James & Jenn’s Cosy Carlton Wedding at Mr Pietro

Words by Tamarin Morley / Images by Kyra Boyer
November 12, 2019

An eye for detail and a shared love of Italian food were at the heart of this marketer/designer duo’s Carlton wedding. Jenn and James whipped up their modern Melbourne do in just four months, enlisting a few superstar vendors to help make their vision a reality. Kyra Boyer was the lady behind the lens, and her natural photography style suited this low-key wedding to a tee.

An impossibly romantic proposal in Tuscany informed the culinary choice and venue for the day. The pair fell in love with cosy Italian eatery, Mr Pietro, for its intimate feel and fabulous lo-fi fare. “We loved the genuine, down to earth vibe, and the amazing brother/owner team (Pietro & Joe) who willingly gave us full creative freedom of their venue,” Jenn explains. “We had a Chinese Tea ceremony upstairs, followed by western ceremony, dinner and party downstairs.”

Jenn and James kept things fun and heart-felt for the ceremony. “Our family walked down the aisle first to lots of cheers and our favourite Bob Dylan song, followed by us walking down the aisle together,” Jenn explains. Celebrant Jam (AKA Jamima Yue Xiu Wu) brought the sass and the pair shared their own vows in front of a wild and vibrant floral sculpture by Hattie Molloy on denHolm cement plinths.

Dinner was the the main event for this foodie affair, with rustic Italian fare aplenty. Jenn tells us the feast included meat balls in tomato sauce, cannelloni, Sicilian style roast chicken, roast pork, grilled pawns, salads and roast potatoes. Delicious!

No matter how simple a wedding, pulling it together in just four months is no meant feat. Jenn and James tell us it got pretty stressful at times, but the big day was pay-off… and they were sure to let let off some steam at the after party!

modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro Chinese wedding tea ceremony Melbourne Chinese wedding tea ceremony Melbourne Chinese wedding tea ceremony Melbourne Chinese wedding tea ceremony Melbourne Chinese wedding tea ceremony Melbourne
modern Melbourne florist Hattie Molloy
modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro
floral sculpture wedding backdrop
floral sculpture wedding backdrop
floral sculpture wedding backdrop
floral sculpture wedding backdrop modern Melbourne florist Hattie Molloy
We can’t get enough of this vibrant floral sculpture by Hatty Molloy, and Jenn was pretty rapt with her choice of florist too. “Our absolute dream florist! She shares. “Love her for her non-traditional style and gave her full trust in her creative process.”
modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro simple rustic wedding cake with fresh flowers modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro
Jenn and James’ heart-felt ceremony was officiated by Celebrant Jam, and the pair tells us that Jemima is “such an organised, charismatic and thoughtful human who brought so much flavour and sass to our ceremony – she was perfect. Really guided us through the whole process and helped us break the rules.”
modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding Mr Pietro modern Melbourne wedding photographer Kyra Boyer
“I loved collaborating with designer Kara Baker to create a 3 piece outfit that could be worn again as separates,” Jenn shares. “It included a simple slip with a structured silk organza puffed sleeve blouse with a low back, and a long skirt with a slight train. A stunning engagement ring by Julia deVille completed her contemporary bridal look.”
vibrant bridal bouquet modern Melbourne wedding photographer Kyra Boyer modern groom's button hole
James wore a dark green suit and white Mandarin collar shirt, all tailored by Oscar Hunt. His gold signet ring was custom designed by Seb Brown and featured a baguette shaped diamond.
modern Melbourne wedding photographer Kyra Boyer vibrant bridal bouquet modern Melbourne wedding photographer Kyra Boyer modern Melbourne wedding photographer Kyra Boyer cosy Carlton wedding Mr Pietro cosy Carlton wedding Mr Pietro cosy Carlton wedding Mr Pietro cosy Carlton wedding Mr Pietro

Credits

Images Kyra Boyer | Bride's Dress Kara Baker | Groom's Suit Oscar Hunt | Hair Bec Shannon | Makeup Karen Burton | Celebrant Celebrant Jam | Flowers Hattie Molloy | Venue & Catering Mr Pietro | Styling & Planning Melt Styling | Cake TP Bakes | Prop Hire The Small Things Co | Orient Curio |


Leave a Reply

Stay in the loop!