Varina + Kade
Varina was an absolute force of nature and a crafting genius after my own heart. She handmade every single part of her wedding that wasn’t literally made out of flowers. Collecting, dyeing, and transmogrifying vintage ribbons and fabric, feathers, pom poms and I don’t know what else into the most beautifully thought out, personal, and fun wedding styling I’ve ever seen.
The flowers were inspired by a fragment of vintage fabric she found in Paris that was covered in roses. Varina and Kade were such a loving couple and I really wanted the flowers to reflect that. I collected the most beautiful, locally grown roses, dahlias, cosmos, and autumn foliage I could find to create a romantic, secret garden for their wedding.
Floral Design Alice Rose Beasley | Photography Lara Hotz | Venue Audley Hall | Styling and Creative Direction: Varina at Bligh St. Bistro | Wedding Dresses, Reception Earrings and Feather Fascinator: Forever Vintage | Bridal Nightgown: Sarafina Dreams | Hair Stylist: Kristen Wells | Makeup Artist: Sabrina Melei | Earrings: Antique French aquamarines | Tiara: Vintage French wax flower tiara | Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman | Groom’s Suit: G.A Zink and Sons | Groom Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Kippahs: Kippah Co. | Wedding Cake: Gillian Bell | Band: The Pocket Trio | DJ: The Vintage Stylus | Chuppah Hire: Reso & Co. | Linen Napkins: LinenBuy Etsy | Candles: The Bay Tree | Ribbons: Feathers and stone NZ, Linen Lark, Sonnets of Silk, Warm and Wild, A Ribbons Nest | Invitation & Graphics: Spoonful Publishing | Calligraphy: Lavender Lane Calligraphy