Kelly & Michael’s Colourful Garden Party Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by John Benevante
August 10, 2016

Everything about Kelly and Michael’s colourful wedding makes us smile – from the heart-lined aisle to the groomsmens’ patterned socks, the doggy tutu and Kelly’s vibrant sunflower bouquet. An eclectic mix of bohemian meets vintage charm, this sunny summer wedding took place in the gardens of Canberra’s Ivy & The Fox and photographer John Benevante captured the fun.

“We decided pretty early on that we wanted to have an intimate wedding with only close friends and family.” Kelly tells us, “We were looking for a venue with beautiful gardens and one that could transform into a night time fairy garden with a big dance floor – very important!” Ivy & The Fox was the ideal spot and post ceremony guests mingled cocktail style amongst the lawn games and lanterns.

Self-confessed foodies, a good spread was a huge deciding factor and the venue’s onsite catering certainly impressed. “There’s nothing worse than walking away from a beautiful wedding being super hungry!” says Kelly, “So delicious food was a big must in addition to the feel and look of the place.”

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Michael is one cool groom and he’s officially killing it in his Country Road pants and David Jones jacket combo. Add the black bow-tie and colourful Happy Socks and you’ve got text book Groom Styling 101.
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Paired it with metallic ASOS peep-toes, Kelly's beaded Theia Couture number had a Gatsby-esque vibe and she explains, “I wanted to wear something people might not really expect, as I feel like most people had me picked to wear something a bit more boho.”
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Laurel & Lace were responsible for the bridal party’s vibrant bouquets - a stunning mix of natives, sunflowers, daisies and foliage. Kelly's maids chose their dresses in neutral shades from ASOS, Etsy and Modcloth.
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Credits

Images John Benevante | Bride's Dress Theia Couture | Bride's Shoes ASOS | Bridesmaid's Dresses ASOS | Groom's Suit David Jones | Rings Creations Jewellers of Manuka | Hair Ainslie Hair Inn | Makeup Jessica Dorothy Makeup Artistry | Celebrant Steven Murray | Flowers Laurel & Lace | Entertainment 3D Entertainment | Venue & Catering Ivy & The Fox | Nails Jessica Peris Beautique |


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Jemima 3 years ago

Hi – I’m wondering if you know where the bride and her bridesmaids got their earings? thanks! Jemima

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