Real Wedding: Rachael & Mark's Country Romance

Rachael and Mark’s colour palette consisted of white, navy and soft peach hues which were perfect for their rustic winery wedding at Albert River Wines in Queensland.


Rachael and Mark met at university where they were both studying the same subject, but it wasn’t until the end of the semester that they started dating. Mark and his friends wanted to go camping for an end of semester celebration, and his friends suggested that he should bring some girls along so he invited Rachael and since then they have become inseparable for the past 8 years. Mark popped the question during a weekend getaway at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast. They had been relaxing on the beach for most of the day when Mark proposed while the sun was setting. He presented to Rachael a beautiful wooden box with an engagement ring he designed himself.


Rachael and Mark’s wedding ceremony beneath Tambourine Mountain was on a beautiful winters day. They both wrote their own vows and Mark’s younger brother sang the entrance song. They chose Albert River Wines for their ceremony and reception because this rustic winery matched their theme and the magnificent hinterland created the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos by Life, Love & Light Images. Rachael looked stunning in her wedding gown by Heavenly Bridal accessorised with a peachy pink bouquet.


Vintage and rustic styling elements defined their theme, from floral centrepieces in different sized jars to their wishing well which was an old suitcase adorned with hand-made bunting. Glass jars adorned with burlap or lace and fastened with twine were filled with flowers and placed on top of round wooden boards which nicely blended into the venue. The newlyweds and their guests had a lovely sit-down dinner and after all the formalities were over, everybody danced the night away!


Bridal Accessories Heavenly BridalBride’s Dress Heavenly BridalBridesmaids’ Dresses Heavenly BridalCelebrant Elizabeth JesseCeremony Albert River WinesDecorations & Party Hire Albert River WinesFlowers Flowers by Corrina, Hair & Beauty Makeup by Giulia,
Menswear ConnorPhotography Life, Love & Light ImagesReception Albert River Wines,
Stationery MintedWedding Rings Michael Hill

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