Together for three years and engaged for one, Irene and Andy’s nuptials were reflective of their fairytale romance (complete with picnic proposal FYI). The couples dreamy day was doused in apricot and sage florals with the bride walking down the aisle in a soft lace gown from our friends at The Bridal Atelier. Lens lady extraordinaire Tanya Volt was there to capture each and every moment. Scroll down for the sweet shots…

THE VENUE “I came across The House at Smoko and booked it a few days after the engagement. I didn’t scout the venue personally before booking it, I just knew it was the one.”

THE VIBE “We both come from Europe and are nostalgic about the European summer. We tried to recreate an early 20th-century champagne picnic with period furniture, lawn games, and a relaxed vibe.”

THE DRESS “I am wearing the Drew gown from Lovers Society. I was forced by my mother to go wedding dress shopping, I didn’t want to as I buy EVERYTHING online. Anyway, I walked into The Bridal Atelier in Prahran, tried around 10 dresses and this one made me cry instantly, so I just knew I had to wear it.”

FAVOURITE MOMENTS “It was lovely to see the guests so relaxed [no doubt enjoying the good eats by Sarah Glover]. A friend of mine told me it was the first wedding that didn’t make him feel under pressure. Everyone took their shoes off and relaxed in the garden, some even fell asleep under the trees for a little siesta after a bit too much wine!”

TALK ABOUT TRADITION “We had a Sardinian tradition at the wedding, my mother brought a plate from home and filled it with wheat, rice, flowers, and coins. She then asked my ancestors to walk beside me during my special day and to stay next to me, always. She then smashed the plate at our feet. The plate needs to break to bring good luck to the marriage.”

If you can’t get enough of the lovely Tanya Volt’s exceptional captures then take a gander at Zoe & Leigh’s country Victoria wedding here. You can also find more from our faves Papier here and brides decked out in goods from The Bridal Atelier here.

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