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Lauren and Blake show effects of drought at country festival wedding


Lauren and Blake went all out for their country festival wedding, with celebrations spanning across three days and including a pre-wedding picnic, the traditional wedding day, and a recovery brunch the day after.

After arriving on horseback, Lauren married her beau at a beautiful countryside ceremony held on September 1, 2019. Comfort was key, with the groom and his groomsmen wearing chinos and linen shirts, and the entire bridal party donning RM Williams boots to combat the harsh country terrain.

“Our wedding was completely unique — a real reflection of us and our relationship,” says the bride. “All 130 guests travelled to Blake’s parents’ property in Bingara, with some even staying for more than four days! It was a great opportunity to support a rural town and show people the effects of drought.”

Photos courtesy of Finishing Image Photography.

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It wouldn’t be a country wedding without an Akubra.

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“Blake and I met on Tinder nearly five years ago when he was studying in Lismore and I was living and working in Yamba. We connected over our shared interest in endurance running as we were both training for our first marathon to be held on the Gold Coast,” says Lauren.

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In keeping with the Australiana theme, Lauren carried a bouquet of dried native flowers.

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While guests settled into party mode, the newlyweds grabbed their Akubra hats and hit the field. The dry, drought-stricken terrain made for some beautiful photos.

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Plenty of DIY elements featured, including picnic-style pallet tables made by the Father of the Bride.

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Photos courtesy of Finishing Image Photography.

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