There is nothing like a super cute creative couple to make our hearts happy over here in the Hello May office. Elle-May and Christian run a design agency together as well as an online antique store but the sweetness doesn’t end there! In preparation for their big day, the two spent an entire evening making lolly bags filled with their favourite childhood treats. We highly recommend you scroll down for more delightful details and pics of the gorgeous bride in her blush Leane Marshall gown. Captured by the brilliant Ben Sowry on the Sunshine Coast we promise you it doesn’t get more wholesome than this….
THE VENUE “I (Elle) used to live at Yaroomba beach so Point Arkwright was a place I visited all the time. It was also somewhere Christian first met all my family when he first visited Australia. Twilight there makes me feel so much peace and completely at home and I kind of always knew if I was to have a wedding ceremony it would be there.”
THE VIBE “Basically just being in a beautiful place and being around all the people we love and ultimately love in general!”
THE DRESS “I met Leanne in her studio in early 2016 in New York. I was blown away by her creativity and delicate/floaty feminine pieces. I could have honestly worn any dress I saw there. But the one I wore was a collaboration of designs between us (mostly her knowledge of fabrics, dyeing, sewing etc). I also showed her some sketches of a design I would love, inspired by what she creates already, and she made it come into reality. It was such a beautiful experience and something so personal.”
FAVOURITE DETAILS “Christian’s parents made it out from the US which was really incredible. We also had some close friends who travelled. For us, the most important thing was just all our loved ones being there in one space.”
DIY “We did a few things – we made the signs on the day, the favour bags, we made little dried lavender cones for the guests – (I tried so hard to make the cake myself but just didn’t have the skill haha). We wanted to do as much as we could by hand.”
FAVOURITE MOMENT “A stand out was just seeing each other amongst everyone and walking down the aisle so humbled and grateful to be in the company of all of our incredible family.”
STANDOUT VENDORS “Of course Ben [Photographer] & Ryan [Cinematographer]! They are incredible to work with and create a dreamland of visuals. Dezley [Twig & Grace] – her style is so good we could just close our eyes and let her create anything. Clem & Leanne-(our celebrants, also dear family friends), they were there for us spiritually through pre-marital counselling and were just a rock for us. The crew at Canteen were also incredible, they tried anything we requested and were super open and accommodating to every single thing we had planned.”
This wedding was originally published in Issue 24. If you would like to check out more lush weddings from this issue we have limited quantities available via our online store. If you fancy taking a squiz at some more goodness from Ben Sowry then click here for Anji & Justin’s Wauchope wedding. If this gorge wedding has you lusting for your very own coastal wedding then be sure to check out our roundup of the Top 15 Coastal Wedding Venues.
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Ben Sowry Cinematographer Ryan Jones Florist Twig & Grace Venue Canteen Kitchen & Bar Cake Ella de Ville Celebrant Clem Fryer Rings Monocrafft BRIDE Dress Leanne Marshall Shoes O’Keeffe Hair Beau Jenkins GROOM Suit Krammer & Stoudt Shoes O’Keeffe