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REAL WEDDING: Alana + Matt – The Barn at Adams Peak
Alana’s shoes didn’t fit. Matt dropped the rings. A guest went missing and was found asleep in the vineyard. These are the makings of a memorable day, and despite any ‘on-paper’ set-backs, this couple’s relaxed outdoor wedding in the Hunter Valley was as joyful and fun as they come.
Words by Karina Lowndes
21 December 2016

For Alana and Matt, the brief was to host a big, outdoor party for their friends and family. Their solution: The Barn at Adams Peak. A private, rustic space in the Hunter Valley where they were able to create a relaxed wedding. A place where the little things (like Alana’s shoes not fitting) didn’t seem to matter so much.

As long as there was good food and good company, they were happy. Touché, guys.

We asked Alana a few q’s about the day.

Tell us about how you met and the proposal?

We went to school together and ran into each other at a mutual friends place (5+ years after school), and he proposed a few years later on Byron Bay beach.

What DIY projects did you do accomplish for the wedding?

The centrepieces were handmade geometric shapes, which I created with the help of the bridesmaids. We also did the designated selfie area backdrop, and Matt installed the lighting.

What traditions did you involve during your big day?

Every wedding we’ve been to, everyone ends up with ties on heads, which means everyone ends up with ruined ties. So we supplied the ties.

What does marriage mean to you?

Marriage to me is committing to the person you just can’t be without.

Tell us any funny stories that surrounded your wedding?

My sandals didn’t fit properly on the day (they slipped straight off my feet) so I had to wear a horrible $6 pair of silver thongs, We had one guest disappear and fall asleep in a vineyard and I was sick as a dog with a cold the three days leading up. Matt dropped the rings in the ceremony and the whole thing was hilarious.

Ceremony song?

“Video Games”, Lana Del Rey.

First dance song?

“Burn your Name”, Powderfinger.

CREDITS Photos Jac & Heath Photography // Flowers Nadine Solvyns // Ceremony and reception Adams Peak Country Estate // Catering Monkey Place Catering // Furniture Bentwood Events // Bridal gown Elizabeth Dye // Rings Gregory Jewellers // Makeup Laura Miller // Cake Fromage Cake // Celebrant I Do Bespoke Ceremonies

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