The day was so true to their personalities, their passions and everything they as people, and I really loved working with them in their plans and bringing their whole vision to life!
Soph and Justin always imagined having an outdoors beach ceremony right in the sand and by the water's edge at their local Horderns Beach in Bundeena. They also fell in love with the idea of having their reception out on the lawn overlooking Hacking River at Telford Youthworks Deer Park Cabins only 20 minutes from the beach in the Royal National Park Sydney. So that's exactly what they had!! It was a rainy day on wedding eve, so we had indoor set ups ready to go, but you can only imagine the relief on wedding day morning when the rain dried up and the sun came out just in time for their 11am beach wedding! ☀️ 🏄
I assisted the couple from the outset of their wedding plans, and they never stopped surprising me with their amazing ideas and really impressive creative skills!
The couple had a boho beach rustic and native flower theme and they were very hands on with their props! They made their own ceremony arch from driftwood off Horderns Beach, their own timber swing to hang from a tree for their guest photo booth, giant timber LOVE letters, and also a surfboard letterbox for guest cards.
Two big surprises for the 100 wedding guests was when their puppy Kona came running down the aisle at the ceremony - she enjoying digging in the sand with flowers in her collar and all! And the biggest surprise was when the bride and groom arrived to their reception on stand up paddle boards!! A boat went past (conveniently!!), but thank god they practiced as neither fell in! Phew!
The guests enjoyed sitting back in the sun and sea breeze listening to live acoustic music by Fernando Aragones. As the sun went down the camp fire was lit and everyone gathered around the campfire with blankets and lit big 40cm sparklers for some great night time photos!
I played a few different roles in their wedding plans! I was their full wedding planner, décor stylist, full floral supplier/designer and their on the day co-ordinator. Luckily I had gorgeous Eleisha on board on wedding eve to give a lending hand with floral designs, and on wedding morning with the reception set up. Thank you Eleisha!
A huge thank you must go to all of the amazing family and friends of Sophie and Justin who all offered to chip in with the set up and pack down. Many hands make light work, and it was a big team effort by everyone getting everything ready the night before and on the wedding day - it all came together so well on the day because of you all - so thank you!
Congratulations to my gorgeous newlywed couple Mr & Mrs Pyke!
Wishing them a lifetime of love and never ending happiness in the years to come!
Hired linen and vases: @blissful_events_sydney
Cake: Reay's Place Cafe & Catering
Live musician: Fernando Argones
Ceremony Venue: Hordern Beach, Bundeena, Royal National Park
Reception Venue: Youthworks Camps & Conference Centres
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