My happy place?  A wedding chock-full of beautiful details and a laid-back elegance that simply screams pretty.  But when you add in a toes-in-the-sand ceremony on a drizzly + oh-so-romantic beach, a bride and groom who simply can’t stop smiling and a world of lovely captured expertly by Daniele Del Castillo, it’s an entirely new level of glee.  Get your smile on right here in the full gallery.

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From the Bride… We got married on April 12, 2014 on the sands of Pearl Beach, NSW followed by dinner reception at the restaurant Pearls on the Beach which is located right on the beach. We were a little worried about the weather, so we had a wet weather backup booked, which was the local community hall down the road from the beach. It did rain on the day, but luckily it held out during the ceremony so we were about to get married on the beach as planned.

We used to take day trips around the Central Coast, which is where Sam spent much of his childhood. Pearl Beach was one of my favourite places we visited. It’s so unique and secluded and has the most beautiful and quiet beach. A very romantic and magical place untouched by tourists. 

We had a very small wedding of 45 people with our families and closest friends, which was great because we really got to spend quality time with all of our guests which was important to us.  Everything was planned in under three months and we had lots of help on the day from our friends and family. Everything was done the way we wanted it to be and was full of love on the day.

I made the aisle runner myself by purchasing a long piece of hessian fabric and scattering shells along the edge. I also found these great starfish placecards online, which was a fun project to assemble. We had drinks in between the ceremony and reception at the local community hall and our friends helped decorate this venue and set up a lolly bar.

Photography: Daniele Del Castillo | Floral Design: Gai Hyde | Wedding Dress: The Bridal Outlet | Wedding Cake: Project Cake | Ceremony Venue: Pearl Beach | Reception Venue: Pearls On The Beach | Officiant: Judy Frewen

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