Bridal

Chiara & Adrian

14 July 2019

Happy anniversary to Chiara & Adrian!

Adrian & Chiara - just married!

One year ago Chiara & Adrian had their DIY wedding, including pompoms, vegan gluten-free cake, friends bringing a dish to share and heads on sticks, at Brunswick Bowling Club. You get it, Inner-North cool artist vibe happening 😉

It was such a pleasure to be part of their special day by joining the pre-wedding buzz in their beautiful home in Coburg. When I arrived, the kitchen & dining area were covered in flowers. Chiara was putting them together herself and she hadn’t quite finished yet. So she made me a cup of tea and while Chiara finished off the flowers and cleared working space for me, I admired their cozy home.

If you hoover over the images, you can find a caption. Click on them to enlarge to full screen!

Chiara & the flower girls, with Chiara's DIY flowers
Adrian & Chiara at Brunswick Bowling Club

Chiara has the most amazing long red hair and wanted a romantic loose updo for her wedding. After the trial she was totally happy with hair & makeup, however, I thought I could improve the hair style to make it more her. She was happy to trust me in this, which resulted in one of the most amazing hair styles I’ve created thus far (my opinion).  

I’ll show you the hair style from the trial first:

Chiara's hair at the trial
Chiara's hair at the trial

As said before, she was very happy with this hair style and it’s what we decided on. I always study the hair & makeup photos closely after trials to make sure I’m 100% happy and to see if there’s anything that I would do different. In Chiara’s case there was, I could see how the hair style could be be more loose, more flowy, more messy maybe even. So I shared my thoughts with Chiara and she gave me permission to improvise a little with the hair on her wedding day.

These are the photos I took at her house on the wedding day:

Chiara's hair at her wedding day!
Chiara's hair at her wedding day!

What do you think? I’m so in love with this hairstyle! I did like the style from her trial, but the version on her wedding day, to me, is just magical.

Her makeup was glowy, soft & natural, making her look absolutely stunning. She has beautiful freckles and I’m personally always a fan of showing them as much as possible. Just look at this beautiful beautiful face – can you believe she was 43 years old and mother of 4 children aged between 1 and 24? 

Chiara - stunning 40+ bride

I also did the flowergirls’ hair & a little touch of makeup. Her niece Elsie was a lovely girl with a pixie cut, which I curled and braided on the side. Chiara’s daughter Henrietta got a half braided updo. Chiara had bought hair accessories for both of them which we fitted in and we added some flowers to Henrietta’s hair.

Gorgeous flowergirl Elsie
The beautiful Elsie & Henrietta
Gorgeous flowergirl Elsie
Cute flowergirl Henrietta, Chiara & Adrian's daughter
Gorgeous flowergirl Elsie
Cute flowergirl Henrietta, Chiara & Adrian's daughter

They had organised ‘welcome music’ when people were arriving at the Brunswick Bowls Club for Chiara & Adrian’s wedding.

Music on arrival

Proud parents walking their daughter down the isle.

Chiara & her parents

Celebrant Dee Brinsmead married Chiara & Adrian on this glorious mid-winter day.

She looked so quirky & vibrant in her bright dress, golden boots and prawn earrings (yes, prawn earrings).

In the process of getting married with Marry me Dee!

Those delightful ‘just married’-feels! What’s better than your friends & family throwing pompoms over you?!

Just married!

I’m in love with these photos by Odd Socks Society (who took all the photos in this blog post, except for the ones I took on my phone).

No makeup nor hair visible in this pic, I just really really love this beautiful photo!
Chiara signing the official paperwork

Never before have I seen pompoms used as confetti. What a great idea! Confetti is often very messy, hard to clean up and bad for the environment. Using pompoms makes a great way to entertain children, they can be re-used for more pompom-throwing at home and after that for craft projects and the multi-coloured, and multi-sized look of them is just incredibly joyous!

Flowergirls playing with the pompoms
Kids enjoying themselves with the pompoms

After getting married & throwing pompoms, there was music, and food, and stunning wedding portraits!

Okay, and some other pics I couldn’t stop looking at, definitely among my favourites, so they had to be added to this blog 🙂

Music by Ultrafox
Music by Ultrafox
Music by Ultrafox
Food BYO shared plates by all the guests & cake by Mr. Nice Guy
Gorgeous wedding portrait
Colourful & simple decoration
Stunning Chiara with her cute-y almost 1-year old Frankie
Chiara & Adrian's daughter & flowergirl Henrietta, hair by me, flowers DIY by Chiara
Just love this shot...

What an amazingly beautiful family. I feel so honoured that Chiara asked me to be part of their big day!

In the hair & makeup artistry recommendations are very important, so I was super happy when Chiara wrote me this super lovely review.

Chiara's review on my facebook page
Family photo, with from left to right: Franklin, Rueben, Chiara, Henrietta, Adrian & Killian. Aren't they absolutely gorgeous?!

Awesome suppliers for this Melbourne inner-north wedding:

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