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Sarah and Graham’s Modern Romance Wedding

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Sarah and Graham

Sarah and Graham planned their wedding in just twelve weeks. Their gorgeous Maleny celebration has such a modern romance feel to it- from Sarah’s bold and stunning necklace to the romantic white blooms she carried.

Sarah and Graham tell their story, also told on a chalkboard at their wedding reception.  “Our love story: 26/1/99 – He saw her… 2/10/2004 – He kissed her… 7/10/2004 – They fell in love… 23/4/2011 – He popped the question… 23/4/2011 – She said yes! 3/6/2012 – The wedding!”

Gorgeous photography today from Naomi V Photography that captures the beautiful dreaminess of Maleny!

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Sarah describes the wedding as, “A day that we planned frantically for in 12 weeks, a day that far exceeded our expectations, a day that we made a lifelong commitment in the company of our treasured loved ones.”

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Sarah chose a gown from Allure Bridal with jewels from Peter Lang. Sculptured Leaf created the bouquets.

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The Little White Wedding Church, Maleny  was chosen as the ceremony venue. Sarah explains “Both Graham and I always wanted a traditional wedding in a church setting. I’ve always had my heart set on this church (having grown up in Maleny) such a traditional, elegant and romantic setting featuring white décor with beautiful chandeliers. The church has fruit trees in the grounds overlooking picturesque farmland.”

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modern romance wedding20 Sarah and Grahams Modern Romance Wedding

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Sarah walked down the aisle to Sand II: Systems Officer. She says “Instrumental music with no lyrics featuring piano, drums and a base guitar. I was completely overwhelmed with emotion the moment I saw Graham; I remember thinking don’t cry Sarah… turns out they were tears of joy!”

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Of their photographer, Sarah says, “Naomi was fabulous. She truly captured our special moments and we forgot she was taking pictures at times. It was perfect because we were left to enjoy our day with our loved ones while she captured stunning candid pictures.”

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“Graham and I were married on the Maleny Show weekend. It was this weekend; 8 years ago that Graham took me on our first date to the Maleny Show. It poured rain the evening before and the morning of our wedding. Finally after lots of prayers to my Grandma the sun peaked thru and the afternoon remained dry for our special day. Graham and I had such fun with our bridal party, between the burn out Graham’s brother did as we drove away from the Church (leaving a huge cloud of smoke), being chased by owners of a private property after stopping to take wedding photos and the groomsmen leaving for the reception forgetting to hand the driver the keys to our wedding car, leaving the Bride and Groom stranded during their location photos!”

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Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny was chosen for the reception celebrations. Sarah remarks “Spicers Tamarind was spectacular; situated next to Gardners Falls in a beautiful rainforest on a 18 acre property. Graham and I felt the property had a intimate, private, natural, relaxed, earthy and peaceful feel. It was a true escape for both Graham and I and close friends and family who choose to also stay on the property the night of our wedding.”

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DIY projects included much of the reception decor. Sarah explains, “Many a night was spent trolling the internet for inspiration. DIY decorations included mason jars wrapped in lace with candles & finished with a touch of natural twine. The backdrop featured behind the bride and groom table was made from many a hand punched paper circle & sewn together to be attached to branches. Mr & Mrs signage made from paper and twine. Hessian wrapped succulents. A love story chalkboard which featured our key dates as a couple i.e. when we first met etc. Natural twine on the name cards which were attached to our menus. Colours we used were greys, creams, latte, peach which looked stunning with the greens. Willow on the tables. White flowers in tiny glass bottles.”

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Cake Designs made a simple but beautiful two tier wedding cake.

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modern romance wedding58 Sarah and Grahams Modern Romance Wedding

For their first dance, Sarah recalls “We danced to Penelope: Pinback. After weeks of dancing practice when we heard our first dance song we were so rapped up in the moment, we completely forgot the steps! Graham and I have enjoyed many occasions together listening to this song, it brings us true happiness.”

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One of Sarah’s most touching memories, “My Dad walking me down the aisle and later dancing with me to ‘My Brown Eye Girl’ by Van Morrision (Dad has since passed away from Melonoma Cancer).”

Congratulations on your marriage Sarah and Graham! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Naomi V Photography for sharing today’s images.

Photographer: Naomi V Photography / Cinematographer: Jasper and Ruby Visions / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Heidi Triggs - THE BESTIE & Michelle Jarrett – Spicers Tamarind Retreat / Styling: Heidi Triggs of Keepin it Pretty / Bride’s Dress: Allure Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Urban Soul / Bride’s Jewelry: Peter Lang / Groom’s Attire: Kenji, Myer / Groomsmen Attire: Kenji, Myer / Bridesmaid Dresses: Asos: Mesh Dress / Bridesmaid Shoes: Rubi / Bridesmaid Accessories: Adorne Jewellery / Flowergirl Dresses & Accessories: Tutu Du Monde / Hairstylist: Leah Dixon / Makeup Artist: Georgia Stimson / Flowers & Decor: Liz Smith: Sculptured Leaf / Invitations & Stationery: The Little Paper Pantry / Ceremony Venue: The Little White Wedding Church, Maleny / Ceremony Officiant: Ian Stevenson / Reception Venue: Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny / DJ: Jack Sprat / Cake Baker: Cake Designs
COMMENTS
  • HayleyLane
    HayleyLane says:
    January 30, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Love Naomi’s work, the last image is just magical. This bride has great style too :)

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  • Baby Shower Invitations
    Baby Shower Invitations says:
    January 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Fantastic! The last picture is just enchanting! Well done with the overall styling of the wedding and attention to detail!

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  • Rosalind
    Rosalind says:
    January 31, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Loved the brides necklace, the contrast is a beautiful change!

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  • michelle bull
    michelle bull says:
    January 31, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Sarah! Trolling the net for inspiration and thought, wow! this one is beautiful! Love xx

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