The amazing Jetty Blue Photography sent me this gorgeous Blue Mountains wedding that celebrates the heritage of the mountains with a beautiful vintage affair.
Lauren and Chris thought it was about time they tied the knot and as their arrangements for their wedding got underway both decided this was going to be the best day of their lives. With a short six months to organise the wedding all the way from Brisbane, they quickly settled on a location and their outfits... everything else fell into place with help from their family.
Lauren tells us "the wedding arrangements were largely motivated by the bridal gown and groom's suit we had chosen. I wanted to wear a gown that was elegant and flattering but not too revealing and Chris wanted to be comfortable (and not hot!). The 'vintage-inspired' wedding theme allowed us to choose a dress and suit that satisfied these prerequisites and also gave the guests a fun time trying to dress to the theme."
"It makes ne feel old to think one younger guest thought Madonna was vintage!" She laughs.
The wedding ceremony was at St Bonaventures, a beautiful old church in Leura - the couple had spent some time in the church whilst growing up in the area. Lauren adds, "it was cosy, with some lovely lead-lighting throughout."
The reception was held at the Blue Mountains Manor House (Mt Victoria) and is beautifully suited to vintage style events. Lauren tells us that it was an added bonus that the venue had accommodation for all their travelling guests, which was the large majority of the party. "This allowed guests to party on late into the night without worrying about how to get back to their accommodation. The reception went from 6pm to around 2am." Lauren remembers.
We asked Lauren about her talented photographer Sam from Jetty Blue Images, she told us "I am still dumbfounded by how lucky we were to find Sam. I had been hunting over the net for a photographer who would do photography for just the ceremony and some portraits afterwards. There was fairly little correspondence between Sam and I (I secured the booking and sent through some wedding photos I liked), and I only met her 1:00pm the day prior to the wedding. But half an hour was all she needed to get the details about the ceremony,reception, bridal party and our ideas for photo locations. She knows how to command a crowd, and really, I can't think of anything she could have done better. We were all so impressed with the results. Fantastic!"
Lauren couldn't have been happier with the day and her new husband. She told us "My fiancé is not a huge fan of public displays of affection (neither am I) but our wedding day was an exception, and he just made me feel so special and loved. His vows, speech and his determination to do the complicated first dance (despite our short training time) show how dedicated he was to making the day perfect! He is the best!
Considering that we have been together such a long time, we were thinking do we even need to get married? I can assure you that it is such a special and lovely experience that you will never forget, and made our relationship even stronger!"
Thank you to Lauren and Chris for sharing your special day with us! Thank you to the wonderful Jetty Blue Images for supplying the amazing photos! They are truly beautiful.
For more photos from this wedding - check out Jetty Blue's Blog.
Wedding supplier list:
Photography: Jetty Blue Photography
Bride's Dress: Silver Sixpence
Bride's Shoes: Wittner Bridal Range
Bride's Jewellery: Mille Fleurs Rose Earrings
Groom's Attire: Wil Valor
Bridesmaid's attire - Cue dresses
Hair stylist - The Lindy Charm School
Makeup artist - The Lindy Charm School
Flowers - Katoomba Fine Flowers
Stationery & paper goods- home made
Ceremony Venue- St Bonaventures Leura
Reception Venue- Blue Mountains Manor House
Wedding Bomboniere - vases!
Caterers- Blue Mountains Manor House
Cake - Christophers Cakes, mascot
Wedding rings - Both wedding rings were the creation of John McMahon jewellers (Kenmore, QLD). Laurens wedding band was custom designed to complement 1930's antique ring.
Transport- Peregrine Limousines
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