Kelvin & Matthew’s Industrial Botanic Wedding

Words by Zoe Kirby / Images by Daniel Brannan
April 6, 2017

Whilst residing in frosty Canada for a year, Kelvin and Mathew were on a date night at the local pub when the idea of a wedding popped into conversation. After brushing off the idea, the pair finished their drinks and headed for a bite to eat, then suddenly came to a mutual conclusion – why the heck not?

Four weeks later, with a celebrant and two friends as witnesses, Kelvin and Mathew tied the knot in their living room and then headed home to Melbourne to celebrate with their nearest and dearest. Through the lens of Daniel Brannan Photography, the party enjoyed a banquet feast and plenty of wine at trendy warehouse bar Rupert on Rupert.

The venue acted as a blank canvas for the botanical industrial styling brief they envisioned. “We wanted the space to feel like a life-size terrarium… almost like dining in a green house,” says Kelvin. Alongside the hanging pot plants, wall planters and glasshouse-like ceiling, the talented green thumbs at Glasshaus created arrangements of greenery and florals that fit the brief to a tee. A few quirky props filled the space with character, including an old-school motorbike!

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In his typical ‘fly on the wall’ photography approach, Daniel Brannan captured the couple wandering Melbourne's alleyways in their sartorial, street-style element.
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Kelvin and Matthew were very involved in styling the scene of their celebration, even getting their DIY on to create fitting bonbonniere - succulents in an array of ornate Chinese teacups.
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The floral gurus Glasshaus shared Kelvin and Mathew’s botanic-industrial vision, filling the lofty space at Rupert on Rupert with vintage props, hanging planters and plenty of greenery.
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The style-savvy grooms knew exactly where to shop to look tip-top on their wedding day, donning a mix of high-end designer threads and accessories. Kelvin wore a suit by Institchu and Mathew wore a suit by Bell & Barnett.
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Credits

Images Daniel Brannan | Rings Cartier | Reception Venue Rupert on Rupert | Flowers Glasshaus | Stationery/Invitations Minted | Kelvin's Suit Institchu | Kelvin's Shoes Benjamin Barker | Mathew's Suit Bell & Barnett | Mathew's Shoes Boggi Milano | Guest Book Kami |


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Alyssa 6 months ago

What Lovely Lovely photos and fabulous florals too!

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