Thursday, October 27, 2011
A country wedding
Posted by Anna Macoboy
Our friends Denis and Laura were always going to have a beautiful wedding. Laura is seriously creative and crafty (this is the girl who introduced me to etsy and thus changed my life!) and they are both the sort of people who just do things their own, unique way. Their wedding was in Gundaroo, which is a tiny town in rural New South Wales, about half an hour's drive from Canberra, where Denis and Laura live these days. Their reception was at the amazing Grazing restaurant, and the ceremony took place in the garden, with chooks and ducks running around and the most amazing vegie patch. It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've seen and I was struggling to hold it together! Laura's bridesmaids all wore dresses they had chosen themselves in various shades of blue, turquoise and green, which I thought looked amazing, and the groomsmen had individual ties in similar shades. Laura bought her beautiful vintage dress from etsy (of course!) and she teamed it with a bright yellow flower in her hair and yellow shoes - so fun!
Everything about this wedding was impressively DIY. Laura and her sisters did all the flowers themselves, in a mix of yellows and white, and they were dotted around the tables in a range of jars and bottles of different sizes. For bonboniere (or favours), the couple had made two different preserves - rhubarb chutney and strawberry & vanilla jam. Den and Laura are famous for their delicious preserves so I can't wait to taste them! The tables were named after favourite book characters, and the bridal table was decorated with super cute paper dolls (including a mini bride and groom!).
The food was absolutely amazing - we all ended up sharing each course so we got to taste everything! We finished with the wedding cake, which was gingery and delicious and made by a friend of Laura's (wow!)...and the cute little bride and groom on top were knitted by Laura! I told you she was crafty!
There were fantastic speeches, the best bridal waltz I can imagine, and lots and lots of dancing by all! It was such a wonderful night - so much fun catching up with friends we haven't seen in a long time, and so lovely to see such a sweet couple so very happy.
Congratulations on a truly beautiful night, you two!