Lauren and Michael

Lauren and Michael’s Tasmanian farm wedding was planned from Germany, captured by KS Photography, Lauren admitted she desperately wanted to DIY the wedding elements, but distance meant she had to find trusted wedding professionals she could hand everything over too. Luckily Tasmania royally showed off- putting on a sunshine filled clear day just fitting for the guests who each flew in to celebrate the wedding day.

Lauren tells their story. “Michael and I met on New Years Day, 2011 working together in a horse barn in Germany. Our first date was organised by Michael, under the guise of me meeting his horse. After that we were inseparable, and have been planning and enjoying our lives together, with horses, ever since.”

Lauren chose a champagne coloured gown called Orchidee by Rembo Styling. The flowers, styling and decor for the day was done by Cherish by Bek Burrows.

Lauren and Michael chose Lauren’s parent’s home for their wedding, Lauren explaining, “We got married on my parent’s farm just out of Launceston, Tasmania. It was the perfect setting for us as we wanted to get married somewhere private, intimate and with a lot of natural beauty – the added bonus of my horses living on the farm was just the deciding factor!”

“My Dad walked me down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D played by a string duet. Michael didn’t look at me as I was walking towards him as he was struggling to hold back the tears…”

“Our ceremony got gate crashed by some heifers, who were living in the paddock next to where our ceremony took place. As the ceremony progressed, the cows got closer and closer, until they were standing only a few meters away from us on the other side of the fence!”

“We were so lucky to have all of our guests (bar my parents) fly in from interstate or overseas, making the day so much more special for us because of the effort that everyone put in to celebrate with us.”

With the groom’s German heritage, the couple included a few special German touches. Lauren explaining, “As we were combining two cultures, we only incorporated the traditions from each culture that meant something important to us. In Germany, the bride and groom walk down the aisle together, something I absolutely refused to do! Michael’s sister hand sewed hundreds of fabric roses onto a bed sheet in the shape of a heart, which we then had to cut out – a German tradition which is to symbolise that we can overcome obstacles and work together, although for us it just turned into a race as to who could cut their half the fastest. I’m not sure what that should symbolise!”

Of their photographer, Lauren remarks, “I agonised for months over the photographer selection as I had such a particular vision of our wedding photography in mind. As soon as I came across the wedding gallery from KS Photography I knew I had found our photographer. Kat and I emailed back and forth for over 12 months, sharing thoughts and ideas. Planning everything from Germany, with Kat being in Tasmania, made things a little bit more complicated, in that we didn’t actually meet until a few hours before the wedding. A few days before the wedding, Kat and I had our first chance to talk on the phone and I think she was more excited than I was about the big day! Kat and Steve captured our wedding beautifully, exceeding my very high expectations, and making it extremely difficult to not have every wall of our house covered in wedding photos.”

“Our wedding was perfect in every way; beautiful, laid back, understated, with sunshine!”

Cherish by Bek Burrows styled the wedding, Lauren telling, “We had the luxury of an amazing decorator who, after many months of emailing and stalking my Pinterest account, made our wedding even more beautiful than I could ever have hoped. Mismatched vintage dinnerware, lace tablecloths, fairy lights and an abundance of locally sourced flowers.”

Felicity Clark and Lewis Cheetham served us a feast “Our caterers served up the most incredible ‘rolling banquet’ of nine dinner courses and three desserts, all made from local Tasmanian produce. I can assure you that I was absolutely not one of those brides who didn’t get to eat any of the food at her wedding – it would have taken a band of wild horses to keep me away from that food! ”

” Our cake was made by a colleague of my mother. Again, emails and photos were used to communicate my wishes, which Emily perfected. We had a two tiered cake, one layer of lemon raspberry, the other of chocolate mud.”

Of their first dance, Lauren remembers “We attempted a waltz to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis. Well, I attempted, Michael danced like a pro. I think there is something in the German genome that enables them to waltz from birth. Having never actually practised together, and me watching one 2 minute YouTube video on how to waltz, I think we did a passable waltz.”

Congratulations to Lauren and Michael! Thank you for sharing your special day with us! Thank you y KS Photography for sharing today’s photographs!