If you love flowers, and we’re guessing you do, get ready to fall for today’s stunning Australian wedding, captured by Lara Hotz. Jenny + Ben weren’t afraid of the work involved with booking a blank venue space + making it their own. Choosing the right florist was key to their vision, though, since they wanted the setting to come alive through artful blooms + lots of lush greenery. Spoiler alert: Mikarla Bauer brought the beauty! Below, Jenny + Ben tell us more about their day:
Our venue was just a nice big empty hall on the water where we had to bring in absolutely everything in! This allowed us to do exactly what we wanted. The inspiration started with 1 pic of some macrame hangers with hanging flowers. Emily from Divine Events helped as bring it all to life! We knew we wanted something colourful with lots of greenery, fun, relaxed, casual but still stylish! We had everything the way we wanted it which refleced us as a couple. Just a laid back evening, with lots of dancing and good food!
We’re beyond in love with every last thing seen in that photo above! Let’s start with Jenny’s perfect dress, with a unique criss-cross front, from Lover. So perfect for a stylish bride! Her ‘maids wore floral + solid frocks from Reformation. And those punchy, bright bouquets by Mikarla Bauer tied everything together perfectly. Score this look for your bridesmaids with some of our fave floral dress options in the guide below:
Jenny + Ben are way too cute together!
Drinks at sunset in Clarkes point reserve after the ceremony with the most beautiful back drop and the dancing (our first dance + the DF which was going off!!)
We just love where Jenny took her inspiration! To think this stunning scene materialized from just one initial photo of macrame hangers with filled with flowers is pret-ty amazing if you ask us!
Processional: Lisa Sawyer – Leon Bridges
Recessional: Deeper Waters – Reclose and Joe Dukie
First Dance: Seasons (BADBADNOTGOOD Remix) – Future Islands
photography: Lara Hotz // venue name: ceremony at Clarkes Point Reserve, reception at Hunters Hill Sailing Club, in Australia // event design: Emily Sarks of Divine Events // planning: Emily Sarks of Divine Events // florals: Mikarla Bauer // wedding dress: Lover // hairpiece: Mikarla Bauer // bride's shoes: Valentino // bridesmaid dresses: Reformation // hair stylist: makeup by Alexandra // makeup artist: makeup by Alexandra // groom attire: Hugo Boss // paper goods: The Little Press // catering: piquant // cake: Jillian's Cakery // music: DCUP // officiant: All you need is love celebrant (Victoria Eustace) // rentals: Balloons from The Bespokery, Macrame Hangers from Dreamcatcher Designs
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the vibrant colors.
Gorgeous bridesmaids :)
Nicely done… the flowers became a focal point for everything in the wedding, giving a nice consistent feel. I like the photographer’s use of flat processing too. That look is catching on in the US as well.
Amazing, simply beautiful . I love the lost shot – the dancing one.
Truly gorgeous!! Well done Lara! xx
OMG! That’s my cousin!
These are the pics that helped me decide on the sailing club as our venue :D
Did you need to get permission from the harbour trust to have the ceremony on the horse paddock area? And were you allowed to set up many chairs? Thanks!!