Lucy Sheedy

REAL WEDDING: Caprice & Blake, Private Property, Miles QLD

Caprice and Blake were married on Caprice's family property - Iola. The same location where Blake had proposed less then a year earlier under the stars, by the creek. 

At the end of the properties driveway would sit a clear marquee for the couples wedding celebrations, adjoining Iola's character shed spotlighting its weathered exterior and textured timber pillars. 

The couple opted for a navy, white, pink and gold palette, working beautifully against the natural surroundings and gloss white finishes of the events furnishings. A feature navy bar and hanging lighting installations brought to life by the groom himself set the scene well into the evening and created a picturesque view for guests to dance the night away. 

Bright pink blooms worked perfectly with the abundance of textured native greenery. While metallic gold touches popped against deep navy hues.

Caprice and Blake's wedding was the first of many private property nuptials to kick of 2017 for us. We avoided the rain all day, until the sunshine and humidity of Miles in March was briefly relieved by a shower. It certainly didn't dampen the spirits of the couples guests though!

Thanks again to Mr & Mrs Althaus for inviting our team to your families property and allowing us to help bring your special day to life x

VENDORS

Photographer | Lucy Sheedy Photography

Videographer | Made For This

Floristry & Styling | Blue Willow Weddings

Hire | GC Event Hire, Prop It Pretty & Adorn Event Hire

Caterer | Deb Barry

Cake | Maces Bakery 

Hair | Fred & Hollyโ€™s

Make Up | Kylie Nolan

Gown | White Lily Couture 

Bridesmaids | ASOS & Cameo

Groom & Groomsmen | RM Williams

Band | Drew Brauer

STYLED SHOOT: Enchanting gardens

The enchanting gardens that encapsulate one of Toowoomba's most renowned wedding venues, Gabbinbar Homestead inspired the aesthetic of this classically elegant styled shoot. The historical Queensland Homestead has been beautiful restored with a timeless colour palette throughout, while the gardens remain scattered with an original condition school house, stables and a mystical bamboo grove.

Combining an effortless sense of romance, this shoot played with floaty fabrics, soft textures and pastel tones. The timber components contrasted beautifully against the rose undertone of the crockery, while ceramic flatware delivered a handmade touch to the table scape. 

Dewy skin and loose up-dos, paired perfectly with the soft blush and grey gowns encapsulated the graceful romance of the shoot.

Thank you to the amazing vendors involved, see below for a full list of creative credits. 

VENDORS

Photography | Lucy Sheedy Photography

Venue | Gabbinbar Homestead

Styling | Blue Willow Weddings

Floristry | Blue Willow Weddings 

Silk Ribbon (Bouquet) | Song Bird Silk 

Gowns | Jennifer Gifford Designs 

Hair | Profile Hair Design 

Make up | Kimberley Morris 

Models | Clique Model AgencyMaree Mitchell

Hire & Props | Toowoomba Party Hire & Prop it Pretty 

Stationery | Jewel Paper Co

Cake | Jill-i-cious Cakes

Cutlery | Gold Wedding Hire

Napkins | Covered Linen

SECRETS OF A STYLIST: Wedding Styling Workshop with Blue Willow Weddings

SECRETS OF A STYLIST: Wedding Styling Workshop with Blue Willow Weddings

For all Brides-to-be - from those newly engaged, to those nearing their final months of preparation, or even the elusive creative who simply wants to talk all things wedding for the day our wedding styling workshop is for you...

STYLED SHOOT: Understated mood

Getting to see Toowoomba's newest venue, Muller Bros before it opened to the public was an exciting prospect for us. Toowoomba's dining scene is growing at a rapid pace and we love getting to visualise the potential for our clients at the various locations launching locally. 

Upon entering the venue at our first site meeting with co-owner Jeremy, we instantly knew what we wanted to capture. The raw bricks walls, original timber beams, floorboards and accenting barn doors - it was a moody dream waiting to happen.

Our concept for the shoot centred around the venues pre-existing features, while looking to accentuate them even further through a dark, winters night vibe.

We also wanted to execute something without any flowers - something a little different for us as we are such floral lovers (as we're sure you know). So instead we played with fruits, foliage and candlelight to bring the romance.

It was a dream to bring some fantastic suppliers into the Toowoomba spotlight as well, including Tash from Gold Wedding Hire with her incredible cutlery collection and Roberta from Prop it Pretty with some gorgeous decorative elements. 

We also relished the opportunity to highlight the talents and stock of some of our fellow Toowoomba based vendors including Toowoomba Party Hire, Elegant Event Hire, Venecia Designs, Jill-i-cious Cakes and Lucy Sheedy Photography. 

VENDORS

Styling & Floristry | Blue Willow Weddings

Photography | Lucy Sheedy

Venue | Muller Bros

Black plates, clear plates, black cutlery, gold candlesticks, goblets & napkins | Prop it Pretty

1920's champagne flutes, silver platters, wooden crates, red chairs & vintage whiskey bottles | Elegant Vintage Hire

Trestle tables, bistro chairs, bentwood chairs & lighting | Toowoomba Party Hire

Gold & Cooper cutlery | Gold Wedding Hire

Cake | Jill-i-cious Cakes

Stationery | Venecia Designs