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Real wedding: country chic

Costume change

After deciding upon her first gown – a sleek one-shouldered design from Raffaele Ciuca – Lauren fell in love with another dress, a short, sweet lacy number from One Day by Kyha Simpson. “After I had bought my first gown, I found my dream dress at One Day, so I decided to have Kyha make me a second frock for the day,” says Lauren. The bride wore the gorgeous Grecian-inspired gown for the ceremony, and changed into her cute, modern dress for the reception. Lauren completed her ensemble with stylish off-white Tony Bianco shoes, dainty pearl earrings and a sparkling jewelled hairpiece.

Mellow yellow

The couple’s elegant Daylesford wedding had an earthy country atmosphere, with
a rustic setting enlivened by a fresh yellow and grey colour scheme. This vibrant palette popped up in accents of yellow in the bride’s bouquet, the bridesmaids’ pretty lemon-hued Anna Campbell dresses and in the wicked sweets table at the reception. Along with the old-fashioned lollies on offer, guests feasted on a delicious cupcake tower. Made by a friend, the dainty cakes were decorated with a swirl of yellow icing and signposts that read, ‘All you need is love’.

Daylesford charm

Lauren and Shannon enjoyed a sun-kissed outdoor ceremony, with a backdrop of oversized letters that spelled out ‘love’. The letters added sentimental value to the ceremony, as the bride’s father had crafted each wooden piece by hand. More romantic sentiments were included in the ceremony, with the bride and groom exchanging personalised vows: “We wrote our own vows, which were very close to our hearts – I cried and I loved it,” says Lauren. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Sault Restaurant, where guests were treated to a decadent three-course dinner of lamb cutlets, pan-seared prawns and chicken tartlets, with that dreamy dessert buffet to finish.
 

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