Today’s weddingÂ reaches new heightsÂ on the wedding spectrum andÂ I am entirely and whole-heartedly in love with every little bitÂ of it. The attention to detail and theÂ amount of creativity is phenomenal. I hardly know what to talk about first because it’sÂ such a total feast for the eyes, but what I love the most is that Lara and Cass’sÂ union remains as the focal point throughout.
On the other side of the lens for a change, Lara is one of the world’s most renownedÂ creative wedding photographers, and indeed I haveÂ featured her workÂ on Smashing The Glass several times. She’s a girl after my own heart wearingÂ not one, not two, but THREEÂ wedding gowns, accessorised by a simply astonishing bouquet byÂ Mikarla Bauer + Jardine BotanicsÂ — truly one of the best I’ve ever seen.
So muchÂ originality permeates Lara and Cass’s day from choosing toÂ get ready and walk down the aisle together, to all sorts of gorgeous DIY like a ‘Guess Who’ game handmade by Cass using theirÂ family members, toÂ an idea that I’ve never seen before: a flower crown station for theÂ guests to accessorise with before the ceremonyÂ so that when the couple walkedÂ down the aisle they saw all their guests with flowers in their hair. Love love LOVE!
Sheree fromÂ She Designs EventsÂ blended their two very different loves into one creativeÂ theme which works brilliantly even though it combines everything fromÂ Country & WesternÂ to Vintage Romance! I love the idea of not compromising to one theme but rather merging both your loves.
OurÂ two bridesÂ come from different religious backgrounds andÂ chose to incorporate Lara’s JewishÂ culture withÂ some crazyÂ Jewish Dancing thatÂ really set the tone for the evening. Â Lara said:
We had the Jewish dancingÂ before entering the reception and it really loosened everyone up! We were being thrown up and down on chairs and tossed in the air and running around in circles and forming conga lines around the fire pit! It was a definite highlight.”
And there are so many… You truly have to savour every one ofÂ Dan O’Day‘s astonishing images to take it all in. Oh, and there is a wonderfulÂ film byÂ Light Noise FilmsÂ at the end which you just must watch. What a total treat!
Planning the wedding ourselves
Lara: I think I completely underestimated how time consuming planning an entire wedding from start to finish can be, never mind running a business at the same time.
Cass was great as she really let me take full control of everything but was always there when I needed her to bounce ideas with and make final decisions or to get things done.
We had spread sheets and documentation for everything — its really quite overwhelming how many things / vendors there are to keep track of and all the little details to organise — but well worth all the effort in the end.