This Red and Gold Wedding Inspires Chic Glamour

June 13, 2016

in Colours, Real Weddings, Wedding Photographer

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We have just upped the glamour stakes to get you wedding inspired with this fabulous red and gold wedding.

The bride wore two magnificent couture gowns, the ambiance was very romantic, with statement blooms and glamorous touches. The ceremony took place in a historic Gothic style church and the wedding reception was at Ivy Merivale, a most exquisite event space. Not to be missed is the very stylish all gold wedding cake.

brides bouquet

Wedding overview:

Brides Name: Kristi
Grooms Name: Steve
Ceremony: Ivy Merivale, Sydney
Style: Glamorous
Colours: gold, different shades of red and a hint of black
chanel bag

How did the two of you meet?

Steve and I were childhood sweethearts… We started dating when we were just 15 years old after meeting at my friend’s older brother’s 17th birthday party. We may have been very young at the time but we were absolutely smitten with each other, and spent as much time together as our parents would allow. We decided to move in together when we started university, that was a true test of our patience, but perfect none the less!

Brides jewels

How did the proposal go?

For Valentine’s Day last year Steve surprised me by taking me hot air ballooning (I’d always wanted to go). We were watching the sun rise and absolutely freezing, luckily I had Steve to keep me warm. At one stage though he had stopped cuddling me, and by the time I turned around to see what he was doing he was down on one knee with my stunning engagement ring gleaming up at me.

black bridesmaid dresses
putting on your wedding shoes
wedding message on the sole
bride and her flower girl
Beautiful wedding veil
flowing dress and veil
gothic church
church candle
Beautiful floral display
Beautiful roses
groom getting ready
wedding rings
groom ready to go
white wedding car
entering church
walking down the aisle
getting married
confetti shower
by the water
bride and her bridesmaids

How would you sum up your wedding in a few sentences?

Our wedding was definitely glamourous! The fact that I wore multiple different dresses on the day probably showcased that. We also focused our wedding décor around the contrast of gold and different shades of red. Our reception included over 2,000 individual flowers which really popped against our clear glass furniture and gold detailing. I really do think that glamourous is the best description!

3 dresses
wedding stationery
top table
all gold wedding cake
heart favours
sweetie wedding favours

golden moments>

tall vases
 place settings for wedding table
all gold wedding cake

What was important to you about your wedding?

I really wanted our guests to be blown away by everything! With this in mind we really had no limits set; the more glitz the better! Thousands of flowers and hundreds of candles, we wanted every element of our wedding to be incomparable and unforgettable. My dresses were also very important to me; I couldn’t decide between having a big princess dress, or having a more sexy fitted dress… So in the end I decided to combine both! I also wanted to wow our guests with ANOTHER dress for the cutting of the cake, so I chose to literally match my dress with the cake and have gold detailing throughout.

golden wedding cake
table decor
glamorous reception room

What made your venue “the one”?

We needed a big venue to comfortably house all of our guests; we also wanted something quite neutral that we could fill with all of our chosen wedding décor. Steve and I did a lot of research and visited a lot of different venues; when we finally stumbled upon the Ivy I knew it would be the perfect canvas for what I had in mind!

first dance

What made the day really special to you?

Definitely Steve and my first dance together as a married couple! Neither of us had much ballroom dancing experience, and I didn’t want to embarrass myself, so I made Steve take private dance lessons with me for a few weeks leading up to our wedding. After cutting our amazing cake our wedding song came on; it was quite nerve racking initially, but Steve made it fun and I soon relaxed.

Casual maids

What advice would you give to brides and grooms planning their day?

On your wedding day take a deep breath and enjoy yourself! Your whole day goes so quickly so you really don’t want to spend it stressing about minor details that may or may not go wrong. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen are there to help you, take advantage of that! If there’s anything that they can do to help, ask them so that you have one less thing on your mind and you can really embrace the day!

just married

Where did you go on honeymoon?

Steve and I went to Hawaii for our honeymoon. We spent two weeks at the Hilton in Honolulu, sipped on cocktails every day and did way too much shopping! The two of us hadn’t been on a proper holiday together for a few years before that so we really made the most of our time away together, finally able to relax without needing to stress about any wedding details.

Photo credits: Blumenthal Photography

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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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