Refined Garden Wedding


Shaz and Seb knew each other for three years before they started dating. Just a little over a year later, Seb was asking Shaz to be his wife: and he had planned a surpise getaway in the Blue Mountains for the occasion.

“It was the middle of winter and I was battling the flu,” Shaz recalls of the night that Seb popped the question, “but it was one of the most unexpected and most memorable nights of my life!”

The couple wanted a beautiful, homely, and playful wedding. For Seb, that meant ordering 11,000 white balls from China to create a ball pit. Unfortunately for Seb, (and luckily for Shaz!), the balls turned up the day after the wedding. “Seb’s first day as a married man was spent collecting 11,000 balls from customs,” Shaz laughed.

Come the day of the wedding though, and everything was turning out perfectly. Their wedding was held on a stunning private property in Terrey Hills, Sydney. The couple incorporated as many family members and friends into the ceremony as they could, with their friend Pip marrying them and Shaz’s friend Rosie performing a song. Plus, they had friends and family help with hair, makeup, transport and catering!

What was your favourite part of the wedding day?

Shaz: Seb’s father Peter delivered me some flowers while we were getting ready; seeing my brothers escort my sister down the aisle; seeing all our family and friends gathered at the ceremony; seeing Seb at the end of the aisle – and trying to keep it together; having our good friend Pip Best marry us; having jolly Jono as our MC; the speeches; and seeing people having fun!

Plus, for those couples looking for an original favour idea, look no further than Shaz and Seb’s example! They chose an individual book for each guest from a second-hand store and built a library for the day using them. Plus, the guests could take their book home at the end!

Scroll down to see the fun-filled snaps of Shaz and Seb’s day by The Robertsons.


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