In 2013 Alison met Brad, and exactly three years later- to the day, the pair exchanged vows.

For a birthday getaway Brad surprised Al with a weekend in the Blue Mountains. Unbeknownst to her, Brad had enlisted the help of two friends to decorate their treehouse retreat with flowers and tea lights whilst the couple were out at dinner. Al explains, “When we arrived back I was blindfolded and led into the Treehouse, when I was allowed to take the blindfold off Brad was on one knee with an espresso martini in his hand! It’s a personal joke between Brad and I.” Of course she said yes (so would we if an espresso martini is involved!)

Not ones to take the easy path, the lead-up to their wedding included a renovation of their entire house, which meant not having a kitchen or functioning bathroom for seven months! “It was a nightmare to try and eat well! We’d crouch around a little gas camping stove most nights and then have to eat in bed…and we showered at the gym!”

Having fallen in love with the expansive beauty of the Blue Mountains, the couple decided it was the perfect place to hold their wedding, Alison adding the theme of their day more or less centred around the landscape. “We wanted it to be rustic, relaxed with some vintage highlights but the most important thing was to have great company and lots of delicious food and drink!” They settled on the same location as their engagement at Wollemi Wilderness Cabins, both agreeing that the place had a special meaning, and an incredible view!

Alison enlisted the skills from designer Leah Da Gloria to create her perfect dress for the day. “I knew I’d be happier with something made to fit my body shape and the whole experience was really special, especially having my mum and sisters attend appointments with me.”

The couple were lucky enough to win the photography package at One Fine Day with our friends Kelly and Dan from All Grown Up Weddings, Alison mentioning, “We were speechless when our photos arrived!”

We couldn’t help but laugh when Al mentioned one of the stand out memories of their day was when her dad was convinced to do a shoey during speeches! (Check out the photos below!)

Are you loving the work of All Grown Up Weddings as much as us? Check out more from the dynamic duo here, here and here.

ablove-0018 ablove-0008 ablove-0017 ablove-0022 ablove-0054 ablove-0057 ablove-0064 ablove-0071 ablove-0078 ablove-0088 ablove-0100 ablove-0103 ablove-0118 ablove-0120 ablove-0145 ablove-0172 ablove-0203 ablove-0221 ablove-0232 ablove-0285 ablove-0319 ablove-0322 ablove-0449 ablove-0460 ablove-0463 ablove-0484 ablove-0497 ablove-0503 ablove-0505 ablove-0513 ablove-0519 ablove-0522 ablove-0536 ablove-0539 ablove-0540 ablove-0560 ablove-0596 ablove-0625 ablove-0636 ablove-0653 ablove-0661 ablove-0668 ablove-0683 ablove-0686 ablove-0710 ablove-0716 ablove-0727 ablove-0760 ablove-0782 ablove-0817 ablove-0826 ablove-0839


CREDITS Photographer All Grown Up Weddings // Florist Flower Stories // Printer Imprint Newcastle // Ceremony Venue and Reception Wollemi Wilderness Cabins // Reception Party in Newcastle // Prop and Furniture Crabapple Vintage // Celebrant Kathryn Breusch // Engagement Ring Chiltons // Bridal Gown and Veil Designer Leah Da Gloria // Robes Natalija // Lingerie Asos // Shoes Billini // Makeup Cathy Flanagan // Bridesmaid Dresses Cmeo and Misha Collection // Bridesmaid shoes Nine West // Bridesmaid gifts Baby Anything // Suit and Jacket Briggins // Shirt and Pants and Groomsmen Suits Roger David // Tie Tom Ford // Socks Happy socks // Watch Daniel Wellington