Anna and Anna were engaged after a “comedy of errors” proposal in which the ring box was tied to the neck of their friend’s horse. Whilst it didn’t go as smoothly as planned, the outcome was rosy with a resounding ‘Yes!’. Although Anna L’s wish to ditch her last name isn’t going to work in this situation (“We would then become each other”, she laughs), this loved up couple were keen to tie the knot in order to signify their love and we are pretty darn glad they did! Anna L brought her DJ skills to the party whilst Anna A’s self-designed stationary was peppered throughout the venue. Held at the urban haven of Gather & Tailor’s Warehouse 2 and catered by the good folk at Pot & Pan, photographer Briars Atlas was there to capture all the details. Scroll down for a peek…

THE VENUE “We were very lucky to have been chosen as the winners of a Winter Wedding package that Sam + Celeste Gant [Gather & Tailor + Pot & Pan Culinary Tailoring], Emily Bradbury [North St Botanical] and Briars  Atlas had donated in support of the ‘Yes Vote’. Previous to this – we loved the look and feel of Gather & Tailor and they were on our radar of possible venues.”

THE VIBE “We had envisioned our day to be rustic yet chic. We’ve always loved the idea of a raw space that can be used as a blank canvas to create a magical evening true to us. Warehouse 2 of Gather & Tailor offered just that. Emily and her team did a fantastic job at filling the space with beautiful, romantic foliage with spots of winter warmth and Briar’s skills with his camera captured the mood & feel quite brilliantly.”

THE DRESSES  Anna A, “I wore the Ellery Trumpet sleeved dress, it was love at first sight”. Anna L, “I wore the Dion Lee Column Dress. I knew I wanted to wear Dion Lee. I tried 3 different styles before I knew the Column dress was the one, for me it was love at first fit! So our process was quite easy and painless.”

LITTLE LOL “Phil (Anna’s Father) needs to be mentioned for his 7-page speech which lasted a whopping 20+ mins! To the point where Anna’s Mother (they’re divorced but friends) got up and started using the foliage as objects to throw at Phil, signalling for him to take a seat. This did not seem to bother him one bit as he kept on going.”

FAVOURITE DETAILS The Elwood Choir which Anna’s mother is a part of was hands down the most beautiful and best entertainment of the ceremony. It simply wouldn’t have been the same without their beautiful presence.. and ultimately their dance moves!”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Briars Atlas our photographer – he is the bee’s knees. He made us feel so included from the beginning. He made everything SUPER easy and is such a great human! He knew exactly what he was doing and has such a great eye. His energy is infectious. Also, Pot & Pan! They deliver on their culinary practice! Everyone still raves about the food!”

This wedding was first featured in Hello May Issue 24. We still have limited copies available in our online store if you fancy a geez.

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CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Brairs Atlas Florist Emily of North St Botanical Venue Gather & Tailor Catering Pot and Pan Candles The Supply Co Lighting Technical Events Sound Hire DJ Warehouse Entertainment The Elwood Community Choir Celebrant Gabriella Christopher Rings Julia Deville BRIDE ONE Dress Ellery Shoes Nicholas Kirkwood Makeup Ross Andrwartha BRIDE TWO Dress Dion Lee Shoes Proenza Schouler Earrings Ellery Makeup Ross Andrewartha