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Erin & Scott: A Romantic Wedding in Western Australia’s Swan Valley
Photos By Merge Photography
By L. K. on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:00 am in Vintage and Rustic
Scott and Erin Creswell, both engineers, met in graduate school. Scott approached Erin after a lecture one gloomy day, and their friendship, which eventually evolved into lasting romance, began under a shared umbrella in the pouring rain. Five years later, the two set off on a long-dreamed-of trip to Europe, where Scott popped the question over French wine and cheese while he and Erin enjoyed a picnic in the gardens of Versailles.
The pair exchanged vows a few summers later among blooming roses at Brookleigh Estate in Western Australia’s Swan Valley, home to numerous wineries, microbreweries, and fruit farms. The ceremony site—a garden overlooking a lake—had a quietly romantic, lost-in-time kind of feel.
“We wanted our wedding to exude understated elegance and have a slight vintage feel,” Erin said. “I felt that a subdued color palette of dusty pink, blue, mauve, and white complemented the setting and fit the look that we hoped to achieve.”
Captured by Merge Photography, Erin and Scott’s beautiful day was capped off by a night of dancing that reached its pinnacle when Erin’s bridal party tore up the floor with a choreographed performance to a remix of Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” a fun and fitting tribute to the couple’s first meeting.
“For me, walking down the aisle was the most moving part of the day, something I wish I could relive over and over,” Erin said. “As the music began to play, my emotions threatened to overwhelm me, and thought I would break into an ugly cry and ruin all the magic that my makeup artist had worked. But I was able to hold it together with a few deep breaths and some reassuring whispers from my mum as we continued down the aisle. I remember seeing Scott smiling at me from the altar with a tear in his eye, and I knew he was just as excited as I was.”
Erin’s love of all things Art Deco influenced her choice of dress, jewelry, and shoes.
“In the early stages of planning, I fell in love with the soft, romantic look of peonies, so my bouquet consisted entirely of these beautiful blooms,” Erin said.
Erin’s advice to other brides? “Get excited over your marriage, not over the details of your wedding day.”
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > Merge Photography
Ceremony Venue > brookleigh estate
Reception Venue > brookleigh estate
Flowers > fox & rabbit
Cake > cake boss
Officiant > dru soltys
Reception Music > todd woodward
Bride’s Dress > sarah tieman
Bridesmaids’ Dresses > karen millen
Hair > rhonda of studio black
Makeup > simon colella
Groom’s Attire > gibson
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire > roger david
Guest Book > bleu de Toi
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What's Being Said
Sara, Feb 20, 2014 at 5:02 am
SO in love with the bodice on her gown! It's fab!
amanda, Feb 20, 2014 at 4:56 am
They look stunning, the details are amazing!!!
Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Such gorgeous detailing on her gown!
Krisstin | On the Go Bride, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:34 am
Gorgeous wedding. Love the pink and white bouquets with those bridesmaid dresses.
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