It’s always a delight to see a wedding photographed by the talented Khara of House of Lucie Creative and today’s darling Mackay ceremony is no exception! We’re sure you will love this sweet matrimony between Zach & Demi (featuring their own little wolf pack!).
Tell us about finding your wedding dress.
I chose my wedding dress from Vanessa at When Freddie Met Lilly, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I was after something simple that fell from the waist with cap sleeves and lace. Vanessa helped me modify one of her dresses to get exactly what I wanted, and it turned out perfect. It was so comfortable as well.
What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome in planning your wedding in Central Queensland?
Sticking to the budget was very hard, you definitely need to sit down and think about what suppliers you want and how much it’s going to cost in the early stages of planning.
There were also a couple of suppliers that we had originally booked that were extremely hard to contact. Make sure that you are 110% happy and have done your research into the supplier you have chosen. Communication is key, make sure that they are returning your phone calls/emails in a timely manner and you should always keep in contact with them all the way up to your wedding day.
Our favourite detail of the wedding was:
We have two Siberian Huskies which are basically our children, so we definitely wanted to have them as part of our wedding day. They joined us at our garden ceremony at Queens Park. They were the first to walk down the aisle as little flower girl and page boy. It was also very special to have all of our family and close friends there to help us celebrate.
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding?
Around 70 family members and close friends attended the reception and there were about 15 extra who attended the ceremony.
If you feel comfortable sharing what budget did your wedding fall into:
Our wedding fell between $10,000 – $15,000
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line?
Yes, we both wrote our own vows. We tried to make them fun and really personalised to reflect what our lives are about. This was part of Zach’s vows, which he came up with all by himself!
I will help you protect and raise our wolf pack,
And even help fill in the holes they dig.
For richer, for poorer, for even poorer when you let me buy my F6,
In Hockey injury or in health,
To love and to cherish from this day forward until full time.
What advice do you have for couples currently planning a wedding?
Decide on what you want and don’t change your mind. Make sure you are confident in your decisions and make sure your suppliers are clear on what you want.
Any suppliers who you feel deserve a special mention:
Photographer House of Lucie – Khara Deurhof
Flowers Mackay Wedding Flowers – Ebony Svaikauskas
Dresses When Freddie Met Lilly – Vanessa Hoe
The three suppliers above were hands down the most amazing people I dealt with during the whole wedding planning process. They were so easy to deal with, extremely helpful and they had a passion for what they did, which goes a long way especially when you don’t know what you are doing.
Suppliers: Photographer – House of Lucie | Flowers – Mackay Wedding Flowers | DJ – Kooltone Entertainment | Cake – Cakeaholics Mackay | Decorator – Bridal Magic | Rings – Greg Neil Jewelers Mackay | Groom & Groomsmen – Tarocash & Man to Man | Wedding Dress – When Freddie Met Lilly | Bridesmaid Dresses – When Freddie Met Lilly | Alterations – Anna Dutton Couture | Hair – Michelle Thompson | Makeup – Funk It Up Mackay | Celebrant – Forever Yours Marriage Celebrant | Ceremony – Queens Park, Mackay | Reception – South’s Leagues Club, Mackay