We are continuing this whimsical Wednesday with an adorable wedding from Australia. Everything that this cutie-pie bride and groom put together and planned is brimming with joy from the big balloons the bridesmaids carried down the aisle to the ice cream truck that joined the party for some afternoon sweet treats! The DIY goodness, all captured by Ben Adams, is totally off the charts! Click here to see it all!
From the Bride... We got married in the most magical park, 15 minutes from the town I grew up in. We held the ceremony on a Friday morning, which meant we had the park completely to ourselves. There was a lovely, intimate feeling to it, despite there being 100+ people in attendance. Paterson is a teeny-tiny township in the Hunter Valley, and the bridal party spent the night before the wedding all together at the one bed and breakfast in the town. We set up the ceremony backdrop in the park early in the morning, and then all had breakfast together. It was a perfectly relaxed way to start the day! The ceremony was officiated by Joshua's father, which made the whole ceremony all the more special, and all of our siblings were involved through prayers, readings and musical items. We asked our mothers to sign the register for us as we felt that mums don't really get enough special jobs to do on the day! I walked down the aisle to our friend's acoustic version of Moon River, a song that had been playing the night we were engaged.
We hired an ice cream truck to come out to the park after the ceremony and give our guests an icy treat. It certainly made for a great talking point, and allowed our guests to mingle in the area before heading over for the reception. We held the reception at the local School of Arts Hall, built in 1935 and still maintaining all of its country charm! It was the perfect setting as it allowed us to do whatever we wanted with it! We had caterers come in to the venue to provide lunch and set up the desserts ourselves. Our wedding cake was done by a friend of a friend. My only request had been for rainbow layers, and it looked better than we could have imagined! Joshua's only regret with the wedding cake was that he didn't eat more of it! Joshua and I made our invitations ourselves, and you can see more of our work and ideas on the blog we share.
Our photographer, Ben Adams, was an absolute dream and captured so many more details from the day than we could have hoped for. So many little things get forgotten, so to have such beautiful photos to remember the happiest blur of our lives is a wonderful thing!
Wedding Photography: Ben Adams / Ceremony: John Tucker Park in Paterson, NSW / Reception: School of Arts Hall in Paterson, NSW / Wedding Invitations: McKean Studio (The Bride and Groom) / Wedding Dress: Alannah Hill / Shoes: Leona Edmiston / Celebrant: The Groom's Father / Ceremony Guitar: A Friend / Wedding Cake: A Friend