Exhilarating. Juicy. Passionate. Breathtaking. Jaw-dropping. Electric. Bursting. Buzzing. These words don't even begin to do this special day justice. It really was the most magical day of my life, filled with heartfelt words, cheesy grins and goosebumps galore. Basically, I felt like I was overflowing with love the entire day.
Even watching this video for the millionth time I get tingles all over my body. (How epic is the video?!) Lester and May were the awesome team behind it.
I am so excited to share this post with you today. After getting loads of emails and social media messages, I have decided to spill the beans on my Love Fest Wedding and answer all your burning questions.
Let's dive in...
What Marriage Means To Me
I believe relationships are sacred because they afford you the opportunity to decide, and to be, who you really are. I see marriage as unity on all levels and believe it is about being of service to each other's evolution and growth.
We got married on my in-laws beautiful 30 acre property in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. We were surrounded by rolling hills, mountains and ocean views. It’s such a special place with a great energy. We feel very grateful to have had that as an option.
One of our dear friends, Bayleigh Vedelago, snapped our wedding. Bayleigh and I have worked together many times here on my website. She’s incredible! She so effortlessly captures the most beautiful moments you don’t want to miss. I am so grateful she was available to shoot it for us.
I literally went into two shops and found my dress in the second one. I really wanted to buy something off the rack and not get anything made, I couldn’t be bothered fussing about with it all. I found this Monique Lhuillier dress and fell in love. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was the ‘one’. It suited me so perfectly and had that soft, Bohemian feel that I love.
For the ceremony I wore heels from ZU. Then, for the reception, I took off my shoes and wore amazing barefoot sandals from Forever Soles to stick with the Boho theme. I wanted to feel grounded on my wedding day and feel the earth under my feet, plus I wanted to be able to dance my heart out.
My bridal dressing gown was from Homebodii.
The theme was Boho-chic, as I wanted it to be a representation of our personal style. It was very earthy and rustic with a real hippy vibe. We wanted our wedding to feel like a Love-Fest, after all, it is a celebration of love. It was important that our guests felt relaxed, so we incorporated loads of floor cushions and lounges so everyone could sit wherever they wanted. There was a wild mix of eclectic prints, patterns and colours and different stalls to give it a real festive feel.
Hair And Makeup
The amazing Alex Ouston did both my hair and makeup. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, so I wanted a very natural look which she nailed.
My good friend Sophie Bell from Peppa Hart did all the styling. She’s AMAZING! Beyond words.
The amazing Emma Bell from Tipi Luxe was our wedding planner. She did a stellar job and was a dream to work with.
Flowers And Head Piece
Sophie Bell from Peppa Hart did all my flowers. The brief was bright and romantic, but not too cliche. We went for a very bright theme with deep purples and reds mixed in with lots of earthy and Australian flowers to match the lush green surroundings. Celosias, Dahlias, King Proteas, Hanging Amaranthus and Easter Daisies were amongst the main contenders.
Elyssium Blooms made my beautiful flower crown.
The arch was made by my father-in-law and decorated by Sophie Bell from Peppa Hart.
We stuck with the Boho theme. Sophie and I created different Pinterest boards of things I liked, then we got busy sourcing all the goodies. It was so much fun.
Our beautiful Tipis were from KataLane.
Little Gray Station supplied most of the gorgeous furniture.
Signs of Wear provided props, some furniture and the succulents (I LOVE succulents).
Lighting and sound were by the epic team at ASV Audio.
The awesome N + M were made by my Dad and father-in-law out of trees they cut down. They got the lighting team to light it up. This was a surprise for me, so I had no idea it was going to be in lights.
Our delicious wedding cake was from Blended Earth. It was seriously the most delicious thing I have ever tasted. All our desserts with organic, gluten, dairy and sugar-free.
All the food was local and paleo inspired, because that is how we eat at home. We wanted it to be very rustic with loads of delicious flavours.
Catering was by Spoon Fed. They did an awesome job.
Raw dessert Bar was by Blended Earth. Honestly some of the best raw desserts I have ever had.
We decided to have had a dry wedding (neither of us drink). It didn’t make sense to us to supply alcohol to the people we love most.
All the beverages were organic and super delicious.
Smoothie Bar was by The Sunflower Hotel
Kombucha bar by Paul Chermak from Organic Family.
Tea Station from The Seventh Duchess
The entertainment is such an important part of any wedding, it really does make it. We had the following entertainment:
Broadhurst (my darling man)
Fire Dancer - Karyn Smith
Drummer - Nathaniel from Rhythm Culture
Love Clairvoyant - Joanna Katherine
DJ - Jonny Pow
MC - MC Double D (Daimon Downey)
My Favourite Moment
Cliche, but all of it! It was seriously the best day of my life. If I had to single out one moment, it would be when I first saw my man at the end of the long walk down the stairs. Oh, and my little man singing to me... melts me every time!
My Advice For Brides-To-Be
Only work on your wedding when you are in a calm and relaxed state. That way, every time you do something related to the wedding you will be putting good energy into it.
And most of all, be in the moment. Stare into your man’s eyes, breathe deeply, and feel your feet grounded and supporting you. This is the best way to stay present and soak up all the magic in the moment.
So, what do you think of my wedding darling?
Do you have any advice for our brides-to-be? Please share it in the comments. Let this be a place where brides can come and feel inspired before their special day!