Wandering vines, billowing silks with minimalist styling…

Effortless elegance for an intimate country wedding held in the secret garden of a regional winery.

Photographed by Glass Slipper Photography

THE LINE UP

Creative Concept / Stylist For Love & Living | Florals Gwen Floral Co | Cake Marina Machado Cakes | Stationery True Paper Tales | Lighting Scenic Rim Wedding Hire | Tableware Table for Louis | Photographer Glass Slipper Photography | Film Wander & Follow Images | Venue Sarabah Estate Vineyard | Make Up Lara Quinn | Curation / Planned by Scenic Rim Bride

THE CONCEPT / STYLING

“Sarabah Estate is a creatives dream, it leaves you feeling like you were just swept away into a European romance novel. 

My inspiration was drawn from the stunning views of the vineyard and countryside that surrounded the ever so sweet European inspired Chalet, where I quickly grew a love affair for its timber and stone exteriors. Aside from the aesthetics of the property, it also brought a sense of calmness over you a place where you are engulfed with serenity and gratitude for how beautiful the landscape is. I stopped to take a moment amongst the Olive Grove and my ears were met with gentle whispers of the breeze rustling through the trees, whilst the birds sang to each other. Instantaneously, my eyes were also met with a dry, burnt landscape where drought has stricken much of the land, despite this I stopped to notice that beauty still remained, the way Mother Nature bended and folded branches into its own sculptural pieces of artwork.

I wanted to capture the calmness, beauty and its discerning romance, all of these emotions were conceptualised to create the styling concept, for the fruition of a mid summer night set in Tuscany. 

A romantic setting set under a canopy of festoons, showcasing the already beautifully quaint intimate round tables paired back with wraught iron chairs. Layering modern and vintage tableware pieces by Table For Louis, with stationery designed by True Paper Tales on handmade paper with soft torn detailing reading Cenare , to have dinner ” in Italian. A dramatic tonal layering of floor length silks of smokey undertones were thoughtfully selected to extend the aesthetics of the black windows and silver / grey furnishings of the Chalet. Whilst creating the most soft romantic movements, which fluttered in the breeze as it filtered through the garden.  An assortment of dried and fresh floral centrepieces displayed in stone vases were thoughtfully chosen to add dried textures and warmer tones reminiscent of the dried countryside by Gwen Floral Co.

Marina designed the most breathtaking cake with her inspiration drawn from the softness of the fabrics, colour and dry landscape. With a balanced blend of smokey and warm hues and soft sculptural movements shown in her stunning detailing, finished with the most subtle detail of the dried branch reminiscent of the landscape.” Emma Scott – For Love & Living

THE FLOWERS

“The modern-meets-vintage concept was brought alive through the use of the delicate and timeless beauty of dried flowers, mixed with the romantic yet fleeting elegance of fresh florals. I was inspired to feature the warm beige and golden tones that peeked through the dried elements along with the feminine soft blush and toffee tones, all working in harmony to create a softly muted and dusty palette which said so much, without saying much at all. I refrained from using traditional greens throughout the use of foliage, in the effort to create a uniquely modern and ethereal effect, and instead showcased various textures, dried ferns and deep burgundy foliage. The use of texture is one of my most adored aspects of floral design, so I was delighted to incorporate so many unique and textural elements, including the twisted willow to echo the surrounds of the vineyard that the photoshoot was held at.” Sarah Luthy – Gwen Floral Co
THE CAKE
“I got very very inspired by the rawness by the whole shoot. That area in Canungra being raw, I can imagine Emma got inspired by that too. When I saw the stationery and the torn raw paper, I wanted to put it in my cake. So, the cake for me was almost like terroir for wine: the connection with the land, the raw.  So, to represent that I used a variety of textural elements to bring a soft, still very raw story to the cake. And of course, the colour palette chosen brought an amazing elegant and soft touch to it.” Marina Machado – Marina Machado Cakes
LIGHTING
“We believe that beautiful lighting is key to creating that special ambience and atmosphere at any important event, helping to form the foundation and mood for your special day. It is important that you have the correct lighting to tie in with all other styling elements. This look was chosen to softly compliment the table settings, without dominating the space.” Stephanie JonesScenic Rim Wedding Hire
PHOTOGRAPHY
“Going into the shoot I did have a little idea what direction I wanted to take my images, however once seeing how breathtaking the styling, cake and flowers were, I completely changed this and just took inspiration from the other suppliers involved. With a shoot like this one, I really like to have a good talk to the other professionals and listen to their stories and what inspired them. 
Straight away, the florals and setting leant itself to a muted palette with small touches of pastels coming through. The whole shoot had a very ‘under the tuscan sun’ feel and I just ran with that.
Whilst editing the images, I kept getting drawn towards the more moodier and darker aspects which the styling / cake design learnt itself towards.” Photographer Steve TognazziniGlass Slipper Photography
FILM
We can’t wait to show you the film by Joel MaxwellWander & Follow Images
MAKEUP
PLANNING
An intimate styled shoot is the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with creatives within the industry allowing each talent to shine.  Great pride with careful consideration is given when gathering partners who may not have had an opportunity of working together previously.  Our styled shoots are designed to provide couples with beautiful inspiration and are produced with a perfect blend of passion and skill.” Bronwyn McDonaldScenic Rim Bride 
Winery locations are laden with rustic character with an array of wedding venues in the Scenic Rim.
Sarabah Estate Vineyard is a beautiful family-run winery nestled at the base of the famous Lamington National Park. A picturesque vineyard, just 10 minutes from the township of Canungra.  To find out more, email wine@sarabahestate.com.au