We're big fans of JESSICA SIM PHOTOGRAPHY around here; she has a magical way of capturing weddings, and Farris & Charles wedding really does look like a modern day fairy tale. With some to die for' florals by one of our favourites LEAF & HONEY, their KUMEU VALLEY ESTATE that featured in Issue 6 of MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE was everything they hoped for and more.

Fairy tales come true is how this gorgeous bride describes her day. As teenagers, Farris tried to set Charles up with her girlfriend who had a crush on him, but quickly realised that she herself was more interested. When it came to their engagement several years later, Charles had to work hard to surprise her, and indeed his thoughtful plan did the trick. Despite being involved in event planning herself, Farris hadn't give her own wedding a whole lot of consideration. She knew that she wanted both herself and her groom to be well represented so bearing this in mind they went with a rustic theme so they could cater for both masculine and feminine touches. They incorporated a lot of creative and musical elements, including hiring a flash mob choir which surprised all the guests as the bridal party entered the church.

I sourced and made many of the styling components from the final invites to the rustic wooden chandeliers, spending long nights with my husband and bridesmaids organising, creating and tweaking DIY elements. I had so many comments on how people loved the touch of Charis' it put on our wedding something money can't buy!

Our flowers were beyond words. Naomi from Leaf & Honey was absolutely incredible. They were loose, rambling rustic bunches that looked effortless. Each table at the reception had a completely different arrangement but still gave us the cohesive look that we wanted. Both bouquets and boutonnieres were absolute pieces of art. On top of that my floral head piece was my favourite detail of the day. Hand made with fresh flowers Naomi designed a custom piece that could be worn with my hair up for the ceremony and then down for the reception.

Photography JESSICA SIM PHOTOGRAPHY / Cake LITTLE SWEET THINGS / Florals LEAF & HONEY / Stationery THAT NOISE GALLERY / Ceremony Venue ST. GEORGES CHURCH, EPSOM / Reception Venue KUMEU VALLEY ESTATE / Bride's Gown MAGGIE SOTTERO / Rings CULET / Hair TALEI LEPPER FROM HELMUT / Make-up HANNAH BRONKHORST / Bridesmaids' dresses LIGHT IN THE BOX / Groom's Attire HALLENSTEINS