Nothing could rain on Liz and Tom’s parade, not even the unexpected rain on their wedding day. Their classic, intimate wedding was filled with blooming florals, bubbly champagne, and bushels of love. Capturing the day alongside Liz and Tom was their photographer, Bel Combridge, with Assistant Photographer Wenli Swanson.

Liz and Tom met at the gym and spent a year having friendly chats when they saw each other in passing. They knew something had changed when, one day, they both suddenly started heading to late-night Friday sessions and early Saturday morning sets, hoping to run into each other and grab a coffee!

It was when they moved to Canberra in 2020 that everything changed again. After purchasing their first home, they knew it was time to settle down and open the next chapter of their life together.

Tom wore a classic tailored suit from Spada Tailoring, with a crisp white shirt, black slacks, blazer, and black leather brogue shoes. He finished off the look with matching Darcy cufflinks and dress studs.

Also going for a classic look, Liz wore this incredible gown from Watters, with a plunging neckline, fitted bodice, and luxurious flowing skirt. The best feature? This beautiful, elegant bow that sits perfectly on her back. To finalise her look, she paired her gown with these textured pearl drop earrings from Maison Sabben, gilded heels from Loeffler Randall, and this pearl-detailed veil.

With her hair perfectly curled away from her face and styled by Suliana Hair and her expertly done makeup by Jacqui Scott, Liz was ready to marry the love of her life. Her bridesmaids each wore a different Shona Joy dress in this beautiful sage tone.

Can we hear a little commotion for these flowers?! Liz worked with Lilygrace Flowers to create these amazing bouquets and buttonholes for the wedding party. “It was important for us to have Phalaenopsis orchids in both my bouquet and on Tom’s buttonhole, as my mum had one in hers on her wedding day. We went with all whites and greens and were so happy with how it all turned out. I was completely blown away by how beautiful it all looked!”

The bouquets and buttonholes weren’t the end of this wedding florals, as Liz had also worked with Sunshine Events to create all the table, reception, and ceremony flowers—and, of course, this incredible arch! “I should also mention that we were meant to be married outdoors; however, it was pouring with rain the night before and the day of our wedding. Sunshine Events did the most wonderful job of pivoting, creating the spectacular arch, which I didn’t want to leave behind!”

Despite the downpours switching up their plans, Liz and Tom weren’t going to let anything rain on their parade. Gold Creek Station was the perfect black space venue for their classic yet intimate wedding. Sunshine Events did an amazing job elevating it, from the beautiful floral arbour against the rustic homestead windows to the wooden seating setup and white pillar candles lighting it all up. It was clear that every little detail was considered and executed to perfection. All the signage for the day was also created by Tom’s best man, Tristan.

To begin the ceremony, Liz walked down the aisle to “Everlasting Love” by Love Affair. Many tears were shed as she made her way down the aisle to her soon-to-be husband. Their celebrant, Teegan Loves Weddings, led their guests through the love story that brought them all together to their vows and promises of forever, sealed with a ring and a kiss.

After the ceremony, the couple and their wedding party followed their photographer, Bel and Assistant Photographer, Wenli, to capture their wedding portraits against the beautiful rustic venue.

Liz’s mum created all the place cards and hand-addressed all the invitations and envelopes – all thanks to her spectacular cursive penmanship! Tom and Liz designed and printed the invitations and thank you cards themselves.

Matching the classic style of the ceremony, the reception space radiated an intimate warmth that embraced guests as they entered. Filled with plenty of wood, neutral tones, and pillar candles, it was the perfect cosy space to hide away from the wet outdoors.

Changing into her reception dress, Liz had chosen this classic Rachel Gilbert number. Liz and Tom used the spotlight of their entrance to perform their choreographed first dance! The couple wowed their guests as their wedding musician, Will Campbell, strummed the tune to “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader. “We were for sure a little nervous. We practised every day in the weeks leading up to the wedding. It is my favourite moment for the two of us—the absolute joy of being married and dancing together.”

Thanks to the unexpected wet weather, photographer Bel opted for rainy night portraits over the traditional sunset portraits, making the most of the weather as it was.

A huge congratulations to the happy couple—Liz and Tom, you created an incredible, classic wedding! Thanks to Bel Combridge Photography for capturing it!