Earthy & Rustic Australian Bush Wedding & Rue De Seine Bride: Tom & Rachel

Rue de Seine bride Rachel took advantage of a leap year and proposed to Tom after being together for 8 years. Rachel says… ‘He was not expecting it at all and I had the opportunity to surprise him which doesn’t happen often. It was lovely to see the sense of relief this gave him, I feel there is so much pressure on males to propose that it can become very overwhelming. I love that I had the opportunity to propose to him and think this adds to our story’.

Check out their rustic boho Australian bush wedding below…

Words by Rachel. Images by Hazel Buckley Photography.

We married at Nanga Bushcamp in Dwellingup, Western Australia.

As we were getting married in the Australian Bush we were very keen to use beautiful, Australian native flowers within our floral arrangements. We also went with more earthy colours and rustic designs.

I fell in love with the detail on my Rue de Seine wedding gown and also liked that it was not your traditional wedding dress and was a bit different. Also being that we were married in the Australian Bush, I wanted something with a bit more of a boho feel to it.

The Groomsmen’s socks were pretty special we have a much-loved fur baby who is an Australian Shepherd, he was not able to come to the wedding as we were married in a National Park. He did, however, feature on the boys’ socks so was there in spirit.

My Dad walked me down the aisle, I had asked both my Mum and Dad, however, Mum felt it was a Dad’s job to walk his daughter down the aisle.

Dad and I walked down the aisle to Jack Johnson ‘Angel’ which was sung live by a friend of ours.

We have spent ten years of our lives together and wanted our special day to be a celebration of these years, a big party with all our favourite people. We included all the things we love… games, great food and a beautiful relaxing venue for people to enjoy.

Our wedding lasted the whole weekend and all our guests stayed over and had a break themselves. There was zero phone reception and guests really had the opportunity to switch off.

Our wedding photographer Hazel was wonderful from the onset, she was so relaxed and professional on the day which really helped us to follow suit. The whole process of photos was fun and enjoyable, even my bridal party commented on how enjoyable it all was.

Plus we got wonderful images. I love that we managed to get some natural images of us really in the moment.

We went with a rustic/boho vibe for our wedding decor as we had the benefit of having a beautiful venue to begin with. We styled it with fresh native flowers and plenty of candles/jars. We also had plenty of fairy lights both inside and outside the venue.

We provided succulents in wine bottles for our wedding favours. We spent months collecting and cutting the wine bottles in half and had a get together at which time our friends assisted us with planting the succulents for our guests to take home.

One of our favourite moments I would have to say was the sparkler dance-off. It was right up there. I loved every minute of our special day though and it was just so lovely to have so many family and friends there to enjoy the moment with us.

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wedding credits / photographer: hazel buckley photography / wedding venue: nanga bush camp / brides dress: rue de seine via through the white door / grooms suit: roger david / brides shoes: style tread / grooms shoes: wild rhino / bridesmaid dresses: / bridesmaid shoes: / hair & makeup: nicole pallotta / florist: / wedding cake: friend / catering: / rings: heidi gibson / earrings: etsy

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