Sarah and Simon took it back to where they first began, tying the knot at Quamby Homestead in the beautiful beachside town of Warnambool. With Jessica Tremp of Brown Paper Parcel capturing the fun, even grey skies couldn’t dim this quirky couple’s colourful day.
These sweethearts met at a university BBQ and were ‘just friends’ for a long time. “Simon was a tall, skinny red-head sitting under a tree all alone and I didn’t know a single soul.” Sarah says of their first encounter. After sharing a drunken kiss one night, they became close friends and finally after five years, they came to be something more, “I think we were the last people to realise we had feelings or each other.” Sarah admits.
Such a sweet romance deserves an epic proposal, and Simon well and truly delivered, even managing to capture it on film! This sneaky groom tricked the very unwilling Sarah into climbing the You Yangs. Little did she know that atop the mountain, an orchestra of their family and friends were gathered with homemade instruments. The crowd started rocking out to ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ with Simon serenading Sarah on electric guitar. Finally he got down on one knee, and let’s just say after watching the video they sent us, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!
The homestead’s quaint country location was a beautiful backdrop for the wedding snaps. Jess worked her magic behind the lens, taking the newlyweds for a walk-slash-photoshoot, which Sarah tells us “was so relaxed and the only time during the day that it was just us.”
Her stunning Lover lace wedding dress was an easier find than expected. “I knew I didn’t want anything ‘over-the-top bridal’ and was waiting for that special feeling with THAT dress,” she says. After trying it on she headed to a bar to mull it over, and a bottle of champagne later, the dress was hers. A pretty floral wreath was her crowning glory, crafted by bridesmaid and florist, Elyse Mac Flowers, who was also responsible for the rest of the beautiful blooms.
For a couple that struggled to decide on a theme, we think Sarah and Simon achieved an enviable quirkiness. They built the day around a cool collection of vintage and retro furniture hired from Good Day Rentals creating a shabby-chic vibe.
To other couples planning a wedding, Sarah suggests having the ceremony and speeches filmed. To that, we’d like to add, film the proposal. Because if it’s anything like what Simon planned, you’ll be glad you did.
Photography: Brown Paper Parcel | Bride’s dress: Lover the Label | Bride’s shoes: Tony Bianco | Bridesmaids dresses: Witchery | Bridesmaids shoes: Tony Bianco | Groom’s suit: Politix | Groom’s shoes: Zu | Rings: Janai | Accessories: Samantha Wills | Hair: Arley Raymond Birds and Fellas | Makeup: Jacs Salon | Ceremony venue: Quamby Homestead | Celebrant: Emmalee Bell | Reception venue: Quamby Homestead | Flowers: Elyse Mac Flowers | Catering: Wyton Events, 2 Tarts Baking| Entertainment: Michelles Velocity | Stationery/invitations: The Paper Empire | Props/Furniture Hire: Good Day Rentals, Warrnambool Party Hire, The Family Love Tree