We bang on about unique, quality south coast wedding venues and vendors a lot. But Lauren and Deeon are proof that when you do your homework, you reap the rewards.
Choosing to marry at Seacliff House Gerringong (one of our fave south coast wedding venues) they recruited some of the most talented wedding folk out there like David Campbell Imagery, Ripple Weddings, Flowers on the Mill, The Wedding and Event Creators, Ashdown & Bee, Sammy & Lola and Jane Zwar to create the ultimate marquee wedding.
Tell us about how you met and the proposal?
We met in the coastal town of Crescent Head where both our families had been holidaying over the Christmas break for years but we never crossed paths until four years ago at the one pub in town ‘The Tav’. We instantly connected over our love of the beach, our favourite holiday destination and our fun-loving outlook on life and never looked back from that chance encounter
The proposal happened back in Crescent Head. Deeon drove along the beach in his 4WD, set up a picnic under the canopy of his car on a secluded section of the beach and had organised a picnic.
Once I finally sat down, Deeon said “Look, whales”. I finally turned around after scanning the ocean for a while and Deeon was down on one knee with a ring in one hand and holding his surfboard in front of him which he had written on in big letters, ‘Will you marry me?’. Safe to say it’s love when you sacrifice a surfboard for a proposal.
What sort of vibe were you trying to create for the day?
A mix of modern and rustic, bringing the outdoors in and keeping it relaxed and fun.
What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?
Try to relax, not get overwhelmed and stay true to yourselves as a couple and what you value most.
What does marriage mean to you?
Trust, friendship, loyalty, being there for one another, having fun together, creating a life together which involves spontaneity, adventure and family.
What was your favourite moment on your wedding day?
The ceremony as well as the dance floor as it went off!
Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats.
First dance song?
Angus and Julia Stone – The Wedding Song
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CREDITS: Photos David Campbell Imagery // Videographer Ripple Weddings // Flowers Flowers on the Mill // Ceremony and reception Seacliff House Gerringong // Catering Duck Duck Goose Catering // Cake Baked by Gemma // Styling The Wedding and Event Creators // Marquee Lighting Sammy & Lola // Stationery Do It Yourself Invitations // Signage Ashdown & Bee // Bridal gown Helen Rodrigues // Brides shoes Sophia Webster // Veil Joyce Jackson // Accessories and rings Nicholas Haywood // Bridesmaid dresses Zimmermann // Bridesmaid gifts Sarah and Sebastian // Groom and groomsmen suits Industrie (pants) and Politix (jacket) // Groomsmen gifts Channel Islands Surfboards // Ties OTAA // Hair Kristen Wells // Makeups Stacey McPherson // Music Baker Boys Band // Celebrant Jane Zwar.