We are in the thick of winter here in New England, so the thought of a barefoot seaside wedding down under couldn’t sound more divine. It looks equally divine thanks to our friends at Milk & Honey Photography. Their images of this beach chic, family-filled wedding are a vacation in themselves, so you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be soaking up every last bit right here, in the full gallery.

From the Bride… Our Shelly Beach wedding was an insane, beautiful day full of fun, love and laughter.  We only looked at one venue for our reception and fell in love as soon as we walked in. The shabby chic beach house feel of Le Kiosk was perfect as we wanted all our family and friends to be relaxed and just enjoy the celebration. Our reception was a cocktail style event with minimal formalities and lots of good food, wine and dancing. Our ceremony was performed in the middle of Shelly Beach on the most gorgeous day in September with an additional 450 people watching on. My bridesmaids, flower girl and I walked down the aisle bare foot and our guests enjoyed champagne and canapés on the beach afterwards

Dez is a ballroom dancer from back in the day so he led me through the entire thing, which is lucky because even though we had a couple of practices, he ended up changing it on me on the night! We danced to a Lionel Richie song “Penny Lover” which has special meaning to us.  Family is a very important part of our lives and we wanted to incorporate them into the day as much as possible. Dez’s sister Kobie was in the bridal party, our niece Sienna was the most beautiful flower girl, my mum read a special poem at the ceremony and Dez’s mum led everyone in the Lord’s Prayer. My step father was the ring bearer and my aunt also made our wedding cake as she did for my brother many years ago which made it very special. Dez had his dad with him in preparation on the day and he walked the bower with him and the groomsman. It was lovely as he considers his dad as his best mate.

Wedding Photography: Milk & Honey Photography / Wedding Venue: Le Kiosk Shelly Beach in Manly, Australia / Floral Design: Plumbago / Wedding Cake: the Bride’s Aunt / Music: Baker Boys Band / Wedding Stationery: Show Pony Designs / Transportation: Astra Limousines / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Brides shoes: Shoes of Prey (Designed by the Bride) /Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski +  Bride’s Mother / Bridesmaids’ Attire: Zimmermann /  Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss