MAFS addicts: find the venues and inspiration behind TVs best weddings of the season! – part 2

Wedding season is still in full swing and what better way to get in the mood, than delving into the themes, locations and styling ideas Married at First Sight has brought to our screens this year.

Today, we go country-chic and check out Ines and Bronson’s wedding at Forget Me Not, Mick and Jessika’s nuptials at Gurragawee Eco Venue and Matthew and Lauren’s celebration at Earth House.

Forget me Not – Byron Bay

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Sweeping views, rolling hills, a secluded lake, marquees and an abundance of fairy lights – this should paint the romantic side of Ines and Bronson’s Byron Bay hinterland wedding.

Forget Me Not is situated on 100 acres of rainforests and natural gardens. If you venture off the beaten track, you’ll even find a waterfall on this working cattle farm.

The ceremony and reception were both held on site, with a whimsically romantic theme setting the scene. Picture an abundance of purple, pink, orange and white flowers, mixed with native foliage draping off wooden structures and playfully arranged on tables. Fairly lights illuminated the reception tent, with little tea candles dotting the tables.

The centrepiece was the lake, against which the marquee shone majestically at night; and an old jetty served as the perfect post-ceremony photo prop.

To find out more about this gorgeous hinterland location head to Forget Me Not.

Gurragawee Eco Venue – Byron Bay

If you are after rustic charm, look no further than Gurragawee Eco Venue. Arriving on site, you’ll have to cross an old bridge and with that it seems you enter another world.

Mick and Jessika’s ceremony was held outdoors under the lush canopy of a secluded grove. Wooden benches and gothic-shaped windows, draped in native flora, gave it a cosy chapel feel; while a beautiful arrangement of banksias, kangaroo paw and native white, yellow and green foliage framed the couple during their nuptials.

The reception was held in a barn fit for a fairytale. Native flowers graced the tables, while greenery was suspended throughout the room like fluffy clouds, vying for attention next to an abundance of hanging candle holders. Country-style wooden furniture and white linen completed the charming look.

Head to their website to find out what else you can do at Gurragawee Eco Venue - maybe you will enjoy a meander along the creek, take a dip in a freshwater lagoon or fish for bass?

Earth House – Clunes

Earth House by Kate Holmes

Earth House by Kate Holmes

Oriental carpets, a wooden pentagon adorned with flowers and cane finishes took centre-stage at Matthew and Lauren’s wedding at Earth House in Clunes – it was all about modern, yet understated.

The chosen flowers carried a succulent theme, with ferns, dried reeds and orange blossoms tastefully arranged at both the outdoor ceremony and the Mediterranean-inspired reception venue.

The reception decoration included impressive wooden bead lustres suspended from the internal timber beams, a modern flower arrangement on the bridal table and elegant white runners and a scattering of green candle holders on the guest tables. 

Earth House is a purpose-built wedding and event space, boasting a unique rural setting with spectacular mountain views. If your dream wedding theme is tasteful simplicity, this property might just be the gorgeous, blank canvas you are looking for.

Recreate the look

Wherever you are, there’s bound to be a country retreat or eco-inspired venue within a couple of hours’ drive. The internet will be your best friend when it comes to finding your dream spot. Keep in mind that remote locations often require a little more attention to detail during the planning stage. Consider how your guests will get to the venue, think about catering implications and about other suppliers’ availability (hair and make-up, photographers, amenities etc.).

Check back on our blog soon, to get a glimpse of two formal celebrations at Martha and Michaels nuptials at Regent Theatre and Nic and Cyrell’s wedding at Curzon Hall. Be prepared for a decent dose of glamour! 

 In the meantime, if you need help planning your perfect nuptials, get in touch and I look forward to creating something that adds to your personal love story for years to come.

 Love Jo x 

Jo Hurley