Real Wedding Wednesday ~ A Mid Summer Night Dream in a Secret Garden

Here we go again... My obsession with the amazing photographer, Hilary Cam,continues. This wedding is so spectacular! Dare I say the words, swoon-worthy? Sorry, but it is! And although swooning really isn't my thing, this wedding is just fucking brilliant! I mean... Laura and Dylan created a day so fabulous and so intimate, that when you see the photographs and read a bit about all that went into making this day so lovely, you're probably going to drool... Drawing inspiration from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, their reception was quite heavenly and super romantic. They definitely went with some contemporary and daring twists reflecting their creativity and individuality.

From Hilary Cam: "Laura works as a freelance stylist and designer for The Styling Branch so we knew she had something fabulous planned for her own day. Dylan and Laura’s intimate reception was in absolute seclusion out on Scotland Island. Guests arrived by boat and climbed the sandstone stairs to a magical garden full of fairy lights. Their reception was ethereal; woodland tablescapes with moss, scattered tea lights, mason jars and flowers, with a canopy of Edison lights overhead. Their wedding was intimate, romantic and magical for all who were there."

This photograph says it all.. Brilliant!Hilary Cam: Describe  your wedding in one sentence.
Bride: ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ set within ‘The Secret Garden’

HC: What do you do for work?
Bride: I’m an Interior Designer / Freelance Stylist

For some reason, this pic reminds me of Entourage...HC: How long have you been together?
Bride: 2 years.

HC: What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme / style? 
Bride: I have always dreamt of having ‘a midsummer nights dream’ garden wedding. I wanted to create an intimate, romantic, magical feeling for us and for our guests. And it was EXACTLY as I had imagined it to be.

Oh yeah! Oh yeah! (Another Entourage reference...)FUCKING AWESOME!HC: Favorite detail and/or moment of the day (besides becoming husband and wife of course!!!)
Bride: A moment I will never forget was arriving to Bangalla by boat, climbing the 50 sandstone steps to enter the incredible garden where I saw that my whole vision had come to life! After months of planning and facing all the logistical challenges; such as bringing everything across to the island on a barge just the day prior - it was such a rewarding feeling to walk in and see all our guests (especially our international guests) mingling, drinking champagne, enjoying the music and absorbing the energy of the surroundings... To add to this euphoric feeling, it was my wedding day! – so this was truly a very memorable moment.

HC: Did you undertake any DIY projects, if so what?
Bride: Yes - with the help of my amazing father and husband - I hand made all the little details! From our wedding invitations to the poles that held up the festoon lights that hung above the tables. My favorite DIY project was my personalized sign for Dylan that hung in the tree in front of us. (Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favourate.)

The guestbook was mini easles for guests to draw or leave a message and then they all put them in a vintage suitcase.Cake topper was made by the bride...HC: Any advice for future brides to be?
Bride: All the “stress” in the lead up, pays off in the end I don’t want to say ‘don’t stress’, because some times you just can’t help it!

I'm officially obsessed... Just swooning over here...

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: Hilary Cam
Wedding DressPersonalised Weddings Couture
Bridesmaid DressesMelissa Kritsotakis
Wedding rings & Gride’s JewelryCerrone
MakeupHilary Ho
Bridal Hair Piece Handmade by the BrideThe Styling Branch
Invitations & Stationery Handmade by the BrideThe Styling Branch
Grooms SuitRoger David
Barber ShopspaQ
ChurchSt Mary’s Cathederal, Sydney
ReceptionBangalla, Scotland Island
Floral Arrangements Syled by the BrideThe Styling Branch
Cake Toppers Handmade by the BrideThe Styling Branch
CateringThe Hospitality Establishment