May 10, 2012

our love in october: a chocolate factory love story - part 1

Today I am very excited to share with you the beginning of Will and Sofia’s wedding... a chocolate factory love story. The idea for this amazing story began here... and this is how I imagined their wedding day to be.

Will and Sofia’s love story started at a chocolate factory. I imagined that they were both from the countryside and their travels brought them together to that very spot... the chocolate factory. For their wedding day I thought it would be fitting for them to be married in the country and to have their reception at a chocolate factory. 

For their small intimate wedding, Will and Sofia’s guests were dropped off in a beautiful open country paddock. Here they found a wooden directions sign and a cute vintage chest. On the chest were glass mason jars of different sizes and a framed saying asking guests to ‘please take a glass mason jar to complete Will and Sofia’s ceremony circle’. Guests took their glass jars decorated in lace, with tiny tea lights or with gorgeous blue, lavender and white flowers, and helped make the ceremony circle where Will and Sofia would exchange their vows.

The couple had a private first look before they reached their guests and the ceremony circle together. Will and Sofia were married early afternoon.

To honour their chocolate factory meeting place and the chocolate details that they wanted to incorporate into their day, the bride wore a handmade black tulle bridal gown. For soft feminine touches she accessorised with a delicate pink halo by Mignonne Handmade, a small ceramic blue heart for her something blue, and cute brown country boots. She also carried an amazing bouquet by Julie Vine Flowers of roses, hydrangeas and silver leaf cineraria in shades of white, pink, purple and green. Will, the handsome groom wore a dark grey suit with a crisp white shirt and a smart black tie.

I wanted Will and Sofia’s wedding day to be an expression of who I thought they might be and I thought one of their favourite things to do could be to enjoy long lazy Sunday’s in bed. So why not do this on their wedding day too? I created a quirky bed in the middle of the country paddock where it was just them and the beautiful scenery. For a more relaxed touch, Will changed into a checked blue shirt and super cute floral tie with black braces and black pants.

Please pop back tomorrow for Part 2 of this chocolate factory love story. I want to say a very big thank you to Jenny of Jenny Cuerel Photography for the amazing photographs, she is fabulous.

event design & styling: Love In October / photography: Jenny Cuerel Photography / location: Mt Barney / bouquet: Julie Vine Flowers / wedding gown and groom’s tie: Love In October’s fabulous Mum / floral halo: Mignonne Handmade / all props and outfits: Love In October and a wonderful friend

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