EMILY + OLIVER
Family, friends and fireworks made this modern country wedding a warm and wonderful celebration
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.”
“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!”