There is something about a destination wedding that just brings everything and everyone together in such an amazing way. It’s not just wake up at home and head over at the specified time. There is a real sense of adventure for everyone in the packing, the trip, the being out of your normal surroundings that makes you feel more alive, more inspired and creates a real sense of overwhelming, next level excitement and joy.
After a restless night at my accommodation (due to great anticipation of the next day) I headed over to where Louise and Wesley were getting ready at the gorgeous Twin Trees Country Cottages in Pokolbin, which is owned and run by Louise’s parents, while there were still stars in the sky. With a stunningly beautiful portrait session in the Hunter Valley Gardens, followed by a delicious lunch, their wedding ceremony, a full tea ceremony and reception there was a lot to get through on the day, yet every single moment felt relaxed as we laughed and soaked up every single moment.
I am sure I will leave something out, however I cannot share this wedding without at the very least attempting to tell you about the incredible effort and detail involved in their wedding, most of which Louise envisioned and created herself. The gorgeous hairpieces that all the women, including the bridesmaids, wore on the day were handcrafted at Louise’s bridal shower (what an amazing idea right). Together Louise and Wesley and their friends and family created their hand built sign, gorgeous seating chart, guest art canvas, custom place mats, crocheted boutonnieres for the boys and love hearts for the cake, origami flowers for the wedding car, colourful paper flags and gift boxes for all their guests. I was just in awe of absolutely everything. Their entire wedding was such an amazing reflection and celebration of the two of them. What more could you possibly want in a wedding day.