Real Wedding – Lydia & Trent, Torquay VIC
Guests were greeted by a carnival of colour and love when Lydia and Trent tied the knot on an incredible private property in the coastal town of Torquay.
It was after a laughter-filled ceremony that the party really started, the couple and their guests lead to their reception by a mariachi band. They combined the celebration of their love along with the first birthday of their adorable twin boys, and from the smiles on everyone’s faces you can see the joy this pair radiate.
Taking time out with their talented photographers, Hails & Shine, to have photos taken on the property (that once used to be a theme park) these images will leave you wishing you were there!
IN LYDIA AND TRENT’S WORDS…
Trent and I first met in Melbourne during November, 2013.
We realised we were made for each other when we moved in together after a few months of dating because we were having way too much fun together.
Trent popped the question when we were surfing in Indonesia together; he had the ring tied to his board shorts!
Lydia did most of the planning at night when all three boys were in bed.
A carnival of love, music and colour. I had a vision that I just wanted lots of music and colour. I wanted the day to reflect love and happiness.
My dress was a skirt and top from Asilio. I was just walking past the shop and fell in love with the skirt. I tried it on with Mum and loved it. I said I would get married in it and just like that we brought it. I put it in the cupboard and didn’t really think about it again. I later picked a cute, short dress with long sleeves from Tularosa online, which I changed into later at the reception.
We loved the Mariachi Band, and seeing each other at the ceremony was pretty special. Our wedding was held over the long weekend and most of the guests were camping on the property where it was held. After the reception we moved down to the property for the after party. This was set up around the tents so parents could put the kids to bed a keep partying. We had a DJ and a fire going, as well as homemade beef and coleslaw rolls with gravy and lamb souvlaki’s.
Our boys were the ring bearers.
The meaning of marriage.
Our marriage is about a celebration of our boys’ first year and a symbol of our commitment as a family to make the best life together full of laughter, happiness and adventure. We celebrated our wedding the day after the boys’ 1st birthday so it was a great excuse to get everyone together to thank them for all their love and support.
Aisle: Simply Beautiful by Al Green
Reception entry: Las Mananitas by Grupo Brisa Catina, sung by the live Mariachi Band.
First dance songs: Down in Mexico by The Coasters
Words of wisdom
Create a day that reflects you and your partner and sit back and enjoy every moment.
The wedding reception was held outside and we had a kid’s section set up with croquet, cricket, footy, and lots of games. We also had piñatas and a hole in one golf game set up which was so much fun!
LYDIA & TRENT’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue: Currabilli Receptions, Torquay. This was such and awesome venue. It was great as the guest didn’t have to go anywhere in between the ceremony and reception. There are also the most amazing spots for photos on this property as it used to have a theme park on it; all the photos were taken on the property.
Reception venue: Currabilli Receptions, Torquay
Celebrant/Officiant: Jo Betz. Jo is amazing, easy going and created a ceremony that reflected exactly who we are.
Photography: Hails and Shine. Oh My God! Hayley and Matt are the power couple of incredible photography. I honestly don’t need to say much as their photos speak for themselves. They have an amazing eye and I will use them whenever we need professional photos.
Styling: The Bride did it all!
Florist: The Bride and bridesmaids made all the bouquets and purchased all the flowers the day before at the flower farm. This was all done on the spot using the flowers in season.
Make Up: Make-up by Kimberley
Jewellery/Accessories: Ellissi Jewellery Melbourne. All of the jewellery was custom designed
Brides shoes: Zomp
Rings: Ellissi Jewellery Melbourne
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Honeysuckle. We went for a nice bright print and my girls picked the design they felt most comfortable in.
Grooms suit: Zara
Grooms shoes: Windsor Smith
Groomsmen suits: Zara
Favors: Musical instruments and bubbles
Cake / Cake topper: The Nourished Co, owned by Kasey Martin, who made our beautiful raw, wedding cake.
Hire: Dress My Wedding
Entertainment: The playlist was made by the Groom and Grupo Brisa Catina. These guys were amazing and a highlight, I could not recommend them more. We also hired DJ Benny Willow for the after party.
Honeymoon: Hawaii and Seattle at the end of the year
If you’ve enjoyed reading all about Lydia and Trent’s real wedding you should also check out Cam and Sarah’s bright celebration!