We often hear stories of dramatic proposals, but when it comes to Camille and Dan’s tale things were over-the-top in a bad way. While camping in Kakadu, seeking out a good view of the sunset ended with 12 very uncomfortable hours of darkness with no food or water, being ravaged by mosquitoes, and nothing else to do but talk to each other.
“So Dan proposed some where in between slapping mozzies and wondering how close the dingos were. The only romantic bit about it was that we had an incredible canopy of stars,” says Camille, who advocates that if there’s one thing Darwin does well, it’s outdoor dry season events.
In hopes of taking advantage of the incredible weather, Camille and Dan decided on having a huge outdoor party, which, thanks to their awesome team of vendors was a huge success.
“We found a wonderful caterer who had lots of experience with outdoor events and with Jess from White Rabbit doing on the day coordination, it all came off without a hitch.”
Captured by legend Jess Jackson, a DIY driftwood sign, beach bonfire, gorgeous Maria Okwa blooms and awesome mango jam wedding favours by Crazy Acres were the go for this “classy tropical boho” wedding, but to Camille, nothing compared to standing on the balcony of the Surf Club and taking it all in.
“It was so surreal and amazing that all our friends and family were together, in Darwin, in such a magical setting. It really was an incredible gathering of all the wonderful friends we’ve collected together over the last 12 years.”
CREDITS Photos Jess Jackson //Bridal gown and veil Johanna Johnson // Hair piece Laura Churchill // Robes Just Cottons via Etsy // Shoes Shoes of Prey // Accessories Paspaley Pearls // Hair and makeup Stevie Jay Potts // Rings Salt Wholesaling // Bridesmaid dresses Anthropologie and Camilla and Marc // Bridesmaid shoes The Iconic // Bridesmaid gifts Georgiedesigns via Etsy // Groom and groomsmen suits Myer // Shoes Country Road // Flower girls Pretty Flower Girls // Event planner / Stylist and stationery White Rabbit Design & Events // Florist Maria Okwa Creative Flowers // Stationery Red Mugla Designs and 4theloveofstationery via Etsy // Ceremony St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, NT // Reception Darwin Surf Life Saving Club, NT // Catering Event Solutions // Cake Kurt’s Cakes // Other dessert Parap Fine Foods and Alley Cat’s Patisserie // Wedding favours Crazy Acres // Prop or furniture hire All About Party Hire // Sound hire Dreamedia // Lighting hire All About Party Hire // Entertainment Darwin String Quartet and Bridey Rose // Celebrant Fr Miguel Zavarese // Transport Buslink.