Who would of thought that the couple that studied together would eventually end up together?

After years of studying Pharmacy at the same university Patrick and Ally had actually never spoken, although Ally had noticed Patrick around Campus. After graduating however, they were properly introduced by mutual friends.

From there the rest is history. They both signed off on the most important prescription of their life. A prescription for love!

With a theatre and two gallery spaces @fortyfivedownstairs was the perfect blank canvas Ally and Patrick needed to express their personality and style.

Ally asked her mum, who is an artist, to paint a piece that they could feature on their wedding invites. This artwork ended up featuring on all the wedding stationary and even made an appearance on their wedding cake [we’ll tell you all about this soon]!

As it was an autumn wedding, the couple opted for an autumnal colour palette for their floral arrangements, which also complemented the colours in the stationary art.

The team @goodgraceandhumour clustered vases with rich burgundy blooms and natives with touches of cotton and foliage on the tables and hung installations which draped from the high ceilings.

The couple were also lucky enough to have their portraits painted by artist Robyn Rich whose beautiful artwork was exhibiting in the gallery during their ceremony. They didn’t tell any of their guests about the portraits so they got an amazing surprise when they recognised the couple’s faces on the gallery wall among all the other artwork.

In keeping with the art theme, Ally’s mum also painted the couples portrait for their welcome sign which greeted guests upon arrival.

Now we haven't forgotten about the wedding cake. We often get told our cakes are pieces of art and well ... this is literally the case. Ally's mum's artwork which had been previously used in designing the invites was also the main feature of the cake.

We took this piece and printed it using edible ink onto edible paper. We seamlessly wrapped the bottom tier and tied in the fresh blooms used in the venue and bouquets. A sentimental touch that will long be remembered by both the couple and their guests.

We adore this parting wisdom from the bride and groom themselves.

“Planning a wedding can be overwhelming and all consuming. The process should be fun so it was important for us to have wedding-free weeks where all wedding talk was off the table!”

Your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple so focus on what is important to you and don’t feel pressured to follow trends or tradition.

The wedding team involved to create this magical day!

@boutiquecakeart Wedding Cake

@longwayhomephotography Photography

@goodgraceandhumour Flowers

@fortyfivedownstairs Venue