Harriet and Andy tied the knot over a beautiful three-day celebrationin an ethereal and enchanting setting with their most dearest…
“I’m going to marry that man,” … It was with such confidence that Harriet proclaimed (and manifested) her future the moment she laid eyes on Andy. At the Dolphin pub in Surry Hills, the couple engaged in deep conversation, but as we all know Fairies, timing is everything. Unfortunately, it wasn’t right then. Months went by and the two bumped into each other again at Theo Chambers party and Harriet decided to secure her man by beelining straight to him and throwing an after-party. Now that is a girl who knows what she wants!
As time progressed, so did their relationship and eventually, Andy proposed to Harriet on her 31st birthday under the pretence of a scavenger hunt. Finishing at their favourite place in the world, Whale Beach, Andry dropped to one knee as their most treasured love, Maxcee (their dog) joined them.
The wedding celebration was a three-day affair that took place at various locations around the picturesque Southern Highlands, New South Wales.
Renowned Australian stylist Marina Didovich worked with Harriet to create a different look for each occasion, leaning into Harriet’s love of designer wares and a special piece of couture for her dream day.
Historic Osborne House hosted the couple’s cocktail style welcome soiree. It was one of the first events at this luxurious property since its recent launch. The sprawling estate also accommodated the bride and groom’s families and closest friends throughout the celebration.
The ethereal ceremony took place in a forest of trees on a private family estate as Dan Fontaine lead a 20 piece orchestra. The reception saw 170 guests seated in a marquee filled with crystal chandeliers and lush, cascading florals including Dutch masters, golden age, and overgrown goodness to recreate the bride’s cosmic garden of dreams. Famed Chef Jordan Toft (Mimi’s, Bert’s) developed the menu with catering team Cook and Waiter bringing the vision to life. Think Caviar trolleys, crustacean bars and a provincial coastal menu and style of service. Following the reception, guests were escorted into a separate marquee space that was transformed into a lavish club and lounge.
As a twist on a traditional wedding recovery, the couple celebrated the groom’s birthday with an Ethereal, Enigmatic & euphoric inspired love affair by day and a lakeside disco by night, both on the private estate.
Fairies, be inspired…
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Wedding date: 11 March 2022
Bride’s dress: Custom gown designed by Harriet in collaboration with Marina Diddovich
Bride’s shoes: Aquazzura
Bride’s Jewellry: ALINKA
Bride’s second dress: Steven Khalil
Bride’s second shoes: Rene Caovilla
Bride’s third dress: Paolo Sebastian
Groom’s suit: Gucci
Groom’s shoes: Tom Ford
Venue: Wollumbi Estate, Private Estate Southern Highlands
Rings: Matthew Ely Jewellery
Cake: Faye Cahill
Music: Dan Fontaine’s Orchestra
Djs: Alice Q, Pink Lloyd, Jordy Burrows & Richy Penny
Catering: Menu by Jordan Toft, Catering by Cook & Waiter & Osborn House
Invitations: Silvana Heras & Naomi Bulger
Creative Director: Tony Assness
Planner: After The Rock
Stylist: Marina Didovich
Photographer: Alice Mahran (wedding) & Chloe Paul (socials) + Jack Bennett & Michael Comninus (Recovery)
Videographer: Dear Vincent
Hair: Alan White
Makeup: Liz Kelsh