Amelia • A One Day Bride
A beautifully elegant wedding held at the timeless Quat Quatta. Accents of white complimented clean, simple styling both at the ceremony and reception. For Amelia and Jeremy their wedding day was about ensuring their guests were well fed, comfortable and enjoyed a spectacular night.
BRIDE… Amelia Lutz
GROOM… Jeremy Weeks
WEDDING DATE… 5th March 2016
WHEN AND HOW WE MET
A night out during Winter 2012 at Seven night club.
OUR WEDDING LOCATION
We went to see Quat Quatta as a reception venue and fell in love with it straight away. Its design, decor and old world charm with a modern twist is very unique and exactly what we wanted. We wanted our wedding ceremony nearby and easy for guests to travel from so Ripponlea Gardens was the obvious choice. It was the perfect combination of venues.
The style of the wedding was quite classic and traditional. I went for a simple clean layout at Ripponlea and used Weddings of Distinction for my styling and set up. We had large ivory market umbrellas, white timber chairs and an ivory carpet aisle. We had post ceremony drinks on the lawn with French Champagne & Old Fashion’s. There were high bar tables and chairs for guests. I wanted to create a relaxed environment for everyone in between the ceremony and reception while we were having photography. Tori Allen Events provided the flowers for the ceremony. I wanted mostly white and ivory with accents of colour to match the bridesmaid flowers. We loved our floral arbour!
I took inspiration from several places, Lovestoned, The White Files, Vogue Brides & Polka Dot Bride.
THE BEST ADVICE I WAS GIVEN
The best advice was from my photographer. She said that we only get one chance to do this; you can’t replay it so just take it slow and take it all in. It seems really obvious but when you’ve spent the last six months planning for your wedding day on complete overdrive, it takes focus to slow down and enjoy the moment.
WHAT WAS YOUR NON NEGOTIABLE FOR THE DAY?
Having a videographer was a must for me. I’d seen other wedding videos and knew how special it was to have live footage rather than just still photographs. Also, having a short time frame between the end of the ceremony and reception start was essential for us. The guests are important too, so minimising wait time made the day run smoother and kept everyone energised.
The evening kicked off with a lovely dinner at The Smith in Prahran in one of the function rooms upstairs. The food and atmosphere was amazing, my bridesmaids really put on a treat. We then moved on to one of the bridesmaid’s houses for some entertainment and espresso martinis (always a winner!). Then we danced the night away at The Emerson, such a classic girls night but so much fun!
BRIDE’S SUPPLIERS OF CHOICE
CEREMONY: Ripponlea Gardens
RECEPTION: Quat Quatta
CELEBRANT: Russell Healy
PHOTOGRAPHY: GO Photo & Web
I had known Georgie Imhoff previously as she worked on my brother’s wedding several years back and her photography is sublime. Her team was meticulous in the planning, production. We couldn’t have asked for a better support crew!
VIDEO: GO Photo & Web
Georgie has a fantastic team that can also shoot videography & film. They met everything from my brief and were amazing on the day.
I had a few recommendations from girlfriend’s who had been through the dress process and had a good starting point of stores to visit. I wanted a unique dress, one that had a low back and some lace but not overkill. One Day had the perfect combination that suited my wedding style of classic and timeless.
HAIR & MAKE UP: Ellie Daniel Make Up & Hair.
We had a great team of two stylists for the bridesmaids, flower girls and myself.
SHOES: Scanlan & Theodore white strappy heels.
I found it really challenging finding a modern style that had a large chucky heel for comfort. These heels were perfect, bone white with a clear platform heel to last the distance.
I had three bridesmaids. They wore custom made silk dresses by Tamara Bradshaw
GROOMSMEN: Tailor made at Cecil
Tori Allen Events did all the flowers and styled Quat Quatta for the reception. I was going for a soft, simple look for flowers, not too over powering and mainly whites, ivories and greens. I didn’t want to add too much too the venue as Quat Quatta already had its own character. I had accents of soft pink, burgundy and deep red throughout the table flower centre pieces. I loved the maroon colour as it provided a subtle pop in the reception room and also to the bridesmaid bouquets during the ceremony which paired back nicely with their teal blue dresses.
YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES
You have to relinquish all control and just go with it. If something doesn’t appear right, then let it go and move on. You can’t project manage on the day, just let it be your day as it is. Make time to just stop and look around, the day and night goes so quick so you want to be sure that at the end of it you’ve really experienced and lived through it. Make sure you speak, dance or sing with the important people in your life. Those moments are so special, memorable and last for life.