Amanda + Richard

Amanda + Richard

When I visited Eventful Spaces’ venue The Glue Factory in Glasgow last year I was immediately inspired by its urban, industrial personality. It felt like the biggest blank-canvas opportunity for a really alternative, fun and creative wedding design. 

So, together with the team at Eventful spaces, we hatched a plan to create the wedding of our dreams, in a styled editorial shoot. We were honoured to gather together some extraordinary wedding creatives to join us on creating this mood and what they all brought to the table really inspired us. Moody, unique, interesting and alternative creative for what turned into an alchemic bomb of creative goodness. 

At the heart of this shoot are real life lovers, Amanda and Richard Davies, who, although already married 4 years ago, brought an authenticity and heart to the wild and rebellious style we planned for their dream wedding. Amanda was stoked, as she had actually ordered some smoke grenades for their actual wedding and they didn’t arrive until the day after. So she was excited to have a play with these. 

We were so inspired by the creativity and imagination of everyone who contributed to this shoot. Thank you Glasgow, for welcoming us with open arms and working with us on creating something really special. We’re obsessed with the light, air, foliage, rebellious nature and imagination of Scotland’s wedding scene and can’t wait to tell more local stories.

Lu + Rich

Lu + Rich

Suppliers:

Creative Direction + Planning : The Story of Us

Venue: Forget Me Not Weddings

Videography: The Story of Us

Structures: Byron Bay Tipi Weddings, Sperry Tents Australia

Photography: Janneke Storm for The Story of Us

Celebrant: Byron Bay Celebrant

Floral Design: Bower Botanicals

Styling + Furniture: The Wedding Shed + Hampton Event Hire

Stationery + Signage (and coconuts!): The Story of Us

Bride’s Gown: One Day Bridal

Bride’s Jewellery: Christie Nicolaides

Bridesmaids: Cloud Hunter / Revolve

Bridesmaids Jewellery: Nicole Fendel

Grooms Party: MJ Bale

Flower Girls: Tea Princess

Tamara + Howie

Tamara + Howie

Our famous Memory Films are called so because they are crafted to look and feel just like your memories – whimsical, candid and romantic. We pride ourselves on telling your unique story, creating beautiful, cinematic films that feel just like you and capture a moment in time, forever. We work intimately with music and moving image and provide a friendly and artistic experience for our couples followed by a beautiful, treasured final cut.

Alice + James

Alice + James

From engagement to wedding. The Story of Us is a boutique wedding agency in Sydney who specialise in fun and authentic wedding creative. Most famous for their ‘Memory Films’ and customised stationery, they are also photographers, event planners and stylists. The team live by the company motto “we tell your story” as they believe every wedding should be as unique as the couple themselves.

Alice + James:

Stationary + Memory Film :  The Story of Us

Dresses For Your Bridal Party : How To Nail It

Dresses For Your Bridal Party : How To Nail It

Whether you’re looking for mismatching, matchy-matchy, red carpet vibe, cheap bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dress or cute flower girl looks, the job of dressing your bridal party can be overwhelming.

Our advice? Pick a place to start and build the look from there…

Bridesmaid Dresses

This is a great place to begin. You may have a colour you want to be the hero of your palette and when it comes to bridesmaid trends, we will often see a few colours per season emerge as favourites. 2016 saw a lot of gold bridesmaid dresses with blush and coral also making a huge impact. Navy bridesmaid dresses are always in style, as the sophisticated colour ties well with the groom’s party and many wedding venues. The biggest bridesmaid trends we have witnessed have been the abandonment of the matching dress and the introduction of beading and bling. 2017 has seen a huge trend of burgundy bridesmaid dresses and masala make-up and flower trends.

With the style of your wedding gown in mind, think about whether you want to match or contrast things like the neckline, hem length and texture with your bridesmaids dresses. If you have a v-neck, perhaps a similar neckline for the bridesmaids will work well. In contrast, if you have a beaded gown, keeping the bridesmaids simple may complement the overall look.

Mother of The Bride

As we’re seeing with wedding dresses, gone are the days of the dowdy or conservative Mother of The Bride dresses. Mums of the modern bride are heading more in the direction of bridesmaid fashion, keeping it modern and fun for the festivities.

Flower Girl Dresses

This is such a fun exercise, as all littlies look adorable in dressed up clothing and they’re also usually true to size so it’s quite easy to do this shopping online (see below, our top flower girl dresses shopping tips) Think about the dress code and how the minis are going to fit in to this vibe, keeping in mind they are children and may not “carry” themselves like your grown up bridal party. White is always a winner, add tulle or beading for a formal or black tie wedding, or keep it to cotton for a country or casual affair.

Shopping Stops:

Bridesmaid Dresses :  Fame & Partners, White Runway, Shona Joy

Mother of the Bride Dresses : Carla Zampatti, Camilla, Sass & Bide

Flower Girls : Seed, Bardot Junior, Cotton On Kids