A wedding should simply be a celebration of all the people and things you love in the world – your favourite drinks, food, music, flowers. That’s exactly what Ben and Chloe’s wedding was. From walking down the aisle together to ease their nerves, to spending 18 months scouting the most beautiful vintage furniture they could find, this wedding hosted at The Farm House is everything that encompasses a relaxed wedding, full of love.
Check out their day below, captured by Jonny Scott Photography.
Hey Ben and Chloe, in a nutshell, how would you describe your wedding day?
We’d say they are totally right when they say it’s the best day ever.
What did you expect to be the best part of the day in the lead-up and what did it end up being?
I was really looking forward to the party. I was nervous about the formalities, so I wanted them to be over pretty quick, but my favourite part of the day ended up being the reveal, before the ceremony, where Ben and I got to hang out with the bridal party after spending the night apart. Very relaxed and fun vibes as I allowed for plenty of time for these photos and the excitement of all our favourite people together before we were caught up in the wedding festivities. It really made a huge difference to me during the ceremony as all my nerves had disappeared, especially because Ben and I walked down the aisle together, so it was more of a shared experience as opposed to the bride being “given away” in more traditional ceremonies.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what made you decide to do that?
We wrote our own vows because we wanted to tell each other how much we meant to one another in our own words.
What was it about The Farm House that made you choose it?
Ben wanted a field, so Ben got a field. We love camping and the relaxed vibes of being outdoors, so we couldn’t really imagine getting married in a venue. The Farmhouse is such a flexible venue and of course, absolutely stunning. It was just perfect for what we were after. As soon as I stepped foot on the property, I said to Ben, “Let’s book it!”
Now that you’re married, what’s your best piece of wedding planning advice you can share?
Do exactly what you want, not because others are expecting you to. There’s no reason anything has to be done the “traditional” way, so if it’s not you, don’t do it.
If you had your time again, is there anything you’d do differently?
Very few things would be done differently – such as hire more people to do more things, but you don’t know that until you’re doing it! But otherwise, everything was perfect, I would love to do it again, just to experience the day all over again.
Finish these sentences: My partner is…
The sweetest little cherry pie.
The best thing we did at our wedding was…
Have a cocktail style reception! Pizza, beer and a reggae band set the vibes and very few formalities. We wanted a party, not a sit down dinner and it was the absolute best choice for us!
We splurged on…
Nothing really was a splurge, but we went for quality in some areas that meant a lot to us, such as our florist who Ben has been a customer of for 10 years, our photographer had just done two of our friends’ weddings, the videographer is a dear friend, tipis as they are awesome and stylist/coordinator for ease and convenience on the day.
We saved on…
We spent 18 months collecting vintage furniture which we were able to sell after the wedding which went towards our honeymoon in Sri Lanka.
CREDITS: Photography Jonny Scott Photography // Videography Lovedays Cinema // Flowers Toogood Flower Studio // Venue The Farm House // Catering The Italian Job // Cake Le Fromage Yard // Styling Arctic Fox // Stationery Minted // Bridal Gown vintage // Brides Shoes Selected // Accessories Etsy // Robes Kiyomi Byron Bay and Elli Jewelry // Grooms Suit Ferrari Formal // Groomsmen Gifts Vintage Cufflinks, Zippo Lighters, Cigars & Cigar Boxes // Bowties ASOS // Rings Handmade by On the Rocks Jewellers // Hair Mish & Co // Makeup Rachelle Ferrara // Music Satisvibes // Celebrant Josh Fisk // Caravan Bar Gathering Events // Tips Gold Coast Tipis.