional Jewish traditions with fun, rustic design elements to create a celebration that completely captured Kelsey + Eric’s personalities. And the one + only Braedon Flynn was there to perfectly document it all. Here’s a bit more about the day from the gals at GATHER:

As designers, walking into Carondelet House is such a dream. We were able to use the cozy living room area as a ceremony space, which created a warm + intimate setting for the rich traditions of a Jewish service. Simple, yet dramatic drapery and a greenery-swathed Chuppah were brought in to help define the space…

Mui Mui heels

wedding bands

bride getting ready


I love everything about Kelsey’s gorgeous look! Her Ivy & Aster gown and sweet scalloped lace veil are just so pretty. And did you see those incredible Miu Miu shoes?! They definitely brought some serious wow-factor to her ensemble!

bride getting ready

lace edged veil

carondelet house

bouquet and boutonnieres

draped leaves garland

draped leaves garland

signing

carondelet ceremony

carondelet ceremony

carondelet ceremony


Their ceremony had such an intimate feel with the cozy candlelight + beautiful chuppah. The cascading eucalyptus + spanish moss accents are so, so lovely.

carondelet ceremony

carondelet ceremony

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bride and groom

bride and groom

draped fabric entrance

escort cards

escort cards

black tones


And the overhead beams at Carondelet provided the perfect place for the team at GATHER Events + Kristen of Moon Canyon Design to create a hanging candle + spanish moss canopy over the dinner tables. It looked so gorgeous, don’t you think?!

spanish moss

rich toned wedding

candlelight wedding

candlelight wedding

candlelight wedding

favors

cocktails

hot dog wedding


Kelsey + Eric served their guests hot dogs + ice cream for a yummy late night snack! They chose popular LA faves Let’s Be Frank + Sweet Lucie’s. Such a fun idea!

hot dog wedding

sweet lucies

carondelet house

first dance


Kelsey + Eric, congratulations on a beautiful day + best wishes from GWS!

photography: Braedon Photography // venue: Carondelet House Los Angeles, California // event design + planning: GATHER Events // personal florals: Renee Steckermeier // event florals: Moon Canyon // invitations: Designed by bride + groom, printed by Aardvark Letterpress // catering: Tres LA // dj: DJ Smiles // ceremony musicians: Organic String Quartet // rentals: Classic Party Rentals // late night food: Let’s Be Frank // ice cream: Sweet Lucie’s // bride’s dress: Ivy and Aster from Lovely Bride // shoes: Miu Miu // groom’s suit: Theory // hair + makeup: Megumi Asai // honey favors: 43 Decker

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Myra Callan Bridal and Twigs & Honey 2014 Collections

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At GWS we are huge fans of Myra Callan and her incredible wedding collections, Myra Callan Bridal + Twigs & Honey, so we’re super excited to show you what’s in store for each collection in 2014! The Myra Callan Bridal 2014 line, Lovebirds, uses a combination of lovely lace + ethereal silks and features bridal gowns, bridal separates, lingerie + cover-ups. With a focus on flattering + functional silhouettes, the floaty + whimsical pieces are a breath of fresh air, resulting in refined bohemian look. And everything from the collection is proudly made locally in the USA.

For the 2014 Twigs & Honey collection, Myra focused on intricate details + fine materials. This season, she wanted to portray a more romantic + lightweight feel – and it’s reflected in the delicate hair vines, wired soft blossoms and minimally adorned tulle veils. There’s a touch of sparkle, but not too much; everything is versatile + totally wear-able. We’re beyond smitten with it all…oh, and of course it is captured gorgeously by Elizabeth Messina

twigs & honey 2014

twigs & honey 2014

twigs & honey 2014


Elizabeth Messina‘s ever-so-romantic photography style is a perfect match for Myra’s dreamy collections. She captured the look + feel of everything beautifully…

twigs & honey 2014

veil

twigs & honey 2014


The new bridal separates provide options for mix-and-match and the lingerie/cover-ups pieces are perfect convertible styles that can be worn while a bride gets ready or during her honeymoon.

flower hair piece

twigs & honey 2014

veil

garter

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feather neck piece


These feather pieces are so super gorge! :)

wrapped in lights

twigs & honey 2014

veil

twigs & honey 2014

dotted veil

twigs & honey 2014

twigs & honey 2014

lace bridal cape


And this detailed headband is one of my favorites!

crystal hair piece

twigs & honey 2014

twigs & honey 2014

crystal headband with veil


Myra wanted the line to feel romantic, yet ghostly; structured with a sense of fragility. It is all about the charm in the details + these pieces are guaranteed to be loved by so many brides who are tying the knot next year. Which one is your favorite?

twigs & honey 2014

veil


Absolutely stunning, right? Thank you so much, Myra, for sharing this gorgeous first look at each of your new collections with us today!

gowns + accessories: Myra Callan Bridal and Twigs & Honey // photography: Elizabeth Messina // hair + makeup: Erin Skipley // jewelry: Junghwa by Amy Stewart // location: Twigs & Honey showroom in Salem, Oregon // assistants: Amy Stewart and Kayla Raw

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryTwigs & Honey is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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