Real Wedding: Loren & Vaughan


Yellow was the bright and cheery accent colour of choice at the charming 50s inspired wedding of Loren Jarvis and Vaughan Hayne. Held at the bride’s Gatton home, an elegant yet relaxed High Tea reception under a silk-lined marque was complete with on-site barista, piles of homemade treats and a lolly buffet. Styling the gorgeous day was the bride’s pet project for many months and she also kept herself busy taking care of the flowers and helping create the scrumptious cake. But the honeymoon was the groom’s baby. On the day he presented the bride with a huge box filled with helium balloons and an envelope containing the itinerary for her surprise honeymoon to New Zealand. Awwww!


Date: August 21 2013

The Couple: Vaughan Hayne and Loren Jarvis

Location: Gatton, Queensland

Theme: 1950s Afternoon High Tea





















How did you meet? 
Our friends encouraged us to join an online dating agency. We formed a friendship and from there romance blossomed.

Tell us about the proposal…
Vaughan proposed on Ned’s Beach during our  holiday last year to Lord Howe Island.  He asked me to turn around and close my eyes. As I did, he wrote in the sand “I Love You. Will you marry me?” I opened my eyes and saw him there down on one knee. He then surprised me with my dream ring!]

Key Styling Notes
We wanted an intimate afternoon high tea in our backyard with our closest family and friends. The wedding had a vintage 1950s theme. We wanted it to be classy, simple and fun, that guests of all ages could enjoy.  The marquee were filled with bright yellow rice paper lanterns, and abundance of ‘old fashioned’ flowers in yellow and white.  We created a special corner for our little nieces and nephews with activities and special cupcakes for them. We wanted the occasion to reflect the chosen colour scheme; yellow, which is bright and cheery!

What was the most special memory from the day? 
The highlight of the afternoon was the unexpected arrival of the family cat Oscar who was oblivious to the fact a wedding was taking place on his patch. He entered the backyard, got the fright of his life, zipped up the stairs between the bride and groom and proceeded to meow loudly from inside the house throughout the entire ceremony.

Special thanks to…
Photographers Darren from CkMetroPhotos & Jo from Jo Hammond Photography for reflecting the true essence of our day and for being awesome friends  Hannah and family for their amazing high tea spread and gorgeous wedding cake.  Barista’s Glen & Julia for their superb coffee.Family and friends for their assistance in the lead up to the wedding. Particular mention to my sister Amy, my mother Dell and friend Tarnya Cox. Friends Kaye and Lyle for their incredible Vintage Dutch  Bicycles and the Tattam Family for the use of their Adare property for our photographs.

Ceremony: Bride’s home in Gatton
Reception: Silk Lined marquee in the garden at the Bride’s home in Gatton
Gown: Paul Hunt Designs, Brisbane. Headpiece: Bellinda Haase Millinery, Toowoomba
Bridesmaid Attire: Family friend, Shirley Anderson
Groom's Suit: Country Road suits, Scotch & Soda shirts and accessories, RM Williams boots
Groomsmen Attire: Country Road suits, Scotch & Soda shirts and accessories, RM Williams boots
Coordinator: Bride
Decorator: Bride
Flowers: Bride
Cake: Bride and Family friend, Hannah
Transport: 1961 Ford Falcon and Vintage Dutch Bikes
Music: Bride’s girlfriend, Sue Reich performed Fever by Peggy Lee during the signing of the register. Music from the 50s era was played throughout the entire afternoon
Photographer: Darren Nolan from CkMetroPhotos, Toowoomba & Jo Hammond, Bribie Island
Honeymoon: New Zealand. We stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Queenstown

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