LAU­REN + SCOTT

This re­laxed and lov­ing day fea­tured pic­nics, ice-cream, fam­ily and tons of fun!

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - JUST MARRIED -

Lau­ren woke up to clear, sunny skies on her big day and en­joyed a break­fast with her bridal party and fu­ture mother- and sis­ter-in-law while the boys added last-minute touches to the venue. Af­ter an emo­tional walk down the aisle with her dad and a touch­ing cer­e­mony, it was time for the re­cep­tion, which in­cluded cute pic­nic blan­kets and bas­kets filled with de­li­cious cheeses and fruits, al­low­ing guests to en­joy the re­laxed at­mos­phere. There were even boats to row on the tran­quil lake and a bon­fire once dark­ness fell, be­fore the happy cou­ple made their exit through a wall of cud­dles and con­grat­u­la­tions. Pure magic!

DATE March 28, 2015.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Mar­gan (mar­gan­pho­tog­ra­phy.com). “We struck gold with Erin and Er­ica. They were in­cred­i­ble.”

DRESS & VEIL Marry Me Bridal (mar­rymebrides.com.au). “It felt so com­fort­able and easy! Orig­i­nally, I wasn’t go­ing to wear a veil, but when I tried it on with my dress, I couldn’t say no.”

FLOWER CROWNS & FLOW­ERS Rosie at Jami­son Flow­ers (jamison­flow­ers.com.au). “They looked in­cred­i­ble. I swapped my veil for a flower crown for the re­cep­tion.”

JEW­ELLERY Ear­rings from Sa­man­tha Wills (saman­thaw­ills.com).

HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Rachel Wirth (0420 896 314), and makeup by Gabbi at Belle Artistry (bel­leartistry.com.au).

GROOM’S SUIT WoodyRoo (woodyroo.com), and bow tie from NMcIn­tosh Fash­ion at Etsy (etsy.com/shop/nm­cin­tosh­fash­ion). “Billy hand­made the boys’ blaz­ers and chi­nos. Amaz­ing.”

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Sheike (sheike.com.au). “The style suited them all.”

STYLIST & DEC­O­RA­TIONS Tess from Style My Aisle (style­myaisle.com.au). “Tess was my saviour. I had ideas in my head about what I wanted, but she made them all come to­gether. In ad­di­tion, my mum made the cush­ions and the venue owner cre­ated the ‘Love’ sign.”

STA­TIONERY Zaz­zle (zaz­zle.com.au). “It was quirky, fun and not ‘wed­ding-y’.”

CER­E­MONY & RE­CEP­TION Red­brow Gar­den, Mur­rum­bat­e­man, NSW (can­ber­raguest­house.com.au). “The scenery was in­cred­i­ble, and there was even a beau­ti­ful lake that the guests could take the row­boats out on to.”

CELEBRANT Julie Rat­ten­bury (0402 703 310). “She was ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous.”

CATER­ING Tree Eighty 3 (tree83.com.au), and The Chameleon Ice Cream­ery (02 6258 5483). “We had pic­nic bas­kets, canapés and a vin­tage ice-cream van.”

CAKE The Cake Lady (the­cake­la­dy­can­berra.com.au), and top­per from Itty Bitty Wood Shoppe on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/it­ty­bit­ty­wood­shoppe).

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT The Baker Boys Band (baker­boys­band.com.au). “The dance floor was full through­out the night!”

FAVOURS “We gave guests per­son­alised Ma­son-jar glasses.”

GUESTS 80.

“The girls wore navy to stand out against the flow­ers.”

“Scott’s smile made me smile a thou­sand times more!”

“We went for a look that wasn’t too tra­di­tional.”

“Coloured sprin­kles on our cake made it look fun!”

“Tess, our stylist, used an old door for the seat­ing plan.”

“Our first dance was un­re­hearsed, but we didn’t care!”

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