Gess & Jim met at a Bush Doof back in the day (Gess made quite the first impression, emerging from a smoke-filled van and throwing a shoe on the fire…) and with Joel of Barefoot & Bearded on board, these festival loving folk planned a one-of-a kind wedstival in the Blue Mountains. We want in!
The feeling of being in their element at festivals on the land, amongst creative and kindred spirits was a huge source of inspiration for Gess and Jim’s day. They had in fact previously attended an event at Capertree’s Turon Gates Eco-Retreat where they decided to hold their wedding weekender.
Barefoot, Gess and Jim swapped vows on a river island with 120 guests gathered on the pebbled shore. Anita of Hand in Hand Celebrant crafted a beautiful and meaningful ceremony, centering around the land, their love and the journey that had brought them to this moment. With guests camping onsite, the post-ceremony party kicked off with some reggae tunes by local Manly band Mana Lion and their campfire and marquee celebrations carried on well into the night!
Images Barefoot & Bearded | Bride's Dress Thurley | Bride's Shoes Doc Martens | Groom's Suit Patchy Faun | Accessories Chrysalism | Makeup Weddings By Tania | Ceremony Venue Turon Gates Eco-Retreat | Celebrant Hand in Hand Celebrant | Reception Venue Turon Gates Eco-Retreat | Entertainment Mana Lion | Cake Black Wattle Deli | Dreamcatcher SpiralSoulSeed. | Jim's Ring PatricioMinconiBCN | Gess' Ring EveryBearJewel | Hire Out West Party Hire |