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Sarah and Tom’s New Zealand Farm Wedding

by | Bride, Inspired Weddings, New Zealand,

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Sarah & Tom

There aren’t many of us who have a family chapel in our family inventory but it sure does make for a stunning wedding. Sarah and Tom held their New Zealand farm wedding on Sarah’s family property – which housed a homestead, a store and a chapel.  Meredith Lord  was there to capture every beautiful photo.

On how they met, Sarah tells, “We met through a mutual friend, but we were living in different areas of New Zealand at the time, so there was a lot of traveling in the early days, before Tom chucked in city life in Auckland for life in the central North Island on a sheep and cattle farm.”

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Sarah chose a wedding gown by Jane Yeh while her bridesmaids wore metallic dresses from Trelise Cooper.

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The Batley Family homestead and farm is owned by the bride’s family, which allowed the couple to make use of the property for their wedding day, noting, “We were lucky enough to get married where we live, which is on an old family farm in an historic farm homestead we had recently renovated. The dance was held in the original village store, which is directly across the road from our house. Its only use over the past 80 years had been as a storage shed – we were so lucky that friends from the community helped clear it out and decorate it. It was a huge thrill to see a building that was practically derelict a few weeks prior to our wedding so full of life!

Just little stories like due to our renovations in the weeks leading up to our wedding our verandah still wasn’t painted and we had a huge pile of wood lying on the driveway – a friend turned up with his chainsaw un-announced to help clear it and our family all pitched in with the painting and huge amount of work around the garden.”

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Of her walk down the aisle, Sarah recalls “Not many people could recognize the song, but we had a keyboardist in the garden playing an instrumental version of Beyonce’s ‘Halo’.”

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Every part of the day held significance, right down to the buildings. Sarah remarking, “We were married in the bride’s family chapel which is situated at the end of our lawn…and built over a hundred years ago by the bride’s great great grandfather, who also built the house and store.”

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Of their photographer, Sarah tells, “Meredith Lord ticked all the boxes for us. She was lovely to have around, had a huge amount of advice and knowledge not only about photography, but weddings in general…not only did she take fabulous photos and have a nice calming effect on those feeling a bit anxious, but she also made sure the day ran smoothly.”

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The newlyweds loved, “Having all our friends and family in the one place and the one time. The huge amount of generosity demonstrated by our family, friends, community and the people who kindly volunteered. The keyboardist took care of the entire sound system as a wedding present and even learned some songs especially for our wedding. The memories of people driving tractors, carrying weed eaters, sweeping roads just the day before the wedding, out of the kindness of their hearts. The flowers (done by a local lady), the bridesmaid dresses, the marquee styling. The stunning weather and beautiful photographs to remember it.”

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“Country weddings seem to draw out the most amazing people with talents you didn’t know they possessed! Friends and neighbours all pitched in to help. One of our neighbours offered to decorate the old store – I expected she might arrive with a few small flower posies but was blown away when she arrived with a trailer load of enormous arrangements, beautiful rustic decorations and her obedient husband who had taken the day off work to help set it all up.”

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The wedding reception was all white with vintage touches, Sarah noting, “I spent a lot of time in the tractor moving bark around and setting up gardens as did the mother of the groom who slaved away for weeks prior to the big day. My mother did a fabulous job of the table decorations. She found old account books from the store, ripped out pages and laminated them to make place settings. The groom had the local sports clubs page for the late 1800’s and the bride a page from the local collie club.”

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The first dance song was carefully chosen, the bride telling, “We wanted a song to get the dance floor going rather than a romantic slow dance so we chose Jimmy Barnes’ song ‘Die to be with you tonight’. The father of the bride is a music lover and a big fan of rock music so we wanted something he would like…and a song the majority of our guests from all the different age groups would know. ” The Noodles kept guests dancing all night long.

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Congratulations Sarah and Tom! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Meredith Lord for sharing today’s photographs with us.

Photographer: Meredith Lord / Bride’s Dress: Jane Yeh / Bridesmaid Dresses: Trelise Cooper / Hairstylist: Abbey Schofield / Makeup Artist: Cushla Bower / Flowers: Christine Brown / Ceremony Venue: Batley Family Memorial Chapel, Taihape / Ceremony Officiant: Rev. Tracey Peters / Ceremony Musicians: Brian Sage / Reception Venue: Batley Family Homestead / Band: The Noodles / Old Store/Dance Area Styling: Robyn Woolerston (neighbour) / Cake Baker: Charlotte Horton (neighbour) / Wedding Rings: Partridge Jewellers

Fun Party Decor From Typo

by | Bride, Styling, Wedding Inspiration

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I don’t know abut you, but I like nothing more than sticking my head into a fun stationery shop as I’m passing by to find yet another sweet notebook (my current favourite is black with copper polka dots) or sweet treats to add to my office. So it makes sense that much loved stationery store Typo have released party collections that have plenty of pieces you can reinterpret for your own celebrations.

The new party range, which launched online last week comprises  three signature looks. The first, pictured above is titled “All That Glitters” and is aptly full of gold glittery elements, silver, black and white details and plenty of glam trinkets like disco balls, glittery table runners and twinkle lights. Two more collections “Candy Buffet” and  “Vintage Wedding” feature everything from bunting, to ceramic serving ware, garlands, chalkboards and even favor packaging. I love the mix and match elements allowing you to pick up as many or as few pieces as you like to customise the look to your own event.

The Typo party collections are available in store or on the Typo website.

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“Candy Buffet” with sweet pastel hues and garden party inspiration. Think bright pink flamingos, gumball machines, pastel toned milk bottles, pineapples and coloured light boxes!

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“Vintage Wedding” is the final party collection for this release and with wooden chalkboards, hessian table runners, bunting, printed straws and doilies it’s sure to be just the ticket for those little forgotten elements.

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Kerryn and Peter’s Modern Riverside Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

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Kerryn & Peter

I adore the fun modern vibe of Kerry and David’s riverside wedding. The couple chose a spot they adore – which also happened to be a caravan park! The choice meant the wedding turned from a one day event into a wedding sleepover with many of the guests making the trip and choosing to stay on site for longer celebrations! They chose Samara Clifford to capture their wedding day.

As for how they came to be, Kerryn and Peter tell, “Pete and Kerryn had been together for about 10 years and had discussed marriage many a time, they just needed to work out when was the right time to ‘become official’. They went away for the weekend to Sorrento for the weekend, had dinner, wandered down to the pier and Pete proposed!”

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Kerryn’s sister ( Lauren Lindeman) created the stationery for the day featuring a bright geometric heart. Kerryn tells, “We spent many a Saturday at my sister’s house, designing and printing and cutting them while entertaining her 1 year old twins! We wanted the theme to be fun, relaxed, bright, positive to reflect our relationship, rather than us pretending to be super classy for a day! The main theme that ran throughout was a heart made up triangles.

The theme started from the engagement party where triangles were used on the invite and as part of the decorations. The save the date was a triangle shaped magnet. The wedding invite was the first place where the triangles were brought together to show the heart shape.”

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Kerryn chose a gown from Rachel Gilbert , explaining, “I knew I didn’t want an overly traditional dress or to go into a traditional wedding dress shop, but I wasn’t sure how nontraditional to go. I also struggled a bit with wanting to wear a dress that I liked the look of rather than the dress that looked the best on me. I only really went to four stores and ended up with a Rachel Gilbert gown in a style that suited my body shape rather than one that I loved the style of. I’m really glad I ended up doing this as I felt comfortable and now absolutely adore the gown and how I look in the wedding photos.” Her bridesmaids wore coral orange dresses from Life with Bird.

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Sinikka Floral Designs created the floral arrangements for the day.

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Kerryn had cufflinks made for Peter with the geometric heart imprinted on them.

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Kerryn and Peter loved, “Driving from Melbourne to the Cumberland River Caravan Park on the Great Ocean Road and catching up with friends also driving down at the same time. At one point we were driving behind our marquee that was being delivered.”

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Kerryn and Peter chose Cumberland River for their wedding, explaining, “We stayed at the Wye River Caravan Park for our six month anniversary when we first started going out. Kerryn gave Peter a 6 pack of Asahi beer (his favourite beer at the time). Peter gave Kerryn 26 Snap and Crackle bars, 1 for each week they had been together. We have stayed in Wye River many times since and had driven past the Cumberland River Caravan Park each time. Both of us had thought it would be a great place to get married, but neither had ever told each other…until we got engaged.”

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Rosalie Humbert performed the ceremony. “We worked with their celebrant to include some words regarding their belief that all people should be able to marry. This was one of the most important parts for us as Peter’s brother was in the wedding party and fiancé nearby, who will marry in the UK as they cannot in Australia.”

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The couple’s photographer stayed overnight with the guests and definitely had a boogey on the dance floor!

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The geometric heart continued through the wedding decor, Kerryn noting, “The bonbonniere was a mug with the triangle heart shape printed on it. An Asahi and Snap ‘n Crackle bar were in the mugs. The napkin holders was a piece of paper with a water colour version of the triangles and added a great bit of colour to the tables. We made a large version of the triangle heart out of foam mounting board and hung it from the roof of the marquee.”

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“Marriage and the wedding itself for us was a special opportunity to share time with the people that mean so much to us and have played cherished roles in their lives throughout our relationship, that had seemed like a marriage for quite some time. This was just the formality for the commitment we had for each other. It was also a great excuse to have the party of our lives and dance the night away (3am curfew and we used every last minute).”

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The first dance involved nothing less than the worm, the newlyweds telling, “We did The Bridal Worm (instead of the wedding waltz)! We learnt a salsa dance for the wedding dance to a salsa version of Beyoncé’s Crazy in Love. At the end of the dance, we did a simultaneous ‘bridal worm’. The significance of the worm was that Peter is known for ‘doing the worm’ at parties, weddings etc., it’s not uncommon for a chant to start encouraging Peter to do the worm at these social functions. Therefore, Kerryn set out to practice the worm so that they could do a synchronised ‘bridal worm’. And with her foam mat (that she stretched the truth to tell the attendant at Clark Rubber that she was buying the foam to cover with material and use for people to sit against at her house) to protect her face and chest and a towel to not ruin her dress, she was set to worm it with the best (Pete). ”

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Kerryn remembers, “One of our good friends splitting his pants from dancing with too much gusto.” The Requestadors kept guests on the dance floor until 3am!

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Congratulations on your marriage Kerryn and Peter! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Samara Clifford for sharing today’s wedding and story!

Photographer: Samara Clifford / Bride’s Dress: Rachel Gilbert / Bride’s Shoes: Tony Bianco / Groom’s Attire: Myer - Dom Bagnato / Groomsmen Attire: Myer - Dom Bagnato / Groom & Groomsmen Socks: Happy Socks / Groom & Groomsmen Bowties: Calvin Klein / Bridesmaid Dresses: Life with Bird / Hairstylist: Surfcoast Hair and Make up / Makeup Artist: Surfcoast Hair and Make up / Flowers: Sinikka Floral Designs / Invitations & Stationery: Lauren Lindeman (the brides sister) / Venue: Cumberland River / Ceremony Officiant: Rosalie Humbert / Hire: Occasions Party Hire / Catering: Sorella Foods / Cake Baker: Cuppa Cottage, Sandringham 03) 9598 9334 / Cake Topper: From The Owl / Band: The Requestadors / Wedding Rings: Lacy Jewellery
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