Claire & Ricky’s Two Ton Max Wedding

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Elleni Toumpas
October 19, 2016

Some couples might balk at the idea of a blank canvas venue waiting to be filled, but Claire and Ricky relished the thought of being able to put their own stamp on their wedding at Two Ton Max, captured by Elleni Toumpas.

“As we chose an empty venue for our reception we had to decide on every little detail – from our furniture and layout to our caterers and bonbonniere. It was quite a process to bring it all together but SO much fun,” Claire explains.

As well as a helping hand from family and friends, Claire and Ricky enlisted the services of some talented vendors to bring their plan to fruition. Technical Events took care of all the sound and lighting whilst cascading foliage by Flowersmith Flowers added warmth to the room, paired with wooden furniture from Dress My Wedding and additional pieces from Dann Event Hire.

With their meticulous planning and dream team in place, this couple say they were able to relax on the day and cherish what was important to them: “nieces and nephews dancing, an elderly family member laughing or just the small details like the smiles on peoples’ faces.”

And as much as the wedding was about the two of them, you could say that they were somewhat upstaged. Claire explains, “We felt so lucky to share our day with our unborn child. I was 21 weeks pregnant which was so very special and we can’t wait to share our photos and memories of the day with our baby when they’re older!”

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Claire’s dress was custom made dress designed by the bride herself with the help of one of her bridesmaids and a dressmaker. Claire says, “It was relaxed and flowy and was easy to change when we found out we were expecting a baby!! My dress maker Kathy finished the gown the week of the wedding as I was growing a lot!!” Glittery gold shoes by Zimmermann added some sparkle to Claire’s look.
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Claire’s maids looked sophisticated in black dresses with a mesh overlay by Kookai, paired with black round-toe pumps from Nine West.
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Montsalvat provided a uniquely picturesque setting for the exchange of vows before a wall of large stained glass windows in the Upper Gallery.
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The reception was catered by Blakes Feast and Claire and Ricky were delighted with the results. “They were the first company we went to and we instantly fell in love with Andrew Blake when he cooked for us in their office. He was fun, professional and we were blown away by the quality of the food.”
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Credits

Images Elleni Toumpas | Bride's Dress Made by dressmaker | Bride's Shoes Zimmermann | Bridesmaid's Dresses Kookai | Groom's Suit Calibre | Ceremony Venue Montsalvat | Celebrant Kate Haley | Reception Venue Two Ton Max | Flowers Flowersmith Flowers | Catering Blakes Feast | Event hire Dress My Wedding | Prop hire Dann Event Hire | Lighting Technical Events | Music Timmy Knowles |


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Kai 1 year ago

nice! montsalvat + two ton max, you can’t beat that!

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