Fallyn and Grant were wed at the beautiful Maleny Manor in Queensland, Australia. Their reception loosely followed an Old World vintage theme, and their outdoor ceremony included a special visit from a trained owl ring bearer!
Bride’s Name: Fallyn
Groom’s Name: Grant
Venue: Maleny Manor
Wedding Date: July 11, 2015
Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias Wedding Gowns supplied by The Big Day
Shoes: Christian Louboutin supplied by Myer (bride) Style Tread (bridesmaids)
Accessories: Pearl Galleria (including $35K pair of vintage pearl earrings gifted in loan by the owner for my special day)
Groom’s Suit: Stuart Suits
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pia Gladys Peri supplied by White Runway
Florist: Mondo Floral Designs (including special ordered peonies from France as a surprise from my florist)
Photographer: Calli B Photography
Videographer: Sunshine Coast Videography
Cake: Ideas in Icing
Makeup: Pru Edwards Makeup
Hair: Dot & Birdie (Bride), Hair by Nicola (Bridesmaids)
Celebrant: Jarrad Bayliss
Ceremony Music and Entertainment: Cut a Rug DJ
Stationery: Adorn Invitations
Rings: Diamond House Jewellers
Transport: SV Limousines
Venue Styling: Love Bird Weddings
Accommodations: Remingtons Cottages
My husband and I met in high school. I was new to town, and we were introduced through my family. It was love at first sight, quite cute really.
For our wedding, I wanted a classic Old World vintage Gatsby feel. I had to be surrounded by flowers, I wanted soft pinks, lavenders, and whites with accents of gold. Love Bird Weddings and Mondo Flowers worked together perfectly in creating a timeless elegance that is captured beautifully in Calli B Photography’s images of the day. I initially had my heart set on peonies but, as it turns out, they were out of season for our wedding! However, my florist had organised French peonies to be imported from Paris as a special surprise on our wedding day! From the simple floral styling (flowers were everywhere, my one very insistent request) along the aisle, to the fantastic rose and wood arbour that surrounded us, to the glass house mountains off in the distance, the atmosphere allowed us to say our “I do”s in the most romantic fashion. Our day was highlighted by little style ideas, thought up over two years of planning, right down to the red gumboots I wore for our location shots. (It had rained that morning, and I wasn’t risking my Louboutins; plus, it showed off my country bumpkin upbringing in perfect humour.)
My best friend made our stick masks themed in my husband’s favourite Marvel comic characters that people used as props throughout the night, and I made the menus and ceremony order of events.
We actually had the privilege of working with a not-for-profit organisation called Raptor Vision based in Sunshine Coast, QLD, who are a wonderful animal rescue group. The guys behind this were retired Australia Zoo raptor trainers who rescue and care for local birds. To fund the cost of caring for the animals, they trained one of their owls to deliver wedding bands. Luna the owl surprised our guests as our ring bearer for the ceremony.
What were your favorite or most memorable aspects of your wedding day?
There were so many very special moments, created by our amazing team of suppliers and our wonderful family, but I think the quiet moments with my family and friends getting ready, my husband and me standing at the altar in a bubble of love, and our grandparents being a big part of the celebration were my most beloved moments. We sadly lost my husband’s Nanna recently, so these moments shared with our loved ones are very cherished. We had the room surrounded with wedding photos of our grandparents and loved ones who had passed, and it added a truly lovely touch to our special day.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
Nothing, except making the day even longer! It was the most perfectly planned wedding and ran without a glitch because of our carefully selected and highly recommended team of suppliers, which I cannot recommend enough as they really make your day. Also, a special mention to my family who went above and beyond for us and my friends who supported us through the lead up—thanks to them the whole day was perfect.
Do you have any advice for future brides?
Stay true to what you as a couple want. Everyone has opinions, and while they are often are valid, listen to advice but don’t live by it, as it’s your day. Don’t skimp on the photographer! Most importantly, write a list of what’s been most important for you for your wedding from your own experiences as a guest at others, stick to that list, and trust your suppliers, as it’s their job to bring it all together for you on the day. Let go of the reins the week before, really let your hair down, and spend time with your friends and family, because trust me when I tell you that it’s over before you know it. Really embrace and enjoy every single moment, including the lead up to it.
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