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Having clearly thought outside the (wedding) box, Emily and Tom went ahead and created a two day affair at Attunga – a unique 300 acre campsite in New South Wales that could accommodate their 200 plus guests. “It was beautiful, in the middle of the bush, with breathtaking views, a flying fox, and no phone reception”, says Emily who had the opportunity to wear not one but two gorgeous gowns.

“The dress I wore on Saturday night (Mint Condition Vintage) is one I bought in a vintage store six years ago and never wore. It sat in my cupboard for years, too pretty to wear and too pretty to throw away. It was the perfect dress to dance in.” Captured by Weddings by Averie, it was a fun-filled weekend with live music, over 1000 paper cranes and a few unusual traditions.

“Tom wore a pair of odd socks that his mother knitted for his father for their wedding day forty years ago”, says Emily adding that they scrapped a number of traditions that didn’t seem to make any sense.  “That’s how we ended up not having an engagement party and asking for donations to our favourite charity instead of gifts.” A couple who clearly did things their way, Emily’s advice to other couples now is to “do what you want.” Plain and simple.

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CREDITS Photos and cinematography Weddings by Averie // Bridal gowns Mint Condition Vintage and Charlie Brown via Myer // Veil and flowers Hanako Floral Designs // Shoes Toms // Rings Tresors and Mondial // Shawl Ayesha Cashmere // Bridesmaids dresses Cancer Gemini Vintage, July Second Vintage and Flying a Vintage all via Etsy // Groom and groomsmen suits Roger David // Ties River Island via The Iconic // Ceremony and reception Attunga, NSW // Catering Food Stuff and Cow and the Moon // Cake and cake topper Cakes Art // Hair Kat Margarita Makeup Artist // Music Peter Dixon Band // Celebrant Liam Chapman.