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Rustic Barn Wedding at the Sydney Polo Club

There’s beauty in simplicity, and this relaxed and rustic barn wedding is absolutely brimming with it. Thanks to a little help from the bride’s friends like the florist at A Mother’s Niche Styling, Makeup By Kaylee, and a gorgeous cake from Just Cake It, the whole event filled every rustic desire and then some. Make sure to take a look at the gallery of loveliness from Dan Au Photography for more inspiration.


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From the Bride… The most important theme we wanted to follow on our wedding day, was us! Cain and I never wanted a traditional wedding; we tried to make the day reflect us as a couple, the things we love and the people that surround us as much as we could. We wanted a relaxed, country feel with some simple beauty and lots of fun!

When we first looked at The Sydney Polo Club, we fell in love with the Sunnybrook Barn. Such a picturesque, rustic, country feel about the entire property and it truly was the perfect choice for our wedding.

Our hair was so beautifully styled by a friend and hairdresser, Lauren Pareezer who did all the bridesmaids, flowergirls and mother of the bride on her own! And the make-up was attended to by another beautiful friend and make-up artist Kaylee from Make-Up By Kaylee. I wanted a natural look for both myself and the bridesmaids and Kaylee did such a wonderful job.

Another good friend and colleague, Jess from A Mother’s Niche, put all our bouquets together and they were the most stunning bouquets I’ve ever seen! Jess also took care of all the styling for both the ceremony and the reception…it was all perfect! The chandelier hanging in the tree, the handmade arbor, the vintage lounge and chairs; it all set a perfect scene.

The bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboy walked down the aisle to ‘make the most’ by Troy Cassar-Daley; one of our favorite country singers. This was also special to us as Cain proposed to this song playing in the Aussie outback. Our guests sat on hay bails instead of the traditional white chairs to keep with the country theme.

Cain and I wrote our own vows and chose not to share them with each other until we said them during the ceremony. This was such a surreal and magical moment in time. Emotional is an understatement and from what I’m told many of our guests were reaching for their tissues too.

Our photos were taken on the grounds of The Sydney Polo Club, with Dan and Ed from Dan Au Photography. Dan let us run free — literally! We ran across fields, jumped in the air and laughed and joked with our bridal party. Dan and Ed made us feel comfortable and they really captured the emotion and fun that we experienced throughout the day.

Our first dance as husband and wife we danced to ‘hey pretty girl’ by Kip Moore. The song is filled with so many words that we relate to our life and our unique love story.

With hair disheveled and no make-up left from all the dancing, Cain and I left and stayed at the Sebel Resort and Spa Windsor. Truly the most wonderful day of our lives!

Photography: Dan Au Photography | Wedding Cake: DeCake | Ceremony Venue: Sydney Polo Club | Make Up: Makeup By Kaylee | Hair: Laureen Pareezer Dukes | Celebrant: Angela Blatmann | Bridal Accessories: Smik Clothing | Bridal Gown: Demetrios | Flowers & Styling: A Mother's Niche Styling

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Elegant Garden Wedding

Here’s a no-fail combination for an awesome wedding: a whole lot of romance, a historic castle and a stunning bride and groom who obviously know a thing or two about throwing an elegant wedding. Together, it’s an ingredient list that makes for a love fest of pretty, right down to a sophisticated ballroom reception that will take your breath away.  See it all captured by Jonathan David Photography right here.

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From Jonathan David PhotographyJoshua and Charisse tied the knot in the garden of Curzon Hall, a Romanesque sandstone castle built in 1898 here in Sydney, Australia. The opulent mansion and its ornate designs complimented the styling of their wedding day so perfectly, with Charisse wearing a stunning Pronovias gown and Joshua looking dapper with bowtie and tux.

The intimacy of the bond they share was felt by all their onlooking friends and family as they exchanged their vows, before Joshua executed a majestic dip kiss to the surprise of their guests. The surprises didn’t end there. Joshua and Charisse entered the grand Banquet ballroom singing a beautiful duet love ballad in honour of each other.

Watching Josh and Charisse make this big step together was such a joyous occasion, but it was evident they were both leaving large close family units to start their own chapter together. During Charisse’s Father-Daughter dance, there was not a single dry eye in the entire room, as both wept bittersweet tears as they spun around under the palatial chandelier’s hanging overhead. The sadness though was quickly forgotten, and the excitement at their new lives together just oozed from their pores. It was definitely a sight to see!

Photography: Jonathan David Photography | Videography: MTW Production | Floral Design: Sydney Wedding Flowers | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Prinstonalities | Bride's Shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmerman | Hair & Makeup: Le Fabulous Hair & Makeup | DJ: DJ DSeev | Groom's Attire: Spurling | Groom's Shoes: Florsheim | Celebrant: Cath Flavell | Jewellery: Larsen Jewellery | Venue: Curzon Hall | Wedding Cars: Cloud 9 Wedding Cars

Romantic Sydney Wedding

You know what I love about high school sweeties tying the knot?  They are just so darn cute.  The kind of cute that comes with growing up together, and celebrating that years-long commitment in a fab shindig with all of your friends and family.  Case in point?  This adorable duo, who, with the help of Planned For Perfection, threw one crazy gorgeous party.  See it all captured by Rachael Muller in the full gallery.

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From Planned For Perfection… Childhood sweethearts Susie and Jonno’s wedding was always going to be a wonderful day full of love and laughter – a long awaited celebration with their family and friends from church, high school and university, all of whom were so excited to see their relationship flourish from a high school romance to Mr. and Mrs. over the last seven years.

Susie and her bridesmaids left from Susannah’s mothers house in Five Dock, with the girls watching the brides favourite childhood movie, Disney’s Aladdin, taking it in turns to have their hair and makeup done, whilst Jonno and his groomsmen got ready at the family home in Gordon.

The wedding ceremony took place at St. Matthews Anglican Church in West Pymble, where the couple had met years earlier and had worshipped for many years. An afternoon tea in the church rooms followed the service, before the bridal party drove to Lane Cove National Park for some fun photographs.

The couple chose the trendy Sydney dance lounge, a rustic harbour side location in Walsh Bay for their wedding reception, arriving in style in Susie’s father’s Cobra with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge the perfect backdrop for some beautiful wedding photographs. They loved its location right in the heart of Sydney, with its cosy, cool and relaxed atmosphere being perfect for their cocktail-style reception, enabling them to mingle with everyone they loved!

There was a constant flow of chilled Champagne and wine from Susannah’s father’s Hunter Valley Vineyard, a choice of trendy cocktails as well as a selection of delicious finger food, served in bento boxes and on slate platters, including Fresh king prawns served with a dill and lime aioli, Rice paper rolls with Asian greens and sweet chilli dipping sauce, soy and wasabi, Salt and pepper squid with lemon and aioli, Lamb skewers with tahini and yoghurt dressing, Vietnamese rare beef salad with crisp Asian vegetables with sweet chilli and lime dressing, Pad Thai noodle with chicken, rice noodles, Asian greens and coriander.

The bridal party climbed the staircase in the middle of the old warehouse, giving speeches to the guests below and where Susie threw her bouquet to the single ladies below. Cutting of the wedding cake and first dance were followed by a night of partying before the guests lined up to make a sparkler arch which the happy couple ran through en-route to the Five star Pier One hotel in Central Sydney before jetting off to an idyllic two weeks on a pacific island.

Photography: Rachael Muller | Floral Design: Alanna Rogers | Wedding Dress: Lilli Marc's | Invitations: Confetti Fair | Bridesmaids Dresses: Her Pony | Brides Shoes : Vitulli Moda | Church: St Matthews Anglican Church | Destination Wedding Planner : Planned For Perfection | Groom Wear : The Gentlemens Club | Hair & Make Up : Liv Lundelius | Lodging: Pier One Sydney | Wedding Reception : Sydney Dance Lounge | Wedding Stationery : Claire Cassey

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