Callista & Mark’s Laid-back, Romantic Wedding. Zonzo Estate, Yarra Valley
Callista and Mark’s wedding plans were relaxed with a focus on all things boho and textural. Sassafras Flower Design had the pleasure of helping bring to life their wedding day vision. Read on for all the dreamy details.
Gosh this wedding… where do I even start. This Zonzo wedding was all kinds of beautiful.
Callista described her wedding plans as laid back and loved all things boho and textural. She showed me images of her Rue de Seine dress and my jaw hit the floor. Callista wanted earthy, modern, natural tones and loads of movement. Nothing too structured.
I’d been experimenting with dyeing my silk ribbons and phalaenopsis orchids and knew that the red earth tones would pair beautifully with bleached back ruscus, sahara, quicksand and toffee roses and my dried textures.
As with all my full service weddings, I put together a visual style brief to describe the florals and styling which is a really helpful tool to further describe the visual brief. As each wedding is different, it’s important to me that the florals and styling details be personal and meaningful for each of my couples.
The ceremony was to be held in the Capella on the Zonzo property in the Yarra Valley. I built a single upright pillar that would frame the ceremony space with loads of pillar candles in glass. We have a really tight bump in at Zonzo, so I had a great team on site with me to build out the ceremony installation. We quickly filled the pillar with oversized, dried palms, long rosehip branches and dried ferns and foliages for texture. Over this base we added reflexed roses and my hand dyed phalaenopsis.
We lined the aisle with small copper pots filled with blooms and these pots were then used to decorate the long shared tables for the reception. Straight after the ceremony we also moved the ceremony installation to frame the fireplace in the restaurant, so it could continue to be enjoyed through the night.