“What can we say about Lucy Spartalis? She was amazing! We came across her photography on Nouba, so it’s nice to come full circle.” She’s one of our faves too Amy and Craig! And it’s always a pleasure to share a unique and creative wedding, inspired in-part by our humble pages.
As vocalist and drummer of shoegaze band, Tender Bones, it was music that brought these two together. The indie pair shared their vows, rings and favourite Ted Hughes poem amidst the ‘Circle of Trees’ in Melbourne’s Edinburgh Gardens.
Amy tells me “we were going for a relaxed American Gothic, Australiana-chic party, celebrating our love and that of our family and friends… and music!” But it was a love of vintage style that led this bride to Rue de Seine for her wedding dress. “I loved the French cotton lace and the fact that everything was made to measure in their Auckland studio,” she says. “My dress fit like a glove when it arrived and I didn’t need any alterations.”
A flower crown and seasonal bouquet of daisies, flannel, poppies and trailing passion vine completed her bohemian look. “Petra of Pomp & Splendour was such a pleasure to work with,” says the bride. “I love her local and seasonal focus and she knew exactly what I wanted from word go.”
In place of flowers, the Melbourne florist decked out The Thornbury Theatre with potted ferns, which were lovingly adopted by guests at the end of the night. The reception venue was an easy choice for the couple, having spent many a memorable night there at various gigs and events. “We love the shabby grandness of it,” they say. “Loud carpets, velvet curtains, original parquetry dance floor and a good sound system!”
Another big drawcard was the theatre’s later curfew. While many venues tend to close their doors around midnight, this party continued to the wee hours. “We always seem to be the last few people at a party and don’t like leaving anything early, so we were there right til the end!”
Photography: Lucy Spartalis | Bride’s dress: Rue de Seine | Bride’s shoes: Maguba | Groom’s suit: Harry Rosen | Groom’s shoes: Vintage Sole | Rings: House of Jewellery & Antiquity and Caleb Shea | Hair & Makeup: I Put a Spell on You | Ceremony venue: Edinburgh Gardens | Celebrant: Jason Tuazon-McCheyne | Reception venue: The Thornbury Theatre | Flowers: Pomp & Splendour | Catering: Going Gourmet | Cakes: Brigid Jackson and Mister Nice Guys | Music: Craig Woodward and Warren Rough | Stationery/invitations: Darlin Press