The Couple: Dianna and Wan
The Wedding: 8.12.12 – Milton Park, Bowral, NSW
The Photographer: Marcus Bell of Studio Impressions
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Dianna and Wan: Lush. Bucolic. Oriental.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Dianna and Wan: I hoped for a warm and nostalgic family estate setting infused with traces of understated glamour and subtle oriental elements. Milton Park was the perfect elegant backdrop for the garden ceremony, and its ballroom an ideal blank canvas. The glamour of the golds and crystal chandeliers were balanced by fresh pinks and relatively modest table centrepieces. We paid tribute to our culture by incoorporating oriental wedding motifs such as the dragon and phoenix watermark on the stationery and cake. The beautiful evening dress designed by Alex also made references to the cheongsum while retaining a classic Western sillhouette.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Dianna: The most memorable part of the day was actually when Wan and I went out into the paddocks with Marcus and Abraham between the ceremony and reception. Everything just felt magical: the soft afternoon light, the butterflies, the hazy hills, the horses that took us by surprise and followed us as we filmed. There were hilariously fun moments during the shoot such as when we tried to navigate around the copious amounts of cowdung littered on the fields and avoiding the millions of little bugs attempting to find refuge in the layers of my wedding dress.
The best decisions were definitely having Susan as a wedding planner and choosing Marcus and Abraham to document the day. Without them the wedding would not have felt the same! The speeches were very emotional, but I love how the hugs and loving exchanges after the speeches were vigilantly captured by Marcus.
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Marcus Bell and the imagery of Studio Impressions?
Dianna: Marcus style was exactly what I was looking for: Elegant, understatedly glamorous, and evocative. He is able to capture the raw emotions of the subjects without compromising aesthetics. His photos are so much more than concrete documentation of moments, but rather beautiful extractions of truth from those moments. Hes a genius!
Dianna and Wann, thank you for sharing your completely beautiful wedding with us! To see more gorgeous works of art by Marcus Bell, please visit Studio Impression’s website, blog and Junebug member brochure.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Studio Impressions
Event Planner: Susan Stanford
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Milton Park
Videographer/Film Maker: Abraham Joffe
Officiant: Kaye Ostwind
Invitation Designer: Wisteria Writings
Catering: Milton Park
Florist: Mandalay Flowers
Cake: Planet Cake
Wedding Dress: Ceremony – Vera Wang, Reception – Alex Perry
Bridal accessories: Shoes – Charlotte Olympia
Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: Maid of Honor – Marchesa Notte, Bridesmaid – Carmen Marc Valvo
Groom apparel: Suit – Hugo Boss
Hair and make-up: Ervan Woo
Live music: The Baker Boys Band
Rings: Tiffany & Co