Fortified Elegance

Recently we teamed up with some new and familiar faces within the wedding industry to produce an intimate styled shoot in the hinterland of the Gold Coast.

With exclusive use of the left wing Castle on Tamborine at Lisson Grove, our small team of wedding creatives from Brisbane to Byron Bay brought Love Notes inspired vision to life.

Featuring hand lettered lyrics by Lauranne from The Pleasantry, to floral lined envelopes and matching invitation suite from Jackie at Life is Peachy.  Each designer had no idea I was about to mix their designs together and the end result turned out to be the hero image!  I love surprising the designers at Love Notes and bringing creative’s together who may not of had an opportunity of working together previously.

The setting was intimate and embodied all things romantic featuring not one, but three fresh buttercream cakes made by Maria at Magnolia Cake Boutique.  All three cakes were adorned with beautiful dried floral arrangements which were later removed and replaced with fresh florals by floral artist to the stars, Julia Rose.

The chains on the bridge leading up to the entrance of The Castle on Tamborine were laden with fresh greenery by Julia, providing an enchanted frame for the wooden arched doors.  Blush peonies, purple berries and wild ramblings featured in the bridal bouquet which brought all the elements of the shoot to life against the slate grey castle walls.

The shoot didn’t go without some last minute hiccups…after all it is the events industry!

With our lovely model Linda stranded in Singapore due to delayed flights, we had less than 24 hours to find another.  Goes without saying I am super grateful to Celeste Koryzma for jumping on board to be our starring model for the day.  Whilst Celeste was hand sewn into the hand crafted gown by Helena Couture Designs, we had an opportunity of learning the history of the dress from the designer.  From that day on, I believe every dress should come with a story and thank you Helena for sharing the history of the dress with us.

A massive THANK YOU to each artist and creative who dedicated their time and services for an afternoon of creating a moody set which was perfectly captured by Ryan from Feather and Finch Photography.

Special thank you to Cheryl at The Castle on Tamborine for accomodating our ABIA 2018 Make Up Artist, Emilia Maria with exclusive use of a cottage for Emilia to work her magic.

Last but not least, thank you to Witches Falls Winery on Tamborine Mountain for providing beautifully structured wines paired with beautifully crafted cheese for the shoot.

Enjoy getting lost in the images to follow, I hope they take you on a journey, leaving you feel inspired by the beauty of weddings and the beauty of nature.

Bronwyn Xx


Curated by  Love Notes |  Photographer Feather & Finch Photography | Venue – The Castle on Tamborine | Florals – Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose | HMUAEmilia Hair & Makeup | Model – Celeste Koryzma | Stationery – Life is Peachy and The Pleasantry | Prop | Cake – Magnolia Cake Boutique | DressHelena Couture Designs | Wine & Cheese – Witches Falls Winery

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