Beth and Ben’s wedding is made up of a few of our favorite things: epic views of Australia, barbecue, and Gabe McClintock‘s photography. Everything about their wedding day is absolutely incredible, from a backyard party style celebration to waterfront portraits as newlyweds. We’re especially in love with the delightfully vintage table decor and the berry-topped naked cake baked by Beth’s lovely sister-in-law.
Beth and Ben
The Oasis Eco Retreat, Port Stephens, New South Wales
I am a wedding photographer so I see a lot of ideas and themes but I knew that we wanted to just represent ourselves and our family, keep it simple and comfortable. We had an amazing stylist who I am now lucky enough to count as a friend, who had the most incredible ideas. I told her a few things I didn’t like then said I trusted her to style the event however she wanted. And it was perfect. Better than we could’ve imagined.
What we wore just happened and thankfully it worked well together. I bought my dress online from America for $300 and had it altered, the girls dresses were chosen so they could still maintain their individuality and I let Ben choose the suits for him and the boys.
“Being walked down the aisle by my father and eldest child, hearing one of my oldest friends singing and playing guitar for us, then reaching Ben and seeing tears in his eyes. He isn’t an overly emotional guy and seeing that was the best.”
The Couple Recommends:
Everybody that was involved was so good. But there are a couple we were blown away by. Firstly, Gabe was amazing. We were so grateful to him for travelling the distance he did, from Canada to Australia, to be our photographer. His work is amazing and so is he. He made us feel comfortable and the images are beyond anything we could’ve ever hoped for.
Second, the amazing husband and wife team from Visually Creative. Alison is one of the most talented creatives I have ever met and her styling made our wedding day absolutely perfect. I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted, only what I didn’t like. I left the rest up to her an she absolutely nailed it. She teamed up with my talented girlfriend Amber for the florals and were just amazing. We cannot thank both of these vendors enough.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Gabe McClintock
Event Planning – Visually Creative
Venue – The Oasis Eco Retreat
Catering – Amber Douglas Catering
Officiant – Lyndal Lawson
DJ – DJ Jimmy Beatz
Hair Styling – Fresh Salon
Makeup Artist – Makeup by Lola Rouge
Bridal Accessories – Michael Hill Jewelers
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – The Dainty Yard
Groom’s Apparel – Connor
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Connor
Rentals – Beavis Hire
Favors – Sugar Pop Bakery