EMILY + OLIVER

Fam­ily, friends and fire­works made this modern coun­try wed­ding a warm and won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tion

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - JUST MARRIED -

It was Emily’s dad who helped her keep it to­gether for her walk down the aisle, by say­ing she couldn’t let him fall down the steps! The day took place on the groom’s fam­ily prop­erty, giv­ing the whole af­fair an in­ti­mate touch, and a spe­cial ‘wed-shed’ was even built to host the oc­ca­sion. Emily and Oliver were sur­prised at how sa­cred it felt say­ing their vows to each other; there was lots of hand-squeez­ing, happy tears and laugh­ter. Af­ter a post-cer­e­mony ban­quet, a friend gave the cou­ple the best present ever – fire­works! He let them off in the pad­dock and the awe­some dis­play re­ally got the party started.

DATE Oc­to­ber 4, 2015.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Anna Tenne Pho­tog­ra­phy (an­naten­nepho­tog­ra­phy.com). “Anna was a dream to work with. She cap­tured the day per­fectly.”

DRESS Alex Perry (al­ex­perry.com.au). “Pretty and fem­i­nine, yet modern, it suited the day and venue per­fectly.”

JEW­ELLERY Ear­rings and bracelet from Jenny Packham (jen­ny­pack­ham.com), and neck­lace from Tif­fany & Co. (tif­fany.com.au). “The ear­rings and bracelet were gifts from my fa­ther, and the neck­lace was a sur­prise from Oliver.”

SHOES Chris­tian Louboutin (chris­tian­louboutin.com). “I wore clas­sic nude heels with gold spike studs.”

HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Alanna Miller (02 6362 0640), and makeup by Bri­anna at Dou­ble En­ten­dre MUA (face­book.com/dou­ble.en­ten­dre.mua).

GROOM’S SUIT Coun­try Road (countryroad.com.au). “We thought black would be too for­mal for an out­door, spring wed­ding, so Oliver wore navy in­stead.”

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Zimmermann (zim­mer­man­nwear.com), Bec & Bridge (be­can­d­bridge.com.au), and Talu­lah (talu­lah.com.au). “I wanted them to feel a mil­lion dol­lars, so let them choose.”

PLAN­NER, STYLIST, FLOW­ERS & DEC­O­RA­TIONS Me­gan at The Lit­tle Styler (0417 888 900). “She nailed the brief – not too cliché coun­try – and pulled the whole thing to­gether.”

STA­TIONERY Mer­maid Ave (mer­mai­d­ave.com.au). “I have my friend Sally to thank for the ‘pop of red’ theme.”

CER­E­MONY & RE­CEP­TION Church Hill Farm (pri­vate prop­erty), Cum­nock, NSW. “It be­longs to Oliver’s fam­ily.”

CELEBRANT Nick Wind­sor (0431 985 007). “He’s a good friend of ours.”

EQUIP­MENT Chairs and glass­ware from Mac-Hire (machire.net.au); ta­bles made by Mo­long Men’s Shed (mensshed.org).

CATER­ING Byng Street (byn­gstreet.com.au). “We had canapés and drinks af­ter the cer­e­mony, then a ban­quet din­ner.”

CAKE The Old Mill (the­old­mill­cafe.com.au). “It was red vel­vet flavour.”

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Kiss This (0417 425 340). “The dance floor went off!”

FAVOURS “We gifted guests jars of rel­ish, jams, spreads and pre­serves.”

GUESTS 128.

“I gave each of my brides­maids a ring and a clutch.”

“We sourced vin­tage church doors to use as a wed­ding ‘arch­way’.”

“Ev­ery­thing felt au­then­tic, in­ti­mate and full of love.”

“The farm’s aes­thetic was in­cor­po­rated into the styling.”

“Our aim was to en­joy a more re­laxed way of din­ing.”

“The fea­ture wall of lad­ders looked amaz­ing.”

“Fire­works – the best gift ever!”

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