it has to be said…
planning a wedding yourself can be a major, sometimes even a daunting task. it can take a huge amount of time and attention and challenges. it’s not for the fainthearted and this is why great wedding planners exist.
so – imagine doing all of this, all by yourself, and at the same time keeping it all under wraps. barely anyone to bounce ideas off, allocate various tasks to or confide in.
this is what rachel and chris undertook. rachel is a photographer herself so she knew what she was up for, and she just did it.
they didn’t want anyone to go to any trouble…no cards, no new outfits, no gifts, no fuss.
‘come to our engagement party’ they told their friends and family.
‘just come celebrate with us’
it was only 2 weeks prior that they told their parents what was happening. and that they didn’t need to do a thing.
everything had already been organised.
add to all this a first look, some secret messages read around a corner from each other, a cracking party with a sparkler lit first dance, and it’s very rare that you’re a part of a celebration like this.
in the rhetorical words of chris’ dad ~ ‘how good is life?’
rachel and chris’ preparations at lyndoch by the lake; making up by house of glamour; hair by shannon from glamour hair design; flowers and ceremony arch by alstonville florist; ceremony performed by jo kilburn; photo taking goodness by lauren + tara; sky daddy trio rocked the party; and a massive thanks to tony + kim from down converys lane for opening their place and making everyone so welcome