Heather & Mitch
This spectacular outdoor wedding embraced the stunning natural Aussie landscape
Before the ceremony, Heather and Mitch treated their guests to hot chocolate and marshmallows to keep them toasty warm in the stunning Blue Mountains location. The bride and groom said their vows under a gorgeous arch lovingly crafted by Heather’s dad, who spent hours making it by hand. This was a big day filled with beautiful touches, including a guest book that posed fun questions to loved ones, making for a hilarious keepsake. There was also a petal toss bar, some gorgeous Australiana décor touches and cute Shakespeare quotes that featured on all the menus. The bride even had three shoe changes – utter perfection!
DATE September 10, 2016.
PHOTOGRAPHER Image Haus (imagehaus weddings.com.au). “They’re renowned for chic, sleek photography that captures so much emotion and doesn’t date.” DRESS & VEIL Lillian Khallouf (lillian khallouf.com.au). “Her creations show off a girl’s curves, instead of hiding them!
Lil created a dress with a removable skirt, giving me two different looks in one. ” JACKET Morris Janks (morrisjanks.com). “I made sure I had a leather jacket on hand to throw on in case I got cold.” JEWELLERY Samantha Wills (samantha wills.com). “Every piece has so much spirit and raw beauty in it.”
HAIR & MAKEUP Sarah Marie Makeup (sarahmariemakeup.com).
GROOM’S SUIT Alex Goodman (alex goodman.com.au). “I was blown away.” BRIDESMAID DRESSES SE by Sant Elia (santelia.com.au). “That lace!”
STYLIST Tsol & Co. (0498 368 315). STATIONERY Mazii Collection (mazii collection.com). “My brief was ‘modern Australiana’. The back of the invites had a gorgeous pattern of a king protea, a flower I incorporated throughout the day.” FLOWERS Crazy About Flowers (facebook.com/crazyaboutflowers), and floral arch by The Archery (designerarches.com.au).
CEREMONY, CATERING & RECEPTION Spicers Sangoma Retreat, Bowen Mountain, NSW (spicersretreats.com). “The food was one of the reasons Mitch and I chose the venue – the head chef there is highly regarded.” CELEBRANT James Norman at Swansea Baptist Church (swanseabaptistchurch.org.au). “He made it relaxed and intimate.” DECORATIONS Candles from Loved by Lucy XO (facebook.com/lovedbylucyxo), and cutlery from Sydney Boutique Events (0401 856 945). “We had candles with a passionfruit and vanilla scent to remind us of Aussie summers by the beach.”
CAKE Sugar High Desserts (sugarhigh desserts.com.au). “I’ve always Instagramstalked Jonathan! It was a chocolate cake with a pistachio-flavoured buttercream.”
FAVOURS Ladurée (laduree.com). “I’m a sucker for macarons and Ladurée’s are the best! Mitch and I each chose our favourite flavour – mine was salted caramel and his was pistachio.”
DATE September 10, 2016 VENUE Spicers Sangoma Retreat, NSW
“Our reception was held on the deck beside the infinity pool.”
“My gown transformed into a mini dress for the reception!”