Sofia & Nathan’s Foliage-filled Wedding at Loose Leaf

Words by Tamarin Morley / Images by Sayher Heffernan
September 16, 2015

A swipe right, 3 months of dating and year-long engagement found Fi and Nathan tying the knot amidst a forest of greenery at Collingwood’s lofty botanical studio, Loose Leaf.

Photographer, Sayher Heffernan was a natural choice for the pair, having played camera man at several of their friends’ weddings. “We never really considered anyone other than him,” says Nath. “He’s so easy to work with and we love his journalistic in style.”

Fi and Nath were equally fixed on their choice of ceremony venue, saying “Loose Leaf was pretty much all we wanted. It’s an amazingly creative and inspiring florist filled with the most beautiful greenery and flowers.” While there wasn’t much needed to decorate the lush space, the Loose Leaf team created a gorgeous, foliage-strong arch for their backdrop.

Keen to avoid the awkward ceremony-reception gap, the newlyweds and their guests kicked straight on to their local pub Grace Darling, a few doors down. According to the groom, the Grace team were great to work with “Anything we asked they made work and it never seemed an effort. Dope dudes just psyched to help us make it a great night.”

In a rare reversal of wedding budget expectations, Sophia and Nath pulled their day together for less than half their initial estimate. “As we went along, we realised that all the things that really add up like cars and traditional wedding venues weren’t ‘us’. At the end of the day we spent somewhere around 12k and wouldn’t have changed a thing.”

 

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Sophia wore a pencil skirt and crop-top combo from Australian label Shona Joy, while her all-white maids wore various designs from ASOS.
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Nath wore a Jeff Banks white shirt with Country Road navy jacket and native boutonniere by Loose Leaf.
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Sophia and Nath opted for 'first look' and photos before the ceremony, so they could kick straight on with their guests to the reception at The Grace Darling.
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Florist and creative studio, Loose Leaf in Collingwood. This Amazing warehouse-style venue needed little additional decoration beyond that incredible greenery.
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Simple wedding cake from Candied Bakery in Spotswood. According to the groom, they do "the dopest baked goods in Melbourne".
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Credits

Images Sayher Heffernan | Bride's Dress Shona Joy | Bridesmaid's Dresses ASOS | Groom's Suit Country Road | Rings Hannan Jewellery Designs | Ceremony Venue Loose Leaf | Reception Venue The Grace Darling | Flowers Loose Leaf | Catering The Grace Darling | Cake Candied Bakery |


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