Happy Friday! Heading into the weekend with Charlotte & Aaron's wedding all the way from Australia. We don't have the pleasure of meeting all of our international brides in person, but we love being able to see the way their special days come to life! Thank you so much to Gary Schlatter of Vision and Imagination Photography for making it possible! Charlotte looks chic and elegant in HB6899 alongside her handsome groom. We love the modern vibe of Lightspace, the converted warehouse they chose. Check it out!
Saja: How did you meet?
Charlotte: Aaron and I met at a party organised by his bandmate and advertised on Twitter. I followed his bandmate and received an invite. This was in the early days of Twitter, when there were very few users and those few of us that used it organised events semi-regularly to meet up in real life. So I felt safe going to a party, even though I hadn’t met the host in real life yet. Aaron and I were there and we laughed a lot together. I thought he was too attractive to be a nice guy. But we had our first date the very next day, and other than when we have been kept apart by work trips or family holidays, we have spent almost every day together since.
Saja: How did he propose?
Charlotte: There wasn’t a proposal. We wanted an agreement to be made between the two of us as a mutual arrangement, rather than one person leading the other. One day we found out about a really great venue in our home city, called Lightspace, and so we decided to see how they worked and if they were available at a good time for us. We visited Lightspace and we liked the function space even better in person than in photos we’d seen, and the organisers there were lovely and friendly and laid back, so we chose a date and booked it. Then we told our families!
Saja: Where did the wedding take place? What made you choose there?
Charlotte: Lightspace is an old warehouse turned into a function space. It is great because it is a private space. They only host one function at a time so the whole centre is given over to you as the hirer. There’s a function manager there who knows your run times and makes sure everything happens when and how it is supposed to. Most importantly, the space is beautiful; functional and industrial but also well-decorated and welcoming. We didn’t have to do much to make it look like our wedding. We put some photos and pictures (my husband is an artist) on the walls to make it ours. We also made sure the venue would allow us to have dogs. It was the first question we asked of the venue! We wanted my parents’ dog, Bagley, to attend.
Saja: What was your favorite part of the day?
Charlotte: Our favourite part of the day? That’s a tough question! I barely remember the ceremony; it went so fast and at the end of it we were married. Aaron chose the aisle song; it was She by Elvis Costello. We played the sound of the TARDIS before it came on, so it seemed like I had arrived with the Doctor ;). I vaguely remember walking down the aisle... Thankfully there are photos! But I think my favourite part of the day is just the feeling that I had that all the people I loved were in one room and were happy for us.
Saja: Which of the photos is your favorite? Why?
Charlotte: I love the moon, and often share observations of the moon on Instagram using the hashtag #moonobs. This one (abovie) is my favourite #moonobs picture of all time! I also love the photo (below) of us dancing with our eyes closed. We are both so happy in that picture, and it felt easy and natural and perfect in that moment. We danced to Magic Works, a song from the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Being married is functionally no different for us than not being married was. But it feels more secure, somehow. The promise in front of all our family and friends was solemn and made our love feel unconditional, though we had already believed it to be so before we were married.
Photography: Garry Schlatter from Vision and Imagination Photography
Caterers/On site decoration: Wine 'n' Dine 'Em
Florist: Kate Maree Floral Designs
Hair & Make up: Daisy Chain Hair Salon
Jewelry: Custom Jewellery Co.
Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Faux Fur Stole: Review Australia