Meet today’s lovely couple, Charmaine and Brad, who brought fun Euro vibes to The Hunter Valley when they got hitched at a French provincial-style haven. And you guys… it’s pink. The venue is pink and we are loving on it hard!
Inspiration for the day, says the bride, came from “Nadia Fairfax’s garden wedding. We had incredible colourful orchids, roses, gerberas and tulips in vases all across the table, decorated with oranges, lemons, pomegranates and tomatoes on the vine. Napkins, hand dyed, in alternating soft pink and caramel brown with terracotta-coloured menus on each plate and handwritten watercolour name tags.” What. A Dream.
They also made what we have to say is a top-notch choice and brought in the talented videographers at Morelife Films to document the day, along with photo boss Brooke Art Studio to snap away. Scroll away to see how perfect this decision was!
THE VENUE “Our criteria were somewhere that we had never been before and something with a little character. When we found Villa Provence, we were instantly drawn to the colour and charm of the Airbnb.”
DIY “Haha, unfortunately, yes. Although I did enjoy it and I’m glad I did it in the end, it was a HUGE effort. I took on the task of hand-dying 130 napkins, twice as I got the wrong colour the first time… I also went thrift shopping to find all our table vases, which I then painted white to bring continuity across the eclectic style of the vases. “
LITTLE LOL “Our dance floor did get a little wild, which was so fun, until one of our guests did the worm and ended up with a concussion. He wormed so hard that he hit his head on a speaker, actually splitting his head open…”
THE DRESS “I wanted to wear something really unique and decided I wouldn’t wear white. I found a dress style that I liked on Instagram was recommended Saving Grace by Ashleigh Marie by a friend. I really liked her style and was drawn to her easygoing nature. It was really easy with Ash and I was so happy with what she created.”
WE’RE GLAD WE… “I’m really glad I pushed for a videographer. Initially, Brad and I didn’t see eye to eye on this, but now we both agree how important a videographer is and both have no regrets about that. I’m also sooo happy I challenged myself and went colourful instead of keeping in my comfort zone with neutrals.”
STANDOUT VENDORS “All our vendors went above and beyond, especially the vendors that were close with us on the day, like our photographer, Brooke from Brooke Art Studio, videographers John and Elliot from Morelife Films, and our celebrant, Lauren from Hungry Hearts Co. They really stand out, not just professionally but they were also helping us keep things running smoothly, making sure we had a drink and were feeling great.”
If you’re looking for a dang good videographer to capture your day, head on over to our directory to get in touch with Morelife Films. They’re some of the best in the biz and we can personally attest to that!
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Brooke Art Studio Cinematographer MoreLife Films Event Planner Chameleon Directive Florist Holly Howe Stationery Formatte Design Studio (personalised name tags/menus), By Chloe Joy (place cards) Printer Genr8 Printing Ceremony & Reception Villa Provence Pokolbin Catering MEET, Sharp & Co. Caravan Bar The Roaming Eagle Cake Hunt and Graze Wedding favours Earp Distilling Co. (limoncello shots) Hire Items & Lighting Hire Beavis Entertainment & Sound Hire Komiti Duo Signage Ink & Snow Celebrant Hungry Hearts Co. Rings a. THE BRIDE Gown & Veil Saving Grace by Ashleigh Marie Shoes Billini Bangle a. Hair Mane.By Justine Makeup Lily Hampton Makeup Artist Bridesmaid dresses Shona Joy, Bec & Bridge, Rat & Boa Bridesmaid shoes Billini THE GROOM Suit & Shirt Peter Jackson Shoes R.M. Williams Watch Tommy Hilfiger Groomsmen suits Peter Jackson