Moody Modern Vibes Meet Elegant Vintage

‘Anything but white’ was the brief we were given for the wedding of our couple Lara and David and from the moment we met them we were so on board with their vision!

Bride Lara said the only thing she wanted to be white on her wedding day was her dress (love it!) so we set about creating a moody vintage atmosphere with a colour palette of black, charcoal and gold, with burgundy, plum, dusty lavender, beige and deep greens for their florals.

The couple exchanged their vows in a traditional church setting in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs before they kick started their reception in a marquee in Centennial Park.

In keeping with the ‘dark and moody’ feel, Lara’s bridesmaids wore floor-length black gowns in differing styles and as a beautiful personal touch, her bridal bouquet incorporated proteas, a nod to her childhood growing up in South Africa.

With temperatures in the 30s, our Honey Lane styling team certainly had their work cut out for them when the clear roof marquee caused the temps inside to soar to 45 degrees!

Half a dozen bottles of water later (and in definite need of a cold shower!) our superstar team put the finishing touches on Lara and David’s styling with striking black acrylic signage and completed their tablescape with black candles, charcoal linen, black organic chargers and gold cutlery.

All that was left was for guests to do was enjoy the warm spring evening with dinner under the stars and the soft light of a festoon light canopy.

At Honey Lane we love working with couples to create truly bespoke weddings with a style all of their own so if you’re after tips, guidance or inspiration, we’d love to hear from you!

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Photographer: ImageHaus

Venue: Marquee at Centennial Homestead

Florist: FloraFolk

Dress: Daniella Stephanie

Cake: Moreish Cakes

Signage of placecards, menus, welcome sign, seating chart, cards, gifts sign: My Creative Space

Menus: My Creative Space Table Cloths : Event Hire Services

Napkins - Simmons linen hire Chargers: Decorative Events and Exhibitions