Kendall and Zach’s Beautiful Barn Wedding

by | Australia - Victoria, Bride, Inspired Weddings,

Laki Sideris Photography

Kendall & Zach

I get so darn excited seeing a wedding after we’ve featured their engagement photos and Kendall and Zach’s beautiful barn wedding follows their equally as beautiful romantic golden sunset engagement photos. They chose a wedding which reflected their lifestyle – casual, fun and colourful. The apple orchard setting the most beautiful scene for the ceremony, a reception following in the barn afterwards and plenty of beautiful moments in between. Laki Sideris captured all the moments in stills today for us to share.

As for how they met, Kendall tells the story. “We had mutual friends throughout high school before becoming closer in our final year.”

groom and groomsmen getting ready

The groom and groomsmen wore suits from Country Road and Topman.

groomsmen getting ready

mint green wedding shoes

Kendall remembers, “We stayed in a house and two villas on the one block in Daylesford that allowed us to sleep 16 together for the weekend. It was so special spending not just the day but the weekend with both of our families and best friends.”

bride having flower crown pu in

Trish Sousa styled the bride and bridesmaid’s hair and makeup, Kendall remarking, “Trish was great to work with, she is so easy to get along with and of course she made me and my girls absolutely beautiful on the day!”

bride putting on wedding dress

Kendall wore a Watters gown with mint Just Because ‘Jaipur’ shoes, and a floral crown from The Wolf Cub. She tells, “I purchased my dress from Brides of Manuka after lusting over it on the Watters website and trying on a sample 10 sizes too big in Brisbane. It was the only dress that I genuinely didn’t stop thinking about. I had my wonderful alterations lady add the little cap sleeves to make it even more one of a kind.”

black and white photo of bride in dress
wedding dress with flowing skirt
bridal gown with sheer back
glass jar wedding decorations

Pepper Sprout Hire assisted with styling and setup on the wedding day, the paper flowers and bunting made by the bride’s mum.

groomsmen at barn wedding
silk flower wedding ceremony decor

Kendall and Zach chose Providence Gully for their wedding, noting, “We fell in love with Providence Gully the moment we set foot in it over a year before our wedding. It included everything we wanted in our venue and Clare was the most amazing vendor to work with. Nothing was too much or too difficult for her to do. This was so helpful especially as we were planning from interstate. We wanted a venue that gave us absolute freedom to do what we wanted and have everything exactly as we planned. We didn’t want to be boxed into anything that didn’t match who we are and Providence Gully allowed us to create the perfect day.” The flower backdrop was made by the couple with  silk flowers and fishing line.

bridesmaid in mint
groom watching his bride
bride walking down aisle

Kendall walked down the aisle to, “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You cover by Ingrid Michaelson. It was one of the last decisions we made.”

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charis white celebrant

Charis White officiated the ceremony, the bride noting, “Our celebrant Charis White was also amazing. She explained the process so easily and created the perfect ceremony that reflected us as a couple. We’d been together quite a while, since we were in high school, and this was our day just to show to everyone how much we love each other.”

ceremony at providence gully

“We both wanted to make sure our immediate family all had a special role on the day. Our mums were our witnesses, our dad’s did the speeches, our siblings were in the bridal party or did our readings and Kendall’s oldest sister made the cake. Our nephew was our ring bearer and I (Kendall) wore my Grandma’s watch and has chosen to wear my Nanna’s wedding ring as my wedding ring.”

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“When we left Daylesford it was windy and overcast but by the time we got to Providence Gully, the clouds had cleared to a perfect blue sky, sun shining in through the beautiful gum trees. We chose to have the ceremony nestled in an apple orchard and it turned out to be spectacular.”

wedding ceremony at providence gully
country wedding ceremony venue

“The setting for the ceremony came together perfectly. We’d spent ages the day before trying to work out the perfect spot and it just worked beautifully on the day. The backdrop, placement of the seating and the light of the sun all made the ceremony incredible. We wanted everyone to know that we love each other and have the best time together!”

paper fans at wedding
country wedding hugs
bride with paper flower bouquet

In lieu of a traditional floral bouquet Kendall’s mother made a bouquet of paper flowers tied with colourful ribbons.

tin country weding bar
providence gully in summer

Guests enjoyed garden games and refreshments after the ceremony, Kendall telling, “We wanted the day to reflect who we are – casual, relaxed, fun and care-free. We didn’t want to have anything formal as that’s not who we are. The whole idea was to just get married and have a party with the ones we love. It went as we had hoped with everyone mingling around enjoying themselves, not feeling like they had to stay in their designated seat.”

wedding games
bride with bridesmaids in yelllow and mint
bridal party with paper flowers
groom and groomsmen with barn

“We were fortunate that everything went smoothly in the lead up. The only hitch being the boutonnieres for the Groom and Groomsmen got stuck in customs and never arrived. No dramas however, as the great crew at Wombat Hill Nursery and Florist custom made some for us overnight!”

colourful wedding
bridal party running
bridal party jumping

Of their photographer, Kendall remarks, “Our photographer Laki Sideris is especially talented. With photography being one of the only tangible parts of the day, it was so important to us to have beautiful photographs and Laki definitely went above and beyond. He was with us from so early in the morning and stayed till late at night and captured seemingly every moment of the day, not just of us but of so many of our guests also. Every image says so much, we’ll never tire of looking through them.”

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bride with flower crown
bride photo by laki sideris
groom in navy suit
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blue ombre wedding cake

Kendall’s sister made an ombre toned wedding cake for the newlyweds.

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Pizza Be With You served up tasty pizzas for the reception dinner.

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country wedding first dance

The formalities were long over, no planned first dance. Kendall remembers “We didn’t have a first dance! But we did have a bit of a slow dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out Loud”. Laki captured the moment beautifully without the embarrassment of everyone watching us! ”

providence gully

Congratulations on your marriage Kendall and Zach! Thank you for allowing us to share the story of your day. Thank you also to Laki Sideris for sharing today’s celebration with us!


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  • Paper flowers handmade by bride's mother
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  • Made by bride's sister
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  • Her Grandmother's Ring
  • Ellie says:
    July 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

    A gorgeous wedding that I was so honoured to be a part of. I could not help feeling a state of awe over the beautiful bride and the stunning location. Still one of my favourite weekends away with all of my dearest friends celebrating true love between Kendall and Zach. A great article, it brought a tear to my eye yet again just reading it. A precious memory of two great friends.

  • Matt Osborne says:
    July 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Absolutely stunning work! Beautiful story too, great blog post!

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