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Boho Festival-Style Wedding at Ardeena in Carool, Australia

I was so thrilled when Jess + Todd reached out to me about shooting their wedding at Ardeena in NSW, Australia during my time there. When they were telling me all about how they wanted to have a chill wedding with natural boho vibes I seriously could not contain my excitement. YESSS!!! This is the dream! Their wedding was filled with THE most gorgeous decor, from a nearly 3 meter cactus at the end of the aisle, to tepees strung with lights, to the timber and cane furniture, and all the little cacti, macrame, and rugs they had placed throughout their setup. Jessica looked stunning in her Grace Loves Lace gown, and Todd and his groomsmen totally rocked the blush suits!

Jess + Todd are a very laid-back, easy-going couple and this was reflected throughout their wedding day. Jessica put together her own bouquet less than an hour before walking down the aisle and boy, was it ever beautiful! These two had all their guests in tears as they shared their vows to one another. And their festival-style wedding reception was brought together with a Mexican Food Truck (I sure did enjoy those tacos).

I hope you enjoy this look into their magical day. And maybe it will inspire you to be creative and infuse your personality into your wedding day.

Photographer: Liv Hettinga Photography / Brides Accessories: Lovisa / Brides Gown: Grace Loves Lace / Bridesmaids Accessories: Lovisa / Bridesmaids Dresses: Pretty Little Thing / Cake: Roos Kitchen / Caterer: Mamacitas Food Truck / Celebrant:Love Story Ceremonies / Grooms Attire: ASOS, Zara / Hair: Millie Robinson Hair / Invitations: DIY / Makeup: Inner Beauty Lennox / Rings: Etsy / Transport: Ellie The EH / Venue Decor: Pebble & Fox Styling, Avideas, Dream Day Decor, Cactus Bros, JJ Style / Videographer: Pavey Films / Venue: Ardeena

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I’m your elopement hype girl and a photographer for the goofball lovers + those who want to make their wedding day an adventure. I’m also the owner of a converted camper van and love exploring the outdoors. You’ll find my heart on this blog. Whether it’s documenting my real life couples or giving my brides + grooms the tips + tricks they need to plan their best elopement, I’ve poured my heart out for you here. 

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Boho Festival-Style Wedding at Ardeena in Carool, Australia

  1. Erin says:

    This day looks like such a DREAM! I love everything from the sparkly bridesmaids dresses to the pink tux jackets…how fun! And that sunset, wowowow! Beautifully captured (:

  2. Kaely says:

    Wow!! All of this looks so stunning and like an amazing time. I adore the hair pieces she has. This makes me want to go to Australia even more!

  3. This made my cactus loving heart so happy. This looks like it was such a fun day!

  4. These pictures are gorgeous! Captured their day perfectly. Always knew Australia had breathtaking views but these make them look even better!

  5. I love it when couples get creative and infuse their personality into every aspect of their day! This was so epic! Now I need to come visit Australia…

  6. Everything about this wedding is gorgeous! The sunset hues are absolutely unreal – all the heart eyes!

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"Liv is extremely talented and great to work with! She gave us enough direction in our shoots to know what to do but still left tons of room for candid, genuine moments. Nothing beats seeing real smiles and laughter in your photos! She was more than willing to collaborate and go for some sillier ideas, and was always super encouraging. She's an incredibly sweet person and we felt very comfortable to be ourselves around her. Liv's talent is beyond just the technical knowledge, she really has an artist eye for beautiful photos. Her editing style is perfect, not too dark or light but still brings personality with the warm tones she adds. I HIGHLY recommend working with Liv!!"

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