Tell us a little about yourselves, what you do, what you love, what is unique about you and your relationship…
Nick is a Dental Prosthetist and I am an Architect and Interior Designer.
We love living in the country and frequenting Mount Hope, a special place near our farm where we were engaged, we also love to go camping on the Murray River with our Kelpie ‘Bowie’. We also love to travel and have a soft spot for our ancestral home of Scotland which we paid homage to in our ceremony.
Tell us about your special day, was there a specific theme or style? Tell us a little about the setting, the styling and some of your favourite details…
We wanted our wedding to be elegant and sophisticated while reflecting who we are as a couple. The ceremony and reception were on our farm where I am the 6th generation. We had the wedding set in my mother’s beautiful garden, which is situated on a lake with Mount Hope framed in the background by trees. We had the most amazing flowers in urns and hanging from the marquee, lit by soft fabric lamps, candles in glass hurricanes, and white linen cushions to soften the timber furniture. We had large olive trees lining the marque which all tied in with the flowers and my mother’s garden. Festoon lights were strung above the dance floor in the large plain trees above, and the lake was lit by candles and spotlights across the water to light up features and trees trunks.
Tell us about your main outfits:
I wore the Lauren gown from Karen Willis Holmes. It was simple and elegant and the most comfortable fabric. It had off the shoulder sleeves and a detailed back. The train was then hitched at the back after the ceremony for where we partied into the wee hours. For when the night got cold I wore a mink coat that wrapped around my shoulders. Nick looked very handsome in a french navy suit from Oxford with a light grey linen bow tie.
What were some of the most memorable/unique moments from the day?
We loved every part of our wedding day, though a few moments stood out for us. Having photos taken in the location where were became engaged, a short drive in my Pop’s Mustang , from the wedding venue. Keeping the ceremony and the reception at the one location meant that our guests did not have to worry about the next destination and could just settle in and enjoy the day. Opting not to go with a traditional seated dinner allowed for a menu that consisted of delicious food that was bought out throughout the wedding, whilst allowing guests to mingle and more importantly, allowing us a greater opportunity to get to share the day with our guests.
Any advice for other couples planning to spend the rest of their lives together?
Make sure that you make the most of this very special day – the stress during the lead up is all worth it in the end! Take timeout throughout the wedding for yourselves, it is very important to take a moment to soak up how much fun the day is. Book your honeymoon for a week after the big day – gives you more time to reminisce with family and close friends before heading off together to continue the celebrations.
Photography: Brown Paper Parcel | Ceremony and Reception location: ‘Horton ’ family farm | Celebrant: Anita Heard | Entertainment: Nick Saxon | Bride’s dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Groom’s outfits: Oxford | Rings: Pod Jewellery | Bride’s shoes: Nine West | Groom’s shoes: Oxford | Jewellery: Mother’s pearl earrings & grandmother’s opal ring | Makeup: Sarah May Collins | Hair: Libby Brandrick | Bride’s Fragrance: ‘Palo Santo’ by Carner Barcelona | Groom’s Fragrance: BOSS ‘Intense’ by Hugo Boss | Bridesmaid’s dresses: Bec + Bridge | Groomsmen’s outfits: Oxford | Hire: Country Wedding & Event Hire | Marquee: Country Wedding & Event Hire | Flora: Libertine Florist | Catering and Beverages: Burbury & Mathers | Cake: Family friend, Rosa | Stationery: Paperlust