Emily and Calum have now been married for 4 months, but we wanted to have a deeper chat with Emily about their beautiful wedding day.
Emily is a designer at the Sydney branding agency, The Creative Co., and this shone through all the details leading up to, and during the wedding. Every element was carefully thought through, and all with a great design eye and urban vibe.
On the proposal: “The proposal was just so romantic and the day totally unexpected! Cal went to an amazing effort to make it something I will never forget. We started off on our way into North Sydney for lunch, where he took me down to the ferry wharf (no restaurants in sight!!) and told me we have to cross through private property to get there. A little hesitant I followed his lead - just a yacht and 3 of his best mates dressed as sailors waiting to greet us aboard. From here we sailed Sydney Harbour, stopped off in small bays, rowed in (on a blow up boat) to Neilson Park, climbed through the bushes to find a picnic waiting on a large rock overlooking the ocean. Roses, champagne, food and a small box! It was here Cal asked me to marry him and my answer was obviously a yes! The surprise didn't stop here though - as we got back down to the beach, our parents were waiting for us dressed ready to have dinner and celebrate at Watson's Bay. Just simply amazing."
The wedding itself was inspired by the urban, while remaining classy and sophisticated - with the reception aptly taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art (and the wedding at St Philips York St), which was the “perfect setting for a designer”. Minimalism and clean design took pride of place. The Rocks was actually one of Emily’s inspirations for the wedding itself, a mixture of heritage and grit. (And of course Pinterest was a never-ending source of inspiration too).
The whole day perfectly matched Calum and Emily as a couple with elements that fit their own style. Of course, being a designer, Emily had a clear concept for her wedding stationery and paper items. It was a pleasure to her to develop the perfect end result.
With the ipod (filled up with music for the wedding and reception) being accidentally sent home after the church service, Spotify was a saviour on the dance floor, but the day was still a blast. The whole bridal party were an incredible blessing to the couple - providing hilarity for the whole morning, day and night.
On marriage: “Marriage to us is a gift from God. We are both commited Christians so the choice to get married was not just centered around us, but that of bringing Glory to God in living out the rest of our lives serving each other as husband and wife. This is a small snippet into what the relationship between Jesus and ourselves looks like. We also didn't enter into marriage lightly, knowing that it takes commitment, sacrifice and a whole lot of love and grace!”
The breath-taking dress was a Rosa Clara gown purchased at Brides of Beecroft - an amazing find on Emily’s first dress appointment!
Advice for couples: “Keep reminding yourself that you are having a wedding to get married, not the other way around! Also, you can’t please everyone, so don't be too hard on yourself!”.
Vendors: Photography - The Follans // Bridal Gown - Rosa Clara from Brides of Beecroft // Veil/Hair Piece - Miss Carla // Flowers - Boutierre Girls // Rings - Tiffany & Co // Jewellery / Accessories - Tiffany & Co // Bridesmaids Dresses - Zimmermann // Groom & Groomsmen Suits - T.M. Lewin // Ties - Etsy // Ceremony - St Philips York St Anglican Church // Reception - MCA Harbourside Room // Catering - Fresh Catering // Cake - Boutierre Girls // Reception flower installations - Boutierre Girls // Stationery - Designed by Emily, Printed by Terrace Press // Hair - Barrard Hair // Makeup - Carla Jones // Music - The White Tree // Minister - their minister from St Paul's Anglican Church Carlingford, Sam // Transport - White Mustangs // Cinematographer - The White Tree