Blue Mountains Wedding at Seclusions, Rydal. Katie and Dom DIY Wedding.

Wow! What a wedding this was. Plenty of DIY – Bunting, Transport to the ceremony (yep this was DIY), personally created gifts for each guest and some pretty impressive lighting set ups.

Katie and Dom held their winter wedding in country Rydal at a property called Seclusions, near Lithgow. Katie was relaxed beside the fireplace in The Bakery while being primped and preened while Dom readied himself in one of the cabins on the property. It was a cool day but Katie and Dom and supplied blankets for their guests to keep warm during their open air ceremony. The rain threatened but luckily it held out and the guests definitely used those blankets.

When it came to the ceremony, Katie had a surprise for Dom. She wanted to lighten the mood and get her groom smiling so she created 2 bridal cars for her bridesmaids and her to arrive in. These cars were made of paper and pvc pipe (yes that’s right!!) One was blue for the bridesmaids and Katie chose a traditional white for her and her father drive… ahem carry. I was so impressed with her creativity that we had to make use of these cars again later for our photoshoot! Needless to say, it did have Dom smiling and laughing in disbelief lol. What an arrival!!

Katie wore a Mia Solano gown from Luv Bridal in Artarmon and her bridesmaids wore gowns by Lisa Brown. Dom and his groomsmen wore suits from Northshore Tailors. The ceremony was presided by Ralph Esthery from Break Thru Church and it was intimate and personal.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawns and kept warm by playing lawn games like giant jenga, giant checkers and giant connect 4. When the sky began to darken the set up truly shone – courtesy of Dom’s handy electrical worked, he did a fabulous job on the lighting which included spot lights and festoon lighting. The couple held speeches under this spectacular scene before inviting guests into the reception for more celebration.

We were so thankful that Katie and Dom chose us to share this day with them and we can’t wait to share the video from their wedding day once it’s complete. So stay tuned and check back soon.  Also I’d like to say a huge thanks to Toni Hutchinson who photographed with us on the day while Ben was taking video footage.

Congratulations Katie and Dom!!

Update: We’ve finished Katie and Dom’s wedding video. It’s fun, it’s heart felt and we’d love you to watch it. Check out our vimeo link here.