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Maybe the reason it didn’t rain on Rach and Josh’s day was because of a wishbone. “My mum gave me a wishbone after the ceremony for good luck. She handmade it – it was wrapped up in ribbon and pearls. It is a family tradition to make one for your daughter on her wedding day (from a real chicken!)” explains Rach who superstitions aside, was pleased with the way things panned out.

Despite living in Melbourne Rach and Josh decided to marry at his Grandparent’s beach house in Orford, Tasmania – a small coastal town about an hour from Hobart. “Josh and I are very relaxed, casual people, so we wanted our wedding to reflect that feeling. We enjoy having lots of friends and family around – so we wanted our wedding to have a relaxed party vibe, with lots of beautiful food and drink, lots of mingling, and lots of dancing”, says Rach who looked beautiful in her Anna Campbell and Alan Pinkus heels, despite forgetting to wear her veil. “I didn’t realise until a friend told me after the ceremony. Oh well…”

Luckily photographers Kat and Scout of  It’s Beautiful Here were around to take note of all the things that did go right – like the decorations Rach had worked tirelessly on, the cake and preserves that Josh’s mum had made and the epic dance moves that their guests had hidden up their sleeves. “When Rihanna’s song ‘Umbrella’ came on, everyone randomly grabbed the umbrellas we had (in case of rain), and brought them onto the dance floor.”

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CREDITS Photos It’s Beautiful Here // Bridal gown and veil Anna Campbell // Shoes Alan Pinkus // Flowers Fig Flowers // Rings Australian Diamond Company and Megan Webb Jeweller // Bridesmaids dresses ASOS // Grooms suit Oscar Hunt // Grooms shoes Country Road // Groomsmen suits Rhodes & Beckett // Bow ties ASOS // Ceremony Orford Community Hall, TAS // Reception private property, TAS // Decorations Ikea // Hair Melissa Dean Hair // Makeup Shakra Medispa // Celebrant Meg Culhane // Marquee and furniture hire Rollins Canvas and Party Hire.