Cafe and artisan chocolate factory by day, events space by night. East Elevation is a hidden gem found among the busy bustling Brunswick East streets. Hidden no more once you step through their giant red door into the blissful smells of coffee and chocolate you fall instantly in love. An easy choice of venue for Tennille and Monty with its industrial brick walls, Cathedral ceilings, lush greenery and did I mention chocolate factory.

Their venue along with their love story is a modern day fairy tale. Meeting on Tinder just over 6 years ago their relationship started like so many others. Swiping right, many texts back and forth and then FINALLY organising that very first date.

Oh course, as with so many fairy tales things don’t always go smoothly. With a date secured, but no confirmation from Monty what was a girl to do? Stay at home in her PJ’s of course! Meanwhile Monty was waiting at their date location texting Tennille on her ETA. [Turns out Monty wasn’t the greatest at texting- even to this day!]. With the world’s quickest costume change, Tennille was up and out the door to what was the first day of the rest of their lives together.

With any modern love story comes the day you gather all your loved ones around and celebrate. You celebrate your love as a couple and the love you have for friends and family. Although not necessarily celebrating in a traditional sense Tennille, Monty and their family did want to honor the memory of those that couldn’t be there. Engagement rings owned by her Gran and Nanna were gifted from Tennille’s parents on the day for her to wear. Along with a gold bangle engraved with “The Captain and Tennille” in memory of her big brother Westley, who passed away several years ago.

Monty also surprised her with a gorgeous antique locket [pictured below], complete with a picture of her big brother. They were able to wrap it around the stems of her bouquet so that he was with her all day.

With traditional touches and dream wedding vendors behind them Monty and Tennille's wedding flowed seamlessly. The industrial minimalist vibes of @eventseastelevation set the scene with the team softening the space for a more intimate setting.

Cascading vases of lush pink and caramel toned blooms flourished on the tables and walls. The colour pallet tying in seamlessly with the rough brick walls and exposed timber beams. Elements of copper, ceramic and wood also helped tie the look together creating a classic yet also modern feel.

Then came the cake! Last, but certainly not least. Pavlova, dark chocolate and raspberry were the flavours of choice. The cake styling team here @boutiquecakeart helped Monty and Tennille tie in all the aspects of their styling on the day to create this beauty. It's base was an ivory smooth frosting for a classic look with freshly wired blooms and foliage to create a natural and organic feel.

The team here look at all aspects of your wedding to help create a piece that reflects your personality and style.

The cake, for Monty and Tennille, provided an opportunity to sit down together at the end of the night and reflect on the day, whilst watching their guests party.

The most amazing wedding team!

@hellochloemay Photography

@boutiquecakeart Cake Flowers

@eventseastelevation Venue