After six years together, Trina Wormald and Damien Trudgian wed in an idyllic setting in the presence of their two young children.
The Gold Coast couple walked down the aisle at their rustic vintage wedding on September 12, 2015 at Maleny Retreat in front of 99 friends and family.
The reception was then held in the venue’s marquee, and the barbecue buffet was designed to make guests feel like they had been invited around for a barbie. It was after all, how the couple first met. “Damien  and I met against all odds on an annual Australia Day pilgrimage to the Gold Coast for barbecues and friends,” explains Trina. “Little did we know that day would be life changing.”
Trina, 41, looked stunning in a simple strapless gown from Luv Bridal & Formal and the venue decorations were her own vision with cute signs, a lolly bar and outdoor spaces for guests to gather adding to the rustic theme. “Our wedding day was a true reflection of ourselves. From the nicknames as placecards, to the Jenga guestbook, to the Lego cake toppers, to the barbecue buffet and festival feel,” Trina says.
Despite juggling two young children, Trina describes herself as a relaxed bride. “I was a pretty easygoing bride, which was amazing considering I have two small children,” she says.
“The entire planning and styling was done by myself and I should have asked for more helpers on the day to take the stress out, but that’s what comes with a DIY wedding.”
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Oliphant Photography.
Trina looked stunning in a strapless gown with belt detail.
“We are so different yet can be so similar,” Trina says of her relationship to Damien.
“The love we share is like no other,” Trina says. “We literally laugh every day.”
Brides Accessories: Etsy / Brides Gown: Luv Bridal & Formal - Designer Direct / Brides Shoes: Parisxox - Etsy / Bridesmaid Shoes: Their own / Bridesmaids Accessories: Cutie Girl - Etsy / Bridesmaids Dresses: Renz rags - Etsy / Cake: Bride's mum / Caterer: At Your Service Gourmet Catering / Celebrant: As You Wish Weddings and Ceremonies / Entertainment: Noosa DJ's / Flowergirl Dress: Custom made / Flowers: The Little Flower Stall / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Custom made / Grooms Shoes: Lowes / Groomsmen Attire: Custom made / Hair: Chantal Wilcock / Honeymoon: Beach Club Hamilton Island / Invitations: Sweet Bella Stationery / Lolly Buffet: Tom's Warehouse, Platinum Wedding Hire / Makeup: Bronwyn Haig-Godden / Pageboy Attire: Custom made, Boytique Express - Etsy / Photobooth: DIY, Cloud Nine Weddings / Photographer: Jennifer Oliphant Photography / Rings: Master Jeweller, Stonebrook Jewellery / Venue: Maleny Retreat / Venue Decor: Maleny Retreat, Portable Powder Rooms, Party Beans, Event Letters, Mr Jenkins, A Little Vintage Bliss, Platinum Wedding Hire, Cloud Nine Weddings / Videographer: Keep Still Photography / Wedding Night Accommodation: Maleny Retreat / Wedding Planner: Cloud Nine Weddings