The first thing that struck me about this Adelaide wedding was the bride’s natural elegance – a timeless Grace Kelly kind-of-elegance which perfectly complemented her drop-dead-gorgeous couture gown . The second thing? The fact this couple chose to break tradition and incorporate Australian native flowers throughout the decor, creating a classically gorgeous theme which tied in perfectly with their venue. Yes, this lovely Southern Australian soiree, held at the Mount Osmond Golf Club (so pretty!), is not only relaxed and sophisticated, but also a beautiful collection of picturesque images captured perfectly by Truly Madly Photographers. Take a moment to enjoy…
Bride Lexi shares the details:
Wedding Theme & Decor
Sebastian’s grandparents were instrumental in setting up Mt Osmond Golf Club in Adelaide, and there’s a gum tree planted on the course in honour of his late grandfather, Mr Bruce Lawrence. The tree is famously named ‘Lawrence’s Folly’. In keeping with this, all our stationery had a gum tree theme. Also, all flowers were Australian natives including the centrepieces which resembled gum trees, and the bouquets which consisted of native berries, gumnuts and foliage. For place cards we used gum leaves with each guest’s name calligraphied in silver.
My bridal gown was couture and made in Istanbul. The bridesmaids wore dark green. This was in keeping with the dark wood and old worlde feel of the venue, and the beautiful surrounds (green and wood). Bridesmaids dresses were made by DragonOrient (website) and altered in Australia because both bridesmaids were pregnant in the lead-up to the wedding (Laura had her baby Ayda just 2 weeks before the wedding). Both the bride and bridesmaids wore marcasite style bracelets which were acquired in the Silver Markets in Istanbul. These matched the broach worn in the bride’s hair which belonged to my grandmother.
Our wedding cake had three-tiers. The favours were lemon cream, Baileys and fruit cake. Made by Hilda from The Delicious Biscuit, Adelaide
The guest favours were bottles of South Australian red wine with personalised labels.
Sidonie Henbest (Sebastian’s sister and artistic director of the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival), organised the music at the reception. The band for the night was the Capitol Group – a 6 man big band led by Mr Luke Thompson.
The second dance – when everyone joined us on the dance floor and the band played my favourite song. That moment was magical.
Our honeymoon was a two week Safari in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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