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The lovely Bride Jemma was kind enough to give us some insight into her romantic wedding by the water at Ancora.


Our ceremony was held in the gardens of Mavis’s Kitchen, we just wanted lush gardens with a large open grassy spot to pull off the lush Hamptons look.

For our ceremony, we had the amazing Married by Tash who made the ceremony magical for all. After the ceremony, we had champagne on the lawn for guests to enjoy the sunshine and scenery before heading for canapes at Ancora.

Ancora was perfect for our theme with the beautiful white open space and timber flooring with beautiful luxe touches. This was the perfect canvas for our stylist The Events Co, together with The French Petal and Out of the Dark Lighting to create our magical space.

Guests enjoyed canapes by the water with a cocktail in hand watching the sunset over the Tweed river surrounded by luxe styled lounges and high bars. The reception was all we imagined and more, filled with candlelit soft romantic textures, neutral tones and beautiful florals with coral and clams filled with pineapples to bring in the Hamptons feel.

We really had our dream day come true and it was all we imagined and more. From start to finish our day was full of so much happiness and love.


Together with The Events Co, we created a Luxe Hamptons Romance vibe, our dream style for the day.


‘Thousand Years’ instrumental – it was soft and romantic and set the scene for a romantic ceremony.


Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran – we had dance lessons but on the day didn’t go quite to plan with my dress being a lot harder than expected to move in! We laughed most of our first dance as did all our guests, so overall it was sort of worth stuffing up the steps!


One of our favourite moments of the day was sitting at the reception together at the bridal table and looking around there was so much happiness in the air with all our guests faces filled with joy, the room was lit with candlelight and was more than we ever could have imagined and we were so happy that the dream day we had hoped for had all come together and we were married! I remember we looked at each over and just said ” this is so perfect” It was such a magical moment to be able to sit back and take it all in as husband and wife.


Enjoy all the wedding planning because when it’s over you will want to go back and do it all again! The day goes too quickly so enjoy every moment! Take a moment at the reception to sit together and enjoy every moment of the day you have planned and soak everything in.

To see more incredible wedding style from Ancora in Tweed Heads, click here.


Photography – Figtree Wedding Photography

Videography – Roost Film Co.

Styling – The Events Co

Bride’s Gown – White Lily Couture

Florals – The French Petal

Celebrant – Married by Tash

Ceremony venue – Mavises Kitchen

Reception venue – Ancora

Lighting – Out of the Dark Lighting

Furniture – Hampton Event Hire

Entertainment –  Jake and Andy

Cake – Cakes by Donna Sing

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