Tiarn & Dan’s Boho Forest Wedding at Nanga Bush Camp

Words by Anastasia Monaghan / Images by CJ Williams
April 8, 2019

When Tiarn and Daniel’s original wedding venue fell through, it was as if it was meant to be when they stumbled upon Nanga Bush Camp in Dwellingup, WA. Captured by the artful lens of CJ Williams Photography, the pair took full advantage of the rugged outback setting of Australia’s south west.

The blank canvas venue was ideal for Tiarn and Dan, who wanted to be able to bring in their own vendors and caterers. “We wanted somewhere we could have the ceremony and reception at the same place,” Tiarn explains. “Having onsite accommodation for all our guests was an added bonus. We just loved the river and the huge tall trees and knew it was exactly what we wanted.”

Tiarn and Dan engaged stylist/planner Barefoot and Boho to bring their wedding vision to life. The team took care of everything from floristry to the ceremony setup and rustic reception setting. Tiarn swears by their choice of hiring a wedding planner, “I was so calm and collected the morning of my wedding knowing that everything was taken care of,” she shares. “Suzie was our godsend for the day. She really went above and beyond and created the perfect setting.”

As for the threads, the all-white bridal party were the perfect contrast against the moody the forest backdrop. Tiarn worked with bridal designers Paula & Jo for her long sleeve, lace mesh wedding dress with dramatic illusion neckline. Ooh la la!

It was important to the couple to keep all aspects of the day relaxed and fun. They chose celebrant Married by Claire for her warm, personalised approach and musician Oliver Halyorsen to provide the acoustic soundtrack to their ceremony.

In keeping with the casual vibes of the day, food truck Paella on the Move dished up paella and wood fired pizza cooked onsite. Dessert specialists Sieve and Stone created a masterpiece grazing table of sweet treats, ensuring guests were well and truly full before moving on to the outdoor whiskey station, which Tiarn tells us one of the highlights of the night.

Rustic boho wedding invitation for forest wedding South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
Custom made Paula & Jo long sleeve illusion lace wedding gown with soft tulle skirt
Quirky wedding boots for forest wedding
flower girls getting ready Custom made Paula & Jo long sleeve illusion lace wedding gown with soft tulle skirt
Tiarn had a vision for her dream dress and worked with bridal designers Paula & Jo to make it a reality. It featured a lace mesh bodice with illusion neckline a layered soft tulle skirt. She paired it with leather boots, perfect for the forest setting.
Rustic forest wedding welcome sign South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
Rustic natives wedding bouquet
Rustic natives wedding bouquet
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Tiarn and Dan chose Married by Claire to make things official. They tell us “Claire is a breath of fresh air and took the time to really personalise our ceremony. She added humour which is what we wanted and found the perfect way to involve our girls in the ceremony.”
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Tiarn’s bridesmaids each chose their own white dress from The Iconic. Wild, richly-hued bouquets by Barefoot and Boho were the perfect accessories.
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The couple fell in love with the wild setting of Nanga Bush Camp in WA's Dwellingup forest. Photographer CJ Williams took full advantage of the rugged landscape.
South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
South west forest wedding at Nanga Bush Camp / CJ Williams Photography
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Rustic boho wedding grazing table
Donut tower for boho wedding grazing table
rustic dessert grazing table

Credits

Images CJ Williams | Bride's Dress Paula & Jo | Bridesmaid's Dresses The Iconic | Groom's Suit Aston Man | Makeup The Look | Celebrant Married by Claire | Venue Nanga Bush Camp | Stylist/Planner/Florist Barefoot and Boho | Food truck Paella on the Move | Dessert Table Sieve & Stone |


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Claire Campton 1 month ago

what a stunning wedding! and that kangaroo!

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