Emma and Tom keep it simple with relaxed country wedding

Content Team
Updated on: March 16, 2022

‘Keep it simple’ was the motto behind the relaxed country wedding of Emma Langley and Tom O’Shaunessey.

The Newcastle couple, both 27, married on September 5, 2015 with minimal fuss and formalities, “reflective of our personalities,” says Emma. “It was a relaxed and intimate ceremony, comprised of handwritten vows and music played by close friends, surrounded by our favourite company,” she says.

Emma and Tom first met through mutual friends. After dating just five weeks, they bid each other a fond farewell and headed off on respective trips to Europe which, by coincidence, were planned for the same time. “It was very difficult to say goodbye,” recalls Emma. A week later after checking into her London hotel, Emma was walking past a tavern when Tom spotted her through the window! “Tom changed his travel plans to meet me in Santorini six weeks later,” Emma says. “The rest is  history!”

They married at Adam’s Peak Country Estate in Broke, NSW, which boasts a gorgeous backdrop of the valley and mountains. “There was an ominous dark rain cloud in the west and a rainbow in the north,” explains Emma. “Post ceremony our guests headed up to the viewing deck for canapes, espresso martini’s and cigars.” Their reception was styled as a dinner party with classic long tables and share platters.

Emma says Tom is the most genuine and caring man she has ever met. Tom simply says he loves “everything” about Emma. “Her selflessness, generosity and beautiful nature are her top three attributes.”

Photos courtesy of Nicholas Joel Photography.



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Fleur & Threads‘ gorgeous white anemone bouquets were divine against Emma and her bridesmaids’ minimalist gowns.





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Pastor and friend, Trevor Williams, officiated the “intimate and authentic ceremony, with the people we cherish,” describes Emma.






Groom Tom was dashing in his airforce blue suit and charcoal linen bow tie.


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Emma chose relaxed and elegant soft curls, natural makeup and minimal accessories for her country chic wedding day.




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Twinkling festoon lighting strewn around the property created a magical setting for Emma and Tom’s springtime nuptials.



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Location: Newcastle

Styles: Rustic

Setting: Garden / Chapel


Tags: blue wedding, country wedding, garden wedding, real weddings, relaxed wedding

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