Jacqui + Adam’s Royal National Park Wedding

Jacqui’s vision was simple – a vintage, rustic style wedding featuring only Australian natives and selected seasonal, locally grown flowers to tie in with the gorgeous surrounds of the Royal National Park (and her career as an environmental scientist!).

Often, brides don’t have the faintest idea about what flowers are in season and what options are grown locally versus imported flowers, so it was really refreshing to work with Jacqui who was so passionate about minimising her wedding’s impact on the environment. Always ask your florist about what flowers will be in season during your wedding.. not only will this save you from using imported flowers (shipping flowers in from overseas growers leaves a HUGE carbon footprint behind, not to mention those poor flowers are put in cold storage during transit which decreases their lifespan), but it will save you a lot of money and will ensure you get the freshest product possible.

For the bridesmaids, we opted for rustic wrist corsages, with long, trailing ribbons to tie in with their midnight blue dresses, while the gents all wore gum nut buttonholes.  The stunning wedding venue was supplied by Audley Dance Hall, located just past the Audley Weir in the Royal National Park.  Audley Dance Hall is probably one of my favourite venues in Sydney. The team at Audley Dance Hall are amazing, the food is divine and the surrounds are just breathtaking. Jacqui and Adam are such a fun, easy going couple, and it was an absolute honour to help create their special day!

All photos taken by the ridiculously talented  http://www.lifeisnow.com.au/
Stunning venue: http://www.audleydancehall.com.au