“Easily the first look,” is Harriet Fist’s instant reaction when asked what her favourite memory of her wedding day. She first laid eyes on Andrew Rhodes when assigned a seat next to him in year 8. “A friendship began and a deep connection which has grown and evolved ever since,” she says. “I love Andy’s sense of humour and his patience – never before have I met such a humble and patient soul.” Harriet named her groom’s late sister as her bridesmaid, and honoured her further by releasing a balloon at the end of their ceremony in her memory. “It was a beautiful moment to share and a special way to acknowledge and include our sister in our day,” Harriet says. “The photos from that moment will be cherished forever.”

Embrace Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Novo Shoes
Hair: Cassandra de Bruin
Makeup: Cassandra de Bruin
Cake: Sweet Designs by Claire
Flowers: Peony & Weasel Flower Co
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Pilgrim Clothing
Suits: Roger David
Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller
Ceremony: Mt Duneed Estate
Reception: Mt Duneed Estate
Catering: Mt Duneed Estate
Photography: Smith + Archer Photography
Prop hire: Leafy Design Co, Memphis Hire, The Small Things Co
Stylist: Justine Ash
Signage: Sketch & Etch Creative
Stationery: Lalah Designs
Celebrant: Jess Kerr
Honeymoon destination: Bali