Designed around intimacy, Laura and Tom’s wedding goes to show that it doesn’t need to be extravagant to be a beautiful celebration. With plans that started as a large wedding in Tasmania, this loved-up couple felt it just wasn’t them. So, they decided an intimate Northern Territory wedding to celebrate their love felt much more meaningful.
Before we get into the details surrounding their special day, let us share their love story. Described as the definition of ‘head over heels’. When they first met twelve months ago through mutual friends, things just felt so right. Laura describes it as a subconscious thought that when she first saw Tom, she knew he was going to be her husband. And, she wasn’t wrong!
Although their day was planned to be enjoyed with immediate family, the current circumstances meant that Laura’s parents, brother and her 2 close friends weren’t able to travel to the Northern Territory. Nevertheless, they were able to incorporate sentimental items into their day to add a unique family touch. Laura wore Tom’s Great Oma’s brooch in her hair, their grandparents photographs sat on a beautiful antique signing table, their tablecloth was from Tom parents wedding day and Laura’s Aunty Carole handmade a lace ring cushion. And, talk about a unique touch, Aunty Carole sent this all the way over from France!
Situated amongst the beautiful banks of the Adelaide River, Mt Bundy Station is located 117kms from Darwin. Laura and Tom celebrated their ceremony on a bush block in front of a billabong with Melaleuca trees. Chosen because of their love of being outdoors. and exploring the Territory. With the hopes of a true top end wedding experience, this venue made it unique for them.
For the reception, they headed over to the Beer Garden where the station owners had a beautiful table setup with candles and flowers. As a surprise, Tom’s sister arranged a singer to join the reception. These newlyweds spent their night dancing and celebrating their love in true territory style.
Finally, we asked them both to describe their favourite moment of the day. Of course, Tom’s was the moment he saw Laura walking towards him at the ceremony. Whereas Laura’s favourite moment was when the two were exchanging vows. Above all, Laura and Tom absolutely adored their day and each other. We are so grateful for them sharing their experience with us and we loved getting to hear their story!