A design producer and a commercial lawyer who first met back in the day at uni, Indigo and Joe (first featured in Issue 17) had been friends for ages before they started properly dating. After getting engaged (thanks to Joe’s clever ploy, convincing his beloved that they’d be taking waltz classes…when really a shiny ring was in her near future) the couple spent a short six months planning their totally cool nuptials in Summer Hill.
“Joe and I spend most of our time in the inner-city. It feels like home. It’s where we live, work, go to church and catch up with friends and family. For us, there was no question about having the ceremony at Summer Hill. That’s our home church and really close to both our family homes,” says Indigo, adding that having their nearest and dearest (especially their super cute grandparents) present on the day was really special for them.
“All four of our nans were there, as well as my grandpa. Joe’s Ma travelled from Bathurst, but the rest of our grandparents are actually based in Sydney. They’ve seen us grow up and are included in pretty much all big life/family decisions. We couldn’t imagine them not being there! They were so excited leading up to the wedding, too. My 91-year-old nan sewed her own outfit for the wedding because she wanted to wear something special.”
Indigo’s Nan wasn’t the only one who rocked a gorgeous get-up. The bride looked absolutely stunning in her Bo and Luca ‘Isra’ gown – a two-piece ensemble entirely embellished and hand-beaded with preciosa stones. “Bo & Luca’s Isra was actually the first dress I tried on. I had seen a few of their dresses online, and loved the idea of using an Australian designer. When we finally saw the dress, the details (especially the embroidery) were beautiful. I loved the two-piece design; it just felt a bit more casual and ended up being so comfortable I didn’t want to try on anything else,” she explains, admitting that she and Joe decided early on that they didn’t want a traditional reception.
“When we visited The Two Wolves, a not-for-profit Mexican Cantina in the middle of the city, we were stoked. It was going to be their first wedding but they were so happy to accommodate everything we wanted. We knew our money was going somewhere worthwhile and our guests could enjoy delicious Mexican food and a well-sized dance floor,” says the pair, whose favourite memory from the day was undoubtedly their ceremony.
“To have so many people we love in a place we love was an incredible experience. I was pretty overwhelmed though, and cried the whole way down the aisle, possibly to the dismay of the girls who had just done my hair and makeup.”
Clearly a celebration that was chock-full of great times and wonderful memories, it’s no surprise that Indigo and Joe wanted one of the industry’s best (AKA the lovely and ever so talented Ben Sowry) there to capture each and every moment. “We were both so pleased with Ben, our photographer. He made us feel like we spent the day with a friend, notwithstanding that we had only met him that day. He made us feel relaxed, comfortable and helped us both enjoy the day.”
CREDITS Photos Ben Sowry // Florist Jasmine Christie // Ceremony Summer Hill Church, NSW // Reception and catering The Two Wolves, NSW // Catering Salt Meats Cheese // Cake Pasticceria Papa // Wedding favours Sara’s Garden via Etsy // Rings Natalie Marie Jewellery // Bridal gown designer Bo and Luca // Bridal Boutique Still White // Shoes Zomp // Hair and makeup The White Avenue // Suit Ron Bennett // Shirt MJ Bale // Tie / Bow tie Ben Sherman // Shoes Florsheim // Socks Paul Smith // Watch Brathwait // Barber / grooming Cutri & Co.