It’s no easy feat to pull off a vibe that is simultaneously outdoorsy and glamorous, but Chelsie and Mike totally nailed it for their Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat wedding! Between the rock chapel and the enchanted forest-inspired florals designed by Gypsy Carmen, the day felt more like a retreat escape than just a wedding celebration. But the bride’s incredible champagne and lace gown from Goddess By Nature added an unbelievably sophisticated feel that we just can’t help but admire! There were so many stand-out elements during this celebration and Lauren Campbell Photography managed to capture every single one without missing a beat. If you’re looking for elegant and outdoorsy wedding inspiration, look no further!
Chelsie and Mike
Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat, New South Wales, Australia
The most important part of planning our wedding was creating a day that reflected us as a couple. We wanted it to be about celebrating our love and also about having a great time with our family and friends. We loved the idea of a wedding getaway with onsite accomodation so we could spend more time with our guests.
When our celebrant Todd declared us married, Mike and I walked together back down the aisle to “Inner Smile” by Texas while all of the guests threw petals at us and our bridal party followed. It was such a great moment! Mike and I had a big kiss and hug and everyone came around us cheering and dancing to the song.
Mike and I wanted our guests to feel as they had stepped into an enchanted forest for the day, and funnily enough, our floral designer Clare from Gypsy Carmen described the wedding as a “candy woodland,” which hit the nail on the head. The florals for the day were the standout with base colors of burgundy, pink, and yellow and loads of fresh green foliage.
Processional – “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac
Recessional – “Inner Smile” by Texas
First Dance – “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Lauren Campbell Photography
Venue – Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat
Floral Design – Gypsy Carmen
Catering – Caterina in Kangaroo Valley
Officiant – Todd Mayhew
DJ – We Play Records
Videography – TS Studio
Makeup Artist – Chelsea Povey Makeup
Hair Styling – Brides by Kristin Brett
Wedding Dress – Goddess By Nature from Savvy Brides
Bridal Accessories – Sophia Webster and Kitte
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Zimmermann
Groom’s Apparel – Marc Darcy
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Next UK
Rings – Linda & Co
Rentals – Hoorah Events
Signage – Willow and Ink
Neon Signs – Sketch & Etch
Congratulations to Chelsie and Mike, and a special thanks to Goddess By Nature for sharing this incredible Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat wedding! Want to see how other couples add elegance to the outdoors? This Hindu-Jewish wedding brought the couple’s vibrant cultures to the great outdoors at Convict Lake Resort!
A gorgeous champagne wedding dress with illusion sleeves and detailing from the neckline to hem matches the warm tones of the stunning surroundings, while the browns and grays of the bridal party adds sandy and earth tones