This Bespoke Southern Highlands Wedding Features the Sweetest Moments

June 14, 2017 | gabby

We can’t get enough of the sweet moments and natural details in Lauren and Tim’s Southern Highlands wedding! The couple hosted their wedding at the groom’s family home in New South Wales, and they created elegant vibes at their reception with warm, bespoke details like hanging floral installations, tons of candlelight, and great speeches. From orchids to proteas to the loads of greenery, the jaw-dropping floral design by Shady Fig is seriously inspiring! Damien Milan Photography captured Lauren and Tim’s special day beautifully, including their stunning and dramatic portraits over the venue’s lake.

The Couple:

Lauren and Tim

The Wedding:

Private Residence, New South Wales, Australia

Tim‘s family have a beautiful property in the NSW Southern Highlands, which we always thought was a perfect spot for the wedding. The property has significance for us both, in part because it was where we spent many weekends together when we lived in different cities for a period. Autumn is also a striking time in this area, and we knew the property would look stunning.

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The whole day was memorable for us but there were quite a few standouts. Firstly, the speeches were all amazingly funny, emotional and heartfelt. Another highlight was the photos, from laughing with our families in the portraits, to being able to sneak away with just us (and the photographers!) and have some quiet moments to reflect.

Given the our wedding was on a family property, we wanted the wedding to centre around the house and make the most of the beautiful surrounds. As such, were keen to find suppliers who could provide us with a bespoke approach, and who understood the feeling we wanted to create for our guests. We also both gravitated towards the food, and took a lot of joy in finding a caterer and planner who would make the food a real feature at the wedding.

Given the ceremony and reception were both on the family property, we wanted to keep a relaxed country feel. The ceremony and drinks were in the garden, with a singer/guitar duo and lawn games. We wanted this to extend into the marquee, and our wedding planner and florist did an amazing job at creating a warm and relaxed feeling in the marquee with lots of linen, candlelight and foliage dripping from the ceiling.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Damien Milan Photography
Event Planning & Catering – Katering
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Shady Fig
Makeup Artist – PrimroseMakeup
Wedding Dress – Collette Dinnigan


Congratulations to Lauren and Tim, and a special thanks to Junebug member Damien Milan Photography for sharing their day with us. Want more Australian wedding inspiration? Check out this glamorous Australian wedding at Porteno & Gardel’s Bar!

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One Comment

  1. What a stunning venue… and I love the beading on the dress!!

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