Lauren and Dave – The Celebration

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


Tumbling Waters Retreat looks like such a gorgeous venue for a wedding- those views? I’m all for beautiful views!







Lauren says “For the bonbonnieres, we purchased 10 cases of clean skin red wine from our favourite winery. We then got wine bottle stickers printed up with a caricature of us, along with the poem above, and stuck these labels on the wine bottles, placing each bottle in a take home bottle bag. To be opened and drunk by the guests on our first year anniversary!”

Dave’s best man put together a poem about the couple’s first meeting

At the races they met, their eyes fixed to a stare
Dave admired her dress, and her long flowing hair
‘Step to her’ he thought, the game had begun
What’s next for these two? They were both up for fun

His expectations were high, was she up to the task?
Could she handle the man, was it too much to ask?
A man’s never complete, without the right girl
Could she be the one, would she rock his world?

‘How are you?’ he said, with a smile and a grin
‘I’m great’ she replied, ‘have you had a win?’
His heart in his hand, he replied ‘just a few,
But my day’s now complete, because I’ve met you’

To those here today, we know how it ends
More than just lovers, Dave & Loz are best friends
Giving hope to us all, flying high like a dove
Congratulations Dave and Lauren, on finding true love”


A cupcake wedding cake was decorated with butterflies and flowers by We Take The Cake. Music was provided by the Mikey & Lucas duo Lauren and Dave performed a special first dance. Lauren says “We had 10 weeks of dancing lessons with Serghei Bolgarschii, one of the dance partners on Dancing With The Stars. He choreographed a wonderfully beautiful and simple bridal waltz which we performed to Van Morrison’s Someone Like You. The dancing lessons brought us much closer together as the last 10 weeks of our engagement went by. Both of us not professional dancers, we pulled it off on the night without a hitch and our guests seemed overwhelmed with surprise and delight!”

Thank you Lauren and Dave for sharing your gorgeous wedding day with us! Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you to Milk & Honey Photography for sharing today’s photos with us!

Photos by Milk & Honey Photography.


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  • englyn says:
    May 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness.
    I’m in love. With the venue, mostly, but also the photography, the flowers, and even the weather (ours will be winter, too).
    WANT. Unfortunately, I’m in WA.
    Did I mention I’m in love with the venue?

  • Dream Wedding Italy says:
    May 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Beautiful – at first glance I actually though this was Italy! Love the venue, the dress, the caricatures and the cupcakes have made me hungry…



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