Real Bride |

A Backyard Soiree





Tell us… how did you meet and what was the proposal like?

Growing up locally in Manly we met through mutual friends with the relationship sparking at Manly Wharf Bar haha! We both LOVE to take trips up and down the coast whenever we can get away from work so one weekend we had locked in a little getaway to Seal Rocks, the house fittingly was called ‘The Love Shack’ and sat right on the cliff with panoramic views of the water… whilst sitting on the balcony enjoying a cheese board (to myself) he came out and on one knee asked me to marry him! 

What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?

Enjoy the planning process and don’t get caught up on the small things, we had a clear vision and wanted to throw our friends a killer party. Bringing together a wedding takes an army! 

You’re engaged! Now what? How did you go about planning the big day? Budget? First steps to take… 

After we got engaged I started thinking about what I wanted for my engagement party, an all white theme with a tropical oasis as my back drop. One day I woke up and said to Harry let’s turn the engagement into a wedding! Always up for my quick thinking ideas we went into full planning mode turning his parents amazing gardens into the ultimate wedding location!

What was your beauty and fitness prep leading up to the wedding?

I’m a skin junkie and have worked for Ella Baché in PR and Marketing for years now so having a routine has been drilled into my mind, I stuck to my morning and evening routine of cleanse, twice weekly exfoliating, Serum, moisture protective and eye cream. When I felt my skin needed it I would have LED treatment which left my complexion looking super radiant! My work-outs consisted of Spin Sessions at Scenic Cycle in Manly and lots of Reformer Pilates. 

‘Bringing together a wedding takes an army!’ 

Ceremony song?

My dad is a musician and played an old school song by Eric Bibb ‘To Know You’… he was standing at the front of the Aisle as I walked down with Harry (my now husband).

First dance song?

No first dance for us!




My parent in laws garden!


My parent in laws garden! 

Wedding Planner (if any):

Ash from Pocouno Events, there is seriously nothing this girl can’t do – she planned the whole event with me from start to finish in less than 3 months! 


Sweet n Pretty 

Photographer / Videographer:

Hunter Manuel


Ash from Pocouno Events


Kate Douglas 


Alma Mexican Avalon 


Custom made Christie Nicole Bridal 


Tony Bianco 


Bec and Bridge with Senso Heels 


Trenery with the groom in a fallen broken street fedora. 


Reliquia Jewellery 


Bespoke by Natalie Marie 




Courtney Wallace 


Live music by Duan and only, DJ Jake Smith from Yuma Sounds.