A styled shoot from the talents of the Macedon Ranges!

 

A sweet country affair in the center of the Macedon Ranges, created by the regions most talented in weddings. You’ll see by the imagery exactly what I’m talking about! Let me keep you up to date with these fab few!

PHOTOGRAPHY | Smith + Archer Photography
Meet Ali, a former research scientist and science teacher, turned photographer!  Ali is a storyteller who takes photos.
Ali’s photography style lies somewhere between lifestyle and documentary, aiming to capture realness. Whether that is the profound love you have for each other or the fact that your headstrong daughter makes what others would generously call “interesting fashion choices” or the fact that your baby is simply over tired or hungry and is having a bit of a cry (seriously, crying baby photos are the CUTEST). It is all real, chaotic and imperfectly perfect. More importantly this produces the kind of photos that make you FEEL all of the feels.
“Real people, beautiful spaces and gorgeous light make Ali’s heart sing. Drawn to people who love fiercely.  People who are a bit sweary and a bit quirky. People who dare to dream and make shit happen. People who believe in quality over quantity.  People who write their own rules. People who celebrate that life is messy and busy and imperfect and challenging and beautiful and amazing all at the same time. Those are my people.” Ali

VENUE | The Little Church Spring Hill, Peony farm
The Little Church stands at the top of Spring Hill.  A charming timber building, weathered by over one hundred years, steeped in history; the traditional church and beautifully designed pavilion are tucked amongst ancient gum trees on the private two acre property.
Spring Hill is a quiet country hamlet, with stunning views, glorious sunsets and in Spring – as many peonies as you can wish for. The property suits a range of functions from weddings, ceremonies, birthdays and anniversary celebrations.

GOWN | Lost in Paris
It’s about the lace. Unearthed from antique markets in Paris, each piece has its own story to tell.
Expertly crafted on century-old machines no longer in operation, or handmade with love by Nana’s long passed, the passionate team of dressmakers then painstakingly restore and refashion it into one-of-a-kind wedding dresses at their Sydney atelier.
Their brides are as unique as their dresses. From the free-spirited gypsy to the eco-conscious bohemian, you’re united in your desire to dodge the commercial wedding extravaganza. You want a dress that embodies your individuality and creative spirit, without having to face intimidating bridal boutiques and fairy-tale tiaras.
The antithesis of mass-produced, mainstream bridal gowns, all of their dresses are ethically made with respect for people and our planet.

EVENT STYLIST | Country Style events
Setting the scene for a fabulous event is what Country Styled Events do best.  

If you love the idea of wowing your guests the minute they walk through the door, then you’ve come to the right place.

 They can create a wonderful space where everyone can see that they’re in for a great party.
The perfect setting allows for the perfect party – and they love to create a beautiful space for you and your guests.
They’ll be there to help you every step of the way to make sure everything you care about has been looked after.
So relax and enjoy the excitement of it all!  This team will take care of the rest.

FLORIST | Anouk styling
At Anouk, they strive to offer gorgeous floral arrangements for all occasions specializing in wedding and event styling. Their talents don’t stop there either! Fresh flowers are an essential ingredient in creating a thoughtful and memorable atmosphere, leaving a lasting impression. They work closely with you to create your desired style keeping in mind your personality and the architecture and style of your chosen venue.
Interested in helping you with everything floral, from pretty wedding bouquets, to grand-scale botanical installations, constantly striving to be cool, fun and innovative with their creations and design.

HAIR & MAKEUP |  Tie the knot bridal hair & makeup 
A hairdressing for 10 years and a makeup artist for 5 years, catering to all bridal party sizes and styles.

CHALK SIGNS | Chalky
Quirky and colourful, making custom commissions for weddings, engagements and proposals.

SMALL BATCH ICE CREAM | Powlett Street ices
Powlett St. Ices handcraft their ice cream and sorbet using seasonal, local and natural ingredients.
 Small batches, preservative free and nothing artificial. 
It’s simple and it’s delicious!

CAKE  |  Sweet Cravings
Bespoke Cakes made to order. Cakes are made from scratch from the finest ingredients; free-range eggs, couverture chocolate and cocoa, Madagascar bourbon Vanilla essence the list goes on! This ensures your cake not only looks amazing but will taste it too!

CELEBRANT |  Sweet wonderful you
As a huge fan of love & ALL things weddings, ‘Sweet Wonderful You’ is a long held dream of Erin’s. Having a thorough understanding of the complexities involved in the planning of a wedding, whilst recognising that a ceremony deserves much time and attention. Whether it be a wedding, renewal, commitment or naming ceremony, it excites Erin to be involved in the journey of one of the most important days of your life!
“Sweet wonderful you, you make me happy with the things you do. Celebrating love is why I adore being a celebrant.” Erin

 

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Creative Crew

Photography – Smith + Archer Photography
Venue – The Little Church Spring Hill, Peony farm
Accommodation – The Woolshed Accommodation
Bridal gown – Lost in Paris
Event Stylist – Country Style events
Florist – Anouk styling
Hair and Makeup – Tie the knot bridal hair & makeup
Chalk Signs – Chalky
Small batch icecream – Powlett Street ices
Wedding Cake  –  Sweet Cravings
Celebrant – Sweet wonderful you