When Cam presented Lauren with a one carrot ring (literally a ring carved from a carrot) she wasn’t sure if he was being serious. But in fact it was the one (and perhaps only) time he wasn’t joking. Wanting to create a DIY ‘wedstival’ where guests were free to roam, drink and dance as they pleased they packed the boot with everything but the kitchen sink and headed to Lauren’s mum’s farm in southern New South Wales to start setting up.

“We set up the marquee and all the equipment, made an iPad photobooth, did all of the decorating around the venue, built arbours, constructed centrepieces  you name it, we (along with help from friends and family) did it!” says Lauren whose husband (a firefighter) was off in Vanuatu saving lives until 5AM the morning of their wedding!

There was live music (five different artists no less), an ice cream van courtesy of Ken’s Cones (despite being temporarily bogged), a cake from Sweet As Baking, romantic festoon lighting thanks to Sharper Productions and most importantly, one very talented destination photographer named Scott Surplice.

“Our photographer Scott. Not only did he take beautiful photos but he made shooting the portraits a total dream! Nothing forced, just a lot of chatting, questions and good fun. He had the best energy and we absolutely loved having him there all day (and night!)”

If you’ve got the hots for Scott’s photographic skills, be sure to check out his fashion editorials featured in issue ten, on sale now at selected newsagents nationally or online via Mag Nation. You can also view more of his real weddings here, here and here or see his portfolio via our online directory.

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CREDITS Photos Scott Surplice Photography // Bridal gown Rosa Clara via Fashions by Farina // Flower crown Maija’s Wedded Bliss via Etsy // Robes Impressionism Shop via Etsy // Lingerie Victoria’s Secret // Shoes Tony Bianco via Wanted Shoes // Accessories and bridesmaid gifts Samantha Wills // Hair Hair and Harlow // Bridesmaid dresses Bardot // Groom and groomsmen suits Saba // Shirt Oxford // Suspenders and ties ASOS // Stationery Vistaprint and Rooted Manor via Etsy // Ceremony and reception private property, NSW // Catering Fine Spun Catering // Food trucks Ken’s Cones // Cake Sweet As Baking // Cake topper Peg It Dolls and Vintage Green Limited both via Etsy // Decorations Spoon Angels and Rebecca Lowe both via Etsy // Favours and bridesmaid gifts Buy Invite // Prop hire Your Event Solution and Go Hire // Marquee Grays // Lighting and sound Sharper Productions // Signage Typo // Entertainment The Hit and Run Apology, Arlin, Sean Emmett, Bison and We Play Records // Rings Adora, Michael Hill and EJ Collections via Etsy // Flower girl Ava Madison Boutique and Ninus BCN both via Esty.