The Grounds of Alexandria | Sydney | Wedding | Arifa & Tom

As seen on Hello May, Arifa and Tom transformed The Grounds of Alexandria into a magical origami wonderland for their wedding! Decorated with 1000 paper cranes, Ari recruited a group of friends to help with the folding.

The paper cranes are the stand out for this wedding, but following closely behind is the blush gown and the pineapple vases.

Having their ceremony in the late afternoon, Arifa & Tom had a “first look,” – This is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony and have their photographs. May Lane in St Peters provided us with a colourful, urban backdrop with its famous street art.

The Grounds of Alexandria (our fave venue!) continued the magic of the day with a paper crane decorated ceremony and a reception with the most beautiful table settings to die for. Fancy hollowing out pineapples to use as vases? The banquet tables were adorned with pineapples filled with bright blooms, bottles, earthy trinkets and personally packaged sachets of freckles for the guests.

This wedding was a visual splendour and made use of some very talented vendors as well as a very talented bride, who designed her own invitations and styled the whole shebang herself! But good news people – Arifa is pursuing wedding planning and design and could possibly assist you with yours! You can find out more about her work at thehappybride.

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The bride designed her own invitations. LOVE!

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Gorgeous flowers by Chanele Rose.

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Oh them cranes! The effort was 110% worth it!

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Pineapple vases are genius and how sweet & simple are the favours?!

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We were so lucky that it had just been halloween! The Grounds was packed full of pumpkins!

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All Things Sweet by Carissa has become a cake making fave of ours.

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Instabooth provided some photography fun throughout the evening.

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Bridal Gown Bariano | Flowers Chanele Rose | Cake All Things Sweet by Carissa | Hair | Makeup Stephanie Gangi | Transport Kombi Style | Photo Booth Instabooth | Ceremony, Reception & Catering The Grounds of Alexandria | Planning & Design thehappybride

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