From the moment we met Lacey and Mitch we knew we were going to see something very special for their Wedding Day with plenty of personal style and surprises. Lacey and Mitch had chosen The Witches Garden, a beautifully unique location near Dartmouth in North-East Victoria with spectacular gardens and an intriguing theme and an apothecary-esque cottage. We also had hints from Lacey that her handmade designer gown was going to be something unexpected as well. With such creative scope presented, it was a perfect opportunity to capture something very unique and beautiful.
Thank you to Lacey and Mitch for sharing the story of your day:
We got engaged amongst tinkling fairy lights in a busy Christmas market in Edinburgh,
Scotland. And after a celebratory pizza, a few ciders and a tearful phone call home. We
started thinking about what we wanted when it came to our big day – a huge beautiful party
with great atmosphere, delicious food, lots of fizz and good vibes.
Crunchy leaves, crisp air and the smell of bonfires aflame. I have spent much of my life
experiencing the seasons in the Witches Garden, but autumn is by far my favourite. The
guests had champagne on the lawn and even endeavoured to find their way through the
maze. This place holds a very special place in my heart. And to have my wedding there is a
dream come true.
The Blue Bride:
“It’s Blue?!” I heard a few guests exclaim as I walked down the aisle. I had previously
worked as a bridal consultant, and when there were no brides around, we would try on the
gowns. I learnt very quickly that I was too white to wear white. So I chose blue and I also
added a detachable cape instead of a veil, because I’m dramatic like that.
My design was based off the art from Alfons Mucha and Eli Saab. And the amazing Jillian
Franklin made that a reality.
The Marquee was decorated with antique candelabras and blue candles. My Aunt Lindy
painstakingly starched the napkins to create the “Downton Abbey fold” for every place
setting. The flowers were rich red and plums with the added bonus of real bunches of
grapes with our guest could snack on.
I have seen many a bride disappointed with her pictures, and I was determined not to be
one of them. We wanted some who we could trust to be in the right place to get the shot.
Jason was incredibly creative, made us feel comfortable and captured the love and energy
on our day. He is a must. Get him.
Brides gown: Jillian Franklin Designs
Grooms and Groomsmen: Briggins Tailors
Bridesmaids gowns: White Runway
Lacey’s Best Man’s suit: Ted Baker
Flowers: Heather Wornes
Venue: The Witches Garden
Celebrant: Barbra Kruze
Hair: Bliss Hair and Beauty Lavington
Make up: Pout Cosmetics
Marquee: Barlens Albury
Vintage sofa: Gather Vintage Hire
Band: Mia Grace and the Aviators
Catering: Kerry Beggs and the wonderful ladies of the Mitta valley.
Guest Accommodation: Dartmouth Motor Inn
Stationary: DearEmma on etsy