Today I am thrilled to share this warm romantic Winter Wedding with pretty burgundy, navy, rose gold details at Branell Homestead.
Ashlea and Tim were married in front of family and friends at the pretty and relaxed country farmstay set in 80 acres located just outside Laidley in the beautiful Lockyer Valley.
Images were captured by Sunlit Studios.
Sunlits Studios are Wedding & Family Portrait Photographers, and a team of six based in the Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast region of Australia.
They travel nationally and internationally capturing weddings and family portraiture bringing nature and romance back into photography..
Gorgeous Bride Ashlea says of the couple and their romantic winter wedding day…
How did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend who ended up being our MC.
Neither of us were looking for a serious relationship and after about 2-3 months we both realised we were in big trouble, and haven’t been without each other since.
That was just over 9 years ago.
Tell us about the Proposal…
Our proposal story isn’t the romantic over the top proposal.
After being together for approx 7 years – we had been through a rough couple of years with Tim suffering a back injury and it had set us back a few years on progressing our relationship.
We went and picked the ring together, and then once Tim had picked up the ring he spent the entire day pretending to propose to me, constantly asking me will you and then finishing it with day to day tasks.
Eventually I was in a hysteric fit of laughter when he finally asked me to marry him at home with our furkids.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
Our wedding planning journey was a long one, as we originally booked in a date that we needed to change.
In hindsight I am very glad we did this as I really needed the extra time to get everything sorted.
The planning journey was made a lot easier surrounded by a few great friends, an amazing cousin & my wedding planner (Sugared Style – Tanya Beasley)
Also 2 weeks leading up to the winter wedding we were hit with a massive vet bill, and not great news about our rescue husky Jasper & the week before the wedding my work contract was ended.
However we took this in our stride, and laughed… a lot.
Any special touches/DIY?
There were a lot of special touches for our wedding day.
The venue was on Paroz Road, which is my mums maiden name, her father my pappy was born on the property across from Branell Homestead with his twin brother. As he is no longer with us this made the venue even more special to us.
My dress had fabric flowers added to the back, which were from my Aunty Rhondas wedding dress.
My Uncle Jimmy made our Mr & Mrs Griffiths sign for us & my cousins and Aunty put all the suspended flowers, lights etc together for us as well.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
My palette changed a lot from the original plan to what it ended up being.
I went for burgundy, navy, rose gold, with my goal being to create a warm winter romantic vibe. Also to keep it simple but effective with decorations.
What was the best bit of your day?
My favourite part of my day if I have to just pick one was when I walked down the aisle and was finally standing across from Tim.
All of a sudden I felt completely at peace and relaxed, standing in front of him (and also knowing he had been crying).
I guess thats how you know its meant to be when it feels completely peaceful.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Don’t rush to get married. We were together for 9 years before our romantic winter wedding day.
At approx 4 years of dating all I wanted was to get married, however I am so glad that we waited, because this just created such an amazing atmosphere.
I also had a completely different wedding to what I would of 5 years ago & for that I am truly grateful.
Everyone is on their own journey, don’t feel like you NEED to get married, do what is right for you and your partner in every aspect.
I would also suggest if you are a highly strung or perfectionist type of bride, get yourself a wedding planner.
This allowed me to completely relax on the day knowing that everything was under control.
Wedding Photographers – Sunlit Studios
Ceremony Location – Branell Homestead (Lawn)
Reception Location – Branell Homestead (Wedding Pavillion)
Gown Designer – Susan Ogg
Mens Wear – Michael Innis
Hair and Make-up – Melissa Coleman – Makeup by Melissa
Wedding Planner and Florist – Tanya Beasley – Sugared Style
Celebrant – Josh Withers – Married by Josh