Laura and I first crossed paths when I was on the search for good quality, Australian made writing paper. She owns The Thinktree and designs & prints beautiful stationary - perfect for my side obsession with paper.
Fast forward a couple of years and her cards are a staple in the shop. When Laura approached me to do her wedding flowers, I was thrilled to be able to return the creative favour for her, my way.
Their wedding at the Melbourne Museum, where the couple had their first date, was nothing short of amazing. Their love for the city was evident in even the smallest details (tables were iconic Melbourne street names instead of numbers) but their love for each other clearly shone through in this romantic, love filled day.
All photographs by Free The Bird
How did you and Sacha meet?
We met through a mutual friend who was also Sacha’s housemate at the time. We first got chatting at a party and developed a good friendship over a few months or so before things got serious.
How did he propose?
We’d driven up from Melbourne to the Byron Bay Bluesfest for 5 days of camping which is a bit of a tradition for us. Sacha was waiting for the right moment with the ring tucked away in the tent the whole time. It was on the drive home that he suggested a walk along the beach at Newcastle while the sun was setting, when he nervously popped the question and presented the ring. Not long after I said yes, coincidentally a massive cruise ship was departing from the port of Newcastle, blowing its horn and then some cannons were fired up the top of the hill nearby!
What was your favourite part of planning the big day?
Probably trying on dresses and designing the stationary! It was also nice planning everything else together and making all the decisions as a team.
What is your favourite memory of the day?
Seeing Sacha’s big beaming smile and just enjoying the moment together while it was just us walking around having photos.
Do you have any advice for future brides?
My advice would be to take a moment to enjoy it all and plan the wedding together. Add some personal touches that really celebrate you as a couple.
Shout out to my 'brother florist' Dahlia Fandango for lending a helping hand on the day x