Stone Cold Fox Designer Cydney Morrisâ€™s Vintage-Inspired Wedding in Sydney, Australia
When the designer behind Stone Cold Fox gets married, you expect the fashion to be on point. But the vintage-inspired aesthetic extended to the entire wedding day, from the linens to the cake topper and everything in between.
Los Angeles-based Cydney Morrisâ€”owner of Stone Cold Fox and its interior design arm, The Foxalowâ€”wed Oliver Edwards, owner of a beach goods company Business and Pleasure Co., in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. The destination married the dramatic sceneryâ€”the Sydney Harborâ€”with Cydney's love of lace, vinyl records, and unmanicured florals. â€śAustralia holds such a special place to us; we wanted everyone to enjoy it together,â€ť Cydney says of inviting 110 guests down under for a week of celebration. She collaborated with the event design and planning team at Little Lane Events over the course of nine months to pull off the festivities, which included a boating day, trips to the Icebergs, and hikes. â€śGetting everyone organized in a country where 75 percent of the people had never been was probably the toughest part,â€ť she admits of hosting the destination wedding.
The wedding took place at Watsons Bay Hotel, where Cydney and Oliver married in a rooftop ceremony before partying in a ballroom reception. Despite their setting, the decor was inspired by French gardens, incorporating touches of blue, white linens, and fresh flowers alongside Australia's seaside views. They couple also snuck in a few authentically Australian elements, including a late-night meat pie station and local wines.
The coupleâ€™s paper goods featured sketches of them alongside an illustrated map of Australia.
â€śI took inspiration from Bridget Bardot and the Victorian era,â€ť Cydney says of creating her wedding day looks. â€śAs a designer, I really love the beautiful curves of a womanâ€™s body and showing them in a classic way.â€ť
The bride and her 'maids wore Stone Cold Fox robes as they got ready.
Cydney designed each bridesmaid a custom dress that was inspired by each womanâ€™s personality while also reflecting Stone Cold Foxâ€™s bridal line. â€śThere were a lot of ruffles, bias cuts, and pearl-trimmed fabrics,â€ť she says. â€śI wanted it to be ethereal and feminine.â€ť
Cydney kept her bridal look a secret from everyone, including her mother and bridesmaids. â€śYou always want that moment with your mother,â€ť she says. â€śHer seeing me as a bride for the first time was incredibly special.â€ť
The bride's gown featured an ivory corset and peplum waist, corded lace, and blush silk ribbon straps that flowed down the back of the dress. She paired it with a vintage Victorian silk lace veil, vintage Chanel earrings, and a sentimental ring rom her mother.
Together, Cydney's bridesmaids looked mismatched yet coordinated in their custom looks.
The couple's flower girls wore white dresses from Oliverâ€™s motherâ€™s childrenâ€™s store in Sydney.
Cydney and Oliver set a dress code for their wedding: women in white and men in navy. They kept the aesthetic for the wedding party by having the groomsmen don navy suits.
The couple filled the rooftop of Watsons Bay Hotel with overflowing arrangements of English roses, wooden benches, and fringed umbrellas from Oliverâ€™s company. â€śThe view behind us was incredible,â€ť adds Cydney of the setting.
At the end of the aisle, the groom took a few minutes to their children attendants.
Oliver donned a vintage slate blue Versace suit that he paired with APC brown leather shoes.
Cydney's father escorted her down the aisle to Bruce Springsteenâ€™s â€śIâ€™m On Fire.â€ť
The ceremony was officiated by Cydney's best friend Matt Rabbiage. During the proceedings, the couple shared vows they'd written themselves.
â€śSaying our vows was something I was so nervous about, but also looking forward to,â€ť Cydney admits. â€śI thought I would be shaking and could barely get my words out. But when I got up there, it was just Ollie and I, and I've never felt more comfortable telling him the way I felt without one stutter in my voice.â€ť
An acoustic guitarist sang throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour.
After meeting at a dinner party in Venice Beach, Cydney admits that she didnâ€™t hear from Olivier for months. (Turns out, he had moved back to Australia!) But the couple randomly ran into each other at Coachella months later, and it sparked their entire relationship. â€śWe had the best day together,â€ť Cydney says. â€śI knew then he was the one.â€ť
The frayed edges of the escort cards reflected the frayed linens that topped the tables and overall vintage touches.
Linen runners topped wood tables along with brass cutlery, vintage bottles filled with flowers, taper candles, and blue-and-white striped napkins from Stone Cold Fox.
The couple focused the entire menu on Australian dishes, featuring lamb, trout, sausage rolls, and beers. One international touch? The mini bottles of Casamigos tequila at each place setting, which included love poems curated by the couple.
The bride admits that one of the highlights was the wedding's music. The coupleâ€™s friend Matt Cantina spun vinyl records during dinner. â€śSpinning vinyl made it more us!â€ť Cydney says. The couple took their first spin to â€śTake Careâ€ť by Beach House before the dance floor turned into a party with DJ Richy Penny.
The couple's three-tiered coconut and caramel cake featured a cake topper from the 1920s along with white peonies.
Cydney changed into a short lace dressâ€”also custom Stone Cold Foxâ€”for the dance portion of the evening.
â€śPlanning overseas was definitely a challenge, but I am so thankful for my team that helped me throughout the whole process,â€ť Cydney says. â€śIt far surpassed what I thought it would look like!â€ť