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 ... 


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