Have I got your attention? Garth and Valentina’s rings originated from Space. It is true. A meteorite landed in South Africa and now some of that rock is proudly on the wedding fingers of Mr and Mrs Ivers. What a beautiful way to show your unique connection. They are both very artistic so I knew their wedding was always going to be a little different. They chose to have a relaxed fun Sydney Wedding at Athol Hall and make it unique to them.
Garth and Valentina are also good friends of ours. During the ceremony, I was a little teary. Ok, maybe a lot teary. I love seeing people declaring what they love about each other in front of their friends and family. My most favourite moment happened before the ceremony though. Val assured me that she would not be able to relax and enjoy the wedding day because she would always be worried that everything was running to plan and that the guests were having a good time. She told me that she has never really been able to truly enjoy her own events in the past. But as she stood in the hotel room in her wedding dress for the first time it all became real. Val had a moment, her eyes were glassy and suddenly the tears started to fall – she was a bride and she was really getting married after 15 years with her best friend. What a beautiful moment.
*Weather predictions said 90% chance of rain and overcast, we had a sunny clear day with 2 seconds of rain later in the night – perfect!
*The dessert table was created by an amazing pastry chef from Est.
* Val had two pairs of shoes – some gorgeous floral stilts and some gold heels.
*Garth designed the invitations – gorgeous!
*Val allowed her creative vendors to be exactly that, creative! She is an artist herself and wanted to allow more freedom.
*A group of kookaburras were laughing during the ceremony. *Val’s sister’s nickname is Spike (I just think that’s cool).
*You could play the game I Spy with your camera and find cool and different things to photograph and then upload it with a special hashtag for the wedding.
*Garth proposed on top of a mountain in Japan. Damn these two are too cool ;).
Wedding rings by Jewelry by Johan / Val designed her dress and was helped to create it by Sandie Bizys Hats and Vintage Dresses / Valentina’s shoes – Karen Millen and Gold shoes from Bhldn / Val’s gorgeous black and gold coat by Carla Zampatti / Flowers by the The Floral Craftsman, Matt Bisaro / Veil by Cassandra Silvestro / Hair flower – wishpiece / Hair Artist – Kristy Ferrari / Make-up Artist – Lisa Terizis / Celebrant – Linda Marsden / Sydney Wedding Venue – Athol Hall / Suit – Calvin Klein / Tie pin and shirt – Saba / Tie by Rembrandt / Tie bar from tiebar.com.au / Cufflinks by Vendetta Designs / Stationery – Garth Ivers Design (the Groom!) / Cakes and Dessert Table (OMG sooo good!!!) – Damir Mujanic / Engagement ring by Polly Wales / Wedding necklace and earrings – Swarovski / Tassels on giant balloons from Studio Mucci / Sewn circle decorations by the Bride.