Leah, a makeup artist and Clint, a graphic designer and owner of Clint Crothers are clearly a creative couple, and so it was no surprise that they decided to do most stuff themselves. “We wanted to try and stick to a budget and luckily I’m quite handy at the DIY. I made, sourced and designed the decor myself”, says Leah. “I visited the flower markets the morning before the wedding and made the bridal party bouquets. A few of my DIYs included the LOVE sign, lace covers, garlands and the Bon Voyage case.”
Held at Montrose Berry Farm, a heritage homestead in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and captured by photographer John Benavente, a man with a penchant for natural, documentary style images, their day had everything they needed for creating a vintage, country inspired wedding.
“When we visited Montrose Berry Farm we felt like it was perfect. Intimate, quaint and the lush greenery was gorgeous”, says Leah who after being unable to find the type of gown she was looking for, decided to have one made by Rachelle’s Couture. Despite some heavy rain which forced their ceremony to be moved under cover, and their son spraining his elbow the day before, thing went surprising smoothly. “Guests had to be hurried under the cottage verandah and we ended up having a very intimate ceremony with all our guests huddled together. It was actually quite special”, says Leah who chose not to take Mother Nature too personally.
CREDITS Photos John Benavente // Bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses Rachelle’s Couture // Flower crown FlowerkinCreations via Etsy // Shoes The Iconic // Flowers Annettes Florist // Grooms suit Politix // Grooms shoes Topman // Groomsmen suits Industrie (shirt) and Marcs (pants) // Bow ties Otaa // Reception and ceremony Montrose Berry Farm, NSW // Catering Angels Catering Service // Stationery Clint Crothers /// Hair Hair by Kristen // Makeup Emma McGill.