Tegan & David's Winter Wollongong Wedding - Rhododendron Gardens
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Tegan & David’s Winter Wollongong Wedding – Rhododendron Gardens

Hold onto your hats with this windy wedding!

I don’t think Tegan and David anticipated 50km/h winds and ‘feels like’ temperature of 3 degrees for their winter Wollongong wedding. But they took it in their stride with Tegan pulling her veil out 30 seconds after walking down the aisle. It had wrapped itself around the arbour! The veil was welcome later on for some fun windy portraits. The wind definitely presented challenges with tables blowing over, the speaker falling over and the bin blew into the water! But the marriage certificate was safe so that was the most important item on the day!

There was no fancy ‘getting ready’ robe for this bride. When I turned up Tegan was proudly wearing her flannelette sheep PJs paired with fluffy bunny slippers. Getting into the dress was filled with laughs but also many emotional moments with her mum and grandmother. If you are curious about Tegan’s beautiful back tattoo, it is a decorative balloon and along the string, it says ‘Still I Rise.’ Very inspiring!

One of my favourite moments at this winter Wollongong Wedding happened after the bride and groom signed the register. They were truly in their own world, so excited to talk to each other while their witnesses were signing. Also, the speeches made by the parents were very touching and it was lovely to see how supportive they are of Tegan and David. Tegan’s mum made a custom quilt which all the guests signed as a memento from the day. It was such a lovely idea!

Tegan and David did things a little different with an afternoon tea reception featuring a huge grazing platter. The whole wedding was finished by about 3.30pm as the light was lost over the escarpment.

Winter Wollongong Wedding – All the Details

Bride’s dress: Stella York from Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal / Bridesmaid dress: Myer / Bride’s shoes: Review / Bridesmaid’s shoes: Betts / Flowers: Wollongong Flowers / Hair Artist: Absolute Hair by Tia / Make-up Artist: Ally Trenear / Engagement ring: Andrew Mazzone / Wedding rings: Andrew Mazzone / Jewellery/Accessories: Colette / Celebrant: Rebecca George / Venue: Rhododendron Gardens / Groom’s suit: Daniel Hechter / Groom’s shoes: YD / Stationery – Invitation: Vistaprint / Cake: Family member / Grazing Platter: Natters and Nosh

A lovely Welcome sign managed to stay upright at this windy Rhododendron Garden ceremony - winter Wollongong Wedding

The first kiss at Rhododendron Gardens at this winter Wollongong Wedding

A Rhododendron Gardens wedding by the water at this winter Wollongong Wedding

An afternoon reception at Rhododendron Gardens with an amazing grazing platter at this winter Wollongong Wedding

The bride and groom were so happy at their relaxed Rhododendron Gardens Winter Wollongong Wedding!

The warming sun peeks over the escarpment at this winter Wollongong Wedding

A kiss and cuddle to keep warm as the wind whips up around them at their Rhododendron Gardens winter Wollongong Wedding

The sun was glorious in the afternoon at Rhododendron Gardens as they bride and groom walked hand in hand at their winter Wollongong wedding

Guests mingling after the ceremony and at the grazing table in Rhododendron Gardens at this winter Wollongong wedding

Cutting the cake in the gardens while battling the winds at this winter Wollongong wedding

Afternoon reception at the ceremony location at Rhododendron Gardens at this winter wollongong wedding

Kissing under the gazebo at Rhododendron Gardens at this winter wollongong wedding

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