It’s amazing the people you meet when you are out and about. It’s also equally amazing when they become your clients.
I first met Thomas at Bistro Gitan, one of Melbourne’s iconic institutions of French cuisine. Thomas being French himself supplies the restaurant with wine from his motherland and is a regular at the Toorak Road establishment.
So, when we got to talk about his upcoming wedding, which was going to be held at his family’s vineyard in Saint Paul de Loubressac, in the South-West of France, I knew we were going to make something special together.
The brief was formal and elegant, and Thomas knew exactly what he wanted. A classic one-button bespoke tuxedo. We used a beautiful black Barathea from Dugdale Bros in the UK, which is ideal for a cool climate wedding. Barathea is the most traditional of dinner suit cloth, as it has a beautiful drape and never wrinkles. Being worsted wool also means that the textile is more of a matte finish and does not have the sheen of superfine wool cloth. This is perfect for a tuxedo as it allows the black satin lapels and buttons to contrast against it.
Thomas looked every bit of debonair in his black tuxedo, with a made to measure dinner shirt and a hand made a bow tie, which we used the same satin as was used for the jacket lapels. It’s nailing these little details that get us closer to perfection.
Of course is it was Sarah that stole the show, in her stunning Rosa Clara couture gown, a vision of traditional elegance and beauty.
The couple wed in the town that Thomas grew up in and celebrated on his family’s property, Chai Saint Etienne. I’m sure you will agree, everything about this wedding is truly beautiful, and the photos are just stunning.
A big congratulations to the dear couple Thomas and Sarah and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day.
Photographer: B. Photography
Venue: Chai Saint Etienne
Dress: Rosa Clara