It all started with a vision of creating a ‘refined rustic’ wedding… Shannon and David had an extraordinary wedding ceremony with their friends and family in the forest, followed by a relaxed reception in a really cool warehouse wedding venue. We love a big, clear space that you can style to your heart’s content!

Shannon and David have such an incredible eye for styling (Shannon is an interior designer, which helps!). There are so many cool, handmade styling details. The ever so cute material heart buttonholes and tiny heart aisle decorations, the bunting and signs, and the fabulous ribbon arch that the guests held up for Shannon and David to walk under after the ceremony.

Bride and groom standing in middle of tables of warehouse wedding

The reception was styled with long wooden tables adorned with beautiful flowers and stunning place settings. There were fabulous arrangements of foliage and strings of lights suspended from the wooden frame structures above the tables. This really brought the outside in, and fitted perfectly with their ‘fairy forest’ styling.

The bride and groom looked stunning; just wait until you see Shannon’s amazing wedding dress with its super peplum detail.

If you are planning on utilising a warehouse style space for your wedding you are sure to take inspiration from these pretty pictures, taken by the very talented Lara Hotz Photography.

Refined Rustic

“We wanted to create a ‘refined rustic’ style. Koskela Kitchen ticked many of the necessary boxes and were very accommodating to our needs. We fell in love from the moment we saw it.

“The vibe we were trying to create for our guests was, as the invitation and dress code stated, ‘comfortable chic’. The menu was very relaxed with pizza slices and watermelon lettuce cups as our entrĂ©e, and pull-apart garlic bread with an assortment of pastas as main course.”

Non-Negotiable Photographer

“Our photographer, Lara, was a non-negotiable condition of mine, even before the name David Shlom gave me butterflies in my tummy. We are so grateful to have had such an amazing, creative person document our day. It meant I didn’t have to worry about anything and that all our efforts for the day were captured for life.”

Groom having shave at barbers

Reflection of groom and his groomsmen in barber shop mirror

Heart fabric buttonholes

Groom's check suit jacket Groom's wedding shoes

Groom's accessories

Man touching groom's face

Groom sitting reading card

Wedding dress hanging

Heart stitched into wedding dress Strappy bridal shoes

Photo booth proposal pictures

Wedding countdown

Bride-to-be sitting

Bridal accessories

Bridesmaids in a line doing up each others dresses

Bridesmaid doing up back of bride's dress

Bride in dress ready for wedding

Bride reading memory book

Bridesmaid helping bride put on veil

Row of hearts across grass

Ladder and wedding props

Floral arch for wedding ceremony

Outdoor wedding ceremony space


Love sign

Jewish pre-wedding ritual

Groom signing document before wedding

Bride arriving for wedding

Groomsmen huddle

Bride sitting waiting with bridesmaids

Badekin - groom pulling veil over bride's face

Groom arriving at wedding ceremony

Start of wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony in woodland in Sydney

Bride and groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom hugging at end of wedding ceremony

Groom signing marriage register

Bride and groom ducking under arch of streamers held by guests

Bridal party

Bride and small boy blowing bubbles

Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets


Bride and bridesmaids dancing under tree

Groom shaking hands with groomsman

Bride and groom standing in middle of ceremony space in woodland

Bride and groom leaning over and kissing

Wedding ring on bride's finger whose hands are around groom's neck

Groom opening champagne

Bride holding bouquet Bride's bouquet

Bride with hand on groom's chest

Groom Groom's buttonhole

Long tables in warehouse wedding venue

Large light shades hanging over wedding tables

Wedding table number and flowers

Hanging lights over wedding tables Row of wedding place settings

Wedding place setting with menu

Chic wedding styling in warehouse


Wedding table flowers

Candles on wedding table

Envelopes of charity donations for wedding favours

Table of wedding cakes

Cake with drip icing

Bride and groom standing in warehouse wedding reception space

Bride and groom standing side by side

Bridal party

Bride and groom blowing confetti from hands

Bride and groom with confetti falling around them

Bridal party throwing confetti over bride and groom

Bride and groom standing next to sign saying This Way In

Bride and groom entering wedding reception under streamers

Bride dancing with bridesmaid

The Hora chair dance at wedding

Groom being thrown in the air

Groom landing in sheet

Bride skipping over sheet

Groom skipping over sheet

Bride and groom sitting and smiling

Wedding food

Bride and groom laughing

Groom giving speech at wedding

Bride and groom kissing on couch

Bride and groom sitting in front of racks of barrels

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Sweets at wedding

Sweets and chocolate on board

Wedding band

Wedding first dance

Groom spinning bride

Bride and groom dancing in middle of parachute

Bride and groom throwing confetti in the air

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography

Ceremony Space: Centennial Parklands

Reception Venue: Koskela Kitchen (Now Three Blue Ducks)

Event Planner: The Yaya Collective

Reception Stylist: She Designs Events

Wedding Dress: Marry Me Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: The Iconic

Accessories: ShopBop

Hair: Bryoni’s Hair

Make-Up: Nicky Lurie Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses: Aje

Groom’s Jacket and Shirts: MJ Bale

Groomsmen Trousers: General Pants

Groom’s Shoes: Mere

Flowers: Neat Floral

Catering: L’amour Catering

Cake: Royal Icing Cake Decorating

Decorative Elements: Poppies for Grace, Flowergirl Mila and Love Carli

Prop and Furniture Hire: Vintage Patina and A Little Character

Entertainment: The Shiznizzle

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