Belinda and Richard have been together 5 years. Belinda tells us “We got engaged a year after getting together in 2009, eloped in Fiji fifteen months later and finally had the reception in March 2013”
Renewing their vows on the grounds of the historic Sydney Polo Club, Belinda explains “we knew we wanted a relaxed, informal yet beautiful event. The words we gave our planners (the girls from Fusion Weddings) at the first meeting were: Natural, Rustic and Home-made. We wanted it to be a family friendly event and with over 30 kids on the invite list, preferably outdoors, with a connection to our surroundings and originally wanted to have a picnic by the ocean. But there wernt too many options in Sydney that weren’t formal venues, when Fusion found the Barn for us, it was love at first sight.”
Belinda’s gorgeous Lover lace dress, from their White Magic collection, and stunning Samantha Wills Bridal accessories, completed the low key vibe of the day after she rocked a more traditional gown in Fiji back in 2010. Belinda and Richards daughter Willow, an absolute cutie, wore an Olive & Fern get up found on Etsy.
Belinda says “I knew early that I didn’t want to go traditional for our celebration, I found the Lover dress many months ago and knew as soon as I tried it on. I’m in love with it and I felt amazing wearing it.”
Strolling the grounds of the Sydney Polo Club with photographer Claire Connell Photography, after celebrating their marriage with their family and friends, provided some quiet time for the couple to soak it all in. We love Claire’s candid, quirky and down right beautiful photos. Enjoy.
CREDITS Photos Claire Connell Photography // Bridal gown Lover the label // Shoes Prada // Flowers Alex Davy flowers // Accessories Samantha Wills // Rings MDT Design // Bridesmaid dress Lisa Ho // Flower girl dress Olive & Fern via Etsy // Grooms suit Herringbone // Ceremony and reception Sydney Polo Club // Catering CM Catering // Cakes Simple Ingredients // Event planners Fusion Weddings // Hair Partners Workshop // Makeup Villa Thalgo Spa // Entertainment Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts // Celebrant Kirsten Carter Celebrations // Photo Booth Original Photo Booth Co.