For Whitney and Michael, picking a venue couldn’t have been easier, deciding on the breathtaking scenery of the surrounds of Mt Warning. This gave the couple the challenge of filling the empty space with their own choice of decoration and detail.
The bride wore an elegant ivory Pronovias gown with delicate Spanish lace and a detachable train, paired with pearl-embellished flats for country practicality. Her parents escorted her down the aisle by, towards the grand fig tree under which the couple said, “I do”. Hanging flowerpots decorated the branches, while lemons lined the aisle, and guests reclined on linen-covered hay bales. Michael’s Mother officiated most of the ceremony, with a celebrant stepping in for the legal aspects. “It was a lovely personal touch and meant a lot to the both of us,” says Whitney.
In keeping with the country surrounds, the couple wanted to keep their wedding relaxed country chic. Yellow, white and grey were worked into the decorations, with paper lanterns lining the path between barn and marquee, while a huge bonfire nearby delighted and warmed guests as night fell. Asian inspired canapés were served with noodle boxes, while a sweets buffet provided a delicious array of desserts.
The newlyweds shared their first dance together, followed by a father-daughter and mother-son dance. Their gorgeous two-tier lemon mud cake was coated in white icing, and decorated by whole lemons.