Sporteluxe’s very own Bianca Cheah and partner Simon Chalmers tied-the-knot in an effortlessly glamorous ceremony late last year. Here’s the inside scoop.
The couple wed at Hopewood House in Bowral in front of friends and family including Stylerunner founder Julie Stevanja, beauty guru Chloe Morello, yoga expert Kate Kendall, journalist, radio and TV presenter Elle Halliwell and style director Jonathan Pease.
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With the help of wedding stylist Maddison Pride, the happy couple set about creating their dream “green” wedding. Yes, green, as in organic and eco-friendly. From the locally sourced food and flowers to the sustainable, biodynamic wine and hand crafted gift favours, they’ve proved that going green can still be super stylish.
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Inspired by classic Hamptons interiors, the decor incorporated contemporary elements with rustic accents.
“I had always dreamed of an intimate, romantic, and timeless wedding with soft hues of blush and ivory,” said Bianca.
For the wedding, the bride wore a show-stopping ivory couture Steven Khalil gown. Heels were by Stuart Weitzman (shop the exact style here), leather clutch by The Daily Edited and jewellery by Kirstin Ash to complement her Harry Winston engagement ring. When it came time for the reception, she topped off the elegant gown with a leather jacket.
The four bridesmaids, Kate Kendall, Chloe Morello, Elle Halliwell and Bianca’s twin sister, Chantel Cheah, were each dressed in different LOVER The Label gowns, which highlighted their individual styles. Their ultra-lush, whimsical bouquets were supplied by Southern Highland’s local grower, Hope Farm. They were made up of pale pink peonies. As for the hair and make-up, it was all about natural beauty with glowing skin, nude lips and tousled locks.
“We all wore white lace, which is quite non-traditional. I wanted the wedding to not just be about me, but everyone who was there, especially my bridesmaids…So the celebration was about all of us together as one,” Bianca told Vogue Brides.
The stunning naked cake was handmade by Gillian Bell using organic peanut butter cream, delectable dark chocolate ganache and locally foraged edible flowers. A match made in heaven according to the bride and groom.
Guests were treated to handmade botanical soap by MAPLE as a wedding favour. Each soap was hand crafted from a combination of nourishing coconut and olive oils, added with the super moisturising shea butter and naturally fragrant essential oils.