Styling this Jewish wedding, in Sydney, was such a joy this year. The minute bride-to-be Anastasia contacted us, I knew she was a kindred spirit who loved colour as much as I did.
Whilst her Jewish wedding setting was traditional at Emanuel Synagogue, her style was not. She wanted her flowers to be a celebration of colour and the styling to be simple. Thanks to Covid, the micro wedding was a smaller than normal affair culminating in a small dinner at Gavroche in Chippendale, for family and close friends.
Because we wanted to make sure we re-used the flowers from the ceremony at dinner, I paid close attention to the French style of Gavroche and used this to inspire our overall floral style. The end result was reminiscent of old oil paintings with a vibrant, eclectic colour mix. And all of the floral creations from the ceremony were integrated into the pared back styling at Gavroche.
The Synagogue setting and chuppah style were an excellent match for our old-meets-new floral style. The Emanuel Synagogue in Woollaraha, has lovely afternoon light and it gave the ceremony an ethereal feel to it. We made sure the flowers on the chuppah poles were positioned to frame Anastasia and David from all sides. An important thing to think about when you’re adding florals to a Chuppah. This gave photographer, Jonathan David, the opportunity to capture the ceremony and its traditions from all angles.
To pay homage to the bride’s Ukrainian heritage, her girlfriends baked her a korovai – the traditional Ukrainian wedding bread. The bread is adorned with decoration that represents the joining of the two families. Ukrainian korovai is know for being very elaborately decorated, so Anastasia asked as to help. we couldn’t be happier. To honor the tradition, we did some research and found out the green leaves and red flowers as added for prosperity. The end result was a korovai made with love, by many.
For the reception at Gavroche, we kept the table styling simple. Just adding a touch to enhance the lovely French setting. This included raised flowers in a colourful combination and candles. The reception flowers were used on the bar and gift table – a little lift in the gorgeous space.