Stephanie & Joseph
A very special wedding for you these days- bear in mind Stephanie and Joseph’s engagement shoot?. They headed back to the farm to tie the knot! In a vegan, eco friendly barn wedding, Stephanie and Joseph believed by way of each and every detail and each facet matched the life they lead together. I enjoy this wedding- not only does it take spot in a barn (a thing we get so several requests for!), Stephanie wore a beautiful short wedding gown (Brisbane brides you positive know how to style it up!), there are bikes, bunting and a complete lot of really like! (As a side note- this wedding was planned in just four months!)
Stephanie and Joseph met 4 years ago.”February 2004. It was the first day of orientation and the initial introduction class to our degree. I walked into the lecture room determined to sit next to an individual and to make close friends straight away. I swiftly scanned the big lecture space and picked the guy sitting by himself that looks the most decent out of a poor bunch (hey, I did an engineering degree, so I didn’t have significantly decision there, and there wasn’t any girl around). So I plonked myself right next to him and cheerfully said “Hi!!!” It wasn’t really like at 1st sight. He thought I was also loud and annoying and I believed he was daggy. Somehow right after a couple of years of being about me involuntarily, Joseph started to adjust his hearing and made a room in his heart for me. I nevertheless believed he was daggy. So started the hardest year of his life: manipulating me one particular day at a time to win me over (in his own words). We became really very good friends but right after a whilst I started to realise that he wasn’t genuinely trying to support me with my assignments. When confronted with this, his reply was “I know that you’re going to be my wife one particular day”. I told him to just be close friends, but also asked him is it is achievable for us to nonetheless be very very good pals when we’re old and have grandkids of our own. To this he replied “Hmmm not really… when you are that old you do issues with your personal household and cannot have everyday chit chats with your male friend”. I was so devastated, because I wanted to be buddies with him until we’re old, so lastly I decided to give him a likelihood since I enjoyed his business so much anyway, what do his looks matter compared to his personality? (Joseph later told me that he responded that way to manipulate me to date him). So I started dating my greatest good friend, and right after 3 months I realised that he had it correct the entire time: I as well, was convinced, that I would be his wife 1 day.”
Feather & Stone are nowadays’s photographers, and you will fall head more than heels for these wedding pictures just like I did! this awesome foursome are fresh, oh so satisfied and undertaking some brilliant, innovative things in photography! One more bunch of Aussies who are constantly about to make me laugh or provide an inspiring notion! As Stephanie says, “Finding the proper photographer that suited our aesthetic and that we got along with was a nightmare. We had a shortlist of a couple of photographers that we wanted to meet but the second we met Feather + Stone we knew they had been the a single(s) and stopped hunting.”
Stephanie says “When Joseph and I decided to quit placing off our wedding and start obtaining our act collectively, we knew that we didn’t want to go down the cookie cutter path. We had a clear vision of what the wedding would be like and neither of us were prepared to compromise with whatever was accessible in the wedding marketplace.
Our best 3 priorities to focus were the outfits, photography and food.”
“I first saw my dress 4 years ago (late 2006), and still loved it when my wedding finally came about! It was a Marc Jacobs dress from his spring/ summer season 2007 collection. I managed to locate a very similar fabric to the original dress so I decided to get it created with the addition of mint green chiffon placed randomly in the skirt.
The dress was beautifully made by Alter Ego. Joseph had his suit made from scratch at The Cloakroom, total with his name being sewn to the inner lining of the suit and embroidery of his initials on the cuff! My headband was handmade from an Etsy seller and shoes by Stella McCartney since they were non-leather and appropriate for vegetarians.
We purchased the flowers from the Rocklea wholesale fresh flower market place and my super talented sister in law arranged them all into centre pieces, a variety of decoration in old watering cans, milk cans, creaming cans, aisle seat decoration, even the boutonnières!”
Homemade sweet treats were produced by household members and added to a refreshment table at the ceremony. Stephanie created and printed the paper cards for each and every treat and the boxes were sourced at second hand retailers.
The wedding colours were green and purple. Stephanie explains “The main colour theme for the wedding was a no-brainer everybody knows my favourite colour is green. I incorporated gingham into the equation to pay respect to my school in Jakarta (exactly where I grew up), who are recognized for their green gingham uniform! I chose purple as the secondary colour simply because it is the colour that suits Joseph’s complexion the most and I wanted him to put on an outfit that really suited him.”
A refreshment table was set with fruit punch, iced water and iced tea along with strawberry coconut slice (a nod to Stephanie’s Indonesian heritage) and standard fruit cake (a nod to Joseph’s heritage). Photographs of Stephanie and Joseph had been pinned to a board as decoration.
Picking to marry on the farm wasn’t an straightforward decision. “The largest challenge even though, was obtaining the appropriate venue. This turned out to be the largest nightmare. We spent numerous weeks, months, looking for the venue and absolutely nothing felt correct to us. All the commercial venues just felt, well…..commercial, and couldn’t be modified to do what we wanted. Knowing our desperation, Joseph’s household buddy, the Costantini household, provided their farm home as our venue.
At initial I hesitated, but Joseph saw the potential and as soon as he explained what we could do to it, I abruptly got quite excited. We planned to have the ceremony outdoors and the reception in one of the un-utilized chicken sheds. No one really understood our vision and couldn’t picture what we wanted to do. Fortunately they went along with our concept to assist us anyway. To say the least, everybody was blown away upon seeing the final result of the farm transformation!”
Stephanie says “We went price range for everything else outside of the best three priorities, and yes, that meant doing every single point ourselves. So the tasks had been naturally split into two categories: farm tasks (manly) and other tasks (desk based and usually girly).” The “manly” tasks included constructing a new entrance way to the shed, planting trees, spreading topsoil, put up lights, building paths, mowing the entire farm and setting up the furniture. The “girly” tasks included deciding on music for the event (from the artists Stephanie & Joseph has observed in concert together), designing and generating all the stationery, developing a wedding registry website, scouring op shops for props, made the bunting and ring pillow, making a tree branch chandelier and even sourcing their favourite perfumes to wear on the day.
For their getaway, what else would Stephanie and Joseph use but an eco friendly alternative? They rode their bikes (both restored by the couple and their pals- Joseph rode a lilac bike although Stephanie rode mint green)!
So considerably much more to share from right now’s wedding! Examine back this afternoon for far more!
Images by Feather & Stone Photography
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