In looking for a wedding dress, this Adelaide bride had a few criteria. “I wanted something I could wear sneakers with, sit in comfortably on a picnic rug and hitch up for a tug of war,” says Erin, who tied the knot with Andy at Belair National Park. Her knee-skimming lace number by Lover was the perfect choice for this relaxed picnic wedding, captured by Evan Bailey.
Andy and his men were decked out in Jack London with colourful boutonniere from The Bloombox Shop. “We wanted lots of natives,” says Erin, “in keeping with our love of nature.” And their open air ceremony was as close to nature as you can get, the pair sharing their vows in the shade of those enormous redwoods.
After the ‘I do’s’, guests were given hand-stamped lunch boxes containing delicious Vietnamese snacks from Roll In Saigon. With lunch and champagne in tow, the bridal party stole away for a private picnic, but not before the ladies swapped their heels for custom-made Converse.
Guests, meanwhile, set up camp on picnic rugs and tables, or played a myriad of lawn games while the band, Monsieur Swing, roamed between them. The Caterers dished up a steady supply of share plates and the bar area was well stocked with beer, iced tea, mojitos and Pimm’s.
A Tug of War between the bride and groom’s sides broke out after the speeches. “This was everyone’s favourite event,” says Erin. “With only one injury,” she adds proudly.
Photography: Evan Bailey | Bride’s dress: Lover | Bride’s shoes: Diana Ferrari & Converse | Bridesmaids dresses: Keepsake | Groom and groomsmen’s suits: Jack London | Rings: Paragon Jewellery Design | Hair: Mabe Hair | Makeup: Natalie Najm | Venue: Belair National Park | Flowers: The Bloombox Shop | Catering: Roll In Saigon & The Caterers | Band: Monsieur Swing | Stationery/invitations: Bride’s sister