The history: Baseball brought these long-distance lovers together. Following a romantic proposal in the Barossa Valley wine region, Elizabeth and Jake planned to tie the knot in April 2020 but had to change their plans due to the COVID pandemic. They tried again in January 2021, but their plans were thwarted by a nationwide lockdown. On their third attempt, Elizabeth and Jake finally made it down the aisle.
The site: City Winery is a winery in the heart of Brisbane. This working micro-winery in a converted warehouse in trendy Fortitude Valley sources grapes from all of Australia’s main growing area and was the perfect choice for our city lovers.
The atmosphere: Stylish with a touch of extravagance and personalization over tradition. Elizabeth and Jake’s wedding was inspired by the modern and luxurious cityscape of their hometown, with an emphasis on the couple’s love of live music and delicious food. Numerous flower arrangements and luxurious table landscapes give rise to the joy of being surrounded by beautiful things.
The details: The bouquet used a classic muted palette that included trendy white orchids and roses with magnolia leaves. The table arrangements included dusty pink flowers to add some color and color Gloriosa Florals All flower presentations were tied into small bouquets of flowers that guests could take home at the end of the night. Custom outfits are designed for the comfort and confidence of a fit. Elizabeth’s late grandmothers’ wedding rings were tied to their bouquet in memory of lost loved ones.
- This wedding was about the things that matter. For Elizabeth and Jake, this meant reckless prioritization and a smaller, more intimate celebration that allowed them to focus on pampering and spending time with their fifty-five guests.
- Jake and Elizabeth put the tradition aside and decided to create a “first sight“Before the wedding. This time together didn’t detract from the emotions of the ceremony and helped the couple feel more relaxed.
- Personalization can be integrated into various wedding elements. The traditional wedding cake was replaced with two desserts inspired by Elizabeth and Jake’s favorite flavors – tiramisu and caramel – and gold mirrored luggage tags were used as favors for Jake and Elizabeth’s guests, who acted as place cards at the reception desks.
Photography: Pixel punk images // Venue: City Winery Newstead // Event planning: Nice weddings // flowers: Gloriosa Florals // Stationery: Studio Ems // Videography: Mitch Lally // Hair and Makeup: The beauty case // Official: Alana Salm // Wedding dress and veil: Wendy Makin // groom’s clothes: Institchu // Bridal shoes: Nina shoes // Bridesmaid dresses: Montique // headgear: Lovisa // Submitted via: Matchology