GINA & SHANNON
– Gold Coast, QLD –
Fresh out of Camp Common Folk back in mid-October (as in 24hours later) I was feeling pretty pumped up and ready to go (take photos) for Gina & Shannon’s big day. I first met these two at my studio in Currumbin one arvo, we sat down on the couch and had a good chat like old friends (we actually get our mid-week coffee from the same place (Portside Coffee if you wondered)) which was real nice.
So yeah, anyway, they got married at the beautiful Gold Coast Farmhouse property in Numinbah Valley. The thing I love about this place is that’s its probably the best Gold Coast DIY wedding venue. There’s this beautiful lake, the stunning old Queenslander farmhouse, heaps of space for guests to stay overnight (camping) and a sweet spot for an outdoor reception party at the bottom of the hill…
These two and their awesome guests got the ceremony done early, hung out and had some qt with their guests over cheese and lawn games, then cracked some champagne and got the party started early. Thanks heaps to their mates who decked out their Silver Belle caravan as a bar for the day, and for keeping the taps flowing all night!
The details and the people who made it happen: (comments by Gina/bride)
Venue: Gold Coast Farmhouse, in Numinbah Valley. “A beautiful venue with lots of greenery and a sweet little renovated Queenslander, which really acted as a blank canvas for us to create the festival style wedding we dreamed of.”
Celebrant: Hannah Lea. “The biggest natural at conversation and entertainment. She ensured the whole process of getting married, to be the cruisest and light hearted experience (which is exactly what we wanted!)”
Stylist: DIY – styled all by Gina. “I styled/curated everything myself, which was a learning process but ever so rewarding on the day when I looked around and saw the year and a half worth of effort I had made. I also handmade/DIY’d everything I could to make it as personal and intimate as possible (and brought down the exuberant cost of a wedding!)”
Hire: One Day House Hiring and Gold Coast Tipis. “Both of these companies offered rustic, natural furniture and Tipis that complimented, without taking away, from the natural beauty of the Gold Coast Farmhouse venue!”
Florist: DIY with help from Tugun Fruit and Flowers “one of my bridesmaids and I chucked the bouquets together the Thursday before the wedding! The rest of the flowers were placed around the venue too”
Cake: There Must Be Cake. “a family run business on the Gold Coast. We had a 3 tier chocolate mud with coconut butter cream icing and it was perfect!”
Dress: Grace Loves Lace – Ziggy dress
Make-up: Rhiannon Chelsea. “Her skills are immaculate, while also being such a legend and easy to be around at 6 in the morning!”