Ivory Tribe Real Weddings – Best Of 2020
What a doozy of a year 2020 was for the world of weddings!
While COVID wreaked havoc in the wedding world, we still loved seeing submissions of celebrations that put a smile on our faces and kept our spirits high.
Firstly, thank you to our couples that shared their incredible days, along with the superb suppliers who helped bring the magic to life.
From inner city celebrations that exuded sophistication and elegance, to private property parties that were filled with heart, the theme always appeared to be celebrations that were authentic to the couple and their love.
Now, if you’re in the process of planning your big day and are in need of a helping hand, we have a suite of products such as wedding planning books and downloadables that could just be the thing to help with any planning pain points.
Here we take a look back at Ivory Tribe’s Top 10 most popular real weddings of 2020 – enjoy!
It was easy to see why you all fell in love with Semi and Stacey’s stunning South Melbourne day. Beginning the day in a modern warehouse that set the scene for their love story, they partied into the night on a rooftop taking in the sensational skyline of Melbourne. Both venues were the perfect backdrop for their day, feeling light and bright with soft and romantic touches. Bek Smith was the lady behind the lens and we know you will be blow away by her stunning captures.
The sweet celebration of Stefan and Alex took place at a private property. The blank canvas of their choosing, with gorgeous garden surrounds, allowed their focus on great food and wine to shine and their personalities accent every detail of the day. Sustainability was another governing factor and the conscious couple even offset the emissions for their guests to join them at their stunning event. Alex exuded modern bride vibes in a perfect Prea James gown and the pair, who walked the aisle side by side – did things their way from start to finish with Tess Follett beautifully capturing it all.
Claire and Berin combined their love for a black tie affair with the magic of a sweet garden celebration, resulting in a sophisticated and lively party to mark their first moments as husband and wife. They called upon their individual strengths and a host of local talent to create the day of their dreams, and some of their most memorable moments include Claire taking to the aisle, and the inclusion of their nearest and dearest. SB Creative was on hand to capture every minute of this day, a celebration of a couple who has lived a full life and seen the world side by side, but who in one another will always find home.
Tom and Eve wanted a stylish, modern wedding in a country setting and their celebration is what wedding dreams are made of. A picturesque setting, in a location that held special sentiment to them both and the focus on supporting local suppliers, saw a stunning soiree come to life. With food a significant focus, their guests were treated to fabulous local fare and the celebration was filled with memories to last a lifetime. The beautiful imagery of Bec Haycraft told Eve and Tom’s story perfectly.
We love the diversity in each of the celebrations we share, all are special and unique in their own way, though some land upon our desk and truly stop us in our tracks. Enter: Kali and Doug. Kali sure did wow her groom as she made her way down the aisle, and sharing their vows was a special and love-filled moment. Following a sensational ceremony there was a surprise plate smashing, Greek dancing traditions and a night no guest will ever forget! Captured by With Love Weddings, here is Kali and Doug’s glorious, gorgeous and heartfelt celebration.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 had other plans for Katya and Sam’s initial wedding celebration and they were brought to cancelling their wedding one month out from their intended big day. However, this dream duo simply reassessed their plans, and came to realise that what was important to them was declaring their love to each other and being married. In just under three weeks, and with ten guests by their side, they pulled off their wedding day in an intimate ceremony and absolutely stunning gathering – trust us when we say that every aspect, from Katya’s iconic, modern look, to their romantic venue – was simply sublime. Ivory Tribe photography favourite, Chloe May (who also happens to be sister of the glorious bride), captured this special moment in time just perfectly.
Get ready to be blown away by the stunning wedding celebration of David and Cayleigh, held on a private property paradise in South Australia. They didn’t try to have an ‘on-trend’ wedding, rather they wanted their day to be romantic, elegant and timeless, so they could treasure their magic memories for years to come. Cayleigh adored fabulous florals so she certainly made sure they were in abundance, creating petal perfection while accenting the day with a colour palette of white, soft grey, gold, pinks and deep burgundy. It’s hard not to swoon over this dream day so beautifully and effortlessly captured by the talent of Katie Harmsworth.
Keeping things informal and fun, Kate and Ryan were all about bringing together their favourite people in a magical Melbourne location, and providing them with a party to remember. Their ceremony was love filled, but at the same time had an air of frivolity as they sent Kate’s Nanna down the aisle as a fabulous flower girl and challenged one another in a ‘rock-off’ to see who went first with their vows. There’s so much to love about this day and of course remember, but we think Kate’s gown truly stole the show. Tribe talent, Kyra Boyer, was behind the lens and luckily for us all she has captured all the moments to absolute perfection.
Sam and Jemma decided early on to keep their wedding day styling simple and to let the soft, earthy tones of their bush surrounds do the aesthetic legwork. Choosing a striking but classic colour palette of white and rich greenery, accented with pops of black, made an elegant impact and allowed Jemma’s sequinned gown by tribe design queen Karen Willis Holmes to truly shine. This is one softly stunning affair, equal parts beauty and fun-filled revelry, all captured by the wonderful Janneke Storm.
Bella and Brendan wanted to keep their day elegant, yet relaxed and boy did they achieve this! A simple colour palette of ivory and the softest blush popped against the lush greenery surrounding the venue, and classic crystal glassware added a Gatsby-esque focal point to the tables. The result was a signature style of fresh sophistication and modern romance which translated effortlessly between the gardens and the interior. We loved that these two took a moment to steal away together to really soak up the love and excitement of the day. By their side to capture it all was their talented photographer, Kelly Tunney.
There we have it, the year that was and the weddings that had you clicking like crazy! 2021 is set to play host to some incredible celebrations, so keep an eye on our blog, where you’ll also find planning tips, inspiration and ideas. Don’t forget you can also secure your A-team on our directory – happy planning!