Amy and Nick’s lovely coastal wedding was filled with thoughtful touches. Here they share their planning story and some fantastic ideas for everything from family gifts to guest books.
“I enjoyed styling a day that reflected all the dreams I had as a little girl. My phone and planning folder quickly filled with ideas and pictures that inspired me. Involving people who are in our hearts and a part of our history was very important to us, especially remembering those who were not able to be there. The sentiment was very comforting.”
“At the reception we had a crystal wishing tree instead of the traditional guest book. Our guests had a divine little vintage dresser to sit at and fill out their heart shaped cards before hanging them on the tree. We also hung the wedding photographs of grandparents no longer with us, and I carried their jewellery down the aisle.”
“Throughout the bar and cocktail area we had photographs of Nick and I, depicting our ten years together and representing our journey. My great grandmother’s gold crucifix was pinned under my dress and I used tulips in my bouquet to symbolise my Dutch heritage. I also presented my mother, mother-in-law and grandmother with a hanky embroidered with their names to use for ‘happy tears’.”
“Our eldest son carried a ring pillow with two specials rings, one that Nicholas gave me for the anniversary of our first date and a friendship ring from my best friend at high school. These rings symbolise priceless parts of my history and heart.”
“My advice would be to start planning early, do your research and seek referrals. It’s also a nice idea to give DIY projects as gifts to people who have helped you.”
Photography: Natasha Crow Photography | Ceremony: St Augustine’s Catholic Church | Reception: Coolangatta Hotel | Flowers: Bridal Bouquets by Vanessa | Cake: Katie Young’s Cakes | Cupcakes: Peaches & Cream Desserts & Candy Buffets | Dress: Allure Bridal | Bridesmaids: Liz Fields Gowns | Groomsmen: Les Roice | Page Boys: Roco Clothing | Hair: Galvez Hair Design | Makeup: The Makeup Bar by Mia Connor | Entertainment: Brett Hammond Music | Transport: Chev Club QLD | Stationery: The Paper Connection