December 23, 2011

Real Weddings: Josie and Ben

We hope that everyone is having wonderful holiday season! To add to the mood of the Christmas spirit, today's real wedding photos feature a vibrant red-themed wedding.

Josie and Ben were married this past fall in Dubbo, Australia. The ceremony took place in St. Brigid’s Church and the reception in a more unconventional location, the Savannah Room at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

(c) Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The bridesmaids wore dupioni fabric mixed styles by Alfred Sung in the color Barcelona, which was the inspiration for the rest of Josie's wedding planning process.

"The bridesmaid dresses were the first piece that I found, the material and colour was perfect. I loved that the girls could have a dress that was unique to them, but that matched so well for photos on the day. I built the rest of the day around those dresses. We wanted a real classic country chic feeling so finding lots of flowers, and country/vintage type accents (like buttons and frames) was lovely!"

Styles D458, D447, D459, D446, D448

Josie's father passed away when she was in high school. Ben wore his riding boots to bring a part of him throughout the wedding. What a touching way to have him part of their special day. She also shared that her favorite parts of the wedding were the speeches and walking out after the ceremony to all the smiling faces of friends and family.

All of the flower arrangements in the reception were done by Josie's mom. She bought the flowers from the Brisbane Flower Markets in Queensland and then drove them all the way down to Dubbo and spent nine hours doing individual arrangements.

When asked for a funny or memorable moment, Josie told us that Ben forgot to pack clothes for the hotel stay after the wedding, so the next morning, he cooked breakfast for everyone on the barbecue grill in his full suit – cufflinks and all!

Photographer Credit: Clancy Job

Josie also shared some kind words about her experience with Joielle:

"Thank you again for making our bridesmaids so happy with great products and me so happy with your great service!! The girls had so many comments on their dresses and they love them - two of them have even worn them again to other events already!

Congrats Josie and Ben and thank you for sharing your special day with us. May your lives be filled with goodness and joy. Best wishes in this coming new year!

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