Tegan was expecting an exciting weekend trip from Brisbane to Sydney to see her favourite singer, Sia, with her favourite man, Lawrence. Little did she know, Lawrence planned to make the weekend away even more memorable. After enjoying a lunch of champagne and seafood on the beach, he popped The Big Question!
The couple then got to planning their stunning Noosa North Shore wedding on an impressively modest budget, and still managing to cater for their 110 guests. How did Tegan and Lawrence manage to hold their big wedding in Queensland’s most popular wedding destination on a $20,000 budget? Tegan shares her wedding secrets below…
Most Unforgettable Moments
“Reading our vows to each other; such touching words from my husband. And the speeches from all the people we care and love so much.”
“We just fell in love with the secluded and tranquil feeling of Beach Stone House. It really represented us as people to be outdoors in nature and having our dogs included too was really important to us.”
Images by Tara Lee Photography
“Tara as she is an amazing photographer. She really knows how to make you feel relaxed and capture those special moments. Dios Mio food truck; I couldn’t believe how quickly they prepared the food and everyone loved it!”
Why Marry Lawrence?
“He is my best friend and just gets me. We met in London travelling and will always share that passion for new and exciting experiences.”
Advice for Future Brides
“Something will go wrong but it won’t wreck the day, no-one will remember that. Everyone is there for you both, so remember you are surrounded by all the people in the world who care and love you and that is truly beautiful and special.”
Biggest splurge: My wedding dress!
Best money-saver: Having a food truck, so many good options for guest and they provide everything. We saved on not having to hire and clean crockery and cutlery.
Bride’s gown: Brides of Brisbane
Earrings: Ryan Storer
Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits: Norfords
Bridesmaids’ dresses: JJ’s House
Bridesmaids’ accessories: Mimco
DIY: Chairs, table decorations, trestle tables, signs and arbour. My mother made our cake, we had a playlist for music, and borrowed our brother-in-law’s vintage car.
Honeymoon: Borneo on the beach and a jungle tour to see Orangutans.
Number of guests: 110
Wedding budget: $20,000
Actual cost of wedding: $20,000
Photography: Tara Lee Photography | Venue + accommodation: Beach Stone House, Noosa North Shore | Flowers: Willow Bud | Catering: Dios Mio | Beverage catering: The Vintage Bondwood Bar | Hair + makeup: Allure Bridal Stylists | Marquee: Noosa Party Hire | Celebrant: Janice Woolrych