Brett and Emily love throwing dinner parties. In fact they are professionals at it. Brett owns and runs a local catering company that connects people with the authentic experience of food as something to enjoy in an approachable but refined way. So it seemed only natural for them to celebrate their wedding day by hosting their family and friends to largest dinner party yet.

As a couple they value the traditional ways of incorporating authenticity and creativity into whatever they do. Their lifestyle is principled on quality, time-honoured traditions and rustic sensibilities, but with a modern approach. As designers we had to capture this tone, nuance and way of life in their ceremony and dinner reception.

Guests were welcomed into the ceremony and offered a seat (some on old church pews) amid the stunning old world charm of Uniquities’ antiques show room. Taking place in front of a 200-year-old church door, the ceremony was simple and elegant.

In keeping with Brett and Emily’s casual style, we used Uniquities to create an intimate environment in which to take their vows. We created this by arranging vignettes of varied antiques and curiosities then filled it in with an assortment of florals and ferns to convey a feeling of late summer English garden.

Emily’s bouquet included white hydrangeas and roses with the garden fresh greenery. We also crafted vintage lace roses amongst the florals from the lace leftover from her gown. A one of a kind veiled bouquet holder with cascading lace was also made with the lace.

Brett and Emily had their hearts set on using only antiques for guest seating at the ceremony. With the risk the pews and benches being sold before the event we arranged a logistics contingency plan to use the chiavari chairs intended for the dinner reception as ceremony seating.

Brett and Emily’s wedding day was centered around the celebration of a family breaking bread together. The joy and ease of the day was palpable, bathed in warm light at Westinghouse Foundry, and surrounding by a loving community.

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