Amy and Daniel
Wedding Date: 4th November 2017
Venue: Private property Duri NSW
These high school sweethearts met when they were only 15 and 17 years old through a mutual friend and have been inseparable ever since.
Daniel decided to use their adorable son Madden, who was 7 months old at the time, as a prop in the very cute proposal which asked if Amy would "marry my daddy". Of course the answer was yes.
Amy and Daniel knew when selecting a wedding venue they wanted a big, relaxed, party style wedding for their family and friends, a night that would continue in the early hours of the morning. They soon came to the realisation this wasn't going to be achievable in an established venue so decided to get married at Daniels family property where there was no rules and the party had no reason to stop!
Amy stumbled upon Ivory Lane's hampton style event tent before deciding a property wedding was for her. The decision of what structure to use was easy after finding our tent, and from here Amy says it 'all fell together'.
Amy opted for the 'Do It Yourself' service offered by Ivory Lane, with a clear vision in mind Amy was a women on a mission. Knowing her wedding wasn't to be classed as a 'backyard country wedding' she was striving for sophistication that would tie in with the country setting. With the use of the open marquee, seated reception and a mobile bar she really created a 'venue' in itself right on their own property.
"Jane from Ivory Lane was a wonder of knowledge and recommended the most amazing vendors"
"Jane from Ivory Lane was a wonder of knowledge and recommended the most amazing vendors" Amy stated "She really helped pull the most amazing day off". The mobile bar, 'The Wandering Waterhole' travelled from the Central Coast where the couple are based. Their brilliant photographer Dean Snushall travelled from Wollongong. Amy says he was the photographer for them from the very start of her planning, no matter where the wedding was he was coming!
"Take the whole day in because it really does go by so quickly. Don't stress the little things and if things go wrong, because at the end of the day you will only look back and think to yourself everything was perfect."
If Amy could give other. brides any advice it would be "Take the whole day in because it really does go by so quickly. Don't stress the little things and if things go wrong, because at the end of the day you will only look back and think to yourself everything was perfect."
Follow the link too Hello May's article on Amy & Dan's amazing day. hellomay.com.au/article/amy-dans-country-wedding-dean-snushall-photography-tamworth-country-wedding-grace-loves-lace/
(Keep scrolling to find Amy and Daniel's dream team)
If a unique and personalised wedding is something you have been dreaming about, look no further then a marquee. They give you the freedom to create a space that is totally your own and screams individuality. Here at Ivory Lane we love a good marquee wedding and have put our creative brains together to come up with our top 5 tips for styling a marquee (we are partial to our Oyster Twin Pole Event Tent).
1. Location, Location, Location.
One of the main attractions for a marquee wedding is it brings the outside in. Sitting underneath our translucent Event tent, letting soft light in through the afternoon and a romanic and enchanted glow at night. It becomes easy to move to and from your outdoor spaces, looking over the picturesque view that has become the backdrop with such ease.
2. Be Certain Of Your Style Choice.
With a world full of Pinterest, Instagram and Bridal blogs choosing just one style for your wedding can become very overwhelming. Consider your location and where you have chosen to place your marquee. Are you by the beach, or in the rolling hinterlands of Byron Bay, or in the rural country side of NSW? This will help play a huge role in the style direction you choose to go. Also think about your own personal style, you want people to walk into a space and just know this event was made for you. Are you a 'less is more' type of person or do you have a flare for the dramatic? These are all questions you can ask yourself and your stylist when deciding on that perfect style.
3. Use Your Entire Space.
The beauty of a Marquee wedding is you are not limited to one room, don't be confined to the walls of your marquee. Take your guest on a journey from your ceremony, to an outdoor oasis, then onto your reception. They will mingle between the spaces with ease by making sure your style flows between the two. This will also help with the build up guest will experience upon walking into your marquee. Give them just a little glimpse at each location in the build up to the formalities of the reception and set the tone for your day/evening .
Once the afternoon sun goes down and the stars are out using lighting to create a style statement is a great way to enhance your guests experience. Here at Ivory Lane we have created and designed many different lighting options to suit each couple's style. While your overall style will give your guests a sense of who you are, lighting will set a completely different mood and ambience all together and help elevate your reception style.
Fairy lights: Create a warm and decorative glow for the hopeless romantic.
Festoon Lights: Give a fun, brighter, festival feel for the young couple looking to show their guest a great time with the formalities kept to a minimal.
Chandelier/Pendant Lighting: Is a classic statement in your ceiling. If you a limited with space on your tables this may be the way you can give the effect you are after without cluttering your tables.
The Ivory Lane Memoir
This is the blog of weddings and events Ivory Lane has been a part of and beautiful, unique ideas for your big day.