AMANDA + MARK
From start to finish, this enchanting rainforest wedding was every bit a fairytale!
This magical day started off on a serene note, with one of Amanda’s bridesmaids leading the guests in a calming mindfulness meditation before the ceremony. Amanda and Mark then shared their personal vows in a stunning rainforest locale. After loved ones enjoyed a garden-party high tea and lawn games, the newlyweds danced their way into the reception, showing off their skills with a jive routine for the first dance. Guests tucked into a buffet-style feast that had everyone raving, then hit the dance floor. The couple finished off the night with a favourite song, Home, and a dazzling sparkler send-off!
DATE August 29, 2015.
PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Hall Photography (tomhallphotography.com.au). “Tom is my brother and it was very special to have him as our wedding photographer. He helped me so much with advice and suggestions.”
DRESS & VEIL Karen Willis Holmes (karenwillisholmes.com). “I tried on a dress I otherwise wouldn’t have and fell in love. A girlfriend I had with me started to cry when she saw me!”
JEWELLERY Harlequin Market (harlequinmarket.com).
HAIR & MAKEUP Both hair and makeup for bride and makeup for bridesmaids by Sue McLaurin (smmakeup.com). Bridesmaids’ hair and mother of the bride’s hair and makeup by Tracy at Art in Makeup (artinmakeup.com).
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Fame and Partners (fameandpartners.com). “They’re perfect for bridesmaids as you can customise your design.”
STATIONERY Sophie at Deer Daisy (deerdaisy.com). “She did an adorable sketch of Mark, me and our dog.”
FLOWERS Bouquets by Kate Dawes (katedawesf- lowerdesign.com.au), venue flowers from Missy La’Belle (missylabelle.com.au). “When the bouquets arrived, I actually cried.
Kate had gone above and beyond.”
CEREMONY & RECEPTION
The Boomerang Farm, Mudgeeraba, Qld (hitchedattheboomerangfarm.com). “The reception barn was enchanting and allowed people to just have fun!”
CELEBRANT Bill Scurry (austweddings.com). “Bill made the ceremony amazing.”
DECORATIONS & LIGHTING The Boomerang Farm, and extra foliage, draping and fairy lights from Beautiful Weddings (beautifulweddings.com.au).
CATERING Shane at Big Chef Little Chef (0438 078 606). “We had a buffet and made sure the food was amazing. Shane absolutely nailed it!”
CAKE Cakey Creations (cakeycreations.com.au). “It was two layers of chocolate mud and a layer of the best damn carrot cake I’ve ever had.”
ENTERTAINMENT String quartet 16 Strings (16-strings.com) and DJ David Dunbar (djdavid.com.au).
“I’m a nature lover, so we had plenty of nature!”
“Guests sat in a semicircle with trees enclosing the area all around. It was magical.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a more meaningful and loving ceremony.”
“Our venue was grounding, tranquil, happy and romantic.”
“The setting was natural and rustic.”
“Photos of me and Mark were on show at the reception.”
“All the bridal party danced into the reception!”
“There was a hell of a lot of dancing!”