Fairy lights and candles

By Bride and Groom 23 June 2016

Lauren Walker and Kyle Power exchanged their vows under the trees of the Peppercorn Gardens at KidsTown, Mooroopna. Exactly one year on from their engagement party, the couple’s loved ones gathered in a location saturated in fairy lights and candles to celebrate the commitment they had made to each other.

Lauren Walker and Kyle Power 
November 28, 2015 

DIY VINTAGE: Lauren spent hours making dream catchers, table centres and decorating wine bottles with her mum in the lead-up to the wedding. “All the time spent with my mother op-shopping and collecting things brought us really close together, it was a lot of fun,” Lauren said. “My wedding was planned within a year and we did something every week, we were very highly organised.” 

THE ONLY TWO: The couple decided to forgo having a bridal party and instead concentrated on sharing their commitment with all their guests. “A lot of my friends are male and live away, and I couldn’t honour them so I didn’t honour anybody,” Lauren said. The pair sat together on wicker thrones at their reception and enjoyed an intimate moment together before socialising with guests. “We knew we weren’t going to be able to talk much during the night so it was just a good time for us to take everything in,” Lauren said.

INTIMATE CELEBRATION: Every single person in attendance at Lauren and Kyle’s wedding meant something to them — right down to the celebrant, musical talents, photographer and caterers. “There was no stranger there to me, it was all completely personal,” Lauren said. “It was my boss’ venue, the celebrant was my boss’ daughter, the singer was also my boss’ daughter and the caterers were all my co-workers.”

Bride’s parents: Keren Triainidis and Chris Walker

Groom’s parents: Julie Grinter

Service: SPC Ardmona KidsTown, Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway between Shepparton and Mooroopna 

Reception: The Connection, Peter Ross-Edwards Causeway between Shepparton and Mooroopna 

Photographer: Amina Barolli Photography, Shepparton

Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero, Online

Suit: SoHo Workshop, Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Flowers: Artificial bouquet, “something borrowed” from a friend

Cake: Shepparton Food Producers, Shepparton

Hair: Gloss Hair and Beauty Boutique, Shepparton

Make-up: Scherre L’Estrange, Shepparton

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