Lauren Bullock & Igor Sao Jose?s intimate wedding was hosted on their friend’s property in Queensland, Australia. While the property is obviously picturesque, it is perhaps even more magical, as it is actually where the couple first met! 60 of their closest family & friends traveled near and far, from Cairns to Brazil. Their gorgeous wedding was filled with even more love as various family members & friends aided in the set up, food, & so much more! Being that Igor is from Brazil, the couple wanted to bring well placed influences of his culture in both tasty food & hip swaying music!
“It was very private with 60 of our closest friends and family, some of whom travelled from all corners of Australia and Igors family all the way from Brazil. The theme was Australian country mixed with the Brazilian culture. It was the most perfect and subtle balance, combining the out doors, the location, flowers, music and food. I planned for the whole event to be outside but it poured down with rain just after the ceremony, so our live band had to set up in the living room which turned into a great dance floor.”
“Julia and Valerio, who live at the property, let us use the whole space as well as thier kitchen for anything we needed, so accommodating, we are so lucky! All the girls in my family (mum, aunts, nana, sisters) helped set everything up as well as all the flowers (except my bouquet). My husbands family visited from brazil and we all cooked the food the day before from scratch at the property, and one of Igors grooms men manned the brazilian BBQ on the night, it was the most amazing food!”
‘We chose this location because we wanted it to be personal and exclusive to all others. The boys all play football on the mini field (where we had the ceremony) while all the girls watch out door projector movies and we all have a BBQ afterwards! Its also where Igor and I first became a couple!”
To the bride: What was your favorite moment?
“We loved the brazilian band and everyone having a great time dancing, seeing all of our family and friends together was amazing and when Igor called me his wife for the first time in his speech. The whole event was fantastic!”
“Igor grew up in Brazil and came to australia when he was presented with the opportunity to play and coach football. He loved australia and made a life for himself here. I grew up in Australia and had only just moved back home from living over seas and Igor and I met a few months later. We met at a party in march 2011 and immediately fell for eachother. We had no doubt that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and build a life together. Every thing fell into place. We plan to go and live in Brazil for a year or so and do a bit of travelling through South America.”
Hair Stylist: Julie?s Mobile Hair Salon
Floral Designer: Florabunda Flowers
Reception Venue: Private Residence
Makeup Artist: Zoya?s Makeup Artistry
Music: Lemanja – Live brazilian band
Officiant: Natasha Lewis
Photography: Kate Ignatowski Photography