Wedding date: APRIL 9, 2016
Rebecca and Tom first met in 2009 at a pub in Launceston, Lloyds. They met again later as Rebecca’s sister and Tom’s best friend became a couple and re-introduced them. “Tom was very interested in me,” said Rebecca. “However, at the beginning I wasn’t so interested in him. It took Tom a good six months before he invited me to a lakes trip, where we got to know each other, and I got to see the down to earth side of him and realised there was a spark.” From then on Rebecca and Tom have been inseparable. Five and a half years later Tom popped the big question, and Rebecca of course, said yes!
Ever since she was a little girl Rebecca had dreamt of her wedding day. As things turned out, Rebecca and Tom couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful location to share their special day with family and friends. Said Rebecca, “We held our ceremony in the beautiful gardens of Brickendon Estate, Longford. Tom made a rustic arch using timber from my parents farm, which was decorated with pink and white flowers and gum leaves. It created the most beautiful setting to say our ‘I do’s’, along with rustic bench seats for our guests. We didn’t need much more decoration, as we wanted to keep it simple,” she said.
Rebecca and Tom chose to share their day with 120 guests. “The section of garden we chose [for our ceremony] was very sheltered, and the sunshine looked so beautiful between the trees. It was just perfect!” Rebecca said.
The happy couple later celebrated their wedding reception in the amazing Brickendon Estate Barn, which they chose to decorate themselves. “Again, keeping the rustic theme, I wanted to keep it very simple and relaxed, with a touch of pretty,” Rebecca said. “We had the awesome team from That Old Chestnut hang vintage string lights, and we also hired their vintage chairs, which set the theme beautifully. Our tables were set with deer antlers, copper candles and vintage jars with beautiful soft pink spray roses, baby’s breath and gum leaves, which came together so well.”
“Gypsy Rose played from beginning to end,” said Rebecca. “They had everyone up on the dancefloor! My dance with dad was one of my favourite moments, starting off with “I loved her first” then breaking into “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, which was a surprise for everyone – we had so much fun!”
Fabulous wedding photography was provided by Spoonful of Sugar Photos. “We also gave every table a selfie stick challenge,” Rebecca said, “as we really wanted to see our wedding day through [our guests’] eyes. I thought of this the week before the wedding, as our aim was to make sure that everyone was relaxed and having a great time. I think we accomplished this,” said Rebecca, “The room was filled with smiles and laughing. My cheeks were sore from smiling so much! Everything was just so perfect!” she said.
Highlights and hitches
“The highlight was definitely the whole day,” Rebecca said. “I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was such a surreal and overwhelming feeling seeing my dream day come together so perfectly! Also seeing my dad cry for the first time when I gave him his gift – a special moment I’ll never forget! Definitely the best day of our lives to date!”