With the help of some talented friends, Lisa and Sam planned a fun and casual wedding with one essential requirement: a pumping dance floor! This laid-back couple might not have been too fussed about the details, but still delivered on the modern romantic vibes with stunning mountain views, artfully arranged blush and white blooms, a heavenly tulle wedding dress and a chic palette of pale blue and navy for their wedding party. Even their adorable Dog of Honour helped to kick off the celebration with a champagne bottle plushie!
“After getting the tick of approval from our parents, Sam mustered up the courage to pop the question. He picked ‘Washaway Beach’ on the Northern Beaches to surprise me. We walked down a bush track, with Sam carrying a backpack with the precious cargo. Knowing Sam too well, I jokingly asked, “Are you going to propose to me?”
Neither of us knew the beach happened to be a popular nudist location…so amongst the early morning nudists, Sam asked me to marry him on the rocks looking out over Sydney Harbour. Of course I said yes!”
“We didn’t want a long ceremony but we did write our own vows, which I definitely recommend.”
“The best part was being able to choose what we wanted for our wedding day. Having COVID-19 around was the least enjoyable part as we were unsure if our family would be able to come from interstate which just added extra stress.”
“I’m not the shopping type, but did want the perfect look. I first looked on Pinterest and Instagram to see what style I liked and then went to the shops. I actually bought a dress at the first shop I visited and decided I wanted to try another one on at a different store. So my advice would be to not buy there and then, just sleep on it and see if you really love it.”
“To make sure everyone had fun and enjoyed themselves. We just wanted a relaxed style and didn’t need anything fancy.”
“We had lawn games that my grandmother and mother had made for my sister’s wedding. We both love live music so we had a soloist for the ceremony, a duo for the canapés and a three piece band for the dancing. We were so lucky that dancing restrictions were lifted two weeks before our wedding.”
“We played ‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train for our first dance and ‘Flame Trees’ by Cold Chisel at the reception for Sam’s mum who had passed away as they were her favourite songs.”
Best Wedding Advice
- Plan early and give yourself enough time.
- Get an on-the-day wedding coordinator. Things will go ‘wrong’ and you don’t want your loved ones to have to deal with it.
- Try to enjoy the process. It can get stressful but ultimately you love each other and that’s what counts.
The Magic Makers
Location: Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales | Photography: Translucent Photography | Videography: Two Folk Films | Venue: Melross Farm | Wedding Coordinator: Days Like These Events | Celebrant: Maureen Boyle | Flowers: Ally Stanford | Stationery: Wendy Carlton | Cake: Rachel Holland | Wedding Dress: Made with Love | Bride’s Rings: Katie Law Jewellery | Bridesmaid Dresses: Pretty Lavish | Hair: Deelush Hair | Makeup: Kaeley Makeup Artist (Bride) & Makeup by Leah (Bridesmaids) | Suits: Institchu | Entertainment: Lily Road