Yesterday I started sharing with you some photos from our wedding to mark our one year wedding anniversary (you can catch up on that post here). Today is Part Two of our wedding – the photos and reception, so prepare yourself for lots more photos!
After the ceremony we had all the group photos at the church before heading to the railway station for some photos. I love how they turned out!! It was really lovely to include areas of our lovely town in our photos.
We also drove out onto Lake George (only in the Canberra region!!) and got some photos standing on the (dry areas of) the lake. I loved the wide open spaces and the beautiful light Tony and Marc caught in these photos. They are so beautiful!
Our reception was at Grazing at Gundaroo which has the most amazing food and amazing location! We didn’t look at anywhere else for our reception location as we both loved Grazing so much. They use local produce (and have a massive veggie garden out the back!) which was really important for us. So many people at our wedding travelled to be there so we really wanted to show off where we live and the best the Canberra region has to offer. If you’re ever in Canberra, make sure you visit Grazing for lunch or dinner!
The space was really beautiful and allowed a lot of scope for decoration. We decided to have four long banquet style tables and decorated them with a hessian/burlap table runner and mason jars full of flowers. We had 80 people at our reception and we really wanted to create an intimate feel to our reception. We also decided not to have a bridal table! We sat at one of the middle tables and had our bridal party (and their families) and our family with us at the table.
Our cake was a caramel mud cake, which was absolutely delicious! We wanted a pretty simple, rustic looking cake (to fit with the rest of the wedding). The ‘just married’ bunting on top of the cake I bought off Etsy and it matched with all the hessian/burlap bunting I made to decorate the room.
We had a lot of kids at our wedding. Stu and I have four nieces and nephews, but a lot of my cousins and our friends have young kids (we had 12 kids in total there), so we decided to set up a ‘kids table’ where the kids could draw and colour. I know weddings are really long and there isn’t always something to keep kids entertained so we wanted to make it fun for them too!
This was our first dance, which I’m amazed even happened! Stu had dislocated his knee in a terrible rugby injury 3 months before this and was on crutches for almost 2 months! I did ballroom dancing growing up and I always wanted a ‘choreographed’ first dance but I was just so thankful that Stu could even walk at our wedding without crutches that it didn’t end up mattering to me. Our first dance was to We Found Each Other In The Dark by City and Colour which has been ‘our song’ since we first started dating.
Our wedding was so much fun and we absolutely loved it! I can’t imagine it being any better than it was. It’s so surreal to think that this was a year ago. It’s been an incredible, crazy, wonderful year! I really do have such a wonderful husband and he has made every day since this one better than the last!
I hope you enjoyed reading about our wedding, let me know if you have any questions about anything!!