Lexie and Will
Nowadays’s wedding extravaganza is entirely divine. We initial met Will and Lexie in April last year when they got engaged, today I get to share their wedding! From the garden ceremony, to the storm clouds rushing in and the romantic, stunning first dance, these moments came collectively for Lexie and Will’s wedding day and developed such beautiful photographs, and are an honour to share with you today.
Lexie recalls how she met her husband Will. “Will and I met at the start of 2006 (literally!), even though we had been both out on the town bringing in the New Year. Following dating for a few months, Will identified out he was being transferred to Darwin for perform, and even though that meant we would barely see every single other and be on opposite sides of the nation, we stayed collectively. It is accurate what they say, absence truly does make the heart grow fonder! Following performing the lengthy distance point for what seemed like forever, I was finally capable to move up north so we could be together and the rest they say, is background! I guess you could say that we truly beat all the odds.”
Photography these days is by Dan O’Day Photography. Dan is such a master of wedding photography – his operate isn’t common. It’s raw, honest and hauntingly stunning.
Lexie’s gown was practically a operate of art. ” My dress was a Demetrios design, bought from Nouveau Riche, Queanbeyan (02) 6299 2334 . My gown had so many wonderful components… from the Swarovski Crystal embellishments to the handmade flowers surrounded by polka dot and pleated tulle that adorned the skirt.”
Princess Cherry Pie (mrsjeffo at gmail.com) styled Lexie’s makeup. Lexie remarks, “Vanessa is an absolute doll! She perfected my “glam” look to a tee and our makeup stayed ideal all day – even with the heat and rain!”. The girl’s hair was styled by Kurtz Hair By Style. Lexie says “Miranda (Will’s cousin) and Bec had been absolute perfectionists when it came to our hair and did a amazing job.”
Lexie and Will held their ceremony and reception at Grazing, Gundaroo. Lexie recalls “We came across Grazing in the winter, and even although the trees were bare and the flowers not however in bloom we instantly fell in love with it. The garden situated at the rear of the restaurant was the excellent location for the ceremony, and the stone stables with attached garden marquee gave each a rustic and garden party feel to our reception. The staff had been extremely friendly and valuable every single step of the way, and the food, sourced from all regional produce, was nothing short of scrumptious!”
Lexie walked down the aisle to“Today” by Joshua Radin, which was performed acoustically by pals of the couple.
Lexie remarks “Our ceremony was joy filled from commence to finish, and having our household and pals there to witness it made it even far more specific. Our initial kiss as husband and wife is something we will in no way forget either – of course!”
Flowers From The Garden styled the floral arrangements for the day. Lexie says “Our florist Gerry of Flowers From The Garden was great and brought our vision to life perfectly. ,My bouquet was a posy of fairy floss pink and ivory peonies (sourced from Melbourne at the final minute!), although my girls carried posies of green and white hydrangeas, lisianthus and chrysanthemums. Will wore a pink peony as his boutonniere, whilst the groomsmen wore green chrysanthemums to compliment the bridesmaid’s bouquets.”
Lexie’s bridesmaids wore “Tea length latte chiffon dresses by B2 by Jasmine, also bought from Nouveau Riche. I gave every of the girls a huge polka dot and pearl chiffon flower which attached to their dress – a little a thing to hyperlink our gowns collectively!” The groom and groomsmen wore suits from Roger David.
One particular of Lexie’s favourite memories is the feeling of the day. She recalls, “The issue Will and I keep in mind is that we never ever stopped smiling ALL day! From the moment I walked down the aisle, when we each started giggling when the wedding rings got a tiny “stuck” half way onto our fingers, to the quite sudden adjust in weather from bright sunny afternoon to moody storm clouds – and running back to the automobile, veil in face and all, to beat the rain! “
Lexie recalls “During our location photos, Will and I had been capable to steal a moment alone collectively exactly where we could take almost everything in and share a private moment – which is constantly tricky on a day exactly where we had been the centre of focus!”
The stationery for the day was created by Alannah Rose Stationery. The couple designed paper pinwheels to manual guests to their seats at the reception.
Flowers From The Garden supplied flowers for the reception centrepieces which had been “an eclectic mix of loved ones owned antique crystal vases, bottles and jars filled with assorted green and white spring blooms.” As for DIY components, Lexie says “We had a very clear vision of what we wanted our wedding day to be, and DIY was a huge part of that. We spent countless hours generating 90 paper poms (which had been a hit with the guests) to adorn the chairs at the reception, “Love Sweet Love” bunting for the bridal table (strung with antique lace), location cards, and pinwheels for every single guest which sat in small planter boxes and served as our seating chart.”
Produced by Cake Of Your Dreams, a two tier chocolate mud cake was adorned with pink sugar blooms and polka dots.
A cupcake was placed at each spot setting in shades of yellow and green. Lexie explains “I’m a enormous cupcake fan, and I might have got Will a small addicted to them also! For this purpose, we needed to incorporate them in our day, so each and every guest was provided a miniature vanilla or chocolate cupcake – topped with sweet little “Eat Me!” flags.”
In place of a wedding guestbook, the couple chose a fingerprint wedding tree. Lexie says “We also wanted a thing a tiny far more personal than the conventional guest book, so we had our extremely personal Wedding Tree developed (sourced from Etsy) so guests could “leaf” their thumbprint.”
The romantic initial dance images are some of my favourites. Lexie says “Our very first dance was to “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, and a single of the most memorable moments of the evening. We were so focused on each and every other that for a couple of minutes, it felt like we were the only two individuals in the area.”
Congratulations Lexie and Will! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us right now! Thank you also to Dan O’Day Photography for sharing today’s photographs with us!
Photos by Dan O’Day Photography.
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