Our wedding had a relaxed, rustic picnic vibe and this is because that is everything US. We LOVE picnics (as you should have guessed!), we love being surrounded and immersed in nature, eating and laughing with the people we love. We wanted our wedding to reflect who we are and the things we love so we tried to set up an atmosphere to promote this. After our ceremony under the trees, the area was transformed into a picnic oasis. We had lawn games and picnic baskets set up amongst cushions and blankets to allow the guests to mingle and chill out while we went and had photos. We’re not big fans of the formal sit down dinners so for our reception we had a food tent and dessert truck come and everyone sat around and had fun together. With a string quartet playing in the background, cheese & wine by the bulk, we had so many people tell us how relaxed they felt and how they loved getting to chat with so many people they didn’t know. We were so pleased as this was completely the vibe we were aiming for! We kick started the dancing with our choreographed first dance (A mix of Michael Jackson 'Thriller,' Olly Murs 'Dance with me tonight,' & Ed Sheeran 'Thinking out loud') and then danced the night away under festoon lights and stars - it was the best day ever!
From our wedding, 'Lace Petals & Hearts' was born a month later!
See video & complete list of vendors below.
All floristry and styling by Lace Petals & Hearts.
Photos: James MacDonagh Photography
Cinematographer: Chapman Films
Event planner / Stylist: Lace Petals and Hearts
Florist: Lace Petals and Hearts
Venue: Matilda Bay Reserve, Crawley
Picnic Catering: Lace Petals & Hearts
Dinner Catering: El Argentino
Dessert Food truck: JJ’s Sweet Bliss
Cake: Lace Petals and Hearts
Furniture hire: Hire Society, Outkast Hire , The Garden Party Company, Reeces Hire
Picnic Hire: Lace Petals & Hearts
Lighting hire: AV Events
Signage: Marielle Studio (Welcome sign), Lace Petals and Hearts
String Quartet: Riverside Ensembles
Rings: Angus & Coote (Brides) , Big Sur Coast Gallery (Grooms)
Bridal gown: Tuscany Bridal
Veil: The Bridal Room
Hair: Syan Dougherty (Friend)
Makeup: Cheri MacDonagh (Friend)
Bridesmaid gifts: Personalised Make up bag- 'The Personal Wedding Co’
Jacket: Hugo Boss
Shirt: David Jones
Watch: Frederique Constant