Sarah & Tristan – what a seriously awesome couple these two are. So relaxed, happy and just stoked to be with one another. I’m so excited to share their beautiful, intimate Hillstone wedding with you.

I do have to admit that I do a little happy dance whenever I get to do a Hillstone wedding because it’s only a 12minute drive from my house. As much as I love a destination wedding it’s nice to have one so close to home sometimes! It’s also a gorgeous spot with the most epic hedges surrounding the ceremony area.

Ceremony set up at Hillstone wedding
Groom awaiting brides arrival at Hillstone wedding
Bride and groom during ceremony at Hillstone Wedding
Hillstone wedding ring exchange

I always love a good petal toss – or petal attack as it usually turns out to be!! Whenever I see there’s going to be a petal toss I always try to encourage guests to throw the petals UP rather than at the happy couple but there’s inevitably someone who just can’t help themselves haha.

Bride and groom being showered with petals at Hillstone wedding
Petal toss at Hillstone wedding

Congratulations photos are some of my favourite of the day. There’s always so much joy on people’s faces as they come to congratulate the happy couple for the first time. They’re usually more focused on the couple than on the camera which always makes for great shots.

For portraits we just explored around the golf course that’s connected to Hillstone on a couple of golf buggies. We found lots of gorgeous green spaces and had LOTS of fun while doing it!

Bride and groom portrait at Hillstone wedding

The gorgeous setup for the reception in the Rosewood Room at Hillstone. Beautiful florals and details contributed to a lovely intimate feel. 

Rosewood Room reception set up at Hillstone wedding

One of Sarah’s girlfriends has a business called The Rustic at Heart who made the wooden hoop with their names sitting behind them. It makes such a difference to speech photos if you take into consideration what the backgrounds will be and dress them up a bit like this. 

Bride and groom react to speeches at Hillstone Wedding

Some of the vendors that made this Hillstone wedding so fab:

Venue: Hillstone St Lucia

Menus & wooden decorations: The Rustic at Heart

Photography: Wildflower Weddings