“Tinder matched 3/1/16, officially together six months later, engaged within a year, married within 18 months. When you know, you know. LOL.” OK, so we already like these guys… Then we got a look at their wedding pics and it went to another level. The bride is an interior designer, so I guess you could say she knows what she’s doing, but WOW. Enjoy guys, the awesome Jack Henry documented it on camera for us all, and don’t miss the video from The Barefoot Bride at the very bottom. Inspiring is an understatement!
THE VENUE “It was decided long before the proposal! It’s an amazing and special location that we often go to and share with friends and family, only two and a half hours from Sydney.”
THE VIBE “Being an interior designer, concept is life. The concept for the day was Vikings go to the Polo- which looks exactly as it sounds. We wanted a Nordic theme with drinking horns, signalling horns, family crest flags, teepees and hides that would suit the landscape, but also a refined elegance that would complement the venue and not look over the top themed. We didn’t have bridesmaids, we had shield maidens who protect and uplift, and no groomsmen, but a band of brothers who encourage and high-five.”
THE DRESS “I had ordered a different jumpsuit online and then five weeks out, I decided against it. Celyna (of Ziolkowski) was my second phone call (after Mum), and she was our lovely and calm guide to get exactly what I wanted. I took in three pieces from my wardrobe that I wear to death and knew that a blend of these, with a cape (of sorts), would make me happy and comfortable. Celyna is amazing.”
MEMORABLE MOMENTS “Riding off for our first moments alone together on the quad bike was magical and walking through the bush, climbing up to the top of the rock was beautiful. We could see the whole party from above and felt so loved. Lots of memorable speech one-liners, the bonfire, open air starlight dancing, and being on the shoulders of friends while everyone was in a circle around us singing. Our first dance was a Sonny and Cher duet with tambourines and a backup team of maracas. Having percussion instruments for the dance floor went off, and late-night snacks was a massive hit.”
A WORD OF ADVICE “Concept quickly and clearly. Build rapport with your suppliers, and only chose ones that you like as people, not just services- that makes all the difference for the vibe of the day. I was determined that the vendors would be key to a harmonious lead-up. Only people that are proud of their work and are happy to be two and a half hours from Sydney in the wind, rain or heat. Try to limit movements and sections in the venue so people don’t get segregated or lost. And when something goes pear-shaped, don’t panic, there is always a solution, but the good ones only come when you’re calm!”
STANDOUT VENDORS “It might be pretty clear by now, but we only chose standouts in their field! Duke was exceptional, Katalane was phenomenal-with such excellent attention to detail and sharp jokes- and Little Gracey were angels, doing a clean-up at the end of the night and then the morning after coffees. Simple Pleasures helped us out after a previous vendor did the runner with a month to go and we were so grateful, they totally saved the day.”
CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Jack Henry Wedding Photographer Cinematographer The Barefoot Bride Event Planner & Stationary Peri Mooney (Bride) Stylist Bespoke Country Wedding Ceremony & Reception Private Property Catering Bluesalt Catering Food Truck Little Gracey Hire Items, Teepee & Lighting KataLane Event Hire Entertainment Duke Celebrant Tamara Celebrant Portable Toilets Portable Powder Rooms Glamping Tents Simple Pleasures BRIDE Bridal Jumpsuit Ziolkowski Tees AS Colour & Monograma Shoes Jimmy Choo Hair Koca Hair Makeup Felicia Matteo Black GROOM Suit & Groomsmen Suits M.J. Bale Shirt, Vest, Tie & Shoes SuitSupply