High-school sweethearts Cassandra and Tyler’s country Victorian wedding was a heartfelt celebration of love, life and family. The couple chose photographer Caroline Sada to capture the day, after instantly connecting with her emotive and natural style.
When Cassandra’s step-father David sadly passed away before the wedding, the decision to be married at his favourite place in the world came naturally. His Derrinal property, fondly referred to as the ‘Ranch’, was both meaningful and organically beautiful. “Our ceremony was so emotional for everyone there. We draped a large piece of white cotton over the branches of David’s tree, to create an arch, and we were married under it. We didn’t need any more decorations than that, the tree and the setting itself provided everything we ever wanted. And we knew that David was with us, in that moment.”
With their venue under the open sky, surrounded by the subtle colour palette of country Victoria, a natural theme for the styling was the perfect choice. A mixture of gum leaves and native foliage picked on the day, was combined with various candle holders collected from op shops in the months leading up to the wedding.
Cassandra fell in love with her gorgeous Mariana Hardwick dress as soon as she put it on. “People had told me to not make my expectations too great, and that crying when I see ‘the one’ was not really going to happen. But it did. I couldn’t help but let out a tear, it was so perfect and I didn’t think I would find something that matched our ‘theme’ and my personality so well.” It ended up being a good thing that she had picked a custom dress, as not too long after she found out she was expecting! The girls at Mariana Hardwick kept her bump in mind right up to her last fitting just a few days before the wedding!
Images Caroline Sada | Bride's Dress Mariana Hardwick | Bridesmaid's Dresses ASOS | Groom's Suit Menz Club | Rings MDT Design | Celebrant Complete Circle Celebrancy | Flowers Kellee Flowers | Catering Two Sisters Catering | Hair & Makeup Magical Makeovers | Hire Kyneton Hire | Favours Brightside Farm Sanctuary |