Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Romantic, Geometric Garden Wedding: Nina + Graham

When the love of my life asked me to marry him in June 2016, I never imagined we'd be embarking on such an incredibly wonderful (and stressful) ride. Planning a destination wedding in 10months with all the bells and whistles a little girl has ever dreamt of is a little crazy, but we had just the right amount of crazy to take it on and on the 22nd April 2017, we tied the knot.

My dream growing up was to get married in the country and when my parent's secured our family holiday house on the mid-north coast of NSW, the dream quickly became a reality (I just needed the groom). After making regular trips to the property together in the early days of our relationship, we both knew it would be the right spot for when we eventually wanted to walk down the aisle.

The rolling hills of green grass were the perfect accompaniment for our romantic garden party theme and the geometric shapes (mainly hexagons) scattered throughout the styling added the edge the theme needed. I thought long and hard about what would suit us as a couple but also what would suit our surroundings and I think the end result was exactly how it was imagined.

Of course, there were elements that didn't go to plan and I wish we could try again but I think that's what happens when you take all aspects on yourself. We did have some help though with our marquee and most furniture organised and supplied via The Party Hire Co who were incredible to deal and made the planning stage a breeze. Our catering was by D'Vine who supplied incredible food for our guests to enjoy and we also secured beautiful timber tables via local supplier, Shelley Thompson (@floral_designer_shelley). The tables were made for her own wedding in 2016 by her (now) husband Kane and they were just perfect. Solid, rustic and beautiful.

There was one element in particular that I wanted to be perfect, and my incredible cousin Trudy did not disappoint. All floral details were created by Trudy, with the help of my Aunty Robyn, my siblings (and spouses) and Trudy's husband Jules. I was in awe of what she created to be honest and I couldn't have been happier with the result. Not only did Trudy create my (exquisite) bouquet, the buttonholes, small bouquet for my niece and my throw-away bouquet, she (and the team) also managed to create 30 x table displays, 2 x entrance arrangements and countless smaller details throughout the marquee/ceremony. Incredible.

I've been asked since our celebration if I would take it all on again. My response?... in a heartbeat!
There's no chance we would have been satisfied unless we embarked on this crazy wedding ride in the first place. For all the stress, stuff ups, anger and pain, the end result was wonderful.