Hayley and Marc had two things on their mind when planning their wedding – to create a relaxed party vibe and to hire a team of rad vendors. Fortunately Coronation Hall in Somerset, Queensland and an invention known as Instagram allowed them to do both.

“… We wanted a venue where we could put our spin on it to reflect us”, says Hayley. “We found that many wedding venues were crazy expensive (the hall is $100 a day  bargain!) or had early curfews/noise constraints… We saw a couple of other wedding venues, but fell in love with the hall and the surrounds straight away.”

Naturally, a marathon DIY effort ensued right up until the day before their nuptials (cakes, signage etc), but like Hayley’s decision to wear a Rue De Seine gown, this pair wouldn’t change a thing. “There was A LOT of little details that went into make it as spectacular as it was. The favours were a standout amongst guests…”

Their vendors – namely their photographer Luke Going, videographer’s Alberto and Yago of A&Y Videography (whose wedding you can see here) and celebrant Erin Woodhall – were also exceptional. “Both our photographer and videographers were amazing  I swear they didn’t stop working the whole time ensuring every single moment was captured. We really do have the best documentary of our day!

“Erin Woodhall  we only met her a couple of days before the wedding. But she was fabulous and made us feel really comfortable and had such a calming nature to help us get through the ceremony.”

Overall, it was exactly the kind of relaxed affair that after 10 years together, Hayley and Marc had always hoped for and if you’d like to see something a little similar, check out Molly and Sam’s real wedding – another pair who happened upon the same incredible team of vendors.

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CREDITS Photos Luke Going Photography // Cinematography A&Y Videography // Bridal gown Rue De Seine // Veil Wendy Makin // Lingerie Bras N Things // Shoes Novo // Accessories and bridesmaid gifts Samantha Wills // Hair and makeup Heather Salloum // Bridesmaid dresses French Connection // Groom and groomsmen suits Topshop (jacket and pants) and Roger David (shirt and ties) // Grooms shoes Dr Martins // Socks Passport // Watch Void via Someplace // Groomsmen gifts The Horse // Ceremony Braeside Farm, QLD // Reception Coronation Hall, QLD // Catering Pure Catering // Planning, decorations and styling Laneway 48 Event Planning // Flowers Dandy May Floral Design // Prop hire Brisbane Valley Hire & Sales Pty Ltd and AV Ideas // Lighting and sound AV Ideas // Entertainment Andrew Taylor Music // Celebrant Erin Woodhall Marriage Celebrant // Rings Hearts of London and Larsen Jewellery // Transport Vintage Wagen and Tropical Coast Tours.