“We wanted to get loose with our loved ones in fancy clothes”, says Hayley of the inspiration behind their wedding, held at Hugh’s parent’s holiday house in Barwon Heads, Victoria. “My love of being the centre of attention might have had something to do with it also”, she adds cheekily.
Wanting everyone to feel at ease from the get-go, Hugh kickstarted their day with a few light-hearted vows. “He has a lot of food allergies and he said ‘you are the lactose free custard to my gluten free tart’. Everyone lost it and I have never loved him more.”
With a team of rad vendors on board including The White Tree, Tipi Kata and Love Katie + Sarah, the latter of which took these mighty fine photos, Hayley and Hugh’s day was always going to be a blast.
“The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, funny and warm. The pizza was great, the cake (gluten and dairy free for Hugh) was stunning and delicious… The weather was perfect”, says Hayley who stumbled across her beautiful lace Lover gown when she was looking at clothes she couldn’t afford online.
But clearly any expense was worth it. “I am truly thrilled with everything we did and I’m really happy we didn’t get wrapped up in all the things you’re meant to do at your wedding, we just went with the flow and had a brilliant night.”
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