Gorgeous Australian wedding: Leonie + Chris

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We’re not even going to try and hide how much we adore photographer, Tim Coulson for sharing this wedding with us. He describes himself as a photographer of people – not just of weddings, not just of engagements – but of people. When you see Leonie + Chris’s wedding,  it will all make sense. No fancy venues here – in fact neither of L + C’s venues had ever been used for weddings before. Their industrial meets natural wedding was challenging to pull off, but so worth it!




The bouquets, made with peonies, hydrangeas, fresh herbs, and dusty miller balanced the exposed brick and cement of their venues.




A simple garland made of baby’s breath stood behind their officiant.





Leonie’s dress and veil were made by Louise Greco, a good friend of hers, and an extremely talented bridal coutourist.






We knew what kind of atmosphere we wanted to create and the music that we love played a big part in that (as it does in our relationship). Songs from The National played before the ceremony as Chris insisted that it would help keep him calm. At the cocktail party we had the best party music we could think of – mostly jazz and blues greats along with a few contemporary ones for good measure. Our first dance was to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “Dream a Little Dream.” Our dinner playlist was a mix of all the songs we fell in love to from Ryan Adams to Billie Holiday.



We knew we had taken on a lot by wanting to do everything ourselves and not use any kind of package deal — however I think we both now appreciate the idea of wedding planners a lot more — but everything was WELL WORTH IT in the end, and we got to learn so much in the process. In fact myself and a few friends of ours are planning to start a collective to assist people who want similar styles of weddings but don’t necessarily have the resources and time to do everything alone. We worked with such amazing people that there was barely a soul involved that didn’t end up being as passionate and excited about each aspect of the wedding and the details. If there was anything we wanted to be said it would be a sincere thank you to them all. 

A sincere thank you and congratulations to Leonie + Chris for sharing their gorgeous industrial wedding with us!

Photography: Tim CoulsonDress + Veil: Louise Greco Bridal / Chris Suit: Patrick JohnsonKnit Ties: Purl HarbourCeremony + cocktail venue: Hill St Precinct, Surry Hills / Cocktail Food: Miss Chu’sDinner Venue: 303 / Dinner Feast: Ben Abiad / Hair: Rhiannon Dimaria from Desmond & Molly JonesMakeup: Kesty MunozFlowers: Rebekah Gould / Design Assistance: Dan Codye from New Exhibition

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dekalb wedding photography on Mar 12, 2012

Oh, this is gorgeous. The atmosphere is so calm and relaxing, and the photography carries such intimacy. We love it. And we're particularly keen on the couple's use of music that reflected their relationship throughout the wedding.

marghe@lechatdesucre.com on Mar 12, 2012

Beautiful!! Beautiful palette! Beautiful cake and bouquet! Beautiful dresses and beautiful photos...what a stunning wedding!!! They really did and amazing job!

Luisa Brimble on Mar 12, 2012

such a beautiful wedding Tim!!!!! my absolute favourite!

Tamara Nicole on Mar 12, 2012

What a fun wedding, and group of people! LOVE her dress :)

Susanna Grace on Mar 12, 2012

This is so adorable! I found some other cool wedding ideas from this other photographer Jessica Cernat. It helped me gather some ideas for my wedding too. Any who...Here is her stuff..www.jessicacernat.com

christine on Mar 12, 2012

Wow, lovely wedding photography.

Tim Duncan on Mar 12, 2012

Love love love her dress and her hairstyle! Very chic and gorgeous!

Susanna Grace on Mar 12, 2012

This is so adorable! I found some other cool wedding ideas from this other photographer Jessica Cernat. It helped me gather some ideas for my wedding too. Any who...Here is her stuff..Jessica Cernat Photography

Heather Barranco on Mar 12, 2012

Beautiful photos! They make the bride and groom look so happy.

Chocolate Fountain Hire - Hot Chocolates (Clayton) on Mar 13, 2012

Love her dress... such a different style of wedding - Love it! :) oxox

bestweddingdressforyou on Mar 13, 2012

wow~ the birde's dress is so sexy!

keith Infokus on Mar 14, 2012

A funky funky wedding shoot with so many styles combined - its like something shot in the 30s in an old NYC.... Very inspiring!!

Katie on Mar 15, 2012

This is a beautiful wedding! How insanely gorgeous is that bride! Does anyone know who makes the dark grey bridesmaid dress (not the strapless one), but the one with the low back? It's amazing & perfect! Thank you :-))

Lindsey on Mar 19, 2012

This is one my favorite weddings ever shot :-)

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Alessandra on Mar 21, 2014

I am in disbelief that a mom would feel this way. Personally, I have seen chlderin bloom through pageants and have seen many young girls who really LOVE doing pageants. They watch Miss USA or Miss America on television and want to do the same. My daughters don't have disabilities, but they both gained confidence, interview skills and learned a lot about putting their best selfs forward through pageants. I have worked with special needs chlderin in many events and am organizing a pageant for those girls now. I hope the parents here understand that pageants can be such a rewarding experience. And if your daughter doesn't enjoy it, by all means, quit, just like any other activity.

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