Rikki + Clive’s Obi Obi Wedding

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Bride, Rikki, describes herself and her new husband, Clive, as “not too fancy” so it was apt they planned a rustic wedding in the cute Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Obi Obi at the local community hall. 

Guests totaling precisely 86 flocked to the celebration of Rikki and Clive’s marital union, and enjoyed a spit roast and bonfire to the tune of local three-piece band Soul 2 You. 

SimonJCoulson Photographer was there to capture the day in his signature documentary style.  

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Biggest splurge: Catering + alcohol

Best bargain: Venue hire for three days, plus public liability insurance as we lit a bonfire on the property – $450. 

Bridal gown: Designer Pina Fiorenza

Shoes: Tony Bianco

Bridesmaid dresses: Review

Bridesmaids’ accessories: Their own

Groom’s and grooomsmens’ suits and shoes: Tarocash, and groom’s vest from Frontier Classics

Rings: Ringleaders, Brisbane

DIY: Chair sashes with hessian, cheescloth and a fern, Clive made a batch of mead, my cousin did the outside party games. 

Honeymoon: We didn’t have much leave from work accrued so we stayed at the Boorman Eco Lodge, Mapleton, for a few days, then travelled to Maroochydore for the rest of the week. 

Number of guests: 86

Wedding budget: $18,000 – blew out to $20,000Rikki and Clive -983Photographer: SimonJCoulson | Florist: Margo, D’vine Floral Boutique | Cake: Megan Norris, Hansel and Gretel Cakes | Caterer: The Golden Roast Catering | Transport: Tic Tac Tours, Vintage Stretch Graham Paige (8 seater) | Hair and makeup: Hot Brushes | Entertainment: Soul 2 You | Celebrant: Kari Celebrations

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