Austinmer Wedding

I’m a little bit biased about this one… but I super love this wedding. It just so happens to be the wedding of my good friend, Talina. She married her love, James, in a beautiful park ceremony in at Glastonbury Gardens in Austinmer, just south of Sydney,  close to where they live.

This was an extra special wedding for me – I got to be both bridesmaid and makeup artist! Talina and I chose a gorgeous Forever New navy bridesmaid dress. We only looked at one, bought it online, and we were set. The other bridesmaid, junior bridesmaid and I wore our own silver flats, and carried beautiful white blooms.

The bride tied in her navy theme by adding a belt and bling brooch to her stunning strapless mermaid-style wedding dress from Cheboom Bridal, Port Kembla.

Talina is originally from the Sunshine Coast, but moved south to be with her man. He’s a real stand up bloke, and she’s a top chick, so they make a great pair. This is evident in the photos by Emma Nayler Photographer, who flew down with me to shoot the wedding.

Animal lovers at heart, Talina and James made sure to include all their fur babies in their wedding day. There is a touch of both the beach and the country in Talina and James’ wedding days – their puppies Rascal and Rex joined their mum and dad on the beach, then the happy couple headed out to the paddock where Talina’s horse, Ruby, lives. Wedding day beauty ensued.

Both bride and the bride’s mother wanted very natural makeup. I actually had to convince Talina’s mother that I wouldn’t make her feel overdone. She was a makeup convert by the time I finished with her, and said she felt lovely and just like herself! 

One very proud Father of the Bride! 

The bouquets were so beautiful! The team at Bunches at Bulli did an amazing job.

That’s a happy groom, if I ever saw one! 

Our hair got did by the awesome ladies at Moore Street Hair in Austinmer 

We had a lot of fun!

Rascal and Rex were happy little vegemites with their trip to the beach to see Mum and Dad on their wedding day!

Ruby, the horse, loved a visit from her gussied up Mum! She even got a little prettied up for the occasion herself.


Author: Sally T