Amanda & Lyndon
I’m not sure which part of Amanda and Lyndon’s rustic Tasmanian wedding day you’re going to fall in love with first.
It could be the beautiful location – these two chose the bride’s family farm to tie the knot, celebrating with a marquee reception in the country fields until the week hours. But we’re guessing you’re probably also going to fall in love with the beautiful imagery by Georgia Verrells, or perhaps it’s Amanda’s sparkly (and stunning!) two-piece gown. Whichever detail, or story you choose, there is a lot to love about this beautiful story.
A lost phone held these two together, Amanda sharing their story. “We had both gone to The Launceston Cup (horse race) with our groups of friends, Both ended up going out that night. I had lost my phone and couldn’t find my friends so I went up to a random guy (now husband) and got him to call my phone. We couldn’t find my phone that night and hung out for a while until going home separately. The next day I went back to the bar and someone had handed in my phone and I had a new msg from an unknown number, after chatting for a bit and figuring out who the number was.. we realized we lived just down the road from each other and the rest is history! We were bound to meet somehow.”
Lyndon was the one who decided to pop the question after all that. “We have a house and have been together for a long time, but we purchased a block to build our dream house on and Lyndon surprised me with champagne and a proposal up at the block on our settlement day.”
The bride chose a two-piece gown, with sparkling silver bodice designed by One Day Bridal. “I am a laid back type of person, I have a creative mind. I like to be a little bit different. My hair is purple,” shares Amanda. “I had a two-piece dress from One Day Bridal which I loved.. a beaded bandeau top and high waist fitted skirt. I had my eye on the top years before we even got engaged so after trying other dresses and stores, I couldn’t say yes to any dress without trying this on and when I put it on I knew it was what I wanted. Paired with my maid of honour’s simple long veil and some amazing Mimco earrings.”
Lyndon wore a grey and black look designed by Bell and Barnett. The bride remembering “Lyndon is a very loyal family man, big into sports and chilled. He had his suit custom made by Bell and Barnett (John McCoy). It was a grey jacket, purple on the underside, fitted black pants, crisp white shirt and a white velvet tie.”
The floral details are arranged by the bride and her friends, she notes “We made our own bouquets. One of my dear friends helped find flowers from friends’ gardens and bought some colourful roses. Greenery, mismatched flowers, big and small and colourful.”
The couple wed under an arch made from tree branches found on the bride’s parent’s property, the very same place they wed. “We chose my parent’s property for both our ceremony and reception. Perfect garden location and a spot for the marquee overlooking the country hills where I grew up. Amazing areas around the property for our wedding photos as well.”
And walked down the aisle with her father to a rendition of The Backstreet Boy’s tune “What Are The Chances?” sung live by the bride’s friend Ellie.
Amanda and Lyndon chose Meg Culhane to officiate their day, sharing “Our ceremony was a very relaxed feel, a lot of laughter and happiness. We had Lyndon’s sister read out a poem that was close to them and their late grandfather”.
Giving advice to couples yet to tie the knot, Amanda says “Just have fun with the planning, a wedding doesn’t have to be the same as someone else’s just because that’s what is normal. Do whatever you want.”
Lyndon and Amanda were over the moon with their choice of photographer, noting “Georgia Verrells was such a heaven-sent. I had my originally photographer cancel (for good reasons) 2 weeks before our wedding. I booked the entire wedding around this photographer and always wanted her as photography was the ONE thing I was very fussy about.
Luckily we found Georgia, who had a cancellation fall on the same day and she was able to step in for us. She instantly put me at ease, she was so easy to deal with and super fun to be around.
She definitely saved the day and she travelled from Victoria to do this for us, we are so thankful to her. She was perfect and we wouldn’t have changed a thing about it.”
Amanda’s favourite part of the day? “Seeing everyone SO happy to be there, Being surrounded by everyone we love, the relaxed vibe.”
The first dance? Amanda and Lyndon chose Bon Jovi’s “Thankyou For Loving Me”.
You know how much we love a wedding film! Amanda and Lyndon chose Folktale Films to capture their day as it unfolded.
A big thank you to you both Amanda and Lyndon for sharing your stories with us! We so appreciate it. Thank you also to Georgia Verrells for sharing today’s stunning photography!
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