We all know how the saying goes, ‘never work with children or animals,’ and yet that is exactly what Jenna and Adam did at their ceremony. ” We had two flower girls, two page boys and two dogs in the wedding. The day before, we had a rehearsal and it was really chaotic. Everyone thought it was going to be crazy on the day, but everything thing was perfect and the dogs and kids were all very well behaved!” Involving a host of recommended vendors (say hi Cushla Whiting and Calibre) and caught on camera by one of our fave photographers, Ephemeral Creative, it was bound to be a good wedding! Scroll down for all the pics…

THE VENUE “We really wanted somewhere that we could do everything in the one place. We also wanted the whole wedding outdoors and to be surrounded by nature. On site accommodation and camping was also important to us. We looked at three places and as soon as we saw Yabbaloumba Retreat we knew it was perfect for us. The property is absolutely stunning. They also have big barn which is a great wet weather back up.”

THE VIBE “We had a bit of a colourful boho theme. It was a relaxed, festival vibe. We wanted everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable we didn’t have a seating plan. We had a serve yourself buffet and everyone could sit where they like. Also lots and lots of dancing!”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “The lighting and the styling. Everyone thought I was crazy with the amount of fairly lights I wanted, but they looked amazing. The Boho Sisters did an awesome job with the styling- there were colourful cushions and rugs everywhere. When we walked in after the photos everyone was chilling on the rugs and it looked great!”

DIY “Yes! All the fairly lights were hung by the the boys and there were a lot! Photo booth, sparkle station… we also made the bridesmaids bouquets with foliage from the property, signs were written by a friend.”

THE DRESS “I ended up getting my dress made from D’Italia. I tried on heaps of dresses and I couldn’t find anything perfect. It took about three months before I decided to get it made. It was hard finding something perfect for my body shape. A week before the wedding, I decided I wanted something a bit more comfortable for the dance floor, so I ordered the Duster dress from Spell Bride. It arrived in time and was perfect for busting a move.”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Got a video. Adam originally didn’t want one. I talked him into it (Josue Films) and we are both so happy we did.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our photographers, Ephemeral Creative, and our Videographer Dave from Josue Films were all superstars on the day. The were so easy to work with and made us feel very relaxed. We hardly noticed they were there most of the time. On top of being incredible at their craft they are all the nicest people. We had comments from a lot of our guests about how lovely they were. The Boho Sisters also did a stand out job when we walked into the party, we were blown away, everything looked so beautiful!! They were also amazing to work with in the lead up to the wedding. The styling really created the whole vibe for the wedding it was perfect! And our Dj Aaron from Cut a Rug was amazing- he had the dance floor pumping all night!”

This wedding was originally published in the Real Wedding Special 2018. If you’d like to check out more from this issue, limited copies are available via our online store

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Ephemeral Creative Cinematographer Josue Films Event Planner, Stylist & Lighting Boho Sisters Florist Heavenly Blooms Stationery Fi Fy Fo Fum Designs Ceremony & Reception Yabbaloumba Retreat Catering L&L Co Events Decorative Elements Big W (Balloons & Bunting) Prop Hire Buzzing Events (Lawn games) Entertainment Cut a Rug DJ Celebrant Liz Sinclair Engagement Ring Cushla Whiting Wedding Bands Lee Brennan Design Glamping Tents Pitch Luxury Camping THE BRIDE Bridal Gown D’Italia Reception Dress Spell Bride Robes Cotton On Shoes Famous Footwear & Windsor Smith Earrings Sportsgirl Bracelet Lost Lover Necklace Petal + Pup Hair Tara Morris via Hendrx Hair Co Makeup Natalie Hunter Makeup Bridesmaid Dresses Showpo. THE GROOM Jacket Godwin Charlie Shirts Calibre Pants Nudie Jeans Co Bolo Ties CJ’s Rocks & Gems Shoes Diego’s Boots Watch Frederique Constant Grooming Biba THE KIDS Flower Girl & Page Boy Outfits Goosebumps Clothing THE PETS Pet Tutu’s Pawda Pets via Etsy