Alfresco love: Wisteria & Ryan’s vintage garden wedding

Wedding: 28/04/2012

Posted by | 23 October, 2014

A majestic outdoor space they discovered years before provided the perfect backdrop to Wisteria Mulvey and Ryan Ferguson’s vintage garden wedding.

After a failed setup by friends in 2005, jewellery designer Wisteria, 31, and arborist Ryan, 29, were in the right place emotionally when sparks flew a year later at a black tie party.

Despite Wisteria’s imminent plans for an extensive overseas trip, an “intense six-week, whirlwind courtship” ensued, says Wisteria and Ryan asked if she would wait for him.

“Smitten and already in love, the relationship began,” she smiles.

“One month into my trip, reality set in,” recalls Wisteria. “Life without my new love was difficult. We decided the only possible answer was for Ryan to come and join me for the remaining three months of the trip.”

At their four-year milestone the Melbourne couple purchased a home together in the Dandenong Ranges; a 1930s miner’s cottage just down the way from the Alfred Nicholas Gardens where they would later say ‘I do.’

The gardens’ renowned tree ferns, waterfalls and wandering paths provided a fabulously romantic setting as the pair exchanged vows in front of an intimate gathering of 50 family and friends on April 28, 2012.

Planning the wedding in just three months, Wisteria says she and hubby Ryan were overwhelmed with the result. It was a day “that secured a special moment in time forever, with love,” Wisteria says.

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_009

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_010

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_003

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_011

The bride’s dress, created by Pamela Nelson, was an ivory silk high-necked gown modeled on a wedding gown Wisteria uncovered in a local op shop years earlier.

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_012

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_008

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_006

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_001

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_013

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_014

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_015

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_017

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_020

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_SBS_015Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_SBS_024

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_024

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_025

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_027

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_028

Dreamlife Photos & Video captured unforgettable images of the day.

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_030

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_029

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_031

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_033

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_SBS_026Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_SBS_029

Wisteria_Ryan_Garden-Wedding_035

Photos courtesy of Dreamlife Photos & Video.

Featured Suppliers:

Brides Accessories: Grandmother's / Brides Gown: Pamela Nelson / Brides Shoes: Stella Jewel / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Own / Bridesmaids Dresses: Own / Cake: Bride's mum / Celebrant: Ivan Shaw / Ceremony Music: Own playlist / Ceremony Venue: Alfred Nicholas Gardens / Entertainment: Connor Gallagher / Flowers: Belgrave Flower Art / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Tuxedo / Grooms Shoes: Wayne Cooper / Hair: Harrisons Monbulk / Honeymoon: Italy / Invitations: Invitation House / Makeup: DIY / Photographer: Dreamlife Photos & Video / Reception Venue: Coonara Springs / Rings: Parev / Transport: Days of Olds / Wedding Planner: The bride

Comments