Gina and Markus’ Fun Backyard Wedding

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Gina and Markus

Our couple today tell a beautiful story. They got ready together in their home, married a church of their faith and held a casual but fun reception in their backyard. It’s simple, yet heartfelt and the most lovely way to start off this Thursday.

Photos today are by Jeremy Beasley. I love Jeremy’s creative captures- the little moments and the big ones all pull together to tell the story of the day.

Gina and Markus got dressed together. “We found that we were the centre of attention on the day, though neither of us felt proud. We were doing something we had both wanted since our engagement in 2008, and we wanted close friends and family there.

Getting ready was a very personal experience. We decided to get ready together at home, and instead of traveling to our family’s houses to get ready, we asked our family to come to us. We felt that preparing for the day together and being together before the ceremony was the right way to enter marriage for life. It was fun to help Markus with his bow tie and suspenders.”

Gina wore a gown by Clare De Mayo ([email protected])who also designed her hair flower. Sarah, from Kristine’s His and Her Hairdressing styled her hair while her makeup was done by Annie Lopez from Pure Serenity Beauty Salon.

Gina and Markus were married at Ceremony was at St. Alban’s Anglican Church, Leura.

Gina walked down the aisle to Wagner’s “Here Comes The Bride”.

Asked to describe the wedding  in a sentence, Gina says “All about us; uniting as one, nurturing love, celebrating God, praising creation, dancing with Marlo (our dog), seeing friends and family joyful and happy for us.”

Of her favourite moments from the day, Gina says “We loved the sermon given by Greg Olliffe, the Minister at St. Alban’s Church and we loved the time we spent with Jeremy being photographed at the Pool of Siloam in Leura and around the old farm house and tin shed. The night was enjoyed by guests and we crashed on the sofa when it was all over, content at the idea that we now had a much bigger event to plan for – our life together!”

After the church ceremony, Gina and Markus headed home for a fun backyard reception. The event was full of love and help from friends and family. Gina recalls  “I made the knitted flowers and table setting and arrangements. Markus set up the marquees for the reception and general organising of the garden setup. Friends and guests did the barbequing on the day and helped with catering.” The Indian food was catered by Anki’s Indian Restaurant.

The floral arrangements were styled by Katoomba Fine Flowers who also provided the basil plants to decorate the tables.

Congratulations Gina and Markus! Thank you for allowing us to share your wedding day on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you also to by Jeremy Beasley for sharing today’s images.

Photos by Jeremy Beasley


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