In the world of weddings, 2019 saw the decade off in style. Where previous years could be neatly summed up with defining trends and overarching styles, the last 12 months have been a little more nuanced. Trends were refined, styles were pared back, and couples kept things clean, fresh and contemporary… with a bit of bling for good measure.
We’ve already seen from our Best of 2019 series that simple, modern bridal styles prevailed in 2019, which often left room for statements to be made with flowers, styling or a breathtaking location. And speaking of flowers, there was no shortage of show-stopping statement blooms from the year that was – just look at the year’s top florals!
As always, the weddings you loved and engaged with the most were a real mixed bag. From paddock parties to stylish urban soirees, your top 10 encompassed the best of everything. Once again, we were chuffed to see many of our talented Nouba vendors featured in the lineup! So, when you’re done perusing the best from the year that was, why not check out the talent over on the Directory.
Bel & Eddie’s urban Melbourne wedding
The brand-spanking new Northcote venue, a style-savvy tribe and lush florals by Marina Wilson were all reasons to dig Bel and Ed’s do. But we can all agree that it was Bel’s A-line number by Claire Home Designs that truly stole the show! Catch Bel and Ed’s day in full here.
Alexandra & Daniel’s classic-meets-boho wedding
Alexandra and Daniel proved that bohemian aesthetics can pair perfectly with classic, traditional style. With the bride in Rue de Seine, the all-in-white bridal party was complete with unstructured bouquets by Fleur My Darling. See Alexandra and Daniel’s wedding in full here.
Amara & Ruben’s tropical wedding in Bali
Amara and Ruben chose the stunning Arnalaya Beach House for it’s luxe tropical setting and minimalist design, which they used as inspiration for the styling of the day. Planner and stylist, Emma of Long Table Events, set the party scene with pops of fuchsia, sleek modern elements and palm prints. See their Bali wedding here.
Jillian & Pete’s flower-filled industrial wedding
Jillian and Pete showed off their local neighbourhood with their flower-filled affair at Brunswick winery, Noisy Ritual. Stand-out details included stunning blooms by Cecilia Fox (featured in 2019’s best florals) Jillian’s glittering long-sleeved sequin gown by Australia’s own Rachel Gilbert. See Jillian and Pete’s day here.
Jess & Mitch’s community hall wedding
We love a DIY wedding and Jess and Mitch’s was a bit of a doozy! The bride’s sister, Botanica Bird, crafted the gorgeous blooms, and the bride’s handmade tassels launched a side hustle – Fringe Folk Tassels. See Jess and Mitch’s day in full here.
Natalie & David’s jewel-toned wedding
Natalie and David’s incredible, detail-laden day was the result of giving their trust and vision to a dream team of talented vendors. M Events and Pop-Up Planning worked with Signature Floral Design to create a modern, bold and textural setting at The Old Pickle Factory in West Perth. Catch it in full here.
Karrissa & Daniel’s barn wedding
With a gorgeously converted barn, dramatic florals and some seriously stunning styling, Karrissa and Daniel’s wedding had us swooning. Mondo Floral Designs created lush blooms, and modern stationery from September Creative added pops of colour and worked harmoniously with the bohemian feel. Catch it here.
Lucas & Jacq’s ‘ocean harvest’ wedding
There was no shortage of beautiful details to fall in love with for Lucas and Jacq’s Margaret River wedding. Stylist Tiffany Keal brought their coastal/country vision to life with an ‘ocean harvest’ theme. This meant a palette of inky watercolour blues and golden hues, amongst plenty of native Australian flora by De La Terre. See Lucas and Jacq’s day here.
Lisa & James’ backyard wedding in Geelong
For Lisa and James, getting married was really an excuse for throwing a big party. Transforming an empty paddock into a wedding was a big DIY effort, but the couple nailed it with help from friends, family, and a fleet of Geelong’s best food trucks. Lisa’s rose gold dress from Missguided’s Peace + Love Collection got a lot of love, and it’s not hard to see why! See Lisa and James’ and here.
Felicity & Jake’s vibrant Fremantle wedding
Where to start with Flic and Jake? The bride’s celestial gold dress and crown? Sensational statement blooms by Signature Floral Design? Sassy celebrant, stylish bridesmaids, bangin dancefloor… the list goes on. Wrap it all up with soulful photography by Adam Levi Browne, and you’ve got yourself the most loved wedding of the year! Catch it in full here.