Taylah & Ashley

Dark black clouds can be somewhat of a nightmare on a wedding day, for Taylah and Ashley? It was the most beautiful backdrop for their rustic and boho dairy farm wedding.

Captured beautifully by  Immerse Photography the newlyweds made the most of the rain, huddling with guests under the tipi marquee for what turned out to be a reception that was exactly as they wanted. Taylah noting “We had a temperamental storm just as the reception began so we were all forced under the marquees to save ourselves from a wet outfit! This created the intimate and fun atmosphere we were hoping for. No one would wish for a thunderstorm on their wedding day, however, they made for beautiful photos and better party than we imagined.”

The bride wore a long sleeve lace Demetrios gown from Raffaele Ciuca, telling “Choosing the dress was much easier than expected. I tried to go shopping with an open mind and no expectations as to what I would choose, however, I always knew I wanted sleeves.
My dress was from Raffaele Cuica in Armadale. I had booked a private suite for my closest girlfriends, mother and mother in law. We had champagne and chocolates throughout the appointment which made it very special. When we arrived, another woman in the boutique was trying on the dress I chose. I knew straight away that was “the one”. Unfortunately, the gown she had on, did not have sleeves (but I tried it on anyway).
So upstairs we went with the selection of gowns I had hand-picked. I tried on a few gowns before my favourite – just to see how they compared. But they didn’t. Once “the one” was on me, I could not wipe the smile off my face, and neither could my girlfriends. The details of the contrasting lace, the sheer around the chest and back region with the line of buttons was just perfect. Everyone was in tears – I couldn’t say no. However, this dress didn’t have sleeves, but as I mentioned it to the stylist, she informed me that custom sleeves could be added. I popped on the veil and it was complete!”

The Willow Branch styled the green and white arrangements of the day, Taylah explaining “I wanted the flowers to tie in with the theme of our wedding/dresses and suits. The Willow Branch put something together which was beyond what I imagined. Greenery, white and natural sprigs of wheat all tied together to make beautiful bouquets, buttonholes, arch and cake decorations.”

The couple were married on the family dairy farm, the bride explaining “The family farm was where Ash, nervously asked me to be his girlfriend. And on a cold winter’s night, it was also where he asked me to marry him – of course, for me, there was no hesitation in saying “yes”. There was never a question; that special place had to be where we became husband and wife. And so we got hitched by the very same tree where their love story began.”

The bride walked down the aisle with her father to the ‘Sleeping At Last’ acoustic version of “500 Miles”.

Michael Jungwirth officiated the ceremony. “We wanted to have a relaxing ceremony, short and sweet so we could all enjoy the party. Ash’s sister, Chloe read a beautiful reading called “soulmates”. She’s a very important person in both of our lives and we wanted her to be a part of our special day.
Our vows, we wrote ourselves and read them as like no one else was around.” explained Ashley and Taylah.

The pair married in front of a white arbour covered in dreamcatchers. Says the bride “We styled the wedding on our own. We had the vision and we got our vendors to provide the decorations we wanted as well as sourcing a lot ourselves.”

Of their photographer, the bride remarks “The photos are absolutely perfect and we are in awe of them. Highly recommend these services to anyone interested. Our photos are so timeless and so much better than we expected. Every detail throughout our day is captured beautifully and the story is told from start to finish.”

“It is hard to choose only one thing that was my favourite,” says Taylah “because I absolutely loved planning the whole thing. We wanted to make our wedding that little bit more special and unique. It was so much fun getting to share this preparation with our closest loved ones. We wanted them to have a great experience being in our bridal party as well.”

The dry of the marquees from Tipikata  were a saving grace as the heavens opened. “As soon as we got engaged and decided to have the wedding on the farm we thought these marquees would be epic – and they were!”

The couple chose Jack Johnson’s “Better Together” for their first dance. “We wanted the song to suit our wedding, but also our relationship/life which is always “better together”. It was chilled out and choreographed. But then we gave our guests a little surprise with a 6 minute mashed up/choreographed dance put together by Toby’s wife. This was nearly my (Tay) favourite part of the wedding and its preparation. We had a handful of practices with our bridal party to try and perfect the dance moves and give our guests a laugh.”

A big congratulations Taylah and Ashley! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you to  Immerse Photography for sharing today’s photographs with us!