As featured in Vintage Bride Magazine. 

Having met while they were both in University, Lucy & Rob’s love story started as friends for a number of years.  “We had our first date in Japan after bonding over organising a trip with a group of friends together. We have since been on many amazing adventures together mostly involving hiking or skiing or the outdoors in some way.”

Lucy & Rob chose Cotmore Downs,  Rob’s family property in the Northern Rivers region, for their ceremony and reception location. “It is such a special place for us, we have so many memories there and it is the first place we went together after returning from Japan. Rob’s parents started the farm as a retirement project and have been fulfilling a lifelong dream of introducing the traditional Hereford cattle bloodline that Rob’s fathers family bred in Herefordshire in England.”

Being a country wedding, access to many facilities were limited, providing them with a more non-traditional wedding day. “We wanted a really relaxed and personal day with our closest family and friends.  We centred the celebration around the working shed on the property and had a caravan bar, antipasto station, lawn games and seating for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves after the ceremony. Later in the evening as the weather got significantly colder we lit 2 massive bonfires to keep everyone warm. It was pretty spectacular.”

Their day was absolutely filled with personal touches.  “We put a lot of hard work into creating things ourselves and it paid off. From the tables, we built out of pallets, the metres and metres of bunting and table runners, timber signs, cake stand, seating chart and two giant bonfires. We both felt so happy and comfortable all day and wish we could have done it all again.”

“We had so much help from family and friends to make our wedding the perfect celebration of our marriage, we feel like the luckiest people in the world to be surrounded by such a generous group of people. Our wedding day was everything we could have hoped for and more.”