LAUREN + SCOTT
This relaxed and loving day featured picnics, ice-cream, family and tons of fun!
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.”
“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!”