Like many brides, Beth had trouble deciding on and sticking to one solid theme for her and Sean’s special day held at Lanyon Homestead in Canberra. “Eventually I just gave up! I chose things I loved, and somehow they all came together”, she says lightheartedly.
“So when people ask me the theme, my answer is usually something along the lines of ‘woodsy, natural, white, Australian landscapes and little touches of gold’. We wanted it to be beautiful, but laid back, and for people to just enjoy the celebration with us.”
Knowing their brief the ever-talented Laurel & Lace arranged wooden trestle tables and benches, native flower arrangements and a barbecue style buffet. Meanwhile photographer Lauren Campbell worked her magic behind the lens, capturing every moment and detail of their day including their From the Owl cake topper and Beth’s Karen Willis Holmes gown.
“I absolutely loved how my dress fused both the classic, romantic and the modern all in one look. The KWH team looked after me every step of the way, and I could not have loved my dress more than I did – I think I’m going to try find excuses to wear it again!”
To see more of Lauren Campbell’s incredible work, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for issue nine, on sale at selected newsagents nationally come September 3. In the meantime, why not check out her full portfolio here.
CREDITS Photos Lauren Campbell // Bridal gown Karen Willis Holmes // Flowers, planning and styling Laurel & Lace // Shoes Jessica Simpson // Bride and bridesmaid accessories Kate Spade // Hair Julie Lyons // Makeup Katrina Sulit Makeup // Bridesmaid dresses Portmans, Seduce, ASOS, Forever New and Alannah Hill // Bridesmaid accessories The Iconic, Spendless and Aldo // Groom suit, jacket and shirt Connor // Bow Ties Next-Star2008 via Ebay and Mrs Bowtie // Cufflinks FrederickEngraving via Etsy // Suspenders HeySir via Etsy // Socks Roger David // Prop hire Swish Vintage Canberra // Flowers Tanigar Wildflowers // Ceremony and reception Lanyon Homestead, ACT // Catering and marquee Lanyon Cafe // Cake Karlene Sulit // Cake topper From the Owl // Stationery Kelley Scheepers // Rings Michael Hill and Happu LauLea via Etsy // Videographer Tom Coburn // Transport Avis Car Hire.