Cara & Shaun’s wedding had a very natural colour palette with lots of natives, greenery and wooden elements to create a simple yet rustic theme. Their ceremony was on the beach at Stingray Bay in Warrnambool where Cara walked barefoot down the aisle with the sand between her toes and the waves crashing in the distance. Their reception was in a gorgeous peg & pole marquee surrounded by paddocks and gumtrees, with firepits, festoon lighting and a lot of dancing.
The marquee reception was at Shaun’s parent’s property in Warrnambool. Shaun’s dad was out wind, rain or shine making sure the gardens and paddock were on point for the day and he did such an incredible job. Their Peg & Pole marquee was the perfect fit for their rustic theme with outdoor festoon lighting and fairy lights creating the perfect atmosphere.
They wanted to keep their day as simple, rustic and natural as possible with minimal costs going into decorations. Being a builder Shaun is very hands on so he made their rustic arbor which was styled so simply by Katherine from Fresh flowers on Merri with a beautiful arrangement to the upper left point. They hired timber bench seating for the ceremony from Grand Events Hire and Styling and had a wine barrel for their registry signing.
Their incredible reception marquee was kitted out with festoon lighting, 2 long banquet style tables and chairs decorated with natives and greenery, a bar, fairy lights and the most beautiful table settings. They have their amazing family and friends to thank for creating the hanging centrepieces, each personal name setting, seating plan, providing wine barrel and cable drums for tables, painting signs, cutting wood logs and huge blackwood table runners (which they are making into their kitchen table). They had outdoor haybales for seating decorated with hessian and lace, a rotating fire pit, recycled pallets for the kid’s table with boho cushions to complete the look.
Photography: Sheree Dubois Photography