Catherine Hill Bay Wedding by Jes Meacham
October 28, 2011
Australia & South Pacific
Outdoor Weddings

How adorable is this next couple?  I don't think I've ever seen two people so excited to be married.  There is so much love and romance oozing out of every pretty, pretty image by Jes Meacham.  The casual, bohemian vibe is so perfect and all the little DIY details that these two created are just the sweetest.  I especially love the little lavender-filled heart pins the beautiful bride made for the groomsmen and the gorgeous handmade branch ceremony arch.  Click here to see it all!

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From the Bride...Javed and I were married on December 4th, 2010 in a garden by the sea. We were married where he proposed - in an old mining town called Catherine Hill Bay (Catho) on the East Coast of Australia. He wrote a song for me and played it as I walked down the aisle on the arms of my parents. We said our vows under an arch and signed our papers at an old school desk. The boys wore handmade hearts filled with lavender (made by me) pinned to their shirts and I wore a circlet of  flannel flowers (native to the area) around my head. Our reception was in a magical marquee in our backyard. My wonderful dad had created a tree out of old branches that stood tall in the center of the marquee. It was covered in fairy lights and candles in jars hung from its branches. Beneath the tree were long banquet tables littered with candles and doilies and vases full of flowers.

We had a tapas style meal so that our guests could share platters of food and feast together. We didn't have an MC as we wanted all of our friends and family to enjoy the evening without being stressed or anxious - we announced things as they happened throughout the night and began our reception with a toast to our guests. Our photobooth was one of the highlights of the night as was our wedding cake (made by my bridesmaid Alanna) and our first dance to The Nearness Of You - Ella Fitzgerald. We had rented most of the houses in the town for our guests and we snuck away to a cottage 3 houses away from the reception at around midnight and left our guests to dance the night away. We hosted a brunch the next morning for anyone who stayed in the village that night and sat around and held babies and ate pancakes in the sunshine.

Wedding Photography: Jes Meacham / Caterer: H&H Catering / Florist: Naomi & Esther Neyenhuys of Edgadine Florist / Wedding Dress: Amanda Archer / Rings: Bario Neal