For Alex and Brad it was definitely not love at first sight. Alex confesses that when they met at work in 2010 they each thought the other was a snob – impossible to imagine when you see the loved-up couple in these images by Towards the Moon!
Despite their initial hesitation they eventually saw potential in one another decided to share an after work drink one day. Love blossomed and their courtship culminated in a romantic rainy day proposal at their home. Although Brad wanted it to happen in a more exotic location, Alex says, “It was the most precious place and moment… no else has proposed (or ever will) in our bedroom so I think it was absolutely perfect!”
When planning their wedding, the Sydney couple were drawn to the look of exposed brick and beams and chose the industrial setting of Simmer on the Bay at The Rocks. The waterside location was ideal for their colourful ceremony where guests were entertained by the sweet sounds of Tillee Music whilst the bride and groom said “I do”.
Sheree of She Designs transformed the reception space into an eclectic haven, layered with rich colour and an array of textures. The elegant floral and feather installations by Justine Rose, custom watercolour stationery by Suely Lu, amber lighting and mismatched vintage chairs contrasted with the existing concrete, metal beams and glass to create a warm but edgy space.
A mix of wood, copper and coloured glass adorning the dining tables not only contributed to the look of the room but also held special meaning for Alex and Brad. Not long before they became engaged, Brad’s stepfather Pete sadly lost his battle with cancer. Many pieces from his impressive collection of vintage glassware were incorporated into the styling. Alex says, “Pete was a huge part of our wedding – he was in every table in fact! We look forward to seeing his collection in future weddings.”
Photography: Towards the Moon | Bride’s dress: Couture By Francesca | Jewellery: Samantha Wills | Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin | Groom’s suit: Rembrandt | Hair: Que Colour | Makeup: Linda Tran | Celebrant: | Venue: Simmer on the Bay | Styling: She Designs | Flowers: Justine Rose | Celebrant: Robyn Pattison | Cake: Sugar & Pearls | Music:Tillee Music | Stationery/invitations: Suely Lu