These two met on stage, so is it any surprise they went for an all-singing, all-dancing affair? Their farm festival wedding was quite the hoppin’ hoedown, captured in all its craziness and colour by local Sunshine Coaster, Luke Going Photography. “His creativity blows us away,” say Frankie and Tom, who got their dance (and DIY) well and truly on for the big day.
Theirs was a classic tale of dancer meets muso, and while they’ve both since started teaching, these kids still bust out a move and tune in every spare moment. “The decision to have it on the family farm in Theebine was easy,” says the nimble-footed Frankie, “as it holds a special place in our hearts.” Tom’s folks even got hitched just down the hill from where these two shared their vows, flanked by rows of handmade ‘rag flags’. “They were very simple to make and very therapeutic,” says Frankie, who called in her girlfriends for the effort.
The beauty of farm weddings? They’re all about freestyling. “We are very lucky to have so many talented and generous friends,” who they let loose on the entertainment, flower arranging, cake making, stage building… you name it. “Their incredible gifts of time and talent set the vibe of the day,” say the pair, who rocked vintage-inspired get-ups for the occasion.
Jack London had the threads for Tom, while Frankie channelled ’50s glam in a tea-length Fiorenza swing dress. “At times I would question my choice, with voices in my head asking, ‘is it bridal enough? Should my dress be more formal?” she says, “but in the end it was the best decision. The length made it easier for me to get around the long wild grass around the farm and I felt very free to dance and move around.”
That said, she couldn’t help breaking out some funky pants when it came time for the flash mob. “My girlfriends and I had learnt a routine to Beyoncé at the hens night,” which one of them cunningly recorded and sent to the entire guest list. “I was so surprised when half of the party joined in!
Photography: Luke Going Photography | Bride’s dress: Fiorenza | Bride’s shoes: Alan Pinkus | Groom’s suit/shoes: Jack London| Rings: Bruce Robinson Diamonds | Accessories: Lovisa jewellery, Roger David tie | Hair: Innovations Hair + Beauty | Makeup: Billie Weston | Ceremony/reception venue: Wy Wurrie Farm, Theebine | Celebrant: Paula Koda | Flowers: Gabrielle Miller (friend) | Catering: Brazilyum | Cake: friend | Entertainment: Stop It I Love It dancers and friends | Photobooth/stop-motion animator: Ali Cameron | Stationary/invites: friend