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SHERRY + SAM : STYLE + FUN AT SUMMERGROVE

When it comes to stylish weddings, there are plenty that wow us, but this particular wedding seriously caught our attention. This bohemian themed wedding set in the Tweed Coast hinterland at Summergrove Estate, positively oozed style, from the Bride’s Simona Made with Love gown, to the Bridesmaids designer Alice McCall dresses, to the sharp design (from the Groom no less!) of the ceremony arbour, and the romantic Julia Rose blooms.

 

For a lot of couples, the planning side of things can be the most stressful part, but for this excited Bride, Sherry completely owned the wedding planning process, “I guess I was one of those incredibly lucky brides where my fiancé let me hold the fort on all the planning and decision making for the wedding as long as we could get married in the cooler months and it was outdoors he was happy with whatever my heart desired. For me the experience was stress free and I really enjoyed every last minute of it.”

Even selecting the wedding venue was stressfree, “Sam and both had our hearts set on an outdoor wedding, one overlooking a gorgeous valley. As soon as we set eyes on the breathing taking estate we knew it was the place we wanted to create our happily ever after.”

 

“The morning began with my immediate family and bridesmaids, we got ready at a gorgeous house in Coolangatta my parents had rented for the week, it set the most perfect scene for photos. I highly recommend getting a house over an apartment as there’s a lot more space and it lets natural light flow. It was a lovely morning my bridesmaids did a brilliant job at keeping me calm and collected, they made a decadent vegan platter, kept toping my champagne and kept me laughing. This morning I will always keep close to my heart.”

 

 

But even the most planned of weddings, can threaten to come off the tracks at times, as Sherry relived the angst of having her florist call her mere hours from the ceremony, asking where the arbour was for her to dress with florals (a job handyman and hubby to be was responsible for!) Fortunately, Sam’s skills in craftsmanship carried over to floral styling and he was able to impress wife to be, leaving wedding guests none the wiser! “I was a little sceptical and worried, I shouldn’t have doubted him one moment, he honestly did an amazing job I was so proud of him.”

 

 

We always love hearing about how couples make their wedding day their own, throwing away tradition and doing things their way. “After our celebrant Shane Vincent had us in stitches with his quirky charm and humour during our short, sweet and simple ceremony, we wanted to do something a little different to most weddings, we wanted to include a little piece of our Mexican engagement to the day. We had a stunning ceramic bottle of boutique tequila given to us from Sam’s family in Mexico for an engagement present, after signing the legal documents we opened the bottle we had been safe keeping for the special day. We tequila toasted to our everlasting love! Sam’s facial expression was priceless! A moment I will not forget.”

 

 

Whilst all the Bridal Party photo shenanigans were occuring, guests enjoyed the surrounds at Summergrove, “we had a Bohemian cocktail hour inspired wedding lanterns, festoon lighting, throws, Parisian rugs, cane chairs, vintage leather couches, brass vessels with the flicker of candle light amongst stunning rich burgundy flowers, sprays of wild and sporadic foliage. Ohhhh it was more than I could have ever imagined walking in to see how well it all came together.”

 

 

So after seeing this dream wedding we think you should consider taking on some advice from Sherry when it comes to planning your wedding day, “I think the key to making a stress free wedding is not to over-complicate things by looking at a million venues, florists, celebrants, bridal boutiques. Pick 4 then choose out of them, otherwise you over analyse and start to procrastinate and you lose the fun side of planning. Or even lash out and get a wedding planner, I had a stylist come and decorate the venue the morning of the wedding, the last thing I feel a bride should be doing is setting up the venue herself. And nothing more exciting than being blown away with how it all looks when you finally arrive at the reception.”

 

If you would like to see more real weddings at Summergrove Estate, click here or to read more about the venue, click here.

 

 

WEDDING SUPPLIERS

 

Photographer – Nicola Lemon Photography

Venue – Summergrove Estate

Wedding dress – Made with Love Bridal

Shoes – Kookai

Bridesmaid dresses – Alice McCall

Flower Girl Dress – Doll Cake Vintage

Bride’s Hair – Gypsy Rose Hair Boutique

Bridemaid’s Hair – Aleesha Darke Hair

Makeup – Alana Mevissen

Suits – Politix

Bow Ties – Wood And Beau

Rings – Diamonds on Boulevard

Flowers – Wedding Flowers by Julia Rose

Desserts – Flour Of Life Bakery

Celebrant – Shane Vincent

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