Last September, our own blog side-kick tied the knot at a fittingly casual affair on the NSW South Coast. The Butterfactory, Pyree, was the ideal, rustic setting for both the ceremony and reception. Fittingly, the bridal party photos were captured on the farm next door - a unique and special opportunity. Here's Hannah's lowdown on the day -
On the proposal:
"I knew it was all coming, unbeknownst to Tim. We were heading to the south coast for a weekend getaway, back to where Tim grew up. Tim hates picnics, and he suggested one, so that was the final proof I needed. A friend had set up a little picnic overlooking the beach, complete with strawberries and champagne. It was beautiful, thoughtful and perfect for us, and we got to share the experience with one of our greatest friends hiding in the background."
With no specific theme for the wedding, the goal was to keep it simple and natural. It was a no-brainer to hold it on the coast, creating and sharing a wonderful weekend away with family and friends.
At times it can feel like a struggle to make a wedding feel individual and unique, so the couple set about creating more personal favours. Hannah cooked big batches of her favourite granola which were then jarred and labelled, to be enjoyed by all guests the morning after.
Terrace Press had the pleasure of designing and printing all elements of the wedding stationery - from the invitations and location map to the menu cards and welcome signs. The natural, outdoor idea was taken across each, including a floral design and wooden signs.
On the dress:
"Oddly enough, it was easier to find a dress for me than either of my sisters or mum. I had always wanted a non-traditional wedding dress; the thought of wedding dress shopping was a horror. I had a look at some Australian designers’ stores with mum one day but nothing stood out, so my sister jumped online and found one. We ordered it and a week later I had my dress sorted."
And their advice for others planning a wedding in the near future?
1. "Make a spreadsheet". Use it to keep tabs on each element required, who is taking care of it, and the budget amounts. Make it clear and easy to understand and access.
2. "Find like-minded vendors. Where possible, make sure everyone, from your photographer to your florist, are on the same page as you. You want to feel understood and comfortable in all the decisions that are made."
3. "Most importantly, don’t let it get to you. The day will be amazing no matter what."
Vendors: Photography – Heart and the Sea // Bridal Gown - Spell Designs // Bride's Shoes – Stuart Weitzman // Bouquets and Floral Arrangements – Foxglove Flora // Rings – Natalie Marie Jewellery // Groom and Groomsmen Suits - Zara // Ceremony and Reception – The Butterfactory, Pyree // Cake – Rose & Co Sweets // Stationery (Designer and Printer) – Terrace Press // Makeup – Tash Owers Hair