Erin & Joel
I knew this wedding was going to be fun when I read that the bride briefed her florist with, “If a five year old would love it, I’ll love it!”. A colourful country wedding was set into motion, a day filled with bright tones, bright personalities and beautiful photographs by Kelly Adams.
Willow Bud created the floral arrangements for the day, Erin remembering, “I have to give a special mention to Sandi from WillowBud for doing such an amazing job (considering my brief to her referred to “foldy-looking flowers” and “If a five year old would love it, I’ll love it”)”. Erin chose a custom wedding gown made by Silver Sixpence.
Erin and Joel chose Yandina Station for their wedding, noting, “We held both the wedding and reception at Yandina Station. Neil and Sally were so welcoming from the start and made us feel at ease and 100% confident. The vibe you get when you walk around Yandina Station is just indescribable. It’s relaxed, breezy and makes you want to curl up in a hammock and stay there forever. I also love that they have a program where you can donate all of your leftover wedding flowers and they’ll take them around to the local hospitals etc. It’s such a great idea and I hope our wedding flowers could brighten up someone else’s day even after our wedding was over.”
Erin walked down the aisle to I’ll Be by Edwin McCain.
Lynette Maguire officiated the ceremony, Erin remembering, “She was one of the last vendors I booked and something I didn’t think would really matter but she made such an amazing difference to our wedding and had everyone laughing the whole way through (which is exactly what we wanted). We had never even contemplated writing our own vows but she helped us through it and it made it so special and enjoyable on the day and I can still remember every word which I can guarantee wouldn’t have happened if we hadn’t written our own! She really does her homework and makes the effort to get to know you, which makes you feel like you’re being married by someone who truly cares.”
Of their photographer, Erin remembers, “Kelly was just amazing. Straight away we felt totally comfortable around her. It still makes me laugh when I think about our first Skype meeting where she forgot we could see her and managed to snort her glass of water all over herself. She clicked with us straight from the start and made us feel so comfortable on the day (for two people that don’t really like being photographed, that’s a pretty huge deal!). There is nothing more I could have asked from her, she was just perfect. I would hire her again a million times over.”
Splash Events styled the event, working with WillowBud to create a bright and beautiful day, the bride noting, “The atmosphere that Sandi from WillowBud and Splash Events managed to create was just mind-blowing. It completely exceeded our expectations and we had so many comments from our guests on how beautiful it all was. It just felt magical. It was crazy that what I had envisioned in my head is exactly what they managed to create. “
Erin tells, “I was quite relaxed about the whole day…to the point where my brother in law, Neil (who was our MC), asked me for the run sheet for the evening and I hadn’t even done one or even thought about it. My sister, Cristen, was scribbling one on a serviette about 10 mins before the reception started. Poor Neil was really flying by the seat of his pants but he did a phenomenal job.”
Erin remembers, “Our first dance was to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. Neither Joel nor myself were particularly comfortable with people staring at us while we danced (we’re not what you would call graceful) so we called all married couples up on the dance floor to do it with us. It was much more relaxed this way and we got to really enjoy the moment.”
Congratulations Erin and Joel! Thank you for sharing your story with us! Thank you also to Kelly Adams for sharing today’s wedding with us.