How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding?
The guest list would have been the most difficult aspect. We were aiming to have 80 guests, it blew out to 120.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?
We decided to go with the traditional vows. We had spoken about writing our own but thought there was something beautiful in making the same promises our parents and grandparents and others we admire have made.
What advice do you have for couples currently planning a wedding?
Just remember the day is about the two of you! Personalise what you can and don’t feel pressured by expectations. Then on the day, take time to take it all in.
Who were your suppliers?
We loved so many of our local supplies.
I absolutely loved our wedding cake made by COCOJO. Jo also made our favours, some sweet biscuits with lace which matched the cake.
We got married at the Salvation Army Church in Rockhampton with the reception held at the Heritage Village. The Heritage Village was perfect for the feel we wanted and for all our DIY’s.
I had some initial difficulty finding a florist but eventually found La Maison de Fleurs and was so glad I did. Nothing was too much trouble and they did everything I asked for.
We’ve had so many comments on our photos and it’s all thanks to Trent and Jessie from Trent and Jessie Photographers.
Our invitations were done by my exceptionally talented brother at Pure Design Studios in Rockhampton. I had my heart set on gold foil and they were worth the wait!
I did my own make-up.
My beautiful friend Beth from Katie Lauren did my hair and all the bridesmaids. Having someone I knew and trusted helped relieve stress on the day.
Accommodation was at the stunning Denison Boutique.
I really wanted giant cutout letters spelling the word LOVE but couldn’t find any suppliers in the region. O’Donnell Cabinet Makers were amazing and made them for us. They were a perfect touch to our relaxed, fun and romantic day.