We love this real wedding for an array of reasons. The dreamy art deco styling and sophisticated Yarra Valley setting made this real wedding entirely unique and oh-so-chic.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
The bride glittered in a strapless Collette Dinnigan 'Diamond Fairies' wedding dress with a silk and crystal pewter beaded bodice attached to a full, white tulle skirt extending to the floor. After spying it in a magazine, she knew it was the one and headed straight for Chapel Street. The bridal gown was made complete with vintage earrings handpicked from a boutique store, Alexander McQueen silver snakeskin shoes, a bejewelled hairpiece and bracelet topped off with an elegant tulle veil.
No real wedding is complete without bridesmaids, who wore full-length Lisa Ho silk gowns paired with matching simple, satin shoes and beaded sashes created by the bride’s sister encrusted with Swarovski crystals. Even their accessories shimmered with handmade jewelled cuffs in Swarovski crystals alongside elegant vintage earrings.
The Chapel and The Barn
With soaring ceilings and stained-glass windows across acres of green, the Chapel at Stones made for the perfect backdrop for this real wedding. The venue worked seamlessly with the bridal party’s styling, encompassing the luxury and romance of the occasion within a rural setting. The Barn reception venue boasted rough-hewn timbers and century-old brickwork serving up a delicious menu with an open bar. Guests indulged in a three-tiered art deco style cake especially designed to match the beading on the bride’s wedding dress. Before and after the ceremony, the guests made use of the Dairy Farm on the property. Great oak trees lined the path leading up to the farm, with golden, glowing lanterns lighting the way.
Paula and her sisters decided to become chocolatiers before the big day, creating handmade, individually filled chocolates which took months to perfect. The chocolates were placed in elegant boxes containing scented wooden flowers for the bomboniere. The creative team even set up an easel in the Barn where guests could press their fingerprint onto the painting and sign their name as a memory for the couple to cherish and look back on.