Kate and Will may have had quite the challenge getting their hands on a wedding website, but their love for throwing parties together made planning their big day a breeze. Captured by Madeline Druce, the couple kept a balanced approach, choosing venues and vendors they were happy to support like the talented creatives and not-for-profits that filled their day.
Their ceremony was held in the courtyard of the Hellenic Museum, before making their way to Fortyfive Downstairs, an art gallery and performance space. The couple hired lustrous vintage upholstered pieces from Good Day Rentals to put their mark on the spaces while adding depth and warmth. Together with caterers and event specialists Ed Dixon Food Design, Toko Events co-ordinated the event and styled the day, executing Kate’s vision perfectly and even tracking down the groom’s lost wallet! The couple share, “She was an absolute legend, and having her around on the day took a huge weight off. When we finished up we just wanted to give Judith a massive squeeze. She brought such a great energy and she really understood what we were hoping for.”
Equality is an important part of their relationship, so the couple aimed to embed their ethos in wedding, starting with walking down the aisle together. “We wanted to make sure that our wedding reflected our take on marriage, so we had little elements throughout that most people probably didn’t notice, but were meaningful to us. We also tried as much as we could to keep things balanced, so we had a guy and girl MC, we had speeches from both the bridesmaids and the groomsmen, and we both spoke.” Now, if you could just tell us the meaning behind the lobster dance?!
Images Madeline Druce | Bride's Dress Flora Bride | Bride's Shoes Stuart Weitzman | Groom's Suit Oscar Hunt Tailors | Rings Suzi Zutic | Accessories Lucy Folk | Hair Edwards and Co | Makeup Blanka Dudas | Ceremony Venue Hellenic Museum | Celebrant Damon Hughes | Reception Venue 45 Downstairs | Flowers Georgie Boy | Catering Ed Dixon Food Design | Entertainment Jonno Heys DJ | Stationery/Invitations Tom Clapin | Styling Toko Events | Prop Hire Good Day Rentals | Cake Zephyr and Bloom |