Bridget & Tim: A Lovely & Laid Back Wedding for a Rustic Farm Celebration
Good morning to our wonderful readers, both loyal and new, we’re oh-so delighted that you have landed on our pretty pages for the wedding of Bridget and Timothy. For those seeking a chic country, rustic detailed and truly personal wedding, then I guarantee you’re going to adore every detail about this duo’s wedding which has a warm family focus.
Their special day was captured by the oh-so talented Darin Collison Photography, who’s work we continue to adore every single time a wedding pings into our inbox. He so effortlessly captured the love behind Bridget and Tim’s wedding, the vibe that they were trying to achieve, and in doing so, created some of the most gorgeous memories that I’m sure the newlyweds will treasure. We’re certainly adoring them.
Bridget and Tim tied the knot on a sunny Autumnal day and invited 34 of their closed friends and family to celebrate. They both opted for a venue that held a place close to the heart for Bridget, and along with with plenty of DIY elements including a delicious cake, candles and twinkling festoon lights they created the day of their dreams.
Let’s find out more from their special day, shall we?
For Tim and Bridget, it wasn’t actually love at first sight. The two met as housemates, but barely spent time with each other for the first 6 months, it was only when their other two housemates went away on holiday that they finally got the chance to know each other.
“We were housemates! I moved into a share house with Tim and two others (who were a couple). We barely spent any time together for the first 6 months or so, but then our other housemates went away on holiday and we got to know each other… The rest is history!”
Timothy romantically proposed to Bridget in France during an evening cruise along the River Siene and they married at the Children’s Farm since their hearts were set on a relaxed and rustic outdoor wedding.
“On the last night of a holiday in France – we were on an evening river cruise along the river Seine and he completely surprised me!”
The couple, who opted to have a ‘first-look’ before their wedding just proved how special this moment can be. Although many couples opt to see each other from either end of the aisle, we adore how a first-look can help to make you feel more relaxed and banish any worries away.
Bridget’s advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship is to marry someone that you know well, to avoid any unwanted surprises; “Marry your best friend… or housemate – no surprises!”
The wedding-day design and foliage and floristry were courtesy of Azalea Flowers, who managed to convey the exact vibe that the duo were going for, looking pretty in their venue of choice.
Beautiful bride, Bridget, wanted to avoid the convectional wedding day look by choosing a designer gown that she could wear again. Her custom-made tea-length dress was a lovely subtle green colour, adorned with delicate beading and embellishments.
“I had always thought I’d be very relaxed about choosing a wedding dress as I’m not the type to want the ‘fairytale’ look or even necessarily wear white. I thought I’d just take the opportunity to buy a gorgeous designer dress, not something bridal! After couple of months of searching, I realised I wasn’t going to find anything that felt special enough and had developed an idea of what I wanted but couldn’t find it anywhere!”
“I went into Belluccio on a whim when I was walking past (it was nearby our house at the time) because they had intricately beaded dresses in the window and I hoped they may know where to locate the type of fabric I wanted… In the end they helped create my vision, even having the fabric custom beaded (well, sequined) for me!”
Bridget’s wedding-day look was completed with a delicate hair piece that entwined in her hair. The shimmering leaves added a touch of rustic glamour that married their theme and the style together effortlessly. Her accessories were sourced from Love on Jewellery and shoes were found on Novo.
Breaking tradition again, it was actually Tim that wanted a ‘proper‘ wedding, so to compromise the two opted for an intimate day filled with love at one of Bridget’s most loved venues, Collingwood Children’s Farm. Not only did the venue conjure up beloved past memories for Bridget, but it held everything that they both wanted from their day; rustic elements, outdoor spaces and it was close to home so that guests could relax and enjoy the day, too. Guests were invited to their countryside affair by BWedding Invitations.
“I had never really thought much about my wedding day and in fact would have been happy to go to the Registry and out for a nice meal (or skip marriage all together!) – it was actually Tim that wanted a ‘proper’ wedding!”
“I’d visited the Childrens’ Farm since childhood and knew it would make a lovely relaxed venue with an outdoorsy/ rustic feel without making our friends and family travel out of town!”
The favourite moment of the day was actually quite funny, in Bridget’s own words! However, these emotions just make it real. Remember, it’s OK to get emotional and nervous before and during the ceremony, it’s a huge commitment.
“I hate to say it but walking down the ‘aisle’ to Tim’s smiling, crying face was the best moment. It’s funny how it doesn’t seem to matter how sure you are about the marriage, you still get nervous waiting for the ceremony to start! Seeing Tim put that to rest completely and I was so excited to just get on with the ceremony and marry him!”
There were plenty of DIY elements that married the day together with the relaxed and rustic theme:
“I made our cake, including sugar flowers to decorate it; one of my bridesmaids sat on the floor of our apartment with me for hours on the eve of the wedding, stripping flower stems and arranging them in vases for the tables. Tim and I made the scented soy wax candles together for the bonbonniere and Tim and one of his groomsmen climbed the massive old Oak tree we were married under to string festoon lights through its branches after we realised at the last minute that daylight savings would end the week before the wedding and we’d possibly be getting married in the dark!”
Please, just how delicious does this home-baked chocolatey cake look?!
We then asked the couple if there would be anything that either of them would have done differently, or change.
“I’d nominate someone to be in charge of the decision making/question answering on the day. Without a wedding planner or event manager, I was frequently interrupted while getting ready with questions from vendors as things inevitably went wrong (rain!) or needed to be clarified. Also, wet weather back up plans are great. Especially in late Autumn. What were we thinking!”
The dapper groom, Tim don a suit from Saba and his look was completed with a buttonhole that perfectly matched Bridget’s own hair vine and custom-designed dress. A gorgeous duo, indeed!
Bridget’s pearls of wisdom are ones that we actually hear a lot of. So, take note Brides as this may be you saying something similar after your own special day.
“I loved that nobody had phones or cameras out during our ceremony, but if you don’t hire a videographer, nominate one guest you trust to video the ceremony for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s shaky or poor quality – the ceremony is such an overwhelming, emotional blur that it’s hard to remember and I wish I had just one video to watch back and see exactly how it played out.”
As we draw to a close on this beautiful wedding, we would just like to say a little thank you to the couple, Bridget and Tim for letting us share your wedding day. We’ve adored reading about the pretty details and your own precious love story. From The Wedding Affair, we would like to wish you a wonderful future and a healthy and happy marriage.
Also, a huge thank you to photographer, Darin Collison for capturing the memories from the day in such a dreamy way. For a full story of the day, we have a gallery of all the images below, along with full vendor credits.
Have you enjoyed reading about Bridget and Tim’s special wedding day, perhaps you’ve taken away some inspiration for your own day? Please do let us know by saying “Hello” in the comments section below.
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The Team Behind The Talent
Ceremony Venue: Collingwood Children’s Farm Reception Venue: Collingwood Children’s Farm Cake: Made by Bride Photography: Darin Collison Photography Wedding Dress: Belluccio Grooms Suit: Saba Makeup: Zoe O’Meara Hair: Justine O Shoes: Novo Accessories: Love on Jewellery Florist: Azalea Flowers Food: Ed Dixon Food Design Menu’s & Place Cards: Adorn Invitations Wedding Invitations: BWedding Invitations Bridesmaids: Own Gowns