We often hear the saying ‘leave it to the pros’ when it comes to wedding planning. It’s a daunting task you know! But as the founder of Sydney’s Audrey & Angus Weddings and Events, Lauren accepted and conquered the DIY challenge admirably. “It was tricky to now be the bride and narrow down how I saw ‘my wedding day’ from all of the diversely beautiful weddings I have had the privilege to be part of,” says Lauren, who along with her fiancû?, Brent, drew inspiration from the surroundings of their venue .

Held at Currawong Flat and Audley Dancehall at the Royal National Park, the location and colours of the bush influenced the natural, simplistic style. Captured by Mark & Kara Photography, the celebration featured stunning greenery and florals by Widler Floral Design and the best damn croquembouche tower we’ve ever seen thanks to Baked Patisserie.

Going for a classic look, Lauren wore a short, Audrey Hepburn style gown by Wendy Makin Couture while beauty fairies Make Up By Megan and Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing dolled up the beautiful bride – who almost didn’t get her ring, stored inside a box from From The Owl. “Our cheeky ring bearer decided to over arm throw the ring box at his Uncle Brent  luckily Brent was quick enough to catch the box or it may have ended up in the river behind.” Talk about avoiding a catastrophe…

To see more work from Makeup by Meagan and Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing be sure to check out the fashion editorials featured in issue ten, on sale now at selected newsagents nationally and online via Mag Nation.

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CREDITS Photos Mark & Kara Photography // Bridal gown Wendy Makin Couture // Lace jacket Renata Rego // Shoes Mod Cloth and Hobes // Accessories Swarovski // Hair Melissa Cauchi Hairdressing // Makeup Make Up by Megan // Rings GS Diamonds and Midas Jewellery // Grooms shirt and pants MJ Bale // Tie / Bow tie Marcs // Shoes The Horse // Flower girls Kmart // Page boy Cotton On Kids, Industrie Kids, David Jones and Next // Event planner / Stylist, decorative elements, furniture / prop hire, signage Audrey & Angus Weddings and Events // Florist Wilder Floral Design // Ceremony Currawong Flat, NSW // Reception and catering Audley Dancehall, NSW // Cake Baked Patisserie // Wedding favours Alchemade // Vow book Lemontree Calligraphy & Illustration // Ring box From The Owl // Entertainment Jake Edgely, TwoBadNeighbours DJ’s and Pipers of Distinction // Celebrant Catherine Kennedy.