BACKYARD WEDDING16 Sep 2020
Someone once sang, “You can’t hurry love”, but one thing we know for sure is that you can’t postpone it either! So, you also shouldn’t have to postpone a wedding, right?
Just because we find ourselves under COVID restrictions at this point in time doesn’t mean you can’t create the wedding of your dreams, right in your own backyard. Or anyone’s backyard. (Just make sure you actually know them, though….)
This got us thinking….why not show you how?
(Photography – Javier Miguens)
Because, what could be better than celebrating with your nearest and dearest in the most relaxed and private of settings? Where you have the freedom to create an absolutely unforgettable day that reflects the love you and your partner share….
So, the Katalane crew recently banded together with some of our fave industry folk to show you just how easy it is to pull together the most luxe backyard wedding. This gorgeous set-up in Avalon Beach, Sydney was created for 14 people, however, current NSW restrictions allow up to 20 people at your home; the perfect number for a truly special and intimate day.
Producers of bespoke events, the ‘celebration squad’ at Honey Lane create weddings that are an expression of your personality, your style and your love story. Lara and Alannah were on hand to work their magic on the wedding table, bringing exquisite soft furnishings, tableware, crystal glasses, candles and oh-so-stylish food and drink menus. Why not check out their ‘Luxe at Home’ packages at www.honeylane.com.au.
Lyndal from Palmy Platters was on site with her sumptuous food platters that not only satisfy the appetites of your guests, but are also an absolute feast for the eyes. Her stunning platters were bursting with colours, textures and flavours just waiting to be enjoyed (which we all did, thank you very much)…. With a laid back approach to entertaining, Palmy Platters can transform a table with culinary delights that cater to all tastes. For more info, visit www.palmyplatters.com.au.
NASHDALE LANE WINES
Naturally, we also had to try the delicious wines that Tanya from Nashdale Lane Wines brought to the table. It would have been rude not to. We were treated to the Rosé and Shiraz varieties, and we all agreed that…. we love our jobs. Tanya and her partner Nick realised their dream of purchasing a winery after a working holiday at a vineyard in Tuscany. If that isn’t crazy romantic, we don’t know what is! Take a look at www.nashdalelane.com to see the whole range.
What’s a wedding without flowers? Bec from Florafolk is absolutely passionate about selecting THE most beautiful flowers available from locally grown producers. Environmentally conscious, natural and bountiful floral designs are her thing. When Bec arrived, we couldn’t take our eyes off the amazing blooms she’d chosen – The colours! The variety! For more gorgeous inspo, head to www.florafolk.com.au.
Our Marketing maven Fiona had a vision for the backyard wedding and went about bringing it to life, rallying the troops and ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day. (We let you borrow her for your own event and she will pull it all together like nobody’s business.)
For this backyard set-up, we chose our premium range Nomads stretch marquee in grey over our vintage festoon drop lighting. Also making an appearance were our custom-made tables and chairs, cane lounge settings and double herringbone bar.
We think you’ll agree that the results were pretty magical!
So, if ever there was a time to rethink your ‘dream wedding’, it’s now. Here are just a few reasons why –
· Absolutely no time restraints, you can party all day and night long
· We can work within your budget
· Your event can be live-streamed or filmed so that everyone you love can be a part of your special day
· Easy, stress-free, relaxed, personal setting
We should mention that a backyard setting doesn’t have to be just about a wedding! It’s also the perfect location for a milestone birthday, engagement party, hens party… basically any good reason to throw the best party of your life.
Feel free to contact Fiona anytime to chat about the many, many options available to create the backyard wedding of your dreams!
Now, who doesn’t love a little behind the scenes…