Lauren & Chris’s Timeless Marquee Wedding

June 2, 2016

in Real Weddings, Wedding Photographer

A very lavish affair

If you are planning to create a timeless marquee wedding then this gorgeous couple are sure to give you the inspiration you need and all beautifully shown through the lens by Blumenthal Photography.

Wedding overview:

Brides Name: Lauren Walker
Grooms Name: Chris Newman
Wedding Date: 21st January 2015
Venue: Sault Restaurant, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
Style: Rustic
Colours: Pinks and grays
So sit back and relax while we take you through the details of this gorgeous couple and their timeless marquee wedding designed by A Lavish Affair.
Wedding bliss

How did the two of you meet?

Chris and I met at a New Years Eve  party back in 2000. We were celebrating out in the city with a group of mutual friends and had been making eye contact with each other all night. As the night progressed, and we all consumed a bit of liquid courage, Chris and I got talking and dancing together as if we had known each other for years. When it hit 11:55 pm Chris grabbed my hand and took me out on the balcony of the bar where we were at to watch the fireworks. We shared our first kiss under the fireworks when the clock hit midnight, it was extraordinarily cliché but you know what they say; the way you spend your NYE is the way you’ll spend the rest of your year and hopefully the rest of my life!
sault reception
Wedding Food

Why did you choose your wedding and reception venue?

For our one year anniversary, Chris took me away for a weekend in Daylesford. I had never been to the town before and instantly fell in love with how relaxing and quaint it was! We stayed in a beautiful boutique hotel and ate some of the most delicious meals we’ve ever tried in our life that weekend. The time we spent in Daylesford is some of the fondest memories that I have with Chris, which made choosing our wedding location a breeze! We visited a few different potential venues when we started planning our wedding, but as soon as we arrived at Sault I knew that it was perfect! We both wanted an outdoor rustic themed wedding, and Sault provided us with a flawless backdrop from Lavender and greenery.
 wedding marquee
Drinking Jars
Table planplacenamesTable menu

What made you choose your wedding theme?

Chris and I are both very laid back people who love spending time outdoors! If given the choice we would always choose vintage and wood over modern and glitz. When we look at lifestyle, from our clothing to the interior in our apartment, we knew that a vintage/rustic theme would best reflect our personality as a couple. We wanted to have a wedding that we wouldn’t look back at photos of in 50 years and cringe at our decoration choices; therefore neutral, natural and vintage elements were all used to hopefully produce a timeless wedding. wedding dressBrides boquet

How did you select your wedding dress?

Much like our wedding theme, I wanted something elegant and timeless! I have never
been the biggest fan of giant princess dresses … They’re just not me… So from day one I was always trying on fitted  or lightly flowing gowns. Suzanna Hardwood has always been an inspiration for me; the garments they produce are absolutely stunning! I had seen footage of a Suzanna Hardwood runway show, showcasing their newest wedding dress designs, and the coloured ribbon used on this gown immediately caught my eye. When I tried it on for the first time my mum bawled her eyes out, I guess that was the reaction I was aiming for (happy tears of course).
Table decor
Long reception tablesmarquee reception detailscoffee tableChillout seatingChillout area

Tell us about your reception:

Our reception was full of laughter and tears, but it was absolutely perfect! The décor blew me away, our whole set up looked even more beautiful than I could have imagined! By the time our reception started the sun began to set yet the weather was still nice and warm. Our guests were constantly commenting on how stunning everything looked, how delicious all of the food was, and how happy we both looked. Our speeches had us both in stitches; I’ve never laughed and cried so hard at the same time in my life! My bridesmaids had to fix my makeup multiple times, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
groom in vera vang
Wedding CarWalking down the aislebridesmaidsDressed ceremony chairsbridesmaidsWedding groupwedding cakeCutting the cakeMan and wifewedding rings

What was the highlight of your day?

Apart from the obvious (marrying Chris), I think the fun that everyone had dancing and singing together after the speeches at our reception really topped off our night! This was probably the first time that we had all of the people who really mean the most to us, in the one venue, and everyone was just so happy. I really didn’t want the night to end even though I was absolutely exhausted! Thinking about all of our friends and family goofing around together; age differences between people, and whether they actually knew each other or not meant nothing to anyone, because we were all celebrating the same thing together. Thinking about our entire day still brings a smile to my face every time!
 Always Kiss me goodnight
Photo credits: Blumenthal Photography

List of Vendors:

Venue: Sault  – 70 miles from Melbourne, Sault provides the perfect wedding setting and delicious food.
Event Styling & Planning: A Lavish Affair creates dream weddings with fabulous imagination
Wedding Gown: Suzanne Harwood perfect for handmade couture wedding dresses
Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway an on-line wedding store great for your maids
Grooms Attire: Vera Wang iconic wedding attire
Groomsmen Attire: Raffaele Ciuca specialist wedding attire
Wedding Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw for  stunning wedding flowers like no other
Wedding Cake: Cake Face for  stunning wedding cakes
Invitations: Adorn Wedding Invitations  UK’s most loved wedding invitations on-line store
Photographer: Blumenthal Photography  amazing wedding photography  worldwide
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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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