Rachel and Andy are High School sweethearts. Rachel said “At school, I introduced myself to Andy and gave him a hug, which I think surprised him a little. We became very good friends and it was pretty obvious that Andy liked me. I only saw him as a friend, however. It was in Year 11 that I quite unexpectedly decided that I loved Andy. He was still crazy about me too. Andy asked me to be his girlfriend and we have not looked back. Our lives perfectly compliment one another. I adore Andy and feel privileged that he loved me all along”.
Inspired by the atmosphere of Christmas time, Rachel and Andy set out to create a day that was all about hanging with their friends and family in a super relaxed manner. That being said, that two steered clear of tradition and formal proceedings.
“We chose to have a picnic to help facilitate this atmosphere (who doesn’t love a picnic?!). I found my style changed during the engagement, going from a rustic perspective, to a love for all things bohemian. However, most things had been locked in with the original theme in mind,” explains Rachel, who recruited Covet Collect to help her pull of her and Andy’s awesome day.
During the ceremony, Rachel & Andy washed each others feet. Rachel explained the significance of this to us, “This is something we chose to do, as it is something Jesus explains we should do for one another. It doesn’t have to be literal; it’s more about laying your life down for others, being sacrificial and loving others above yourself. This is exactly how Andy and I want our marriage to look”.
Captured by Folklore Weddings, there’s no doubt that Rachel and Andy’s day was one for the history books…two gorgeous outfits (from Made with Love Bridal and Keepsake the Label), great eats via Complete Cuisine Carvery, heaps of DIY and one couple, head over heels in love.
Photos Folklore Weddings | Ceremony gown Made with Love Bridal | Reception gown Keepsake the Label | Robes / getting ready tees Kmart and Cotton On Body | Shoes Mollini | Accessories Sportsgirl and kristinaCo via Etsy | Hair Bridgette Rose Artistry | Wedding rings Stonesandgold via Etsy and and Michael Hill | Bridesmaid dresses Frankii, Missguided, Live Clothing, Esther and Free People | Bridesmaid shoes Lipstick via The Iconic | Jacket and suspenders Roger David | Shirt and socks Target | Pants General Pants Co | Tie / Bow tie Zobelle Designs | Shoes Myer | Barber / grooming Davilia | Event planner and stylist and florist Covet Collect | Printer Vistaprint | Ceremony and reception Alverstoke Barn, WA | Catering Complete Cuisine Carvery | Other desserts Bunbury Market | Cinematography Ben and Ebony.