16 Aug Lauren + Tom
Lauren and Tom
Married on 15 April 2023
Tom and Lauren frequently organised date nights for each other, so nothing was out of the ordinary when Tom organised a picnic just before Christmas in 2022. They drove down to the beach for their picnic and on the way, Lauren accidentally brushed her hand passed something that felt suspiciously like a ring box in Tom’s pocket – the rest of the car ride passed in silence. Finally arriving at their secret spot near the MAAC club where they first met, it was immediately obvious that high tide and a strong wind was going to mean a last minute location change. Relocating to another regular date spot, Lauren became increasingly sure this was the moment, and while rummaging in the picnic bag for drinks, Tom got on one knee! After the initial shock, she of course said yes and they spent a very special Christmas breaking the news to their family and friends!
Why we chose our venue
We chose to have our wedding in the southwest, as it was where we shared our first holiday together and have enjoyed many since. Sur Isle Estate is a special place for us as it has friendship connections and seemed a perfect place to celebrate our wedding surrounded by our nearest and dearest.
I think the biggest highlight was see the wedding come to life in 4 months, we couldn’t have done it without our amazing vendors getting on board so quickly and to our amazing wedding co-ordinator Anneliese Hvalgaard. Our fairytale forest reception dinner was beyond magical and the rain stopped just before our guests walked out. Sharing our special day with our nearest and dearest friends and family was also beautiful, there was just so much love and happiness in the air for Tom and I.
Processional: Blessings by Hollow Coves
Signing: Days in the sun by Ziggy Alberts and Chateau by Angus and Julia Stone
Recessional: One kiss by Calvin Harris / Dua Lipa
Reception Entrance: Best day of my life by American Authors
First Dance: This years love by David Grey
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Meet the Vendors
Accommodation & Venue Sur Isle Estate
Beverages & Catering Meelup Farmhouse
Celebrant Dianne Johnston
Coordinator Anneliese Hvalgaard
DJ Jordan Adamson-Holmes
Engagement Rings She Fine Jewellery, Lola Knight
Bridesmaids Shona Joy
Wedding Gown Tuscany Bridal – Essense of Australia.
Alterations Studio Ilka.
Suits MJ Bale
Florist LaMyrtle Style House
Furniture Hire Hire in Style
Hair Studio CM
Makeup TXC Collective- Courtney
Photographer Lewis French
Planner Anneliese Hvalgaard
Stationery & Signage Little Luxe Hire Co.
Stylist Anneliese Hvalgaard
Videographer Jakob Thompson
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