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When we stumbled across Britt and Pickle’s Festival of Love in the Uki hinterland, we couldn’t help but be impressed with the most perfect combination of country and luxe. From the fresh country vibes of the Mavis’s Kitchen cabins and Mt Warning backdrop, to the many incredible luxe details, like the Bride’s headpiece, bouquet, shoes and reception dress – just to name a few!

This is also the wedding responsible for those super sleek Bridesmaid dresses you’ve all been lusting over, Britt tells us all about it.



Our main aim was for us to be relaxed on the day. We’ve been to so many weddings where the bride and groom are so stressed and people tend to forget that the day is entirely about the two people who are madly in love. We chose to have our wedding at Mavis’s Kitchen as there are just so many quirky places to host each part of the day. The uniqueness of the venue and the fact that none of our friends had ever been to Mt Warning meant we were doing something super original and making it a weekend not to forget. We had our ceremony down by the fresh water creek which added such a lovely touch as it was so beautifully shaded by all the native trees. We had cocktail hour by the herb garden with a local band, rugs and cushions everywhere for guests to kick their shoes off and drink Champagne. The reception was held up at the historical house which added a really homely feel.



The style we went for was Country Luxe – native flowers by our dear friend at Florals and Co set the mood for the day, having the bridesmaids in silk slip dresses all different colours and styles and the sexy groom had a sharp but unique look with a sleek navy suit and native floral shirt, he styled it down by adding a Akubra later in the day. One of our main rules was that all guests had to bring their coolest pair of sneakers to slide on in to the dancefloor and dance the night away.



“Wiyathul” by Gurrumul – we wanted to respect the land we were on and tie into the country we are from. We really wanted to ensure the song we choose was something that made us feel special every time we heard it and his incredible voice was the only thing that could do this for us.



“Sail Away” by David Gray – he is our go-to romantic, date night musician and we wanted something that related to us. Both of us being water lovers and Pickle actually stealing me off a boat I was living on to come home and marry him made it all the more appropriate.



Every single thing that was a part of the day was somehow specialised by us as both Pickle and I are very organised and do hours of research. From the personalised keep cups made for the bridal party to the hand made cakes toppers of a bride and groom cow with a bottle of French champagne. It was all thought through. Ensuring we searched for the cheapest prices and the most locally resourced items possible.



When Pickle and I got to run off together for a private picnic/photo op with champagne, canapes and each other. It was magical exploring the natural running creeks, tall palms and backstreets of Mt Warning.



Weddings bring out the worst in people sometimes so ignore the white noise and just stare into each others eyes and enjoy the organising process as the build up is half the fun.
It’s so important that you enjoy yourselves on the day too so do what makes you two happy and stuff the rest!!!! If someone is stressing you out, distance yourself from them. Don’t let someone else rob you of what you and your future husband deserve. Every single person deserves to walk down that aisle and jump for joy at the person on the other end so don’t let dramas steal that moment off you.


To check out more hinterland weddings at Mavis’s Kitchen, click here.



Photographer – Ivy Road Photography
Videographer – Eyes in the Sky Visuals
Flowers – Florals and Co
Make up – Mercer Make up and styling, The Future Mrs, Alana Mevissen
Brides Gown – Love Marie Bridal, Chosen by one day
Brides Reception Gown – Alamour the Label
Brides Shoes – Loeffler Randall
Bridemaids – Petal and Pup
Groomsmen – Asos
Groom – Politix
Band – Phil and Tilley
Celebrant – Fire and Rescue Chaplain, Lyndsay Smith

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