Browse Real Weddings

Wish to show off your wedding?

Submit your Wedding

Cultures collide at country rustic wedding of Laura-Lee and Mark


At the country rustic wedding of Laura-Lee and Mark, two cultures collided.

Laura-Lee, an Aussie only child, married her beau Mark, a Maori and one of seven children, on March 29, 2018 with 50 guests. “When Mark [32] and I became a couple, I became a part of two beautiful children’s lives, Lleyton and Aanika, and a large Maori extended family which made me feel instantly welcome,” smiles the 36-year-old bride.

Their ceremony and reception took place at The Farm Yarra Valley. “We only looked at three venues, when we saw The Farm with a picture-perfect country setting, easily accessible, a beautiful barn facade and gorgeous farm house dining room we were instantly in love,” says the bride. “With no real wedding history as yet we just hoped the team were up to it, and oh my, they did not disappoint.”

Laura-Lee says the wedding was relaxed, filled with laughter and tears. “We were also mindful of ensuring Lleyton and Aanika felt loved and important on the day, we wanted them to feel comfortable to decide how much or how little they wanted to be involved,” explains the bride. “Our day was made even more special when members of Mark’s family performed a Maori Haka and later in the evening performed a Maori cultural song.”

Photos courtesy of Tizia May Photography.

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 001 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 004 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 003

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 005

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 002

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 008 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 007 scaled
Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 010 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 011 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 009

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 012 scaled

Debbie’s flower crowns blew me away, I have never seen flower crowns so beautiful, they were their own little works of art and I was so glad I went with them in the end,” smiles Laura-Lee.

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 013 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 014

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 020 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 019 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 019 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 021

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 024

The couple were married by Fiona Garrivan. “The moment we met Fiona we knew she was perfect, she took so much time to get to know us,” says the bride.

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 022 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 023 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 027

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 028

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 029

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 030

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 031

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 014 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 016 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 017

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 016

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 020

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 034 scaled

“I ordered my dress sight unseen from a picture to ensure I got exactly what I was after and thankfully,” says Laura-Lee.

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 028 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 029 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 032

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 033

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 037

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 035 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 034 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 040 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 038 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 039

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 041

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 042

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 037 scaled Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography SBS 038 scaled

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 047

Brendan and Adam learnt three songs they had never played before for our day, including some island reggae and Aussie country, they serenaded us at the ceremony, lightly crooned for the canapes and rocked the night away for the reception,” praises the bride.

Laura Mark Country Rustic Wedding Tizia May Photography 049


Featured Suppliers:

Photos courtesy of Tizia May Photography.

Tags: blue grey wedding, blue wedding, country rustic wedding, country wedding, real weddings, rustic wedding, tizia may photography

Similar Real Weddings