Romantic reception spaces
After the offical marriage-making has taken place the celebration of your commitment will often flow into your wedding wedding reception – a chance to celebrate your love in your own unique and fun-filled way.
We have seen so many inspired and creative takes on couples celebrating their love, from incredible floral installations that frame a dance floor, to candlelight-filled spaces casting a romantic glow over the newlyweds and their loved ones.
From farms, to elegant inner-city soirees, private properties or magical marquee arrangements, be inspired by some of the romantic reception spaces we love right here.
Chrissy and Trevor’s Bruny Island wedding was moody, dramatic and oh so sleek. Contrasting the dramatic coastal look are exquisitely elegant bouquets interspersed with soft, coral-like textures in seafoam whites and blush kissed pinks. Decor arrangements centred around striking silhouettes of dried palm fronts, bringing the coastal feel to the sophisticated reception styling.
Venue: Cloudy Bay Cabin Paddock / Photo: By The Wilde / Styling: Dear Leone
Every carefully curated detail of Tess and Riley’s day was chosen to be as eco-friendly as possible- from selecting only local suppliers, choosing vendors that make sustainable choices in their practices, and even giving the florals away as wedding favours. But there was also no compromise in style; a colour palette of soft cotton candy pink, velvety crimson and creamy latte linens was pure sophistication, and the natural elegance of Butler Lane a beautiful backdrop to the effortless elegance.
Venue: Butler Lane / Photo: Katie Harmsworth / Florist: Georgia Kotschet
Nikki and Simon’s cracking celebration. This was a relaxed day filled with personality and fun, and we are 100% here for it! Their gorgeous floral complemented the beautiful backdrop while keeping the day simply yet stylish.
Venue: Greenfields / Photo: Motta Weddings / Florist: Say It With Flowers
Laura and Jason had a styling palette in shades of rusted tangerine, brushed amber and sweet peach perfectly popped against the white wooden backdrop of Gather & Tailor. Soft, cascading floral arrangements artfully embellish the industrial-chic warehouse, while apricot hued candles elevate the cream linen tablescapes.
Venue: Gather & Tailor / Photo: Elsa Campbell / Styling: Weddings of Desire / Flowers: Anatomy of Flowers
We love a styled up marquee reception, and Elderberry event hire came to the party to assist in creating a look to wow. There to coordinate the fun and frivolities of Catherine and Andy’s day was event planner extraordinaire’s Pop Up With Style, along with State of Nature’s incredible florals, this one is a treat for all the senses.
Venue: Barunah Plains / Photo: Tess Follett / Florals: State of Nature / Decor: Elderberry Events & Memphis Hire
Ben and Eliza worked together to create some gorgeous DIY-delights for their guests, including hand-making napkins and sourcing decor to complement their vision, for them, the planning process was one of joy, and looked oh so lovely too!
Venue: Post Office Hotel / Photo: Nikki McCrone Photography / Florist: Flowers by Megan
Hip-hop was the flavour of the day when Marcus and Tash celebrated their love in urban Collingwood. Enlisting the help of Daniel of He Styles, they set about creating a day that was inspired by Baz Lurhmann film, Romeo and Juliet. Keeping things moody, pops of colour accented the day through their beautiful Wildflos blooms, the zero waste Bangin Hangin’s installation and backdrop, neon signage and of course, Marcus’ green velvet suit jacket.
Venue: The Craft and Co / Photo: Jackson Grant / Styling: He Styles / Installation: Bangin Hangin’s / Flowers Wildflos
Wanting to keep their day timeless, Claire and Owen enlisted the help of planning and styling extraordinaire Logan Events and in the safe hands of director, Dani, they incorporated soft blushes, creams and lots of foliage to tie in with their handsome homestead venue, while keeping their wedding party in black, giving their wedding style a contemporary feel.
Venue: Emu Bottom Homestead / Photo: Teodora Tinc / Styling: Logan Events / Florals: Little Stag Floral Couture.
An incredible team brought together a styled shoot in magical Melbourne and it was all about bringing grand back! So many ideas for you to feast your eyes on.
Venue: Metropolis Events / Photo: Collections Photography: Flowers: Flowers by Varu / Styling: No.14 Events
Anastasia and Riley’s dream celebration transports us to a place of old-world glamour.With incredible floral artistry by Prunella, beauty abounded, and this celebration by candlelight was absolute perfection.
Venue: Cadella Park / Photo: Katie Harmsworth / Flowers: Prunella
Before you immerse yourself in Sarah and Llew’s wedding day, be warned; this is one fun-filled affair that maxes out the cool factor. The process of developing their wedding style was organic but their stunning venue certainly helped them set the tone, so they felt they could be as glamorous or laid back as they wanted.
Venue: The Valley Estate / Photo: Taylor Kezia / Flowers: Tracey Pearson Flowers
Hues of dusky blush, muted apricot, and soft peach interspersed with crisp, creamy orchids set the tone for the romance to unfold on Tim and Jessie’s sweet celebration. For Jessie, looking around as she danced in the arms of her husband, to see all their friends and family celebrating alongside was a truly magical moment.
Venue: Greenfields / Photo: Kinship by Kristy / Flowers: Liv for Flowers
For contemporary chic done to perfection, look no further than Cal and Maddi’s exquisite Queensland celebration. Their venue, Gabbinbar Homestead was the perfect backdrop for their simple yet sublime styling.
Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead / Photo: Leah Cruikshank / Florist: Daisy & Co
Classic elegance against a breathtaking backdrop was the overarching aesthetic of Hannah and Dan’s beautiful soiree. But underpinning all the sumptuous style was effervescent, unbridled emotion – and we absolutely can’t get enough!
Venue: All Saints Estate Winery / Photo: Jackson Grant
Drawing on the stunning scenery surrounding their gorgeous venue, Darcee and Ben dreamed up a day of autumnal luxe with a splash of bushland inspired beauty.
Venue: The Farm Yarra Valley / Photo: Aleksander Jason / Florals: Wildflos
Maddie and Jack’s day is a dream and a colour palette of white on white florals, layers of textural detailing, and raw timber touches enhanced the natural beauty of the setting to perfection.
Venue: Private property / Photo: Be Here Be Now / Hire: Undersky and Peppersprout / Florist: Poppy Culture
When Rachael and Andrew’s original wedding plans went from a large-scale marquee wedding to an intimate backyard soiree, their guest list may have changed, but their overall vision remained and a classic and timeless celebration with quirky, retro accents was brought to life in the most gorgeous of ways.
Venue: Private property / Photo: Leah Cruikshank / Flowers: The Luxe Bloom Toowoomba
Katie and Mat’s Ballarat day sure was a beauty and they kept their reception styling classic, modern and oh-so-fresh.
Venue: Willow & Stone Estate / Photo: Katie Harmsworth / Styling: Bride / Florals: Love Lies Bleeding Flowers / Decor: Event Art, The Small Things Co, Bride
For Abigail and Jeigh it was important to them that they keep their reception styling to reflect the sentiment of their day, romantic and intimate. Their underground cellar wedding at Mitchelton Wines exuded all of that and so much more.
Venue: Mitchelton Wines / Photo: Katie Harmsworth / Styling and florals: Pretty Little Details
Black-tie elegance, meets Australian homestead vibes, Marni and Nigel’s marquee wedding had lashings of class enhanced by the natural landscape with blossoms in whites and dusky pinks, bringing a fresh elegance to the beautiful bush surrounds.
Venue: Eurambeen Homestead / Photo: Nic Stephens Photography / Hampton marquee: Tierra Events / Styling: Trove Hire and Styling / Florals: Flowerqueen / Linen: Little Black Sheep Hire Co / Hire: Pure Vibe Event Hire
Jess and Kyle’s South Australian celebration was pure romance, with a minimalist and elegant style. Think long white tables, adorned with soft silk runners, hundreds of candles and fresh roses, they kept the colours very neutral with white, beige, and soft blush roses.
Venue: The Uraidla Show Hall / Photo: Danielle Symes / Styling and florals: Petal and Cake Co / Hire: Olympic Party Hire
As soon as they saw their venue, Rachael and Andrew allowed the stunning space to help guide the style of their wedding. They kept it classic, but with a modern look, with blacks and whites and lovely blush and buff tones.
Venue: Mitolo Wines / Photo: Janneke Storm / Florist: Poppies Flowers / Stationery: State of Reverie / Hire: Modern Party Hire
The Greek island of Paros provided a perfectly awe-inspiring aesthetic against which Liz and Sebastian set about creating their vision of old school elegance with a modern twist. We loved the contrast of movie star glamour against the fresh ocean vista, with luxe styling details accented perfectly against the rough, creamy textures of the venue.
Venue: Villa Aethra, Butterfly Valley, Petaloudes, Paros, Greece / Photo: Days Made of Love / Styling and decor: Julia & Evita
The ocean views from Laura and Matthew’s venue made enough of a statement, so to merely enhance this vibrant vista, Laura and Matt chose neutral tones in their theming elements. But the effect was anything but ordinary. Stunning structured florals in shades of blush pink and ivory made a muted, modern statement.
Venue: Fins Plantation House / Photo: Janneke Storm / Florist: Bride’s aunt along with The Bella Bloom Co and Mary Poppies Floral Studio
When Tom and Georgia visioned how their day would look, they wanted an elegant event filled with deep and rich coloured flowers. Set against the backdrop of this ballroom, they created a sensational style that reflected romance, keeping their celebration intimate and sophisticated.
Venue: The George Ballroom / Photo: Katie Harmsworth / Florist: Pomp and Splendour
Millie and Tom wanted a city wedding, and where better to create that than within the magic of Melbourne. Once they picked their stylish wedding venue, they they wanted to use bold, dramatic colours to complement the space, and then they let the location do the talking.
Venue: Panama Dining Room / Photo: Alex Motta / Florist: Billie Jean Botanicals
Matthew and Melanie drew inspiration from their chosen dream wedding destination of Bali, they simply sent any inspiration they found on Pinterest or Instagram to their team and what resulted was a romantic day filled with glorious greenery, whimsical lighting and memories to last a lifetime.
Venue: The Ungasan / Photo: Cassandra Ladru / Styling and florals: Decoration by Blooms
The romantic, lakeside celebration of Stephanie and Steven was all about letting their gorgeous venue do the talking. When it came to style inspiration – theirs was minimal, modern and oozing elegance.
Noting that their wedding fell on the last day of summer, they wanted the colours and tones of the day to reflect a late summer, almost autumnal vibe – nude, sand, toffee and ivory. They were also greatly influenced by nordic minimalism – on this basis, opting to incorporate wishbone chairs, ceramic vases, a timber top bridal table, and unstructured, free form florals.
Venue: Carousel / Photo: Tess Follett / Styling: Ruffles and Bells / Florals: Ivy and Eve
For some marquee magic, it’s hard to go past Meg and Paddy’s Ceres celebration.
They wanted to create a natural but elegant feel to their reception and were inspired to bring the outdoors in when it came to putting together some marquee magic. Think gum leaves, natural tones and stone textures that only added to the stunning location, rather than detracting.
Venue: Private property, Ceres VIC / Photo: Jenna Fahey-White / Styling: Weddings of Desire / Florals: Georgia Kotschet
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