Six years ago, Joshua piggybacked Thomasina out of an Adelaide pub and the rest was history! Fast forward to the utterly glam nuptials and the duo promised each other a lifetime of fat Sundays, board games and endless love. A few of our faves were in attendance, making this peachy pink big day one to remember. The peeps over at Baker Boys Band provided tunes whilst Katie Harmsworth snapped up a storm. So, you better scroll down for her fab shots…

THE VENUEThe Botanic Gardens was our first pick. It was too hard for us to go past the restaurant’s amazing food, the beautiful garden setting and close accommodation options for our interstate guests. It ticked all the boxes for our wedding ceremony and reception.”

THE VIBE “The style of the wedding reflected the femininity of my dress with beautiful and organic arrangements made by Studio Botanic. Kiera kept it quite whimsical but also edgy and that’s where the marble, leather and gold came in. It was a perfect balance. We trusted Kiera and her staff to bring our dream to life!”

THE DRESS “I wore a custom Paolo Sebastian gown. Following the initial consultation, Paul designed my gown which included floral embellishments and a detachable skirt. Paul and his incredibly talented team made me feel very relaxed and comfortable during the entire process.”

LITTLE LOL “Our daughter cracked it just before I was about to walk down the aisle. The music had started and I didn’t want anyone to think anything was wrong so we just had to walk. I picked her up and carried her down the aisle while also trying to hold on to my mother and father. It was a little cramped walking down the aisle but at least it gave me something else to focus on other than being nervous!”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Hire a wedding planner! Actually, just hire Kiera!”

STANDOUT VENDORS “There were so many standout vendors but special mentioned should be made of Nadia Travaglini of Studio Botanic, Katie Harmsworth, Sarah Ferguson from Botanic Gardens Restaurant and Kate Sugars of Bluebelle Studio. These girls worked their butts off in the lead up to the wedding, on the wedding day and following the wedding. However, the day wouldn’t have been what it was without Kiera Blanden of Kiera Blanden Events and Styling and her staff. Kiera and her staff went above and beyond on many occasions during the planning and coordination of our wedding. Kiera’s keen eye for detail, extensive list of suppliers and personal commitment ensured the day ran smoothly. It was a dream come true. “

This fairytale big day was originally published in our 2019 Real Wedding Special. If you fancy flicking through a whole heap of equally gorge Real Weddings IRL then pop on over to our online store where you can nab yourself a copy (as well as a bonus issue!). Get on it! If you’d like to see more from talented vendors Baker Boys Band and Katie Harmsworth be sure to click through for more real wedding goodness.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Katie Harmsworth Event Planner, Stylist & Hire Items Kiera Blanden Events and Styling Florist Studio Botanic Stationery & Signage Bluebelle Studio Ceremony Venue Adelaide Botanic Gardens Reception Venue Botanic Gardens Restaurant Ice Blocks Sunshine Ice Blocks Cheese Tower Bottega Rotolo Wedding Favours Kind Sir Leatherware Furniture Hire Modern Party Hire Photobooth Social Playground Lighting & Sound Hire Amuse Event Lighting and Audiovisual Entertainment Baker Boys Band Celebrant Camille Abbott Rings Gregory Jewellers, Archer & Holland Transport Carrington Wedding Cars BRIDE Dress & Veil Paolo Sebastian Loungewear Flora Nikrooz Lingerie Simone Pérèle Shoes Jimmy Choo Accessories David Morris Hair Orbe Makeup Sammy Makeup Bridesmaid Dresses Zimmermann Bridesmaid Shoes Nine West GROOM Suit Beg Your Pardon Bow Tie MJ Bale Cufflinks Posh Totty Designs Shoes Aquila Watch Bremont Barber Barber Society Groomsmen Suits Beg Your Pardon Flower Girl Dress April in Paris Mother of the Bride Dress Paolo Sebastian