Elizabeth & Stephen’s Urban Wedding
Featured – Polka Dot Bride
Another wonderful example of a small, but amazing urban wedding celebration. This time in the heart of the Australian Capital.
Here is a little Q&A that the couple provided for the feature on Polka Dot Bride.
Our wedding was on the 22nd of February 2020 it was also my 30th Birthday which made our day extra special and meant wen needed plenty of wine, luckily our venue was Parlour Wine Room.
What is your proposal story? Stephen really went all out, I was living in Sydney at the time and he organised a sailing boat to pick us up (I thought we were just doing a lesson), we ended up spending the night on the yacht anchored in a bay next to Taronga Zoo and he got down on one knee and the rest is history.
Tell us about Bride’s and Groom’s attire? I knew I didn’t want anything big or fancy and it happened to be the first dress I tried on what luck!
Stephen got most of his outfit from Industrie in Melbourne, we both wanted a relaxed vibe and to be comfortable on our big day. I do admit I had to triple check it wasn’t too relaxed and made some last-minute tweaks with the suspenders and bow tie, Stephen picked his shoes though and WOW… those shoes made the outfit!
Tell us about the venue choice? We chose Parlour Wine Bar because of the location and the intimacy of the venue, we only had 60 guests, so we really wanted a space that had a garden and a bar all in one. Parlour is also styled amazingly already which meant our job to decorate was a lot easier, the beautiful timer bar inside, velvet couches and a stunning outdoor garden.
Tell us about your ceremony. Stephen and I really wanted a quick garden Ceremony that was very relaxed and light hearted, our close family friend was our celebrant and really made sure it was personal, Stephen and I both thanked our family’s and I even got a happy birthday sung to me during the ceremony.
Did you DIY any details? Most of our wedding décor were DYI, we made our welcome wedding sign frame out of old fence palings and my mum made the stunning birdcages which hung on sheppard’s hooks to form the aisle we walked down.
What was your favourite detail of your day? We decided to do our photos before the ceremony, this meant we did a private first greet, Stephen waited for me near a perfectly picked out spot by our photographer’s and had an intimate first look. This was so special I laughed and cried at the same time.
Anton and Raya were without a doubt amazing, every photo is stunning and captures us, our bridal party, family and friends perfectly. Stephen and I were in great hands and I’m so incredibly thankful to them both.
Tell us about your first dance? Our first dance was very unchoreographed to UB40 – Bring Me Your Cup a song that we have always loved, luckily, we had liquid courage by this time and provided plenty of laughs to our family and friends.
What was your favorite part of wedding planning? All of it really, I found planning a small wedding enjoyable.
Any advice for future marrieds to be? Have the wedding you want and don’t settle for anything less it’s you day and enjoy every moment it goes quickly!
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