Chelsea and Benjamin were married at a very dear friend’s property, where they spend a lot of time with their loved ones.

“Our day was exactly as we hoped it would be – a relaxed, minimal, fun, non-traditional, whimsical, Springtime party that was well and truly us! Windermere House is a grand heritage home that holds so much natural beauty. It was important to us that we were married at a place we had a connection with. So when our friends asked if we would like to get married at their home, we could not accept the offer more quickly and whole heartedly.”

“We got extremely lucky with the weather…we were married on a Thursday which was the only day that week that did not rain. Our ceremony was short, sweet…and very us. Our ring bearer was our fury, German Shepard ‘God Son’ Baloo, who wore a matching bow tie to Ben’s. He was the star of the day!”

“Our reception was held at our favourite local pub – the Grand Junction Hotel at Maitland. The outdoor beer garden and bar could not have been more perfect and we were so happy with how it all came together! The night was spent laughing, crying, dancing, and letting our hair down at our favourite place with our favourite people. It was absolutely perfect.”

“We dropped the traditions throughout the day and did everything the way we wanted to! We kept it quirky, interesting, and a reflection of us as a couple through and through.”

Chelsea wore her grandmothers wedding dress that she was married in in 1955. “I had it redesigned and altered using all her original material, making sure to keep its essence, features, and overall vibe the same. The bridesmaids wore mismatched flowing, floral-patterned dresses that they chose themselves. The groomsmen wore a simple attire of white linen and dark navy.

As the owner of Honey-belle Cakery, I designed a cake you could only dream of. It was a pastel pink, vintage, Victorian buttercream cake. I added a modern touch of bright maraschino cherries in pink and red! It was spectacular.”