Lauren-Anne & Mark’s Shimmering Elopement (gifted by their vendors!)

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Anna Taylor
October 11, 2018

It isn’t very often that vendors get full creative license on an actual wedding, but that is exactly what photographer Anna Taylor and a whole lot of Melbourne based creatives got to do, all while gifting a lucky couple a glittering elopement. After a Facebook call out for a deserving couple, the team found their perfect match in the loved-up Lauren-Anne and Mark.

Anna, together with Kate Forsyth of Good Day Rentals on furnishings and styling, came up with a theme that would showcase all the talents of the vendors involved. A bit of disco and a whole lot of magic combined in this creative and whimsical affair. Set in the enchanting forest of Tanglewood Estate, Lauren-Anne and Mark said their vows in a misty wooded grove adorned with an eclectic mix of flora by Little Lady Blooms, with celebrant Nat Sproal making it official. In the bride’s own words, “Nat was amazing. Her ceremony really captured us and our relationship. It was just the parentals and a two-piece acoustic blues and country band playing Janis Martins, Lets Elope Baby. Said our vows, had a couple of bourbons and a bit of a boogie, and we were hitched. Perfect.”

For their first look and portraits, The Arbourists (brainchild of Photographer Oli Sansom and creative sparky Matt Hedrich) provided mystical LED arbours which came alive as the night fell. The couple and their parents were then treated to an intimate sharing feast by The Farm Café, under a epic installation by Bangin Hangins. The couple share, “We can’t recommend the team that put on our wedding highly enough. They were super fun and super professional, and tailored the experience to us.”

epic pink and gold paper fringe installation by Bangin Hangins Gold celestial wedding dress by Willowby moody Mornington wedding at Tanglewood Estate / photography by Anna Taylor Gold celestial wedding dress by Willowby Gold celestial wedding dress by Willowby
We have stars in our eyes for Lauren-Anne’s celestial gown, the Orion Dress by Willowby, provided by Moonstruck Bride. Her shimmering bridal beauty was thanks to makeup artist Sally Kuter, completing her mystical look with an amazing crimped updo by Uyenny Tran.
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Little Lady Blooms created the bride’s eclectic and whimsical bouquet from ferns, foraged flora and gold painted roses and leaves.
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The driving force behind the day, photographer Anna Taylor had the opportunity bring her vision to life and capture the end result. These moody snaps under the dramatic illuminated backdrop by The Arbourists are next level.
epic pink and gold paper fringe installation by Bangin Hangins rustic tablescape in autumnal tones epic pink and gold paper fringe installation by Bangin Hangins Fidel & Sarah - acoustic wedding band Melbourne
Acoustic blues and country duo Fidel & Sarah provided the tunes throughout the day, from the 'I do's' to the dinner to the forest-disco dance floor.
moody Mornington wedding at Tanglewood Estate / photography by Anna Taylor ombre gold wedding cake with fresh pink flowers creative Melbourne wedding caker Miss Ladybird Cakes
Our fave baker of delicious confections, Miss Ladybird Cakes crafted a glowing, bloom covered wedding cake for the couple and their family to tuck into.
moody Mornington wedding at Tanglewood Estate / photography by Anna Taylor moody Mornington wedding at Tanglewood Estate / photography by Anna Taylor vintage furniture hire Melbourne - Good Day Rentals
Specialising in mid-century and retro hires, Good Day Rentals provided character furnishings and styling, adding vintage vibes that worked perfectly with the feel of the day.
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Credits

Images Anna Taylor | Bride's Dress Moonstruck Bride | Hair Uyenny Tran | Makeup Sally Kuter | Celebrant Nat Sproal | Flowers Little Lady Blooms | Catering The Farm Cafe | Entertainment Fidel & Sarah | Hire & Styling Good Day Rentals | Venue Tanglewood Estate | Arbours The Arbourists | Hanging installation Bangin Hangins | Cake Miss Ladybird Cakes | Videography One Heart Studios |


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Elle Weddings 2 weeks ago

Stark backgrounds with brilliant colors! Wonderfully executed!

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