Sometimes you just don’t have words for how a wedding can make you feel, and this was absolutely one of those weddings. If we had to try and describe it, we would say it was a mix of overwhelming love, happiness, and pride for the happy couple – but it still doesn’t come close to the real thing. By concentrating on their relationships with their close friends and family, Jess & Elaine created an incredibly intimate celebration of their love.
After arriving from their offsite photoshoot, Jess & Elaine chose to have their ceremony in our lakeside field – complete with an amazing pampas grass installation from Petals by Elise. Musician, Dave Heath, serenaded their guests as they arrived, adding to the relaxed atmosphere Jess & Elaine had aimed for. With their close friend officiating their ceremony, and close friends and family offering their own readings, there was hardly a dry eye to be seen.
After booking their wedding, Jaimi and Josh discovered that they were expecting their first little one. Their cause for celebration had just doubled. Not only would they get married but soon after they would bring their first kid into the world. Jaimi and Josh were thrilled with the news and we knew this would be a night to remember.
Bringing a modern and chic flair to our rustic venue, the couples styling was minimal but perfectly executed. Every decision was well thought out and perfectly suited to the couple. Jaimi and her bridesmaids arrived in a teal blue kombi armed with stunning blooms from Botanic Weddings & Events. With a wedding party of 12 (plus the bride and groom!), Jaimi and Josh made sure to surround themselves with all their close friends. This resulted in a lot of fun, laughter, and some great bridal party photos! The importance of the right bridal party cannot be understated – and Jaimi and Josh nailed it!
Ebony & Sean: this is a couple that know how to throw a party!
In the hands of expert stylists, Ruby & James, the bride and groom transformed Baxter Barn into the chic, rustic venue Ebony had dreamed of. Complete with Persian rugs, green foliage and neon signage, they really made the space their own.
Once the formalities were done and dusted, their guests hit the bar. Aperol Spritz (made to order), Pimm’s cocktail cannisters and cold beers wrapped in their personalized stubby holder were just some of the options Ebony & Sean’s guests had to choose from. As Sean’s family were Irish, they couldn’t help but to indulge in a bit of Guinness from the keg in the caravan bar.
After sneaking off to fit in a couple of shots with photographer, Sofia, from Enchanted Weddings, the couple returned to the party via their own custom WWE introduction, packed full of hilarious quips. After their one of a kind introduction, the live band, Baker Boys, had a hard act to follow but managed, in no time, to get the crowd going in full swing.
Their love story began at the tender age of 16 and 17, with every moment full of laughter and love since. They have built their lives around caring for others: Alex is a paramedic and Cal is a firefighter, so when it came to their wedding day, everyone wanted to give back.
They wanted their wedding to be a fun and relaxed day – filled with family, friends & food. So, their ceremony was conducted by a family friend, in front of the Sage’s Cottage - and it was absolutely brimming with long-awaited emotion.
Styled by Woops a Daisy, this was a Pinterest-worthy boho wedding, with Alex wearing a stunning lace dress thanks to Spell Bride – complete with floral headpiece and macramé floral wrap. Lawn games were scattered across the lawn at the barn, and the iconic Woops a Daisy red velvet lounge setting took centre stage for guests to relax.
The festivities began with a massive grazing table, filled with antipasto, cheese, fruit, cured meats, bread and dips, followed by their cocktail-style reception. The highlight was the interactive food station, where the Going Gourmet chef came out to cook the barbeque in front of the guests. Food aromas filled the air, complete with fire tricks and all.
Their reception was a big party, with Angus Legg entertaining the guests with his amazing voice. They ended their wedding with a bang, Alex donning a “wifey” leather jacket for their sparkler send off.