Jess & Mitch’s Bloom-filled Wedding in a Community Hall

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Alex Winner
June 9, 2019

Bursts of colour adorned every nook and cranny of Jess and Mitch’s community hall wedding, but we wouldn’t expect anything less when inspired florist Botanica Bird is in the family. Jess gave her sister creative freedom to work her magic, resulting in an epic floral dreamscape captured by Alex Winner Photography.

Although Jess had originally wanted a super small backyard wedding, Mitch’s guestlist had other plans. After driving through Yarramalong and spotting the cute-as-a-button Wyong Creek Hall, they were sorted for a venue that offered space for all their loved ones, and the relaxed vibe Jess had in mind. The couple tied the knot in front of 100 friends and family, and included their three little ones in the ceremony. “Jess shares, One of my favourite parts was where we had a pinky promise with our kids regarding our family and happiness.”

Floral designer Rachel of Botanica Bird colour-bombed the venue, transforming the space into a wonderland of gorgeous floral creations. Jess is well acquainted with her sister’s stunning floristry, so let her run wild on the day. Jess shares, “I just love how she pushes the boundaries with flowers and how you get something you haven’t seen 100 times before. I could rave on about my incredibly talented sister all day.”

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Jess’ girls wore pink tones in a mix of textures and patterns for vibrant mismatched look. Wearing ASOS, Romance Was Born, Alice McCall and adding unique statement earrings meant their styles were unique but worked perfectly together. We’re smitten with their cute braided hairstyles by Bridesmaid (and hairstylist), Amy.
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The tiny hall was styled with wild, unstructured blooms by Botanica Bird and DIY tassel garlands hanging from the rafters. The garlands received so many compliments that Jess decided to turn them into a side hustle, and so Fringe Folk Tassels was born!
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Celebrant Timothy Jackson made the ceremony fun for everyone involved, from the prep stage to the alter. The bride shares, “He just made me feel so calm about the whole thing. On the day, he was amazing... everyone loved him and we had so many of our guests come up after and say how fun and hilarious the ceremony was, I couldn't imagine the day without him in it.”
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We can hardly believe the story behind the bride’s stunning look! Jess had originally planned to wear a Stone Cold Fox gown, however the dry cleaner ended up turning it yellow just days before the wedding! A borrowed Sheike skirt and a mad dash to Newcastle with kids in tow to grab a matching top, and she was set.
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The couple had only golden words to say about their photographer Alex Winner. Jess shares “I cannot recommend him enough, even in the lead up to the wedding I looked forward to my messages with Alex. He became my friend, if I was getting over wedding planning or pressure to do things a certain way Alex would write me the most fun and inspiring messages and bring me back down to the real reasons for the wedding, the joy and excitement.”
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Loving this vibrant sugar flower creation by up-and-coming Sydney caker, Rosie's Rosy Cakes. Three tiers of chocolate, vanilla white chocolate and lemon, yum!
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Credits

Images Alex Winner | Bride's Dress Sheike | Groom's Suit Connor | Rings Dewaal Jewellery | Hair Amy Claypole | Celebrant Timothy Jackson | Flowers Botanica Bird | Entertainment Eyes On You | Tassel garlands Fringe Folk | Furniture Hire Reso & Co | Cake Rosie's Rosy Cakes | Venue Wyong Creek Hall |


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3 Weeds 2 months ago

Love this wedding vibe and colours! Particularly the Mrs Green denim jacket : )

Scout 1 week ago

Gorgeous wedding. Love how the little ones are involved in the day.

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