George and Georgie’s wedding
Wedding stylist: Alexis Teasdale
Photography: Todd Perry
We were so honoured to be a part of George and Georgie’s Tuscan-themed wedding!
From getting married in the same church as both sets of their parents had years before, through to the hand painted invitations, rustic Tuscan-style flowers, home-made olive oil favours and a custom Limencello bar, it was an Italian celebration full of family and love!
The beautiful and rustic theme began all the way at the beginning of the wedding planning, with gorgeous invitations by Inkling Design, featuring hand painted watercolour leaves with little hidden cumquats woven throughout, especially created for them. This set the tone for the celebration to come, and their ‘G&G’ logo created by inkling featured throughout the day, and was even replicated on their cake.
After a stunning ceremony, featuring opera singer Claire Lyon singing Ave Maria, the happy couple were whisked away in a vintage Mercedes and it was onto the reception at The Sanctuary, run by the incredible team Blanco Catering.
TFC designed and created the seating charts which were framed and lined the entrance to the reception so that guests kept moving as they walked in, instead of all having to look at the one board. We also designed the Mr and Mrs chair signs wreathed in olive branches.
The flowers were a reflection of the invitation, and the loose and lush table arrangements had hidden fruit amongst the greenery that looked fresh and Tuscan.
TFC was thrilled to make a white wooden arch for the post-ceremony photos which we then brought inside to become a backdrop for the photo booth (which was the BUSIEST and most boisterous booth we’ve ever created!)
The Limencello bar was an absolute highlight for us! We hired the lemon coloured cart from White Marquee, and created the custom signage. Then it was onto pilling it high with lemons, plates of salumi and lots and lots of Limencello shots. Needless to say, it was a very popular spot.
AS SEEN IN COSMOPOLITAN BRIDE MAGAZINE
Wedding date: January 23, 2015.
Photographer: Todd Perry Photography (toddperry.com.au). “At a time when emotions were high, Todd was calm and made us feel relaxed throughout the morning and the rest of the day.”
Dress & Veil: Adam Dixon (adamdixon.com.au). “I decided having my dress custom made was the only way I was going to be happy, so I went looking online and collated a few pictures of dresses I liked. When I met with Adam and explained what I wanted, he created a sketch and I knew he would be able to make my vision a reality. Adam also made my veil. I wanted a long cathedral veil that I could wear at the church to be traditional and then take off at the reception.”
Groom’s Suit: P Johnson Tailors (pjt.com). “He looked modern and stylish, and I loved the deep blue. It made him pop and differentiated him from the groomsmen.”
Bridesmaid Dresses: Red Pearl Couture (redpearlcouture.com.au). “I had bridesmaids with different skin tones who were different ages. This colour suited them all. I didn’t want a look or colour that would date and I definitely did not want a typical bridesmaid look.”
Groomsmen Suits: Peter Shearer (petershearer.com.au). “They were slim-fitting, modern and smart.”
Wedding Planner: The Festive Co (thefestiveco.com). “They helped me from the beginning with making mood boards of themes, to finding and creating the Limoncello bar, wooden arch and the photo booth.”
Stationery: Inkling Design (inklingdesign.com.au). “Inga was amazing! The design kicked off our theme for the wedding and created a great base for everything else – flowers, table decorations and more.”
Flowers: Flowers of Adelaide (flowersofadelaide.com.au). “My sisters used the same florist for their own weddings and my family has used them for other special occasions over the years. They never disappoint. We also had an arch as the backdrop for photos decorated with lemon branches, olive branches and flowers – it turned out perfectly.”
Ceremony: Church of The Annunciation, Hectorville, SA (08 8336 9988). “Both our parents were married here, as well as George’s grandparents! The church holds a special place for both of our families and it was important for us to continue on the tradition.”
Reception: Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide, SA (sanctuaryadelaidezoo.com.au). “We originally enquired about the venue because we knew Blanco Catering was connected to it and we also knew it could fit our numbers. Once we inspected the place it was a very easy decision.”
Catering: Blanco Catering (blancocatering.com.au). “Blanco has an amazing reputation and could cater for our Italian themed wedding. It was really important that our guests had a sit down dinner and that our theme, Italian Tuscan, was continued all the way through. Blanco was incredible.”
Cake: Sugar & Spice Cakes (sugarandspicecakes.com.au). “The icing mimicked the design from our invites.”
Favours: “Homemade bottles of olive oil with three flavours: Rosemary, Garlic and Chilli, and Rosemary and Garlic .They were something people could actually use. We still have guests commenting how tasty the olive oil flavours are.”