Robyn and Whitney’s wedding was true modern romance, photographed here by Bonnie Jenkins. They exchanged vows beneath a towering fig tree, enhanced by a color palette ranging from blue-gray to periwinkle to violet. Ginger Lily and Rose worked some serious flower magic for these protea bouquets, and it’s no surprise that their twinkle light reception with Parisian bistro chairs was equally as magical!
• Who proposed?
We went to Byron Bay for a long weekend for a music festival ‘Splendour In The Grass’ as we both have a love for many genres of music, once we checked in to our beach house we decided to have afternoon tea at the lighthouse but it was a cold and rainy day. We watched the storm roll over the hills and onto the beach taking in the beautiful view. We had packed cheese and crackers and an urn full of hot tea which is my favourite as I drink so much of it, Robyn poured a cup of tea for me and was intently looking at me until I realized the black mug had turned into a picture of her on one knee holding a sign saying ‘Will you marry me’ she then pulled a box out of her pocket and when she opened it the ring was so sparkly and to die for then after a few tears I said YES! It was a surreal day and one of the happiest.
The ceremony took place under the unbelievably beautiful fig tree followed by canapés on the lawn then onto the reception in the dairy barn for a sit-down banquet dinner which was the most delicious food I have ever eaten. Followed by copious amounts of laughter, dancing and celebrating all night long.
Anything that could be made we did it! We bought and cut the hessian table runners, and the wedding invitations were an Etsy template that we printed and cut. Robyn’s brother made the table numbers. We up-cycled and painted the rose gold glass jars on the tables, and hand painted ceremony and lawn game signs for around the venue. We borrowed the Cordwell’s wooden crates that are from Robyn’s Grandparents who owned a pineapple farm and some of the suitcases as well. The bonbonniere’s were vintage teacups collected from various garage sales with home gown succulents and Robyn’s mum helped us make homemade marmalade & ginger jam in mini jars with hessian covers.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Lock in all the big things first like your date & venue, photographer & videographer, the celebrant and a band or entertainment as they book out quite quickly and it can be stressful if things are left to the last minute. Enjoy the day!
Photography: Bonnie Jenkins Photography
Floral Design: Julia from Ginger Lily & Rose
Hair Stylist: Karrisa McLaren and Michelle Gataric from Kmmakeup Studios and Emma Wilson
Makeup Artist: Bec James Makeup (Also MOH)
Rings: Stuart McLean from Underwood’s Fine Jewellers Kawana
Rentals: Splash Events
Invitations and Paper Goods: Zazzle for ‘Save the Dates’ and the ‘Thank You’ postcards, Etsy for the ‘Invites’
Celebrant: Johanna Murray from Vogue Vows
Music: Unique DJ’s and Photobooth Hire
Venue & Catering: Yandina Station
Cake: Red Velvet Cake with rustic cream cheese icing, provided by Yandina Station
Videography: Beccy from BXCSMXTH
2nd shooter: Adriana Watson