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St Bernard’s Country Wedding

This fun. full of life and vibrant couple tied the knot at St Bernard’s country wedding location on Mount Tamborine. The venue even has its very own St Bernard dog.

Although there were a few spats of rain as I drove down to Mount Tamborine, the rain on the hills stayed away and we were lucky enough to have sunshine amidst the thick white clouds.

This sweet couple have a really romantic story behind their engagement which I have to share with you!  Brenton brings with him three children from a previous relationship and they were pivotal in him asking Kristen to marry him. The foursome had it all planned for a camping trip down to Hat Head in NSW, however Kristen very nearly cancelled at the last moment. Thank goodness she didn’t!! Anyway, the three kids wrote on the sand “WILL YOU??” at which point Kristen saw (perplexed) and Brenton dropped to his knee to finish the question. How adorable is that!

Now, Kristen & Brenton are partial to a glass or two of wine and they wanted to incorporate this into their ceremony. A wine chest time capsule. In it were three bottles of wine and love letters that they had written to each other. The couple pledged to open it in ten years, or whenever they felt they needed to. They also had special wine from local suppliers.

Kristen’s dress & Brenton’s tie were made by the amazingly talented Frida Lagos out of the material from her mother’s dress. Her parents have been married for a whopping 40+ years 🙂  Brenton’s parents were sadly unable to attend in person as they were living aboard a catamaran and sailing around the Greek Isles. They were there via video link and the laptop in the corner was frequently consulted and waved at.

Kristen send me through a copy of their vows and speeches prior to the wedding and as I read it, with a lump in my throat, I did wonder how they would get through it without shedding a tear. Well, as you can imagine the ceremony was full of emotion with Brenton’s children as well as themselves in floods of tears throughout the ceremony.

The couple chose to have their reception at their house in Tallai. Amongst the mountains and greenery they celebrated with friends and family and had paella and wine! Brenton’s great, great grandparents once owned the magnificent carriage which had been lovingly restored for them and sat in their garden.

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