AMANDA + MARK

From start to fin­ish, this en­chant­ing rain­for­est wed­ding was ev­ery bit a fairy­tale!

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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).

GUESTS 70.

“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!”

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