Leighton and Lauren had a really superbly organised day that just worked out ever so well.
It was an early start given their mid-morning wedding timing and the girls were in full preparation mode when we arrived. Lauren had three bridesmaids which included two Kristen’s – Kristen One, her sister and Princess-of-Honour, was helping out with a bit of sewing, and Kristen Two was doing all the girls hair, and quite beautifully too.
The non-Kristen bridesmaid is Amanda. Amanda gets married to Amos later in the year, who, co-incidentally, was one of Leighton’s groomsmen in addition to his two brothers.
That made for a really happy wedding party, in that everyone is so obviously close and friendly and happy to be with one another.
Lauren’s dad had a “first-look” at his beautiful daughter after she was ready. You’ve got to love these happy-sad times that mean so much to each family member. There’s a story to be told every moment. At a wedding, so often the focus is about the day, a little bit about the future, but for every person involved I see the stories of the past written in their eyes, “This is that little girl I held, fast asleep, in the middle of the night…”
The wedding was on one of Sydney’s recent super-humid days. I know both Leighton and I noticed it!
Lauren had done a heap of work on details for the wedding day too – a photobooth was heaps of fun, there were jams and beautiful home made sweets for the guests to take home (I think Lauren’s grandfather had done a lot of work there!), there were lots and lots of historic family photos and a few from our recent engagement session placed right around the venue. It gave the place a really wonderful family feel.
The speeches were very funny all round. And from our point of view it was really lovely to have our blog post quoted from the engagement session when Lauren’s Dad spoke. And yes, it’s even more obvious to notice just how in love Lauren and Leighton are.
Congratulations and the happiest of marriages to you both.
Marriage celebrant is Lee Seymour of Next Step Ceremonies
Their highly recommended and brilliant wedding day organiser Julia Robinson is on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Makeup by Katherine of Kats Eyes
The girls got prepared at Cremorne Point Manor
Flowers by La Vie en Rose Yes, again! We hope to catch up soon with Linda and her team and show you some more of their wonderful work.
Wedding ceremony and reception at The Tea Rooms – Gunners’ Barracks
Please check out our facebook page for more photos from the wedding.
Thanks for looking,