Hit107’s breakfast newsreader Emma Charlton invites us inside her wedding in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
Photography by Ryan Abbas Photography
After a night spent ice skating at the Ice Arena, Naryan took me out for dinner to Jolleys Boathouse. While we were out my younger sister Megan got to work lining the hallway of our home with candles and rose petals; when we arrived home I was led out the back and greeted by Naryan who was standing under the clothesline, which was completely lit up with fairy lights. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
I had a lot of help from friends and family, which was great. Our process was to write a huge wish-list at the start and we were constantly updating, changing and crossing things off when we’d change our minds or lock something in. We also flicked through lots of wedding mags to get ideas!
My friend from school, Greta from GretaKate, designed and made my couture gown – the Friday night fittings were very special. The beaded skirt was complemented by a low-back, v-neck bodice.
The Bridal Party
The groomsmen were all wearing black slim suits from Jack London and the girls were wearing Isla silver/mushroom-coloured dresses from The Iconic. Naryan was wearing a black dinner suit from Tailors of Distinction – with a black suede bow tie for the ceremony and a black bow tie with silver flowers for the reception!
We had our ceremony and reception at Glen Ewin Estate. We loved that we could hold the ceremony by the lake and then move inside the Pulpshed for the reception. We were married under a gold arbour from Paper Carousel, while the Pulpshed was decorated with tea light candles and lots of flowers. Roaming canapes followed the ceremony; inside we had a long banquet-style tables with shared food – and lots of it!
We went for quite a classic style. The afternoon was much like a garden party, with fresh blooms and white finishes. It took me a while to decide on floral arrangements, but with the help of our florist Irena from Wild Ivy Studio we chose a green bunch of magnolia leaves, and white and deep purple calla lilies. The bouquets were similar to the table arrangements.
As I walked down the aisle some of my friends, who are ex-choristers from the Australian Girls Choir, sang How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding and then a slowed-down version of Disclosure’s Latch for the signing of the register. Naryan’s friend Ben Williams played acoustic guitar and sang following the ceremony. During the reception Marcus Quinn was the DJ.
Glen Ewin Estate
Magnolias and calla lilies from Wild Ivy Studio
Chocolate and lemon cake from Catering by Claire
Everything by Michael Buble