Had Bree and Andrew been hosting a wet t-shirt competition rather than a wedding, they’d have picked the perfect day. You see it didn’t just rain, it poured and everyone, including Bree and Andrew got soaked. “We all just embraced it and it ended up being so fun!” says Bree, a woman with the world’s best attitude.
She goes on to tell us “A big shout out has to go to Shane Shepherd Photography and Ben from Goliath Productions as those guys braved torrential rain, broken gear and soggy shoes to get some amazing stills and footage of our wedding!”
Held at Attunga Park Country Retreat in country New South Wales (a venue you might recognise from Jolie and Jerem’s wedding, featured in issue six) Bree says she wanted their wedding to be “casual, relaxed and welcoming”.
Her knee-length Kitsch Bitsch gown perfectly suited their laid-back, eclectically styled reception which this pair put together using re-purposed bits and pieces. “All the signs were created by us, and the reception table doors were locally sourced, washed and sanded. Our favours were succulents we hand potted and painted and grew for a couple months before our wedding day!”
Pleased with how everything came together, Bree reassures that by far the best bit about their day was becoming husband and wife. “It felt like we had finally made it and everything we had planned, thought about and dreamt of was all just leading up to this – getting to be together forever!”
To see more inspiring work by Shane Shepherd, spend some time checking out these awesome real weddings featured here, here and here. Love Bree’s dress as much as we do? Check out this custom made Kitsch Bitsch gown featured here.
Keen to see more weddings in the rain? Check out Harmony and Grant’s and Alison and Nathaniel’s wedding days respectively… two extremely awesome big days where it absolutely rained cats and dogs and the bride and groom made the most of it, along with memories that are sure to last a lifetime.
CREDITS Photos Shane Shepherd Photography // Cinematography Universal York // Bridal gown Kitsch Bitsch // Robes Peter Alexander // Shoes Jo Mercer // Jewellery Karen Walker // Bridesmaids dresses ASOS, Renew Vintage via Etsy and Dangerfield // Bridesmaids shoes Rubi and Funkis // Bridesmaids gifts Susanna April, Milk & Honey via Etsy and Atrium // Grooms suit Jack London (jacket) and Industrie (pants) // Shoes Jack Jones // Socks and groomsmen gifts Odd Pears // Watch Fossil // Groomsmen suits Industrie // Flowers Wallflower // Stationery Minuteman Press // Ceremony and reception Attunga Park Country Retreat, NSW // Catering The Canavan, Olive and Luca and Botanica // Decorations The Happy Cabin and Kmart // Prop hire Hodgepodge Hire // Lighting and sound Check 1,2 PA Hire and Albany Creek Party Hire // Music Autumn and Candice Long // Celebrant Paul Redfern // Rings Eclipse Jewellery and Etsy //