I have such a treat in store for you today with this beautiful Australian country wedding from Jac & Heath Photography! I recently stumbled upon their work and I’m loving the natural beauty that their work reveals. Georgia and Nick got married in the Hunter Value – Roberts Restaurant to be precise. Whilst Georgia says she has “never been that girl who has planned her wedding in advance“, once they were engaged, it was clear to them that a quaint country style wedding with a relaxed vibe was what they were after. The venue was “beautifully romantic and picturesque and even though it rained in the week leading up to the wedding, and on the day, this venue held its own, and the rain merely added to the whole day, creating a sense of soft carefree romance.
The general vibe of the wedding was to be vintage and eclectic, and effortlessly beautiful. Which in the end, it truly was. We also wanted to have the wedding outside of the Northern Beaches (which is where we are from), and to get our wonderful family and friends together for a whole weekend of special celebrations.
On the day, and due to the rain, we had to opt with Plan B, and had to make a few panicked decisions to find new places to have the photo booth and where to host the ceremony.”
“All the styling and decorating was DIY, and I thank my lucky stars that I had such generous family & friends who were there to help set up on the day, and assisted with hanging the photo booth (with its 50 x 3m long paper garlands attached to a piece of dowel), to hanging my aunt’s handmade bunting, to setting up gift tables and our special postcard signing area, to stacking vintage suitcases and placing 300 candles around the venue.
Flowers were always going to be a really important part of the day, and so I wanted to have a florist that matched my style, and who could come up with ideas that were unique, and which still kept that eclectic look and feel. Holly Hipwell did such a fantastic job, arranging and styling everything from the hundreds of small mismatched posy’s that adorned the 5 x long reception and bridal tables, to carnation heads strung with fishing wire above our heads during the ceremony, to the small bottles of baby’s breath, and jars of native flowers hanging from the ceiling and ceremony chairs. On top of her stellar work, Holly is just so fun to be around!”
“One of my favourite moments was when my two brothers walked me down the aisle, and not only was I able to see how all my ideas had come to life in their full form, I saw Nick’s lovely face waiting for me at the end, and had all the people I love smiling at me too. It was just such a special moment and everyone was just so happy.
We braved it in the thick mud and rain for photos (shoes off and all), and Jac & Heath were able to capture every special moment in the day, in such a naturally beautiful way.
There were a lot of happy tears on our wedding day.. the ceremony & speeches were all so heartfelt and special. I managed to find and keep all the bridal party and family speeches, so Nick and I can re-read whenever we want.
The dance floor, as led by the Baker Boys was the perfect way to end the night. The band added such a wonderful vibe to the day, and I remember at the end of the night, I was on the dance floor and looked inside and there was not a single soul in there. They were all out on the dance floor – including my 87 year old Papa and his 85 year old cousin who was swing dancing with one of the groomsmen. It was truly a testament to the band, and the amazing vibe on the day/night.
Nick and I didn’t want to leave, so we decided to scrap the formal bride/groom departure, and continue to kick on with all our family and friends. When we finally had to leave (ie – the venue was closing), all our family and friends grabbed a sparkler and created a pretty light filled tunnel for us to leave through.
It truly was the best day ever.”