Vivien and Cienwen’s wedding at Vieille Branche, a creative urban garden in the heart of Brisbane, was a gorgeously delicate mix of emotion and beauty. Using the antique French ambiance, with plenty of planning help from Gathering Events and the expertise of Wild At Heart floral design, the backstreet venue was transformed into a magical indoor garden hidden from the outside world. The couple was stylishly dressed in a Catherine Deane wedding gown and elegant Germanico Tailors suit with charming florals of eucalyptus and summer berries, for a fresh, corresponding look perfect for a vintage-inspired garden reception. We love how this celebration was full of locally sourced and environmentally friendly details, from vegan catering even to thoughtful alcohol and dinnerware. Peppermint Photography captured every moment of this stunning wedding, from some seriously elegant getting ready photos, a touching first look, until the newlyweds hopped in an Uber at the end of the night!
Vivien and Cienwen
Vieille Branche, Brisbane, Australia
We wanted the day to reflect us and we wanted our guests to feel comfortable, free to be themselves and to have a great time.
It was all so good. The ceremony is our favorite part though. It felt magical both visually (the venue is beautiful) and emotionally (there was so much love in that room).
Put your time, attention and money into the things that matter to you most. Doing this will mean your wedding reflects you both individually and as a couple and those are the best kinds of weddings.
We DIY’d coconut ice and rum balls, bouquets and table decorations, dessert table serving ware andaccessories, the gift table decorations, which included the wedding photos of our grandparents and parents, and our invitations – they were amazing. This is all thanks to our friend Scott who helped design them. We printed them on seeded paper. Our guests are now enjoying watching their invitations bloom.
Jen from Gathering Events and her staff were the stand out for us – they are amazing. Post wedding we have had family contact us just to let us know how amazing. Jen coordinated everything on the day and for the month leading up to it. She helped us when we had little problems to work through, decisions to make and people to organize and she did it in a way that balanced the right amount of support with the right amount of ownership for us.
We used environmentally friendly dinnerware andhad a vegan/vegetarian menu with locally sourced produce and vendors. Our alcohol was all from Australian companies who support green friendly practices. It was plentiful and delicious.
Processional and first dance song – ‘The Way I Am’ by Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional song – ‘Walking on Sunshine’ by Katrina and the Waves
Last dance song – ‘With a Little Help from ‘My Friends by Joe Cocker
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Peppermint Photography
Event Planning – Gathering Events
Venue – Vieille Branche
Floral Design – Wild At Heart
Catering – The Canape Project
Cake – Wild Canary
Live Music – Hailey Calvert
Makeup Artist – Elizabeth Crossley
Wedding Dress – Catherine Deane
Suit – Germanico Tailors
Congratulations to Vivien and Cienwen and special thanks to Peppermint Photography for sharing this gorgeous wedding with Junebug! For more urban garden wedding inspiration, check out this chic indoor garden wedding at The Ground of Alexandria!