Sheree and Naish were one of our favourite couples to feature in issue four – their energy and excitement just so contagious. Plus we love Jessica Tremp from Brown Paper Parcel Photography who just so happened to shoot this fun filled wedding, which may never have taken place if it wasn’t for a little white lie…
There ain’t nothing like starting a marriage with a cheeky fib to ensure a surprise proposal as Naish did. £Naish made up a lie and said his great aunty had died and had left us money, said Sheree. £So he said we had to go to a remote house overlooking the ocean to sign the papers, which was where his aunty and uncle were apparently staying with the documents. When we got there, the house was lit with hundreds of candles and Naish was on one knee.”
The couple chose a loose Mexican theme for their sunny-hued wedding day, with Sheree who wore a beautiful lace gown by Dubois Boutique saying, £I wanted to steer clear of any theme I’d experienced at a wedding before and make it as unique as possible. We had maracas and tambourines for the dance floor, lots of cacti, Mexican flags and bright colours. We are heading to Mexico in June for our honeymoon.
While Wytons Events & Catering prepared the food for their reception at Quamby Homestead, a historic Victorian homestead built around 1888, Sheree got crafty with a few unique DIY elements. £I bought lamp shades from op shops and covered them with bright material. Each hung above one of the tables. I made the canopy that we stood under at the ceremony out of plastic pipe and chiffon material and attached fake flowers around the circumference. And, instead of having guests RSVP in the normal fashion, we requested that they text us a photo of themselves with thumbs up (could attend) or thumbs down (couldn’t attend). I made a collage out of all the photos and Naish framed it to display.
The bridesmaids continued with the overriding theme of fun and festivity on the day, by riding a tandem bicycle down the aisle at Warrnambool Botanic Gardens. £Instead of the bridesmaids walking down the aisle at the ceremony, my two sisters surprised guests and rode in on a vintage tandem bike decorated with flowers… they managed to ride it straight and even made it off the bike without flashing their undies said Sheree who got the giggles during her vows. £We had written them ourselves. I laugh when I’m nervous so I was laughing and crying the entire time. Another favourite was the opportunity for downtime when their photographer Jess took them out for pictures in a paddock. £We couldn’t stop laughing. I got stung by a bee and even that was hilarious.
CREDITS Photos and cinematography Brown Paper Parcel Photography // Bridal gown and shoes Dubois Boutique // Hair Piece and flowers Emma Hayden Floral Design // Bridesmaids dresses Asos // Grooms Suits Clancey Bros Menswear // Ceremony Warrnambool Botanic Gardens, VIC // Reception Quamby Homestead, VIC // Catering Wytons Events & Catering // Hair Birds and Fellas // Makeup Alicia Dubois.