Lauren and Tim’s Warehouse Wedding

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Tim and Lauren

A warehouse by the river, native Australian flowers and beautiful friends and family – the perfect ingredients for a happy wedding day! The day dawned fine but cloudy but we didn’t mind if it rained as both our venues were under cover, and being a steamy November day, we thought rain would even help to cool everyone down! These beautiful photos are by the talented Candice Van Moolebroek. They are vibrant, candid and I love how the love and happiness shine through in the photos.

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My Aunty embroidered this exquisite bag for me to carry on my wedding day. Tiny native Australian flowers were embroidered around a heart shape and glass buttons from my Grandma’s wedding dress were sewn to the top. My hairpiece was made by Wendy Louise and I saw it online before picking it up from the Ascot store, Belle Folie. It was perfect.

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I was so lucky to have my sister, cousin and best friends to help me get ready and enjoy the day with. Tim had his two good mates from school as groomsmen. Tamara Coppo from Platinum Pink Hair was the mobile hairdresser and Trudy from Mary Kay Cosmetics did the make-up.

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My dress was the ‘Grace’ dress by Anna Campbell from Babushka Ballerina. My mum, sister and I made a special trip down to Brisbane to select the dress. The Bridemaids selected their own dresses from Modcloth. Flowers were by Flowers from Lisa’s.

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 The groom’s attire was a Sportscraft jacket and trousers with shirt and pocket handkerchief from Calibre.

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The beautiful church, St Paul’s Uniting Church, in Mackay where my Nana, Mum and Sister were all married was where we had our wedding ceremony. We were married by Rev. Arthur Tutin.

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There were loud claps of thunder during the Church service….

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And when we stepped outside, it started to rain! We hadn’t even thought about what might happen if it rained and so we were lucky that Tim’s sister-in-law lent us her umbrella. It looked just lovely in the photos!

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Due to the rain, we returned to our favourite photo-shoot location – the rooftop carpark where we had our engagement photos.

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The venue, Paxton’s Warehouse is one of the oldest buildings in Mackay which is what gives it so much character! There were only a few leaks in the roof. Dad had to stop his speech half way through when the water dripped on it! The planter boxes were made from the old deck timbers from our family beach-house. I wasn’t popular when I realised the night before that they were too big for the tables so all 15 needed to be cut down and remade. Luckily we had builders at our home building our new deck and they helped to cut the bases to the right size.

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We made over 30 string pendant lights with many ‘crafternoons’ and wedding working bees. This was an enjoyable time in the lead up to the wedding where our families got to know each other. Some of our grandparents aren’t with us any more and Tim’s Grandma couldn’t make the trip up to Mackay but they were all here in the photos on the walls. I love that my Grandma had a blue wedding dress!

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Catering was a buffet by Zest Catering with salads and barbecued meat which was delicious. Our cake was three tiers – fruit cake (made by Lyn Nielsen) caramel and chocolate mud cake (made by Agnes Hall). Iced by Agnes Hall and decorated with fresh flowers from Flowers from Lisa’s. Decoration was by me and my colleague Meg Mill (I have an interior design business, BOLD Interiors). Fiesta Rentals supplied the furniture. Make a Wish Foundation provided the bar service for a donation.

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We had honey pots for our bonbonniere which family and friends helped decorate.

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We had live music by duo, Swoon so we could dance the night away.

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Images by Candice Van Moolebroek

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Ms Gingham says: I love this wedding! Love the native flowers, gorgeous mismatched bridesmaids, corsages… everything. Congratulations Lauren and Tim!

Lauren describes herself as an Interior Designer living in Mackay, Queensland who loves sunrises and sunsets, the outdoors, tropical climates, the beach, art and design, blogs and instagram, reading, colour, cooking and eating.

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  • Reception Venue
  • Paxton's Warehouse
  • Wedding Cake
  • Lyn Nielsen & Agnes Hall
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