Bree & Terry’s Relaxed Port Elliot Wedding

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Bree & Terry

When a couple adds a golden wedding dress, food trucks and dancing under the sky by the sea to their wedding day list, you know it’s going to be a celebration that is all about the fun and that is exactly the feeling Bree & Terry wanted for their big day. Choosing photographers Market Lane Media to capture their day, we’re so thrilled to share Bree and Terry’s story.

Bree, with Terry’s help, tells the story of how they came to be; “we met on a blind date. Ok fine, it was Tinder. We met on Tinder. It ended up being quite romantic actually, finishing with us talking until 2am on a park bench under a tree full of fairy lights. We also found out on this date that we had both been married before and got married to our first partners on the EXACT SAME DATE! Yup, same date of the same year. WHAT?!”

Bree had her golden gown made by Terry’s aunt, telling “I decided very early on that I didn’t want a really traditional dress. I ordered a couple of things online and they were pretty awful, so Terry suggested we talk to his Aunt who is a professional seamstress. She ended up making my dress and it was just perfect.”

Bree and Terry chose a different kind of processional, explaining “I walked down the aisle to “This Old Love” by Lior. We both had loved this song for a long time and the lyrics are so beautiful that it was a no-brainer for us! Our aisle was two flights of stairs. I walked down the stairs while Terry and the kids walked up to meet me in the middle so we could walk the rest of the way together.”


The ceremony took place at The Centenary Steps Port Elliot. The bride explaining “my family has been holidaying every year at Port Elliot for 20+ years, so I know and love it so much. It was always my dream to get married there. We nearly didn’t have it there, but Terry convinced me we could do it, and we managed to pull it off (with a lot of hard work!) The Centenary Steps leading down to Rocky Bay provided the most stunning backdrop for the ceremony.”

A friend dear to the couple, Andrew Foster, officiated the ceremony. Bree noting “we wanted our ceremony to be relaxed and personal and as short as possible! We had a friend marry us. Terry and I wrote our own vows. I cried a lot! We chose Romans 12:9-13 and Hebrews 10:24-25 which my sisters read out for us.

We had a group of friend serenade us at the end of the ceremony with an a cappella version of “All You Need Is Love” (think Love Actually!) We played Ben Harper’s “Happy Ever After” while we signed the register and walked back up the aisle to “Hoppipolla” by Sigur Ros.”

The couple decorated the ceremony space themselves, Bree telling “We made 40 metres of gum leaf garland that created the aisle on the Centenary Stairs for me to walk down. It was a very lengthy exercise!”

“We really wanted Terry’s kids to feel included, so we bought them their special little outfits, had them stand with us while we got married, and included them in our vows.”

Daisy Chain by Lyndal helped the bride with her bouquet, Bree remarking “my best friend Lyndal is a casual florist, so she (very patiently) helped me to choose the flowers in my bouquet. I love natives and knew I wanted some of them in the bouquet, and I knew that Terry loves magnolias, so I was keen to get some of those beautiful leaves in there as well. Lyndal’s arrangement was stunning.”


Of their photographers, Bree and Terry note “the photographer just happened to be a friend as well. We have talented friends! We were really excited to have Market Lane Media photograph our wedding and knew that they would work magic, plus we got to hang out and it was super fun. After seeing the photos of the wedding we believe that they are actually photography wizards!”

Guests congregated at an outdoor reception at Port Elliot RSL. “We wanted a super relaxed reception. The number one thing I wanted styling-wise was to be able to have it outside under lots of lights. We also wanted to be able to have food trucks (paella and coffee) come, and the Port Elliot RSL provided the perfect space for that to happen.”

Guests enjoyed a feast of coffee and paella thanks to The Black Addition and Adelaide Paella. “The Black Addition coffee service was stunning. They were so reasonably priced and were genuinely lovely people who interacted well with our guests. Their coffee was also 100%!”

One of the bride’s favourite memories was a complete surprise, executed with Click Films. She explains “some of our friends made a video parody of how we met and played it at the reception. Along with being hilarious, it was super heartfelt – they included photos of friends and family, some of whom couldn’t make it to the wedding and had sent a personal messages – I actually sobbed!”

Congratulations on your marriage Bree & Terry! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Thank you also to Market Lane Media for sharing today’s celebration with us!



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