“Once in awhile, right in the middle of ordinary life, LOVE gives us a Fairy Tale”
Our Modern Fairytale Engagement, featuring the most romantic, dreamy storybook setting amidst the beautiful greenery and structures of Evergreen Gardens. This storybook worthy shoot is what dreams are made of. A gathering of the most incredible wedding creatives in Queenland, setting the scene and creating pure magic in what was one of the most beautiful days of our lives.
The lead up to our engagement shoot was an absolute whirlwind, from arriving back from Melbourne to all the excitement of being newly engaged we were so totally blown away by the amazing team that came together to celebrate our love and the amazingness that Tanja of TM Event Planning pulled together. We had the most magical day and are so so excited to see our story featured on both WEDDED WONDERLAND and POLKA DOT BRIDE!!!
(click the names to see the gorgeousness!)
From the second I arrived at our Engagement Shoot I felt like an absolute queen! The location Evergreen Garden Venue was truly the setting for a beautiful storybook. The grounds of perfectly manicured grass and hedges with so many stunning backdrops of white stone and the French styled house.
I was whisked off to hair and makeup by the incredibly talented team from Bella Brides. We had previously discussed hair and makeup looks and I can honestly say that Lucie and Britt went BEYOND my expectations. We started with my hair styled in voluminous soft curls and then for the second look Lucie created a loose braid that looked effortlessly chic yet totally Princess worthy! The makeup was a soft smokey eye with a neutral tone lip, the makeup was totally flawless (all day) and the hair styling was pure magic! These ladies are pure genius!
Once I was dressed and ready in outfit number one featuring soft-blue sequins in a full length gown with puffed bishop sleeves and a long flowing silk chiffon belt skirt, for added drama! Rob arrived and we were taken to the beautiful space created by the amazing team. This first look was the warm up for the true princess gown – A specially made Begitta –Bridal & Couture confection of pastel blue – Made from over 35 square meters of tulle. Including hand draping over the bust and a detachable belt that makes up the 2-meter train. Pure bliss for any fairy-tale lover I was in my absolute element wearing it. NOTE: I have no idea how to trump this for the ‘Actual Wedding’ but I’m sure going to try!
The styling was put together by the absolutely amazing Ngaire from Event Stylist & Co and Mandi of Ivy & Bleu Events both so incredibly talented at what they do and how totally spoilt were we to have TWO incredible ladies creating this dream setting!
The table was set with crystal, delicate glass charger plates and silverware fit for royalty. The setting featured the most beautiful hues of soft greys, blues, blushes, whites and creams. Small posies of florals littered the table in gorgeous mismatched crystal vases. The stationery was delicately crafted by Kelsi at KB Lettering. Kelsi did the most beautiful job creating menus, place cards and the most exquisite hand-calligraphy backdrop which made our Modern Fairy-tale even more storybook worthy.
Tanja from TM Events went totally above and beyond bringing to the shoot the most beautiful butterflies, from Butterfly Releases Australia, which we released into the sky, creating the most beautiful images and memories I could not imagine anything more dreamy until the arrival of the beautiful Zanna from Beautiful White Doves with two absolutely beautiful caged doves and ‘Minxie’ her divine hand reared white dove which we could hold and release her into the clouds on such a special occasion!
Meanwhile the ladies began to put together the dessert table, which was completely awe-inspiring. Not only was it flanked by the absolutely gorgeous doves, it was positively bursting with incredibly delicate sugary confections that were the thing of dreams. The totally delish duo at Two Little Bakers created what seemed like hundreds of cupcakes, tarts, macaroons and the most perfect teeny-tiny macaroons topped with sugar pearls and metallic details. Then there was the cake! A totally divine tall cream coloured tower studded in pearls and silver leaf that had us all salivating. Adorned with gorgeous delicate blooms and surrounded by the most delicious macaroons I have ever sampled… And I practically lived at Laduree in Paris!
My dream would not be complete without divine blooms from Ivy & Bleu, the Bouquet itself was totally next level! Mandi created the most lush, untamed bouquet, one of her signature styles, filled with roses, beautiful small berries and oodles of greenery trickling out.
The entire day ran so smoothly and Kaitlin from Kaitlin Maree Photography made us feel so comfortable and a lot like celebrities! It wasn’t until the images were delivered in the most chic white box, on the most chic white USB, that I squealed and then cried, Kim-Kardash-Style. The imagery and moments she captured have absolutely blown Rob and I away. We can’t even believe it! You can see by these stunning pics how extremely talented Kaitlin is!
We are so grateful to the amazing team who came together to create
THE MOST MAGICAL DAY OF OUR LIVES
- To date (Of Course!)
We could not be more appreciative of each and every one of you and the true beauty that you brought to such a special chapter in our lives. These images will be on our wall for the next hundred years and we could not love them more!
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you.
Photographer: Kaitlin Maree Photography / Event Planner: TM Event Planning / Styling: Ivy & Bleu / Styling: Event Stylist & Co / Gown Designer: Begitta –Bridal & Couture / Hair & Makeup Artist: Bella Brides / Venue: Evergreen Garden Venue / Sweet Treats: Two Little Bakers / Invitations & Stationery: KB Lettering / Doves: Beautiful White Doves / Engagement Ring: My Jewellery Shop / Prop HIre: Innovative Hiring / Butterflies: Butterfly Releases Australia
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