We were so honoured to be part of Keen & Justin’s special wedding day this past New Year’s Eve.
The bride and groom joined together in an intimate ceremony to become Keen and Justin Emerson. Rather than taking either the bride or groom’s last name, Keen and Justin chose to create the new surname ‘Emerson’ to mark this special moment in their lives.
The ceremony was held in the early afternoon of December 31st in the beautiful King Edward Park, the same place where the bride and groom became engaged to one another. After exchanging vows, Keen and Justin participated in a hand-fasting ceremony, a neo-pagan ritual in which the couple stood face-to-face as their hands were gently tied together with ribbon.
Keen and Justin wanted an intimate wedding and were joined by a small circle of their closest friends and family members, who were asked to keep the ceremony a secret. Later that day, the Emersons hosted a New Year’s Eve celebration at their home and surprised all the invitees with the news of their marriage.
The bride wanted a bouquet that would emphasise natural colours and cream-tones, while matching her wedding jewellery – gold and silver, with highlights of navy blue to compliment the wedding party’s colours. Keen also expressed her passion for native flowers while visiting our flower market and took a particular shine to our bunches of blue thistles, as well as some of our lovely cream-coloured roses.
Justin wanted two lapels to match his suit, incorporating a bark shade of brown, eucalyptus green and a splash of white. Our team took special care to make sure that the lapels would match the bride’s bouquet, incorporating a beautiful brown orchid, cream-rose, eucalyptus and blue thistles to create the final result.
The bride and groom were ecstatic about their wedding flowers. They sent their special thanks to Emmah and our lovely flower market team for giving them the perfect bouquet and lapels for their wedding.
Check out a collection of stunning photos from the Emerson’s wedding below, taken by local photographer Matthew Berry!
Photo credit: Matthew Berry