A timeless and natural Australian wedding on the family farm
Charlie / 19 May 2012
Sometimes a wedding comes along that evokes all kinds of feelings inside me that I almost can’t explain – I find those bigger questions in life bubbling to the surface, although I can’t really put my finger on it.
When I stumbled across this beautiful Australian wedding, it really captured me, and I shall have to put it down to how genuine it seemed to be – truly a representation of the couple (Harriet and Mat) who were getting married. Nothing about it feels contrived or put on, it’s just natural, real and utterly lovely.
I could have easily sent you a link to the original blog feature I saw, but I so loved this wedding that I got in touch with the photographer Tim Coulson to ask if I could share additional pictures which were featured on his blog. So a big thank you to Tim for letting me share this beautiful wedding with you.
This wedding captures everything I believe a wedding should be about – the two of you, your life together, your family and friends, and all done in a very natural and not overly fussy way. This wedding sits naturally within its setting and makes the most of the beauty surrounding them. I’m a tiny bit jealous I wasn’t on the invite list to this wedding it’s so lovely!
I love that the ladies of the family went out together and gathered the flowers for the wedding, truly seasonal, natural and ‘of the place’. The other snippet I enjoyed reading, was the the bride’s headpiece was made by a friend just moments before it was placed on her head before the wedding.
Doesn’t Harriet look stunning? She also used leaves to print the fabric for her wedding dress, which was created by a local dressmaker to Harriet’s design.
I also love the groom’s outfit, but mostly because as an organic garlic farmer, it seems to be appropriate to him, not because it was necessarily a ‘trendy’ choice (I secretly wish men still dressed like this).
All their family and friends pitched in to help get ready for the wedding, something I strongly believe is such a lovely way to make your wedding even more memorable.
The massive to-do list is just brilliant – if you visit Tim Coulson’s blog you’ll see it reads “please claim + do + cross off!” – I’m wishing we’d had a list like this for our wedding.
A big family feast was held outdoors, with simply but prettily dresses tables and lots of delicious looking food – plus a barbeque with the groom in charge (that’s the kind of groom I love!).
And what more fitting way to end the day with a live band and lots of dancing…
I can’t really put into words what and why I love this wedding so much, I just hope it’s stirred something inside of you, like it did me, and if you’re in the midst of planning your wedding that it helps inspire you to be true to yourselves.
Do take a look at some of other timeless weddings I’ve come across and just fallen head-over-heels in love with. This wedding was originally found when it was featured on Green Wedding Shoes – have a read for more details about the wedding.
Images: Tim Coulson
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