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Our day, our way: A minimal-yet-whimsical wedding at The Flour Factory

Our day, our way: A minimal-yet-whimsical wedding at The Flour Factory


Written by Katie Byrne

Sibila and Andre tied the knot in Perth, Australia, and filled their wedding with magical details

 

Sibila Georgeff, 27, a clinical nurse, and Andre Comty, 29, an electrician, said ‘I do’ at Hyde Park Highgate, and held their reception at The Flour Factory, both in Perth, Australia.

Budget: £28,000

Flower budget: £1,500

Andre and I met in high school; he was two years above me and we had a few mutual friends. I was friends with Andre’s twin brother and developed a big crush on Andre. We got engaged nine years later at an early Christmas dinner with both of our families before we went on an incredible six week holiday to Europe!

The search for a venue started while we were travelling in Europe. I really loved the style of The Flour Factory and had a feeling it was the one. It’s an historic 100-year-old flour mill found in the inner city, but is so well lit and open – I loved the high beam ceilings with the wooden floors.

Our ceremony was outside in one of the most beautiful parks in Perth. I wanted my florals to complement the gorgeous greenery that surrounded us and our guests.

We had pops of rich, dark red within our bouquets and arrangements throughout the day. We also had offcuts of dainty foliage and florals that hung from glass terrariums over the bridal table which was so dreamy. I loved our bouquets because they were so beautifully paired with the bridesmaids’ white dresses and the muted tones of my dress.

We were lucky enough to have such a naturally stunning venue, so styling for the day was minimal yet whimsical. Green foliage with pops of copper were draped from the ceiling and along the dining tables.

Our use of mismatched, yet elegant candles kept the atmosphere warm and dreamy. We really wanted an intimate feel despite having a large number of guests. We wanted our guests to feel as though they were somewhere a little magical surrounded by lush green foliage.

I had made lots of little purchases throughout the year leading up to our wedding. I stuck to the theme of copper, glass, wood and white as I didn’t want everything to match.

My favourite little piece of décor was our ‘wishing well’, a beautiful glass terrarium with a mirrored bottom from my mum. My family are Bulgarian and Andre’s a mix of Mauritian and Italian. The Bulgarians have a tradition where they yell out ‘Gorchivo’ which translates as bitter – when they shout it out, the bride and groom have to kiss to get rid of the bitterness. The Italians also have a tradition where they yell out ‘Baci’ which means kiss – so the bride and groom have to kiss. Of course they were all shouting, so there was a lot of kissing!

My tip for brides-to-be: Plan little bits at a time, and the same goes for deposits – if you spread it all out, the whole process will be a lot more enjoyable. And delegate wherever you go; all of our close family and friends were so happy and excited to help in any way that they could.

Steal their style!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Big Love Photography FLORIST: Flowers in Bloom PLANNER & STYLIST: Kaya and Kazoo Events RECEPTION VENUE: The Flour Factory DRESS: Michele Corty at Rue De Seine SHOES: RMK GROOMSWEAR: Topman STATIONERY: Felicitations 


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