Ally and Patrick are two pharmacists who took their chemistry to creative space Fortyfive Downstairs on Flinders Lane, Melbourne for their smashing art inspired wedding. Steph from Long Way Home Photography was behind the lens for the modern, bloom-filled affair.
Surrounded by the gallery’s artwork, the couple said their vows under a cascading installation of cotton, bold blooms and foliage by the talented Meg of Good Grace and Humour. Ally’s mum is a talented artist, who contributed to the day by creating a piece which ended up featuring on their stationery and wedding cake. The couple were also lucky enough to have their portraits painted by artist Robyn Rich whose artwork was exhibiting in the gallery during the ceremony. The couple share, “We didn’t tell any of our guests about our portraits so I think many were surprised to see our faces on the gallery wall amongst all the other artwork.”
Fortyfive Downstairs had plenty of space to hold both the ceremony and reception, the bride shared “The venue itself is stunning, and we loved the idea of being married in a gallery surrounded by beautiful art.” The reception was held in their theatre space, which features striking arched windows, pressed metal ceilings and hard wood floors.
Nouba faves Ed Dixon Food Design crafted canapes worthy of the gallery setting and dished up delish grazing boards and individual mains. When it came to the tipple, Patrick curated a meaningful drinks menu that represented places and experiences the couple had shared.
Images Long Way Home | Bride's Dress Cappellazzo Couture | Bride's Shoes Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid's Dresses Scanlan Theodore | Bridesmaid's Shoes Jo Mercer | Groom's Suit Briggins | Groom's Shoes Lluis | Rings Rhys Jewellery | Accessories Lovisa | Celebrant Damon Hughes | Flowers Good Grace & Humo | Catering Ed Dixon Food Design | Entertainment Tobi Music | Stationery/Invitations Studio Silva | Venue Fortyfive Downstairs | Videography C2 Films | Lighting Table Art | Cake Boutique Cake Art | Makeup Cosmetique |