The sweet scents of lavender and rosemary will forever remind Annaleise Lucas and Jode Reid of their special day.
Rosemary sprigs were placed on the seating cards for the couple’s 114 guests, and instead of loved ones throwing petals or rice at the ceremony,
they threw lavender.
“We packaged the lavender ourselves in sweet little glassine bags – the smell was amazing,” Annaleise remembers.
To reflect their relaxed personalities, the Wandana Heights pair toned down or parted with traditions at their November wedding at The Barn
in Wallington.
Instead of a first dance, they invited all of their guests on to the dancefloor with them.
“It was a lot of fun and set a great atmosphere for the rest of the night,” she says.
The bride and groom each chose their favourite cocktail to be served in the interval between the ceremony and reception. And the beautifully crafted
pistachio layer cake with lemon frosting and fresh blueberries also served as favours, with guests taking home a serving each in little glass jars.
Natural woods, foliage and textures were used, with place card holders made from hand-sawn birch from their own backyard, and the aisle lined with
ironbark tree stumps from Jode’s dad’s property in Jan Juc.
Looking back on the day, Annaleise, who was a vision in a Grace Loves Lace long-sleeved lace gown, says her favourite memory is the feeling of utter
contentment when she made her way down the aisle towards her love.
“I held his hand and knew it was all perfect,” she remembers, smiling.


Ceremony: Open paddock at The Barn Wallington
Reception: The Barn Wallington
Catering: Truffleduck
Photography: James Looker Photography
Gown: Grace Loves Lace
Shoes: Satch
Headwear: Floral crown by Courtney Ward; headpiece by Bo & Luca
Hair: Studio 2 Makeup & Hair
Make-up: Studio 2 Makeup & Hair
Flowers: Courtney Ward
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Zara
Suits: Briggins
Rings: Ellissi Jewellery
Entertainment: Jarrod & Zoe
Stationery: Etsy
Celebrant: Anne Mathieson
Honeymoon: The Whitsunday Islands

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