The tropics were calling for Newcastle’s Mel Thomin and Brendan Cook, who held their rainforest wedding at Boat Harbour on the New South Wales coast.
Mel, 29, and Brendan, 31, planned their picture-perfect day to make sure it reflected their own style. “We are a relaxed couple who love fantastic food, drinks, music and the outdoors,” Mel says.
“We wanted our wedding to represent all that we are and all that we love.”
The laid-back couple wed at The Oasis, a property set on five acres of melaleuca rainforest, on October 10, 2015 in front of 100 friends and family.
“Our celebrant, who is also a muso, sang as I walked down the aisle,” Mel recalls. “We exchanged vows that we had written ourselves and had a friend read a poem that she had written for us.”
While the bridal party headed off in a stretch Kombi, courtesy of Kruisin Kombis, guests enjoyed a feasting table, drinks served from a vintage caravan and live music.
“Once we got to the reception the party was in full swing with great music, cocktails and lawn games,” Mel says.
The bride says there is nothing they would change about their special day.
“I have no regrets,” Mel says. “Everyone says the day goes so quickly, but for me it didn’t. I relaxed, enjoyed and soaked up every moment.”
Photos courtesy of Sail Me to the Moon.
A rustic arbour set the scene for the couple’s rainforest wedding and was festooned with fresh flowers.
Mel was a picture-perfect bride in her embellished wedding gown.
Brendan opted for navy suit pants, braces and an eclectic tie, all from Roger David.
“The theme was natural, industrial with a touch of vintage,” Mel says.
“The day went smoothly, the weather was amazing and the vibe was cruisy,” Mel says.
Video by Wetherill Media.
Brides Accessories: Samantha Wills, Teeki Designs / Brides Gown: Maggie Sottero / Brides Shoes: Glamour Puss / Bridesmaid Shoes: Various / Bridesmaids Accessories: Etsy / Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway / Cake: Frosty Delights / Caterer: Amanda's Catering, The Vintage Caravan / Celebrant: Matt Purcell / Ceremony Music: Matt Purcell / Entertainment: Mike Horbacz / Flowergirl Dress: Handmade for Hannah / Flowers: The Wedding Designer / Grooms Attire: Roger David / Grooms Shoes: Massa / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Groomsmen Shoes: Various / Hair: My Hair Sanctuary / Honeymoon: Europe, South America / Invitations: Etsy / Makeup: Semblance Artistry / Pageboy Attire: Ollie's Place Kidswear / Photographer: Sail Me to the Moon / Rings: My Thing for Bling, WedgeWood Rings / Transport: Krusin Kombis / Venue: The Oasis, One Mile / Venue Decor: The Wedding Designer / Videographer: Wetherill Media