A very special wedding (an oh perfect day labour of love)

Get yourself seated because this wedding is something else .....  

Talk about a special wedding for Oh Perfect Day!  These two are no ordinary couple (and they hold a very big place in my heart).    The bride (who happens to be the insanely talented, renowned bridal designer Anna Campbell),  is also my beautiful  little sister.  For me,  it  was an  incredible honour being part of this very special day, not only as a planner and stylist but (most importantly) standing beside Anna as a bridesmaid as well.  

Anna and Murray's wedding took place at  Andersons Mill in Smeaton, Victoria - the place where, only two years before, I was also married (with Anna by my side).  You can take a peek at my big day over here. 

It was important to Anna and Murray to find a venue without limitations, and one that would welcome the DIY approach Anna had in mind.  The day featured beautiful, organic, rustic and romantic styling.  From the hanging arbour of peonies under which the couple said their vows to the french sofas and hundreds of fairy and festoon lights - everything worked perfectly against the gorgeous setting of the historic bluestone mill and the farmland and rolling countryside that surrounds it. 

Not surprisingly, the biggest decision for Anna was all about the dress! Ultimately deciding that one simply wouldn't do, Anna designed and created four beautiful, custom Anna Campbell gowns (of course!). Ensuring that each dress was made of just the right amount of exquisite lace or shimmering silk, or hand finished with the right number of sparkling beads, Anna had the perfect dress for each special moment ...

View the full gallery over here. 

The wedding featured gorgeous sapphire blues, shimmering rose gold accents, rich and soft pinks, abundant florals and raw, rustic backdrops and textures.  From the ceremony location (in the ah-mazing old barn on the property), to the acoustic guitarist and antipasto grazing table and from the gelati cart to the DIY cocktail bar, this was a wedding to remember. 

Stay tuned, because a backstage, insider guide to how this incredible day was created (including planning tips that you can use to help you to build your very own perfect day) is under construction ... 

CREDITS

Photography: Brown Paper Parcel Photography | Videographer: C2 Films | Bridal gowns: Anna Campbell | Bridesmaids' dresses: Anna Campbell | Mens' suiting: Briggins Clothiers | Earrings: Samantha Willis | Styling: Oh Perfect Day | Makeup: Melonie Santos | Hair: Momu Hair | Flowers: Flowers in a Vase | Desserts and cake: Sweet Empire | Cake topper: Glistening Occasions | Photo Booth: Smugshots Photobooth | Gelati: Bianco Latte | Food truck:Lil Nom Noms | Celebrant: Anastasia Meek | Coordinator: Wedding Day PA

Vintage, romantic elegance in the Yarra Valley

Jade and Keiran's wedding was the epitomy of elegance.  Romantic, relaxed and with plenty of class, their day featured vintage inspired details and was held at the breathtaking Stones of the Yarra Valley

The couple asked Oh Perfect Day to style their big day in a way that reflected their vision of relaxed yet elegant celebrations, and that complemented the historic, picturesque backdrops provided by their beautiful venue. 

Captured by the talented duo from Lost in Love Photography, the day featured unstructured, romantic and abundant florals created by the incredible ladies at Cecilia Fox.  

Style elements incorporated vintage brass, teamed with rich marsalas contrasting with soft pinks, blush and cream. Rustic, raw timbers and rusted wrought iron contrasted with soft, romantic blooms, creeping foliage and luxurious fabrics, making for an incredible setting fit for a couple as gorgeous as these two. 

Photography: Lost in Love Photography
Styling & decor: Oh Perfect Day
Venue (ceremony & reception): Stones of the Yarra Valley
Florals: Cecilia Fox
Stationery & signs: Akimbo
Makeup: Trish Sousa Makeup & Hair
Hair: Momu Hair
Bridal Gown: Inbal Dror
Groom's suit: Arthur Galan