With a theme of ‘us’, Hayley and Nic created a simple, elegant wedding day with a focus on flowers. Here Hayley shares their black, pink and gold inspired celebration with Real Weddings.
What made you choose Zonzo @ Train Trak Winery as your venue?
"It was the perfect choice - Nic grew up not far from the Yarra Valley, so we’d spent a fair bit of time there over the years. We really liked the idea of getting out of Melbourne for the weekend too.
The gorgeous rolling hills and bright green vines made for a stunning backdrop during the ceremony, and the reception was all about bringing our friends and family together in a relaxed, intimate setting – and of course the food and wine! We enjoyed an Italian feast; stuzzichini (canapés) on the terrace, big share plates of antipasti, woodfired pizzas, roast lamb and vegetables and beautiful Italian wine. "
How did you choose your flowers?
"As the bridal party was dressed in black and white, I really wanted the flowers to be the star. The bridesmaids carried gorgeous bouquets of magenta and burgundy peonies and David Austin roses, while I carried a beautiful, fragrant bouquet of ivory David Austin roses.
We were married under an arbour decorated with lots of gorgeous flowers and foliage in bright pinks, magenta, burgundy and greens."
What unique details did you have?
"Over several (painful!) weeks we collected over 150 little plastic animals, which we spray-painted gold and fashioned into placecard holders. They looked great nestled amongst the flowers and candles on the tables."
Do you have any advice for other couples on their wedding day?
"Make sure you take the time to sneak away – just the two of you – at some point during the celebration. We managed to steal 15 minutes together, and stood in the cellar door listening to the rain watching our guests go crazy on the dancefloor."
Gown: Elvina by Karen Willis Holmes | Photographer: Chrisp Pictures | Ceremony and reception location: Zonzo @ Train Trak Winery, Yarra Glen, Victoria | Flowers and floral decorations: Victoria Whitelaw | Cake: Little Malvern Cake Company | Bridal accessories: Tiffany & Co. | Shoes: Harriet Wilde | Engagement and wedding rings: Bulgari | Groom’s attire: Suit by Hugo Boss, Shirt tailored by V&J Menswear, Tie by Calvin Klein | Groomsmen’s outfits: Shirts tailored by V&J Menswear, Ties by Calvin Klein | Bridesmaids’ outfits: Bul | Bridesmaids’ shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids’ accessories: Earrings and bracelet by Mimco | Hair and make-up: Bernice Mansfield at Once Upon A Bride | First Night: Private property, Healesville | Honeymoon: Langkawi, Malaysia