Vintage Inspired Weddings
An Intimate Autumn Wedding
I have had this real wedding post planned for so long and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you! It is super sweet, with lots of little DIY details and bride and groom Nora & Ed just couldn’t be any more effortlessly chic and cool……
Romantically, Ed & Nora’s wedding was held exactly six years to the day that they first laid eyes on each other! Their wish for their day was for it to be a chilled out, fun celebration with their closest friends – and they certainly achieved it. They had their intimate ceremony outside at the heavenly Ivanhoe gardens in Manly and the lovely lady behind the lens was none other than CVB sponsor Jo Bartholomew – I absolutely love her style and I just know you will too. So without further ado I am going to hand over to the lady herself…..
“My very good friends Nora & Ed tied the knot in beautiful Manly.
Nora was the most relaxed a bride could be.
I loved that her and Ed saw each other at the morning of the wedding.
I loved that they involved their little family- two gorgeous pups by the names of Uki and Akira in their special day…….
I loved that all the girls went out for a good hearty brunch in the morning followed by a stop off to buy Nora’s flowers which her two closest friends then made into a bouquet for her.
I loved the simplicity of her dress. Nora has such an amazing sense of style and grace about her, she looked like a real life Audrey Hepburn all dressed up – she totally rocked that frock!
I loved the little personnal touches that they added to their day- the paper hearts tied in the branches of a tree which later guests would help themselves too and write a note on for the happy couple. The cute little cup cakes, the tables adorned with lace and notes and the tea lights placed in the rocks and running down the aisle- it was just perfect!
Most of all I loved the connection between the two of them. Ed just couldn’t keep his eyes of his pretty bride during the ceremony. They read their own vows to each other and you could really see the special connection that they have with each other, I swear there wasn’t a dry eye during the ceremony!
All in all it was a beautiful, perfect Autumn wedding.
Congratulations my gorgeous friends I am so happy for you both.”
Oh and because one gorgeous wedding isn’t enough, not when you can have two! Nora and Ed had a big second celebration with their families in Edinburgh and lucky Jo went along with them to capture every special moment – you can see it all (including Nora’s fabulous dress, which was originally her Mum’s) on Style Me Pretty Destination Weddings. And if you want to see more of Jo’s work then take a peek at Ed & Nora’s engagement session on her blog.
Photographer – Jo Bartholomew
Ceremony Venue – Ivanhoe Park, Manly
Bride’s Dress – Charlie Brown at Myer
Bride’s Shoes – Novo
Jewellery – was a gift from the Bride’s Mum from Swarovski
Wedding Rings – designed by the couple, Nora’s was made by Palloys and Ed got his ring from Etsy
Wedding Signs and Stationery and Lovehearts – all made by Bride Nora
Cupcakes – My Little Cupcake in Neutral Bay, Sydney