Sam and Rebecca are born and bred Canberrans. And as much as you might want to dis Australia’s capital city lately, there is absolutely nothing to dis about this wedding. In fact, it’s one of the most romantic, happy weddings we’ve laid eyes on in quite some time (and just wait until you see the groom’s face as he sees his bride for the first time).
Sam and Rebecca met at their local church when they were just 14 and 15 years old respectively. While Sam spent a good chunk of time crushing on Rebecca, it wasn’t until four years later that they finally became a couple.
The pair used drama and romance to inspire the décor and styling for their rustic barn reception venue, Kimo Estate in Gundagai.
‘Because of the barn’s character and dramatic feel, there was no need to add much more than a few extra candles and flowers,’ explains Rebecca.
Fresh florals in burgundy, orange, white, pink and lilac (the bride’s favourite colours) and lush foliage was the stand-out feature, with a vivid floral installation on the wedding arbour and a floral wall hanging behind the bridal table.
The rest of the décor was kept simple, with feminine gold, black and white elements like patterned glass candle holders, candelabras, wooden creates and calligraphy blackboard signage.
Rebecca has some practical wedding planning advice for all brides and grooms-to-be.
‘Make sure you spend your money on elements that are really important to you, like flowers and photography,’ says Rebecca.
‘Do the planning together and make sure you factor in the time of sunset, before allocating times to your event.’
If you haven’t already started scrolling through KeepsakePhoto’s incredible photos of Sam and Rebecca’s wedding, what are you waiting for? Get to it!
Photography: Keepsakephoto | Event Planning + Styling: Bride, Groom + Kimo Estate | Floral Styling: Lilygrace Flowers | Venue: Kimo Estate | Catering: Castle Lane Catering | Cake: Sweet Tooth Canberra | Cake Topper: Glistening Occasions | Stationery: Smitten in Ink | Entertainment: Caitlin Plunkett Music | Wedding Gown: Wendy Makin | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Shona Joy, Keepsake the Label + White Fox Boutique | Accessories: Lovisa | Shoes: Betts + Bellini | Suits: Institchu | Engagement Ring: Mazzucchelli’s | Wedding Bands: Michael Hill | Celebrant: Andrew Baker | Hair: The Hollow | Make-up: Grace Welcome Makeup
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