Liz and Justin’s vision was simple – a relaxed garden party wedding with plenty of greenery. They spotted Terara Riverside Gardens on Instagram and the picturesque South Coast spot proved to be the perfect blank canvas venue for their DIY affair.
Another Instagram find was the couple’s photographer, Sarah Kennedy, whose natural aesthetic suited the laid back vibes of the day to a tee. Liz tells us “We feel like we hit the jackpot with all of the vendors we used. Working with them was like hanging out with old friends.”
The stylish couple no doubt made the photographer’s job an easy one. Liz chanelled bohemian romance in a long-sleeved, low-backed Rue de Seine gown, while Justin looked sharp in a burgundy velvet jacket from Politix.
Sydney florist Redbud created a romantic floral arbour for the lakeside ceremony and wild bouquets in a deep plum and blush palette. After the I do’s (officiated by celebrant Merinda Richardson) guests played lawn games and enjoyed cocktails and a grazing table whilst the newlyweds disappeared for some photos.
Styling for the marquee reception was a DIY effort and the pair kept things fairly simple with timber tables, lots of greenery, tea candles and fairy lights. Liz’s mum created greenery chandeliers from timber hoops and cane lobster pots, and her dad carefully curated the wine selection for the event. Other family members pitched in with the dessert table and helped to set up the venue the day before. “It was all hands on deck,” Liz shares. “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without our families and friends.”
Images Sarah Kennedy | Bride's Dress Rue de Seine | Bride's Shoes Kurt Geiger | Bridesmaid's Dresses Shona Joy | Groom's Suit Politix | Hair Amy Cain | Makeup Sally Ann Beauty | Celebrant Merinda Richardson | Flowers Redbud | Catering Rabbit & Co Caterers | Venue Terara Riverside Gardens | DJ We Play Records |