PERSIMMON NGV, MELBOURNE

Eleanor came to me as a referral. From the moment I laid eyes on this gorgeous lady I knew her wedding was going to be a classy affair. She explained to me that she was terrible at communicating what she wanted and liked but could tell me in an instant if something was not to her taste, we started the process of elimination and very quickly found her classic style!

With a nod to her bookish past, Eleanor and Andrew were married in Queens Hall at the State Library. With frayed carpets and grand ceilings Eleanor was drawn to the history of the space, “It just felt like the right place to say my vows” she explained. Standing out in her spectacular Amaline Vital dress complete with pockets (yes pockets!), Eleanor walked down the aisle to her beau carrying a delicious berry toned bouquet made with burgundy peonies and ‘Munstead Wood’, an incredible dark pink variety of David Austin roses (my favourite actually). When delivering the bouquets earlier that day, she’d burst into tears saying I’d delivered all her flower dreams, I tried to quickly comfort her and explain she should not ruin her make up.

The reception was held at Persimmon at the NGV, a modern dark space with gorgeous views across surrounding gardens. Keeping things classical and traditional we had lush centrepieces filled with fragrant roses, peonies and greenery. Table numbers in custom gold frames, gold tealights and amazing calligraphy programs and place cards handmade by Lemontree Calligraphy were amongst the table details. Eleanor was very busy with work in the lead up to her wedding and enlisted us to source many of these extra details.

Another vendor from Eleanor’s wedding was Dee from Posy Robes, the pair were old friends. Just launching her business of getting ready bridal Robes, it was the perfect opportunity for Dee to showcase her new product. Despite going to school together we had never met, but since Eleanor’s wedding Dee and I have become great friends and have even designed some limited edition robes together, you can check them out here, Posy Robes.

A classic cake from Cherrytree Bakehouse, lots of dancing and some of the best speeches ever written concluded this happy occasion. I finished the night by providing a wrap station so all the guests could take the flowers home.

Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
“Working with Zoe Webb of I Heart Flowers was a true highlight of my wedding. She helps you realise your flower vision to match the look of your wedding as well as other styling like stools, frames and candles. I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
Eleanor
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne
Persimmon NGV Wedding, Melbourne

EVENT DETAILS

Venue: Persimmon
Photographer and Videographer: She Takes Pictures He Makes Films
Brides Dress: Amaline Vitale
Cake: Cherrytree Bakehouse
Stationery: Lemontree Calligraphy