Alita and Nathaniel’s relaxed and ethereal wedding, captured by Matt Godkin, is a testament to perseverance. Although Alita did her best to hide from Nat when he passed through her department at the Children’s Hospital where they both work, there was no hiding from fate. After he asked her out for the third time (poor guy!), she said yes and they have been together ever since.
The couple tied the knot in Alita’s hometown of Maclean, at St Mary’s Church where she was baptised as a baby. Alita shares, “The great thing about small towns is that there is only a handful of venues to pick from, all of which are second to none. The church being beautiful and old and holding so much history for my family was next to my childhood primary school so it was lovely of Nathaniel and his family to agree to have the wedding in NSW, despite my father-in-law being a very patriotic Queenslander.”
The party then moved to the sleepy coastal town of Yamba for the reception, to a venue as close to the beach as you can get – the historic Yamba Surf Life Saving Club. The blank canvas space was styled with cool tones, brass and vintage accents and native blooms. The bride shares, “All of our vendors truly fit our vibe and together made the day unique and memorable. The day itself ran seamlessly thanks to the help of stylist/on-the-day coordinator Sarah from Ivy Lane and Co and Caterer/Baker Clare from Karrikin who went above and beyond to make sure everything at the cocktail hour and reception went off without a hitch.”
Images Matt Godkin | Bride's Dress Nevenka | Bride's Shoes Loeffler Randall | Groom's Suit Suitsupply | Groom's Shoes OTAA | Accessories Sarah & Sebastian | Hair Elly Palmer | Makeup Endessa's Beauty Spot | Ceremony Venue St Mary Church | Reception Venue Yamba Surf Life Saving Club | Flowers Wildflower Wanderings | Catering Karrikin | Entertainment Lane Music | Styling Ivy Lane & Co | Prop Hire Hampton Event Hire | Videography Joel Tronoff | Custom Stubbie Holders Coolaz | Rings Temple & Webster |