After a perfect-sounding proposal of cheese and biscuits by the river, there was nothing else that would suit Eloise and Paddy’s own story which began with a chance meeting in 2015 at the Trangie Races, then a wedding on their farm in the country plains of Condobolin.
With that clear light that only country weddings can bring, the pair upped the formality and style of the farm they spent so much of their time on with a beautifully elegant black tie day. Photographer Katy du Plessis “She was absolutely incredible and captured such special moments from our wedding day” documenting each moment. From the traditional ceremony with the Lachlan River as their backdrop to the packed dance floor marquee reception. There are endless beautiful details, country landscapes and beautifully sweet moments to this day that you’re going to adore.
With stormy skies and sunshine making for the most brilliant backdrop, this country marquee celebration? it’s a must see!
Let’s start the story off with Eloise and Paddy’s beautiful wedding film captured by Harrison Slattery Media.
On recommendation from a friend, “It did not disappoint!” Paddy wore the “Saunders” tuxedo from MJ Bale (who also dressed his groomsmen). He wore his late grandfather’s pearl cufflinks in his honour.
Eloise worked with designer Moira Hughes Bridal Couture to custom make her beautiful gown, which she paired with golden Loeffler Randall heels and Pop Design Jewellery. “I wanted high-quality breathable fabric, which is why I fell in love with their gowns. The process was very organic; from trying on a few dresses we were able to come up with a custom dress that combined specific aspects of each. I absolutely loved the end result, and felt so beautiful on the day.” She finished her look with her late grandmother’s diamond and sapphire ring.
Eloise chose Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over” to play as she walked down the aisle arm in arm with her dad. The sun peeking out only 10 minutes before Eloise walked down the aisle.
The couple chose a traditional Catholic ceremony, by the Lachlan River. Eloise shares “We wanted it to be a very happy, relaxed ceremony. For the first reading, we used a segment of the Reading from the Book of Ruth. Our brothers and sisters read them.”
Eloise and Patrick in true country style chose their own farm for their wedding. “The banks of the Lachlan River formed part of the garden with autumnal accents including oak trees and Manchurian pears as well as towering river gums” explains Eloise.
Bloom wise, Condobolin florist Florist La Fleur met Eloise’s classic elegance brief. She tells “I wanted very simple creamy whites and green arrangements and they turned out better than I imagined. The lisianthus softened my bouquet beautifully as well as the tulips that were suggested by the florist to be used on the reception tablescape.”
The couple celebrated with their guests in a beautiful marquee reception shares Eloise, “We did not hire any wedding planners, we organised everything ourselves. With the help of many family and friends along the way. It was really special seeing all our hard work pay off and come to fruition.” She adds “Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but don’t stress the small stuff. Your special day will turn out beautifully!”
The mood was set for the day with live music by Lueth Ajak. “He was sensational, all the guests had a fantastic night!” raves Eloise.
To kick off the dance floor in style, the newlyweds chose something upbeat for their first dance – Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”. “It was a very fun and lively dance, all the guests joined in straight away.”
The biggest congratulations to you both Eloise and Paddy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day stories with us and thank you to Katy du Plessis for sharing today’s photography!