It was all about good vibes and fabulous flowers for this couple’s day of days. “We wanted it to be free, relaxing… and unconventional (we don’t like boring weddings). We wanted everyone to mingle freely and for kids to run free. We thought it was important everyone had fun!” says Matt.
The day arrived and they were pleased to see that their fabulous vendors had certainly pulled their weight. A mishmash of vintage chairs from Vintage Patina on the lawns of Wagon Wheels Country Retreat, located only 50 minutes south of Sydney, marked the spot where Ally and Matt would be pronounced husband and wife by someone very special (cue Matt’s Dad). “He has married all his children and all my sisters so it became a bit of a tradition”, says Ally who along with her stunning off the shoulder Grace Loves Lace gown, wore her late Nanna’s rings. “That was significant to me as it felt like part of her was there on the day.”
While the children continued to play by their custom made tepees, courtesy of Ally’s mother and sister, Ally and Matt stole a few quite moments with their photographer Matt from The Loved Ones until it was time to join the others to eat pizza and party. As Ally made her way to their reception in her barefoot Forever Soles sandals she could barely contain her joy upon seeing their magnificent floral installation for the first time as well as Matt’s rather impressive hand painted signs.
Regardless of who did what, (although it’s worth mentioning that Matt’s Aunty made their amazing wedding cake) their day was a huge success that came to life without too much stress. “Keep calm and delegate. Ally was a horrible delegator which stressed everyone out. We were both also very calm which stressed everyone out even more”, says Matt reminding us all that sometimes it’s worth taking a chill pill.
CREDITS Photos The Loved Ones // Bridal gown Grace Loves Lace // Flower crown and flowers InBud Floral Design (now closed) // Shoes Forever Soles // Rings Epheriell, Artemer and Natsuko both via Etsy // Jewellery Samantha Wills // Bridesmaids dresses Sportsgirl, Myer, Forever New and Sussan // Groom and groomsmen suits Roger David (pants), Zanerobe (shirts), Ron Bennett (jacket) // Groomsmen shoes Shubar // Ceremony and reception Wagon Wheels Country Retreat, NSW // Catering You Pizza, Art of Gelato and Raineri’s Mobile Cafe // Makeup Adore My Body My Beauty My Skin // Furniture Vintage Patina // Beverages Phoenix Organics // Marquee South Coast Party Hire.