Aliki & Sohail’s Industrial Collingwood Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Free the Bird
September 14, 2016

According to this couple, Collingwood has a certain charm about it, and after seeing their stunning wedding snaps by Jai Long of Free the Bird, we’d have to agree. Aliki and Sohail chose The Craft & Co. as the industrial backdrop for their evening wedding and we love everything about the laid-back affiar.

Melbourne Northsiders to the bone, Sohail popped the question at the always-packed Moroccan Soup Bar (Aliki’s favourite) and apparently the whole place erupted into applause. “An unforgettable moment,” they tell us.

The Craft & Co was an easy choice for this intimate wedding – the upstairs area was decked out for the dinner party, while a space was cleared for the simple Bahai ceremony. When it came to sourcing inspiration, Aliki and Sohail looked to the local vibe.“Collingwood has such a cool, laid back, urban feel,” says the bride. “The streets retain their old charm but the place still has such a youthful vibe. We wanted our wedding to reflect that.”

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Aliki’s dress was custom-made by Ellie Louise, and with its sheer panels and billowing sleeves, we adore the contemporary design. A gold belt and cuff completed this bride's modern gilded look.
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Jai Long of Free the Bird is no stranger to the streets of Melbourne and he has a real knack for capturing beauty and romance against an urban backdrop.
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Raven & the Rose always impress us with their bold floral creations, and this is no exception. We're loving those beautiful berry tones in this hanging installation.
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A textile designer by day, Aliki naturally took on a few creative projects. Those laser-cut names, however, were the handiwork of The Gilded Line.
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Industrial Collingwood wedding at Craft & Co. photography by Free the Bird
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Dressed in crimson peonies, this semi-naked layer cake by Cake Ink looks almost too good to eat.
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The couple fell for The Craft & Co. when it opened across the road from Sohail’s work and they knew it’d be the perfect spot for their wedding - not to mention, the food was a major drawcard! “It was amazing.” Says Aliki. “We had a whole lot of shared plates on the tables and the bar was open all night.”
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Credits

Images Free the Bird | Bride's Dress Ellie Louise | Groom's Suit Calibre | Flowers Raven and the Rose | Transport Exclusive Limousines | Venue & Catering The Craft & Co. | Cake Cake Ink | Laser Cut Name Tags The Gilded Line | Favours Bahen & Co. Chocolate |


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