Let us introduce you to Sarah and Dom, dear readers, a couple we like very much. Lucky enough to have a stepdad with a farm, Sarah opted for a country/industrial wedding. Yep. It is as excellent as it sounds, with not a scrap of lace or burlap in sight. Doing things entirely on their own terms they even skipped the cake in favour of love heart-shaped brownies. For more sweet details and darling captures by the charming Tennille Fink, please do scroll down…

FAVOURITE DETAILS “The ceremony site turned out so well. My stepdad constructed the jetty which we stood on during the ceremony. About 6 months before he levelled out the ground and planted grass. My favourite thing, however, was the seats. About a week before the wedding my stepdad went around the farm collecting old hardwood logs with the tractor and placed them like pews around the jetty.”

THE DRESS “I had seen my dress a few months before I got engaged. It was hanging up on a wall in David Jones in the regular dress section and I was like “Oh my god that’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen”. The colour! And the material – a linen and silk blend. Dom and I are both a bit linen obsessed. A few days after we got engaged I thought “I have to get that dress”! As it wasn’t a bridal dress I knew I had to get it quickly or it would go off sale. I took my mum and best friend Mel to an AJE boutique the weekend after we got back from Argentina when I was up visiting Brisbane. They didn’t have the exact dress I wanted in store but I tried a short dark grey one in a similar style for sizing. The sales lady found the version I wanted online and so I bought it then and there without even trying it on! I just knew it was the one… my mum and Mel couldn’t really believe how much I just knew I wanted it. When I eventually did get to try it on I had some friends over to mums house and we did the champagne try on. However, I told them “this is the one so you have to like it”! It did need some tailoring on the sides to avoid “side boob” but I literally had no second thoughts the entire year. I was so incredibly happy with it. It was so comfortable, easy to wear and just perfect for the setting.”

REFERENCESInstagram was an amazing help for inspiration and to find vendors. I would go onto the Hello May Instagram for example and then click through to vendors pages who were tagged. I would then click through the vendor’s pages and find other vendors they had tagged and so on.”

FAVOURITE MOMENTS “Dom and I were basically the last 2 people up. It was about 4 am and we just wandered around the empty shed super happy and sleepy. We decided to stop by the gigantic bonfire on our way to bed to check out the red hot embers. A couple of our friends were still up sitting by the fire and so we hung out for a final drink with them. I feel like we got every moment out of that day and it was a perfect way for it to end.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Get Tennille Fink as your photographer! Also, get everything done while you have lots of enthusiasm. Although it felt quite early, we planned most of the wedding within the first few months of getting engaged. Then I could relax. Start an excel spreadsheet with all your wedding information! Budgets, guest lists, running schedule. Its was my bible during the process.”

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