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Real Wedding: Lianne & Caleb (Part 2 – The Reception)

Following on from the first instalment of this gorgeous wedding, today we bring you part 2 featuring striking images and details from the couple’s charming reception. Lianne and Caleb held their beautifully styled DIY Wedding at Waterline on Shingley at Airlie Beach, Queensland.

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Lianne made a lot of the decorations herself, adding many personal touches to the wedding decorations and gifts in order to make the wedding feel more intimate.

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‘We made heart shaped cardboard fans with the ceremony details on them and a poem that best represented our relationship called You are more than the one I love, you are also my friend. The fans were easy we just cut out love heart shapes on cardboard, glued lace around the edges and glued a paddle pop stick for the handle down the bottom of the heart. We then attached two love heart shapes together with the lace and paddle pop stick in the middle.’

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Lianne also made the gift tags for her wedding favours. The wedding favour was a small metal thong bottle opener, which the couple selected to suit the beach theme. Each thong had Lianne and Caleb’s names and wedding date engraved on them. The personalised tags attached to each gift had the guests name printed with a personalised thank you note.

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As part of her styling Lianne painted photo frames to suit the turquoise colour theme and put three frames on each table featuring photos of her and Caleb with the table number written on the frames. The table seating display was made by Lianne also and was done using different coloured cardboard, ribbons and wedding stickers all sourced from Lincraft. Lianne didn’t do it all herself, a close friend pitched in and made the corsages on the groomsmen’s suits. ‘The inspiration for the fans came from researching wedding accessories on the net plus a friend helped me to make them suit my wedding theme and colours,’ Lianne said.

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The couple’s favourite moment from the day: ‘Our favourite moment of the day was when we were finally pronounced man and wife, walking down the aisle we received an overwhelming amount of support from our family and friends cheering. It was a special moment because we stopped at the end of the aisle turned around and everyone lined up one by one to hug and congratulate us both,’ Lianne said.

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Photos by: Stephen Lane Photography

If you haven’t already make sure you check out the first instalment of this two part real wedding feature.

Lianne & Caleb: Part 1 The Ceremony

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