Bridget & Timothy’s Rustic Farm Real Wedding

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We do love a relaxed wedding vibe and today’s wedding may be the most chilled out do we’ve ever shared here on Mrs2be! Bridget and Tim headed 5km out of their city, Melbourne, to share a rustic farm wedding with their closest family and friends and we’re delighted to be sharing it with you today. 

“Tim and I met when we became housemates! I moved into a share house with him and two others (who were a couple). We barely spent any time together for the first 6 months or so, but then our other housemates went away on holiday and we got to know each other… The rest is history! We got engaged on the last night of a holiday in France – we were on an evening river cruise along the river Seine and he completely surprised me!” explained Bridget. 

Although Bridget would have been happy with a simple registry office wedding, Tim was keen for them to have a ‘proper’ wedding. “I’d visited the Children’s Farm since childhood and knew it would make a lovely relaxed venue with an outdoorsy, rustic feel without making our friends and family travel out of town!” said Bridget. 

With the Collingwood Children’s Farm as their backdrop Bridget made many of the details for the day including the wedding cake, flower arrangements and scented soy wax candle favours. “Tim and one of his groomsmen climbed the massive old Oak tree we were married under to string festoon lights through its branches after we realised at the last minute that daylight savings would end the week before the wedding and we’d possibly be getting married in the dark!” she added. 

Wearing a hand-sequinned green dress that she had specially made, Tim and Bridget exchanged their vows under an oak tree. “My highlight was walking down the ‘aisle’ to Tim’s smiling, crying face. It’s funny how it doesn’t seem to matter how sure you are about the marriage, you still get nervous waiting for the ceremony to start! Seeing Tim put that to rest completely and I was so excited to just get on with the ceremony and marry him!” she said. 

Bridget’s Advice

I would advise you to nominate someone to be in charge of the decision making/question answering on the day. Without a wedding planner or event manager, I was frequently interrupted while getting ready with questions from vendors as things inevitably went wrong (rain!) or needed to be clarified. Also, wet weather back up plans are great. Especially in late Autumn – what were we thinking! 

I loved that nobody had phones or cameras out during our ceremony, but if you don’t hire a videographer, nominate one guest you trust to video the ceremony for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s shaky or poor quality – the ceremony is such an overwhelming, emotional blur that it’s hard to remember and I wish I had just one video to watch back and see exactly how it played out.

Wedding Suppliers

Venue: Collingwood Children’s Farm

Wedding Invitations: BWedding Invitations

Photographer: Darin Collison 

Dress: Custom Belluccio

Accessories: Love On Jewellery

Grooms Suit: Saba

Menus & Place Cards: Adorn Invitations

Food: Ed Dixon Food Design

Flowers: Azalea Flowers 

 

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