New South Wales South Coast, New Years Eve 2016.
No amount of anticipation or visualising could prepare me for the moment that I walked out from behind those tipis with my dad on my arm, to see 100 of our favourite people stand and turn towards me. Before I knew it I had my ugly crying face out for everyone to see. It was ok though, because it looked like they were ugly crying along with me.
Lyndon and I don’t really do things in halves – we go all out. We put everything we have into the things we care about. Sometimes that’s exhausting, but this time it was well worth the massive investment of time and energy. One of the things that we get the most enjoyment out of in life, is facilitating time and space for people to spend time with their friends and make new ones. Our friends and family shared their thoughts about our week long wedstival with us during the days before and after the wedding. One friend told us that their New Years resolution was to make more of an effort to catch up with people they cared about. Several people mentioned that they had been going through a bit of a rough time, and that being involved in our week long community gathering had reminded them that they were in fact important to many people.
We brought in 2017 by dancing in the rain with our favourite people. We celebrated Christmas by officially joining two families, and spent a whole week without watching tv and without phone reception. People drove across the country from Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland, and flew over from New Zealand. Some made new friends and others caught up with old friends. We bonded over food fights, watching movies together at our outdoor cinema under the stars, camping, and swimming in the ocean. It was so much more than a wedding, and it reminded us how important it is to spend quality time with the people we love. Here’s to 2017 and acknowledging the people who support, encourage and inspire us.
Cover photo and Photographer: Lauren Campbell
Cinematographer: Filmed by Fallow Rose Wedding Co and Zephyr Productions, edited by Anthea and Lyndon Film and Photography
Florist: Folklore & Co
Stylist: Vickie Torres (Lyndon’s mum)
Invitations: Minted website
Ceremony and reception venue: Corunna Farm
Catering: Mr Bold
Cake: Bodalla Bakery
Wedding favours: handmade with tea from Adore Tea
Games hire: Dream Hire Design
Beach chairs and umbrella hire: April’s Caravan
Tipi: Kata Lane
Lighting hire: Woodbrook
Signage: Allira’s Inklings
Entertainment: Creative Sound Concepts
Celebrant: Debra Summer
Wedding bands: made for each other in a workshop at KIN Gallery
Bridal gown designer: Divine Atelier
Bridal Boutique: Babushka Ballerina
Flower crown: Folklore & Co
Hair and makeup: Tash Owers
Bridesmaid dresses: custom made tops by Smitten. Inc, ASOS skirts
Jacket, shirt and pants: Politix
Tie: Melbourne Dapper
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Watch: Simple Watch Co
Groomsmen suits: ASOS