Anita and Joel met in a Metallica moshpit, of all places, and their shared love of metal is matched only by their love of the great outdoors. Obi Obi Hall in Queensland’s beautiful Obi Valley was top of their venue wish list, and when they discovered it was fully booked, the pair put their plans on hold for a year to secure a spot. From these gorgeous snaps by Bonnie Jenkins, we can see why they fell so hard for the luminous setting.
The couple had planned to forgo tradition, like cake cutting, sit down meals and speeches, but some aspects of their laid-back wedding were actually just happy accidents. Anita shares, “Classic me forgot to mention to our coordinator that we wanted to use the hall’s chairs for the ceremony seating… which resulted in our loved ones gathering around us instead of the traditional aisle seating arrangement. We loved this! It made the ceremony feel more intimate.”
After the I do’s, guests tucked into an incredible grazing table put together by two of the bride’s friends. Drinks were served from retro caravan, Vintage Bondwood Bar, as guests lounged on sofas and mingled in the golden sunlight of the afternoon. Wood fired pizzas by Jungle Oven were enjoyed around a massive bonfire, and as the temperature dropped to a rare Sunshine Coast minus two degrees, the only way to stay warm was to bring some serious heat to the d-floor!
An essential element to transitioning from wedding to ‘party you will never forget’ is the music, so Anita and Joel were serious about the right DJ. Aaron of Cut A Rug kept guests dancing to bangers from sundown well into the night. “Seriously the most fun EVER. Joel busted his lip doing the worm – the most epic fail but a good indication of just how crazy that dance floor got!”
Images Bonnie Jenkins | Bride's Dress Marilyn Crystelle Bridal | Bridesmaid's Dresses Lulus | Groom's Suit Tarocash | Hair House of Hair | Makeup Robyn Pott Makeup | Celebrant Peter Willington | Catering Jungle Oven | Entertainment Cut A Rug | Bar Vintage Bondwood Bar | Venue Obi Obi Hall | Styling and Prop Hire Berry Vintage Hire | Acoustics Jackson Villani | Videography Jenson and Young | Wedding Planning Something For Catering |