For a simple, natural, Australian wedding, I would love the attire to be relaxed, but still refined and sharp. I would choose my own wedding dress again (and again!) something soft and flowing, but not too over the top. (There’s a little peek of my own wedding dress in these posts)
The ceremony would be honest and genuine, set amongst the trees and rocks overlooking the ocean. Our vows would be written by ourselves and read together. I would include wishing stones that would be given to each guests to wish upon for the bride and groom and collected for us to keep. The paper goods would be minimal and thoughtful, with a focus on fine details and textures. Guests would receive white cotton letterpressed invitations tied with natural linen twine, sent in kraft paper button and string envelopes, hand stamped and addressed in white.
I would love the celebration to be held in a rustic space, like a little timber boatshed looking over the water with white panel board walls and high ceilings with exposed beams. It would be a short walk from the ceremony and we would walk together with our guests – I would love to have a beautiful wedding procession involving every guest as well as the wedding party. On entering, a welcome drink of homemade lemonade would be offered to each guest, decorated with native wildflowers and wax paper straws with ‘eat, drink and be married!’ paper flags.
Dress image: SugarLove Weddings
Tomorrow – part two of our inspiration shoot, and more on flowers, table setting and menu.
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Elopements have this unique ability to allow a couple to shake off the reigns of tradition and do whatever suits them best. In this event, captured by Meghan Kay Sadler, we love how the couple combined their elopement with their honeymoon, travelling through Spain without any particular plans, and enjoying it all the way.