Amy and Matt’s Queensland wedding combined elegant woodland vibes with naturally relaxed elements! The couple wed at Buderim Wirreanda Park, a gorgeous space that allowed them to gather their family and friends for an intimate forest ceremony and a jaw-dropping tent reception. Amy Higg Photography captured every second of the couple’s day beautifully, including their wedding’s woodland décor, greenery florals from Little Duck Botanicals, Amy’s naturally classic bridal style.
Amy and Matt
Wirreanda Park, Queensland, Australia
The most important thing for us in planning our wedding was the atmosphere. We wanted to create an environment where it was all together elegant and classy, yet also relaxed and fun. We both are big lovers of the outdoors and so we wanted to make a beautiful woodland escape for where our wedding would be held.
Every moment of the day was so wonderful. Having all of our loved ones around us supporting our union was so special, we felt especially blessed that a lot of our overseas family were able to be apart of our day.
The most memorable part for us was seeing each other for the very first time; that feeling of knowing that all of the crazy planning was finished and that it was just time to enjoy the moment with each other. Having my dad beside me, my sisters and niece in front and all our friends and family anticipating our union was such a wonderful and surreal experience that we wish we could relive every day.
I’ve always loved English designs and Augusta Jones had such a uniquely classy yet modern style that I adored. I loved the detail of the lace on the front and the look of the open back with the buttons that run all the way down the train of the dress. I never wanted anything overly extravagant for my hair and makeup. I wanted everything to look very naturally glamorous rather than very done up. I have pretty wild hair and don’t normally wear much makeup and so I decided to do a more dressed up version of myself rather than look completely different.
The best advice that we could give would firstly be to choose three or four things that are absolutely important for your day and focus on making them happen. To then hold everything else loosely because holding onto every detail can bring so much unneeded stress. Since Matt and I had a four and a half month engagement, being okay with knowing that everything may not go to plan on the day allowed us to be more relaxed and enjoy our wedding day more.
The second piece of advice we would give, would be to allow at least one night a week for a date night where the wedding isn’t mentioned so that you can continue spending time doing the things that you love. Finally, it’s okay to reach out to friends and family for help. Our wedding would not have been what it was without our incredibly supportive friends and family. They all helped bring it together in such a beautiful way that we couldn’t have done on our own.
Our first dance song was “I’ll Be Your Lover, Too” by Van Morrison. This song is really important to us for a number of reasons. Firstly it was the first dance song played at both Matt‘s parents wedding and his sisters wedding. Secondly this song is important to us because it was the first song that we ever danced to together as a dating couple.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Amy Higg Photography
Venue – Buderim Wirreanda Park
Floral Design – Little Duck Botanicals
Catering – Fire Flavas
Officiant – Tim Lovell
Invitations – Callum O’shea
Makeup Artist – Karla Graham
Hair Styling – Libby Frangos
Wedding Dress – Augusta Jones
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Azazie
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Politix
Rentals – Mobile Marquee Hire
Congratulations to Amy and Matt, and a special thanks to Junebug member Amy Higg Photography for sharing their day with us. Want more Australian wedding inspiration? Take a look at this festive Queensland countryside wedding at Obi Obi Hall!