Country roads, take me home
Taylor and Matthew are locals to my family ancestral homes on the north coast of New South Wales. I spent all of my childhood summers on the beach they had chosen for their wedding day, so you can imagine how big my smile was when I got their confirmation email! We'd already talked about their wedding plans and I knew it would be stylish, elegant and perfect. Of course, as I still have MANY family members in the area, they got a great price from me!!
Taylor is a wedding planner and experienced photographer herself, so we had a fabulous and fun time talking about the exact memories that would help them and their guests relive the special moments, and there were many squeals of joy from both of us as each idea and detail unfolded. My parents were thrilled to know that I would be visiting for the first time in over 2 years, I am not sure who was more excited about this wedding!!
Everything came together perfectly on the day, despite the ravages that Covid-19 had wrought to other weddings, Matthew and Taylor were going to have a glorious wedding day, no matter what and mother nature agreed, with a beautiful breeze creating soft romantic haze on a clear day. It had been five years since they had both swiped right, they had both proposed to the other as well, so this marriage was absolutely meant to be.
Choosing to stay the night before at their venue, Corindi Beach Caravan Park, so that there would be a leisurely walk to their ceremony was something that the entire wedding party, no rushing around in the morning, just smiles and love, Taylor says it was one of the best decisions they made. We arrived after Abby had finished the bridal party hair styling, which was perfect for a day at the beach, and the very talented Bindy was just finishing up enhancing their gorgeous natural makeup look. There was a lot of laughter going on, in fact, it guided us to the right cabin! All too soon, it was time to show dad how grown-up his little girl was, and capture that sneaky tear in his eye, then a comfortable walk under the breadfruit trees, with birds singing and friends cheering, and the gorgeous ceremony started.
it's in the details
Taylor and Matthew's wedding had SO many things to love about it, so many incredible details that made it simply perfect. Their florist Paper Daisy created the stunning bouquets for Taylor's vision, with the blue hydrangeas and native leaves being a gorgeous match for the bridesmaid's gowns from Lasting Impressions, where Taylor also found her dream dress after trying on only three!
The gorgeous hazy day meant that the blue was also echoed in the hues of the ocean behind them, and with the copper accents echoed in the groom's hair and beard, creating a colour scheme that was both timeless and trending, the absolute chef's kiss of wedding memories!
With such a beautiful stretch of beach close by, is it any surprise that the wedding party headed there as soon as their family and friends had finished congratulating them? Even though Covid-19 restrictions meant that their relaxed and gorgeous reception at the Amble Inn in Corindi couldn't have dancing, we managed to sneak in a quick first dance in the sand while the storm clouds gathered.
Matt and Taylor had the perfect wedding day for them, they dreamed of being surrounded by smiles and love, and their favourite advice that they would like to pass on is to not let anyone interfere with your dream plans and to do it your own way, it certainly created a magic day for them!
If you are planning a beach wedding, I hope you got some wonderful ideas and inspiration from this stunner, and I would love you to contact me so that I can help take the stress from your day and give you perfect wedding memories!