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A good old-fashioned barbie: Trina and Damien’s rustic vintage wedding

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 [42] 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.

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Trina looked stunning in a strapless gown with belt detail.


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“We are so different yet can be so similar,” Trina says of her relationship to Damien.





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“The love we share is like no other,” Trina says. “We literally laugh every day.”

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