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.
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
Kate and Andrew’s wedding style was inspired by the sort of celebration you imagine takes place in a Tuscan villa at sunset. They wanted the venue to speak for itself so they kept it simple with a white and green colour palette and tried not to over style.
Venue: Feathertop Winery / Photo: Long Way Home Photography / Florist: Bright Florist
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
Rorey and Milly created a show stopping affair for their winery wedding held on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. The day was elegant yet modern, incorporating beautiful blush florals with lush greenery. The couple loved crisp white especially against the backdrop of the bay so had white tables, chairs, blush napkins with gold cutlery and black laser-cut acrylic place cards. But to top it all off was the most impressive floral installation in the middle of the marquee!
Venue: Baie Wines / Photo: Allume Weddings / Stylist: Events By Jayde / Florist: Hyde Florals / Marquee: Dann Event Hire
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
Deciding to steer clear of trends and kept their styling sophisticated, accented with touches of white, black and gold, Jess and Matt’s Warrandyte wedding was minimal and timeless.
The real wow-factor was in the fabulous florals designed and executed by Ivory Tribe favourite, Pinkie Promise and both modern and classic, their farm celebration was a dream come true.
Venue: The Farm Yarra Valley / Photo: Bianca Virtue / Florals: Pinkie Promise
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