Breaking a tradition that many consider outdated anyway, Nicholas Comeadow took on his wife’s surname, that of Corinne Wilkins.
“We’re not particularly traditional or conventional, so when I decided that I wanted to keep my surname, Nick decided to change his and take my name instead,” says the bride. Nick and Corinne, aged 27 and 34 respectively, married at their elegant country wedding on November 19, 2016 with 120 guests.
A ceremony at The Covent Gardens was followed by a reception at Broken Hill Civic Centre. After getting ready, the couple had a “first-look”. “We had a private moment, where Nick came to my location to see me for the first time,” explains Corinne. “He stood facing mum while she described how I looked without giving too much away, he then got to turn around and see me, while our photographer captured his response, and our first moment together without the crowd, just us.”
Their reception area was stunningly decorated with crystal candelabras, crystal vases with flowers, crystal place card holders and rose gold sequin table runners. Less elegant perhaps, was their photo time. “Our photoshoot felt like bridal boot camp,” laughs the bride. “We trekked through a creek, climbed a rocky dirt hill and danced on the steps of a rundown building.”
Photos courtesy of PaulMac Photography.
“Nick stayed by my side during the loss of my beloved grandma… it was then that we realised life is too short to waste,” reflects Corinne.
Corinne’s flattering mermaid lace gown was the perfect silhouette for her gorgeous figure.
Corinne’s trio of maids were elegantly swathed in navy blue sequin gowns. Here are some more gorgeous bridesmaid looks.
Broken Hill provided plenty of shabby-chic photo backdrops.
The entire bridal party was elegantly dressed by Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal.
“It seemed that all our friends and family knew we were meant to be together, we were just the last ones to figure it out,” Corinne says of their relationship.
Brides Accessories: Sarta Boutique, Ebony and Ivory / Brides Gown: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Brides Shoes: Pink Paradox, Liza Emanuele / Bridesmaids Accessories: Ebony and Ivory / Bridesmaids Dresses: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Cake: Country Cakes by Lizzie / Caterer: The Gourmet Chef / Celebrant: Celebrations by Di / Ceremony Music: DJ Johnny Bugeja / Ceremony Venue: The Covent Gardens / Flowers: The Little Bloom Studio / Grooms Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Grooms Shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Groomsmen Attire: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Groomsmen Shoes: Ferrari Formalwear & Bridal / Hair: NVU / Honeymoon: MTA / Makeup: NVU / Pageboy Attire: Rudolph Alagich / Photographer: PaulMac Photography / Reception Venue: Broken Hill Civic Centre / Rings: Burrow Jewellers / Wedding Night Accommodation: Broken Hill Outback Church Stay