Anna & Simon’s Big Party Under the Trees

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Jonathan Ong
January 13, 2018

Anna and Simon’s nuptials were as chilled as they come. Styled by The Details Co, the fun outdoor affair reflected the pair’s down-to-earth style, and Jonathan Ong’s vibrant photographic style was perfect for capturing their day.

After struggling to find a wedding venue that wasn’t too formal, a stroll around Ferny Creek one day had them picturing a big party under the trees. Anna and Simon enlisted the help of superstar stylists The Details Co to make it happen, sharing “These guys took care of SO MUCH that we wouldn’t know where to start. They sourced vendors, gave us heaps of options and made the day look so incredible! It was a big job with lots of things to consider and yet they turned an idea we had into a beautiful, super fun event that we all got to enjoy.”

Keen to get in on the action, this bride and groom had fun getting involved in the details of their big day. Anna joined forces with her sisters and bridesmaids to put together play lists and styling ideas, and the couple made mix tapes as a gift for their guests. They ensured there was plenty of fun to be had at the reception with plenty of games, delicious food by The Grub Club, and a show-stopping donut table!

When it came to inspiration, they didn’t have to look far. Anna explains, “As silly as it may sound, the only criteria we had for the style of our wedding is that we wanted it to feel like ‘us’. We’re both sentimental types and felt like our wedding was the best opportunity to have a big Simon & Anna style party for our friends and family. So we made decisions based on the things we care about as a couple – good food, relaxed vibes, family dinners and fun, dorky activities to do.”

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Emie Beauty Boutique highlighted Anna’s dark features, making them stand out against her traditional lace gown from Fairytales Bridal Boutique. The bride says, “Emie was an absolute gem. She took care of us so well on the morning and was a delight to be around.”
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The ceremony was held at Kilsyth South Baptist Church in front of around 200 family and friends. “We wanted the words we spoke and the music that played to be a reflection of who we are and our faith so we wrote our own vows and had important people share in different ways”, they explain.
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Long tables with vibrant florals by Ivy & Eve and festoon lights strung overhead looked magical beneath the trees at Ferny Creek. Table numbers, water jugs and custom stationery and signage by The Details Co added pops of colour and fun.
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When it came to photographer, Jonathan Ong, Anna tells us “Jon was so great! He made everything so clear and easy on the day and beforehand too. Our biggest concern was feeling or looking really awkward when it came to the photos but Jon was so relaxed and calm that it couldn't have felt easier. To then get our photos back and get so much joy from looking at them - what more could we ask for?”
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With a loose brief from the bride, the bridesmaids chose their own blush coloured dresses from Rodeo Show, Zimmermann, Pilgrim and Luxe Deluxe which they paired with their own accessories.
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Credits

Images Jonathan Ong | Bride's Dress Fairytales Bridal Boutique | Groom's Suit M. J. Bale | Flowers Ivy & Eve | Catering The Grub Club | Stylist The Details Co. | Hair & Makeup Emie Beauty Boutique | Bar Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co. | Bridesmaid dresses Luxe Deluxe | Zimmermann | Pilgrim | Rodeo Show |


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Rebekah 1 year ago

Absolutely mesmerising! Such a beautiful party Anna & Simon x

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