I was interstate for my friends wedding last weekend.
It was at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
They are a very cool and slightly quirky couple and the wedding reflected their taste and personalities perfectly.
It was a wedding AND a book swap. Each guest had to bring a pre-loved book of their which were all left on a table before ceremony and then chose one to take home. I arrived with Widow for One Year by John Irving and left with The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
The 6pm ceremony was lovely and relaxed, under a shady tree in the gardens, with the Bride and Groom walking down the aisle together (to an enthusiastic applause)
The bride rocked her short strapless frock with bright red shoes and a huge bunch of flowers assembeled by her friend that morning. The Groom was styling in nice trousers with a grey waistcoat.
The vows were lovely and personal (and the reading I did went off without a hitch).
After the ceremony there were canapes and drinks for just one hour while the bride and groom had photos nearby.
The reception was at the Botanic Gardens resturant and it was decorated beautifully with coloured lanterns, and bunting that the Bride and her Mum had made from vintage fabrics. On the tables there were native seedlings tied with hessian for centrepieces and the walls were deocrated with old and recent family wedding portraits.
The dancefloor was outside next to the lake and there was a gorgeous homemade mason jar chandelier which one of the Brides talented friends had made for them!
For dessert the couple had enlisted the help of their Adelaide family and friends who baked an assortment of delicious cupcakes which we ate in lieu of wedding cake. They were delish.
The favours were home made jams and spreads which was a personal touch as they are both total foodies.
Here are some snaps I took on the day
After the reception closed, we found ourselves locked inside the Botanic Gardens which was a bit random, as we all had to scale the fence to get out.. To the Brides credit, she was the first one over.
Then we all rocked onto the Garden of Unearthly Delights which was open as part of the Fringe Festival and kept partying to the early hours of the morning.
Congratulations you two.. thanks for a great night and best wishes for your marriage!!