Friday, May 29, 2009

featured wedding: ilana & benjamin part 1.

One of the greatest joys in running Bespoke is the opportunity to work with gorgeous couples and to help them create a beautiful wedding which is a perfect reflection of them both. Although our stationery and paperie is only a small part of their wedding we love sharing the journey with them. It tickles us pink when our couples send us images of their wedding, we feel so proud, and so very blessed that we helped in just a little way to make their wedding perfect.

The gorgeous Ilana & Benjamin have recently sent through their amazing wedding shots by SugarLove. Their wedding was held at The Tea Room Gunners Barracks in Mosman, Sydney, with their ceremony held on the lower lawn with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, Watsons Bay and Rose Bay.

"My favourite part of the day was the ceremony because it’s the most sentimental and meaningful part of the day, we were really involved in writing the whole ceremony so it was very personal and emotional for us".

Ilana & Benjamin searched high and low to find a Super8 videographer – this was inspired by film footage Ilana had seen of her mum and dad from the 70s when they first met on a holiday in Bali. Moudanier Pictures came to the rescue and shot their entire wedding the old fashioned way (and how we love the old fashioned way of doing things!).

We loved the way that Ilana was very conscious to include Benjamins style and personality into the planning of their day. The groomsmen all wore rock n roll skinny black suits with skull and cross bone socks and cufflinks in keeping with their love of metal music.

"The night ended with us all dancing the night away under the stars on the sandstone courtyard to classic 80’s tracks and a memorable rendition of the gunners sweet child of mine from all the bridal party, air guitar at it’s best! Everyone had a ball and that is all you can ask for, after a year and half of planning!"

To be continued...


  1. Ilana's Mum here. I know how excited Ilana was when she found you at Bespoke Letterpress. She did a lot of searching and researching before she found you. You helped her so much not only by adapting her ideas and needs into your beautiful letterpress invitations but also with the wonderful inspiration that your blog offered her.
    Your site is one of the sites that she visited regularly, if not daily, in the lead up to her wedding to the wonderful Ben.
    She found your uplifting view of life and beautiful images inspiring and uplifting and I thank you for being part of one of the most important days in Ilana and Benjamin's life.

  2. Ok, those bmaids dresses and the shoes are just killin' me! Oh why am I forced into seafoam green when there are options as lovely as those out there.

  3. Hi, we desperately want similar dresses for my girlfriends wedding? any ideas where to start?

  4. Hello these dresses were by Rose and Ruby however they have since gone out of business unfortunately!

  5. I love these dresses they are just what I am looking for for my bridesmaids. Does anyone know of anywhere that makes any that a similar style?

  6. I love the styling of this wedding! And the brides dress is just stunning...any idea where she found it?

  7. I love these bridesmaid dresses....does anyone know a company that makes a similar style?


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