When we had the pleasure of meeting for our first consultation with Sam and Clint, we knew this was the real deal... So in love and made for each other. Their wedding was held on 14th May, the theming was simple and elegant, held at the Narrabri Racecourse with 116 of their closest friends and family. Sam and Clint met in high school and started dating in Year 9 when they were just 14 years old. They had been together 13 year when Clint proposed, and as they say, the rest is history.
Sam and Clint envisioned a simple, no fuss, easy going and fun wedding, mixed with fresh flowers and highlights of timber. The Narrabri Racecourse was their choice for the festivities. The couple wanted somewhere out of town, that was private, low cost and had all the amenities needed so they didn't need to hire a marquee, toilets, generators and everything else that goes with a 'non venue wedding'. SMART!
Sam and Clint had the luxury of knowing most of their vendors personally which made the wedding planning process very easy! The couple chose the talented Edwina Robertson as their photographer as they loved her unique and natural style, which from the images below, we think they definitely chose correctly! The couple met us (Ivory Lane) at the Tamworth Wedding Expo in 2015 and appreciated what we had to offer and our styling which we were pretty chuffed about!
Sam and Clint had many personal touches included throughout their day. Sam's garter was made by her Mum and had two sentimental charms sewn into it. A gold heart shaped sapphire that Clint had given her when we had been together for 6 months, and a gold wish bone pendant that Sam's Aunty had sent up to her as she couldn’t make the wedding. Their 7 1/2 month old son Harry was their page boy and was carried down the aisle by the Maid of Honor. These are the things that really MAKE a wedding day.
We asked Sam after the wedding what she wished she knew before planning the wedding and she said SET A BUDGET! They had a loose idea of what they wanted to spend but went a little bit over which a lot of couples we meet tend to do. Her advice is to have a checklist with the amount you are spending with each vendor, and keep on top of the costs.
Some other advice She passed on for other couples also included: HIRE IVORY LANE!!! (this is not deliberate self promotion!)
"Our wedding was stress free as didn't have to source any decorations or worry about how to put any of it together. It was great not to have to worry about setting any of it up on the day!"
Thanks so much for choosing us Sam and Clint. We thoroughly enjoyed your day and coming over the 'Bri'. Please find a list of Sam and Clint's Dream Team below as well as the beautiful images by the talented Edwina Robertson.
Sam & Clint's Dream Team.
* Venue: Narrabri Racecourse, Narrabri
* Catering: Connie Smith, Wee Waa
* Hire: Ivory Lane Event Styling & Hire and North West Marquees & Events
* Stylist: Ivory Lane Event Styling & Hire
* Photography: Edwina Robertson Photography
* Florist: Peppertree, Narrabri
* Stationery/Invitations: Ivory Lane
* Wedding Planner: Ivory Lane in conjunction with Sam
* Celebrant/Minister: Barbara Murphy
* Entertainment: Gilly Goddard
* Makeup: Bianca Hall Endulge Beauty, Narrabri
* Hair: Courtney Ryan, Salon Panache, Narrabri
* Cake: Janice Smith (family friend)
* Transport: 2 x white Mercedes Benz Gold Mustang – hired from Peter Godden
Those other little details...
Brides Dress: Stella York from Belles and Beaus, Newcastle
Brides Shoes: Wittner
Groom attire: McDonalds Fashions, Narrabri
Grooms Shoes: his own black dress shoes
Bridesmaids: Review, Charlestown Square, Charlestown.
Groomsmen: McDonalds Fashions, Narrabri
Flower Girl/Page Boy: Ivory lace flower girl dress with navy bow from Etsy, Gray vest and pants with navy bow ties from a little shop in Charlestown square
Jewellery & Accessories: Brides pearl drop earrings and pearl and diamante hair clip from Etsy. Bridesmaids earrings - their own, necklaces - personalised pearl and gold necklaces from Etsy.
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