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.
“It had been raining the whole week before Easter so we were tense that it would rain however it stayed overcast and the sun came out. ““Instead of taking our groomsmen and bridesmaids with us for photos, we chose our best man, maid of honour and parents. This was special and deliberate as our lives are very much family orientated and due to the limited number of seats in the Vintage Stretch Paige Graham!” “Think of a few goals or do a quick quiz together about how you want to feel on your wedding day and you will be surprised to learn you may want different things its a great starting point as our theme and constant grounding developed from doing this!” “The most special parts of the day… the way I felt when I saw Clive under the arbour, our photo locations, the cake!, dancing, our first dance (we are terrible dancers and this definitely showed!), announcing to our family and friends we are expecting our first baby, simply living in the present moment and thinking of those who couldn’t be there to celebrate with us.” Wedding Secrets
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 $20,000Photographer: 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