Maddison and Samuel planned their wedding during the COVID pandemic, as a nurse and midwife Maddie was at the absolute centre of the pandemic which certainly added to her stress, however it did not stop them having the absolute wedding of their dreams, a stunning laid back “Native Australian” on an absolute scorcher of a day.
“We felt so much love and energy on the day. Our friends and family were beaming. As a bride, looking out into the crowd during our ceremony and seeing everyone’s faces and not a phone in sight was beyond humbling. We felt so grounded and in the moment.”
Some of the most heartwarming moments of the night included their sweet daughter running over to the couple during the recessional and speaking in front of 147 guests and the fact that their wedding coincided with all the borders opening up, meaning all their loved ones made the big day.
Signage and menus incorporated the couples love for music with bold seventies fonts against soft beiges and neutral palettes with bursts of orange. Mr Goaty gelato bike was an absolute saviour on a 43-degree day that guests enjoyed dessert before dinner!
As much as the wedding was a celebration of Maddison and Samuels love, it ably demonstrated the strength and love within the family and community. Family members hadn’t seen each other for months due to COVID restrictions and guests were so grateful to be with one another.
Despite having a wedding in unusual times, perseverance was key and no postponement to the original date was ever made. In the couple’s own words, “COVID did not rule the wedding, love won.”