Donation to charity on guests' behalf

By Bride and Groom 15 June 2016

Instead of giving bonbonniere as a memento of their wedding day, Leanne Carnegie and Sean Cox made a donation to charity on their guests’ behalf. Ronald McDonald House and Cancer Council Victoria, organisations important to the bride and groom and their families, were the recipients of the couple’s generosity. A card detailing the donation was placed at each table setting.  

Leanne Carnegie and Sean Cox
November 15, 2014

GRAND ENTRANCE: The bride and her bridesmaids rode their pushbikes to the ceremony, changing into their wedding attire when they arrived. “It was nice to be able to do something that I would normally be doing in my daily life, just a little bit more glamorously!” Leanne said. 

GIRLS’ CHOICE: Leanne’s wish for relaxed and stress-free wedding planning included her four bridesmaids choosing their own dresses. The individual coloured gowns blended perfectly and complemented the bouquets of pink and white flowers.

RECYCLING: It was important to Leanne and Sean to choose sustainable options; their invitations were printed on 100 per cent recycled paper and old bottles and containers were rustic, yet fashionable, flower holders

FLOWERS GIFTED: At the conclusion of the reception the floral decorations were sent home with guests so they could continue to be enjoyed. The bride, bridesmaids and family collected flowers from friends’ gardens and spent the day before the wedding creating beautiful arrangements. “Doing our own flowers was wonderful,” Leanne said. 

GUEST BOOK: Leanne and Sean left a Polaroid camera and coloured textas near their guestbook so guests could take photos to paste alongside their written well wishes. The couple now has a beautiful keepsake of the day depicting the fun and joyous wedding reception. 

Bride's parents: Carol and John Carnegie 

Groom’s parents: Susy and Bill Kiernan

Service and reception: Euroa Butter Factory  

Photographer: Liz Arcus Photography, Shepparton

Bride’s dress: Watters

Groom’s suit: O’Keeffe Mensland, Shepparton

Flowers: Simply Stems, Shepparton

Cake: Miss Frosty Cake Boutique, Albert Park  

Hair: Wisteria Cottage Hair and Beauty, Euroa  

Make-up: Maison Belle Beauty, Shepparton

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