June 7th, 2012

Concrete Love – Nathan & Toe

Amongst a sea of ‘wedding’ weddings, this modern marvel featured on 100 Layer Cake recently caught our eye and stole our heart.

Nathan and Toe found one another on Toe’s blog, fell in love over their shared interests and corresponded via email and iChat. Their love affair brought Toe from Tokyo to Adelaide to marry her Nathan in a contemporary ‘concrete’ themed wedding, perhaps symbolic of their unshakable union. From concrete cast invitations, to the floors of their unique venues (modern art gallery and rustic barn), finally to their custom created wedding bands, concrete was a binding element.
The ceremony was set before an exhibition of works by Ariel Hassan, to a sound track of ambient music by Helios.

Back to the invitation, which Zed & Bee were particularly taken by… designed by the groom, these awesomely unusual invitations were cast in concrete, wrapped in newsprint, sealed with a custom Katakana monogram mashup of the couple’s names and then hand delivered or posted in protective bubble wrap. No mean feat but worth the trouble to introduce the carefully considered, stylised wedding to follow.

Photography by White wall photography