Tim & Lara’s wedding at The National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda


Tim & Lara’s wedding at The National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda

Tim and Lara met with me last year to discuss their upcoming wedding for 18th October 2014 . Straight away, I could see there was lots of humour, fun and great vibe between them both.

When we caught up to discuss their ceremony preferences, I was really happy to hear their story of how they met and their relationship developing, before an unforgettable proposal 9 years on… This was going to form part of their personalised ceremony and their big day soon came around.

Their ceremony was held in the Camellia Garden of The National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda in the Dandenong Ranges. My husband Jason came along and captured the fun of it all!

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“After years of enduring burger rings and cheezels as an ‘engagement ring’, Lara was excited to have the real deal and made it facebook official before calling everyone.”

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Tim and Lara read out their personal vows… Both of which were truly heartfelt with a bit of added humour (of course!)

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“I promise to keep you guessing so you never get bored but I can’t promise I won’t do something dumb from time to time…”

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“With you I have learned to take it slow, although I could have dealt with getting to the alter a little faster…”

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Tim’s best man Grant then bought the rings forward…. upon opening the box, Lara’s ring fell out and, you guessed it, the laughs continued on…. and on…. and on.

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A bit of video footage was taken of this too… stay tuned for that!

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Luckily the ring was quickly spotted in the grass and Tim was able to eventually wipe his tears of laughter away to continue. Needless to say, it was truly an unforgettable moment.

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A unity sand ceremony followed before Tim was able to seal the deal by kissing his beautiful bride Lara (along with giving her a couple of token bum squeezes.)

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Tim and Lara enjoyed the whole process of developing their ceremony to suit their down to earth and easy going nature and I had so much fun with them both!

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If you are looking for a relaxed process in the lead up to and on your wedding day, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Makeup by | Jessie E Makeup & Beauty Design

Transport by | Kombi Love

Bride’s dress by | Bernadette Pimenta Couture