From the superb food and wine dished up at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, to their talented team of local vendors, Chelsea and Sam’s Trentham wedding was a veritable showcase of the region’s best offerings. And talking of talented locals, who better than Kyneton photographer Pierre Curry to capture it all?
“Pierre was unbelievable! He went above and beyond,” Chelsea tells us. And the feeling was mutual – the photographer delighted to so easily coax the freshly wedding-ready bride barefoot into the fire-blackened forest for some stunning snaps.
Fortunately, Chelsea walked down the aisle charcoal-free in a stunning backless Katie May, from The Bridal Atelier. Local grower and floral designer, Lindsay Myra of The Little Flower Farm created an unstructured bouquet of roses, olive and jasmine and a delicate flower crown for those natural loose waves.
The gorgeous cake display was also Lindsay’s handiwork, creating a lush floral scene with three iced beauties from Blackbird Cakes.
The day’s theme developed naturally in a rustic, shabby chic style. “We tried to DIY as much as possible,” says Chelsea. “Sam designed and printed all the paper goods and my family and friends helped with a lot of projects.” A favourite of which was the bonbonniere – dainty jars of rose and jasmine ‘Buddha’s tears’ tea, discovered by the pair when travelling in China.
Another DIY win was the reception playlist. “We asked everybody to choose a favourite song when they RSVP’d,” they explain. “It was exciting for guests when their song came on and made the dance floor so much fun!”
Photography: Pierre Curry | Venue: The Cosmopolitan Hotel | Bride’s dress: Katie May from The Bridal Atelier | Jewellery: Samantha Wills | Bridesmaids dresses: Forever New | Groom’s suit: Suitshop | Hair & Makeup: Adrienne | Florist: Lindsay Myra, The Little Flower Farm | Celebrant: Miss Ruby Love | Catering: Cakes: Blackbird Cakes and Lindsay Myra | Stationery/invitations: DIY