Melbourne Weddings

A Chic Beach Wedding

March 8, 2012

Last weekend I attended the wedding of friends, Natalie & Benjamin. They were married at Sandbar Beach Cafe, a lovely seaside cafe situated in Middle Park. Natalie asked me to help style the cafe for her wedding.  She wasn’t sure of a theme for the wedding, so I put together a mood board on Pinterest and we decided on a stylish modern beach theme [think Noosa, Main Beach, Sydney beaches – no tropical flowers, seashells or driftwood for this wedding]. Natalie wanted stylish and simple wedding decor.

The wedding reception was cocktail-style. We set the tables with white lace table runners and placed long-stemmed white roses [arranged in glass bottles] as the centrepieces.  Natalie loved the idea of a photo guestbook, so I styled a table with polaroid cameras, a gorgeous O-Check guest book and cute wedding party bio cards (see below).  The venue and view were spectacular and we didn’t really need to do anything else to the space. In the end, Natalie was really happy with her wedding day, which is all I needed to hear. I took a few quick photos before the wedding guests arrived.  I hope you enjoy them.

Image: Tables were set with white lace table runners that resembled fishing nets

Image: The centrepieces were simply long-stemmed white Emmanuelle roses in glass bottles & vases. The vases were wrapped in matching sand-coloured lace.

Image: The photo guestbook was a hit.  Guests were encouraged to take a photo and write their message beside it in the guest book.  We created these cute “Meet the Party” cards to introduce the wedding party.

Image: The beautiful wedding cake tower was created by Let Them Eat Cake in South Melbourne.

Image: Unfortunately it did rain on the day and we had to step in at times to ferry guests from their cars to the cafe.

Image: The stunning bride really was picture perfect.

Image: My husband also took a few photos on the day.  After the wedding I wrapped the photos in an old sewing test pattern and gave these to Natalie as a gift. 

*Special thanks to Sharon and the team at Sandbar. If you’re interested in holding a function at Sandbar Beach Cafe, then I certainly recommend the venue and their team.  Sandbar is beautifully situated on the beach with uninterrupted views.  The food was delicious, the service team were attentive and friendly.  Our function manager, Sharon, was fabulous and made sure the event ran very smoothly. Visit their website {HERE}  for more information.

Thanks for popping by,

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