This colourful wedding has a fabulous relaxed, festival vibe! Bride Camille shares all the details…
How did you and your partner meet?
We met online… not on Tinder! My profile picture included a dinosaur, which ended up being one of the themes in our wedding. Glenn loved how different it was and started chatting about difficulties and impracticalities of pooper and scoopering after such a large pet. I thought it was a gusty move to talk about…poo … so soon, so after many hours chatting and joking we went for a coffee date at a local café. The coffee date turned into lunch and would have turned into dinner if we both didn’t have other obligations.
How did Glenn propose?
We went for a bushwalk in our favourite spot and while I was distracted by baby birds, he started rustling loudly in his pocket for something. I turned around and said in an annoyed voice “What have you got in your pocket?”. He grinned and pulled a ring out of a plastic bag, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:
I didn’t want to try the gown on, and my bridesmaids made me. I then didn’t want to ever take it off!
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
A colourful festival feel, nice and relaxed but with lots of fun.
What was your favourite moment from the day?
Coming back from taking photos, the sun had just gone down and as we were approaching the reception listening to the sounds of our guests laughing and talking. At this moment we were surrounded by fireflies and had an amazing moment together reveling in the magic of our wedding day.
Any DIY elements?
So many! We poured our own creativity into every detail to produce a colourful, whimsical, festival-feel wedding. We didn’t do a seated dinner, we took our couches (in fact most of our furniture) as well as some others and used elements we had found or created in the months before. As a former florist, I made my own bouquet and helped the bridesmaids create their own. I also made the wedding archway with silk flowers ahead of time.
Where did you go on honeymoon?
Stanthorpe for 3 days, although we did take a pre-wedding honeymoon to Europe and spent 3 weeks traveling through Barcelona, the South of France and northern Italy.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s easy to get carried away and decide you really need this or that but on the day all that matters is the love you share with your partner.
Anything else you’d like to add?
We have so many special memories from our wedding. It was a day filled with emotions and laughter. A truly magical day.
Wedding Date: 15th September 2018
Wedding Invitations: Giant Invitations http://giantinvitations.com.au
Invitation printing: https://inktankprinting.com
Dress: Casar Elegance Bridal http://casar.com.au/
Makeup: Melissa Coleman – Makeup Artist
Hair: Whisk hair
Shoes: Diana Ferrari https://www.dianaferrari.com.au/
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sheike with lace applied by Stitch and Sew
Grooms Suit: Page Tailors
Cake: Cakes Actually
Food: Crusta Woodfired Pizza
Flowers: Fresh flower bridal bouquet, groomsmen and groom boutonnieres and silk flower archway by bride – Camille Chadwick. Bridesmaid’s bouquets by bridesmaids
Photographer: Kelly Adams http://kellyadamsphotography.com.au/
Ceremony and reception venue: Mt Glorious Getaways https://mtgloriousgetaways.com.au/
Entertainment: Spotify and Lawn Games (Giant Jenga, Giant connect four, Finska and Boule’)
Celebrant: Krista Webb
Marquee: Montville Yurts
Bar: Tinker Travelling Events
Event Coordination: Maple Weddings and Events