NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Tell us a little about yourselves.
We are both sporty, adventurous, and emergency service workers!
A little over two years we met. Lauren was from Melbourne, Sandra is from Sydney, so naturally, they met in Perth.
I proposed to Sandra at one of our favourite beaches on the south coast of NSW, and we were engaged for just under one year.
Any stories from the lead-up to the wedding stressful or funny?
We had torrential rain leading up to our wedding, up until ten minutes before we had to make the call for our outdoor ceremony to be somewhere else. Luckily we stuck with our gut and opted to have it outside. We had the most beautiful ceremony in the sun and the worst thing that happened all day was all our guests (including the brides) got burnt! When our heads hit the pillow that night, we heard the torrential rain start up again for another twenty-four hours, and we just felt lucky that someone was looking out for us in a special way.
What was the inspiration behind the vibe of your wedding?
We fell in love with the barn doors at our venue. From there, we just wanted our friends and family to be able to join us and celebrate our love in a big celebration.
Talk to us about your experience finding the perfect outfits.
We both went to the same bridal boutique where our appointments were an hour apart! They even hid our dresses from one another so we couldn’t pick the same one. We saw each others dresses for the first time down the aisle, and it was one of those raw surprise moments we will cherish forever.
Talk to us about the big day! We want all the details.
We couldn’t have dreamt of a better day if we tried. We trusted in all our suppliers and made sure we took time to eat the food we loved, drink our personalised wedding cocktails and dance the night away.
What does marriage mean to you?
Marriage is having one person in your life who you can count on, be your complete self with, and love through all of life’s craziness.
Advice for other couples planning a wedding?
Pick the food you like, the drinks you want to drink, and the music you want to dance to. If you’re having the best time of your life, everyone else will join in! We are also so grateful we wrote our own vows. It made the day personal and memorable.
Photography by KLD photography
Bar Henry Clive Caravan Bar
Cake Cakes by Adrienne
Catering Garnish Catering
Celebrant Shoshanna Vernham
Cinematographer GCC Visuals
Entertainment Oberon Lane
Florist Emily Nicole Florals
Gown Boutiques Brides in Love
Hair Tia Neville
Makeup Melanie Irene
Prop & Furniture Hire South Coast Party Hire
Venue Seacliff House