Flowers and flash cars and don’t do it for everyone, Kristy’s heart was stolen with a tin of Milo and a VW Beetle named Tallulah. Sure, its handsome driver might have had a part to play – Kristy admits she was easily won over by Travis’s persistence (and more tins of Milo). The two recently tied the knot at the picturesque Zonzo Winery, with Jonathan Ong working his usual magic behind the lens.
“Jon was one of the best investments we made for our day,” says Kristy, who was understandably thrilled with her photos. The pair were equally rapt with the venue; having chosen the Yarra Valley winery for its spectacular views and amazing food, the impeccable service was a very welcome bonus. “We were all so well looked after,” says the grateful bride “I didn’t have to worry about a single thing!”
Having received an impressively antlered deer skull as an engagement gift, the pair were keen to incorporate it into their wedding, and with the help of Clarence Flowers, created one of the most spectacular arbours I’ve ever seen! Travis was so taken with their handiwork that he’s having the stunning design tattooed on his arm as an everlasting memento of their day. Epic!
Clarence was also behind those gorgeous flower crowns; a delicate babies breath wreath for the ceremony and a bolder party crown for the reception. Some brides might opt for a dress change, but Kristy was so smitten with her backless Johanna Johnson dress that she was darned if was changing out of it! And understandable so, I might add (love those soft cap sleeves!)
Not wishing of any of those gorgeous blooms to go to waste, the couple devised a “posie wrapping station” where guests could collect flowers at the end of the night, wrap them up and take them home.
Photography: Jonathan Ong | Bride’s dress: Johanna Johnson | Bride’s shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids dresses: Forever New | Groom’s suit: Paul Smith | Knit tie: T.M Lewin | Groom’s shoes: Aquila | Hair: Karla Smith | Makeup: Heidi Irene | Venue & Catering: Zonzo Winery | Celebrant: Family friend | Florist: Clarence Flowers