Tash & Sam – Goonoo Homestead Wedding

Driving out to Goonoo Homestead for Tash & Sam’s wedding was exhilarating. The closer I got, the more aware I was of the smell of dust in the air. New South Wales is currently in a miserable drought, so returning to the country for the fourth time this wedding season I knew what to anticipate.

Similar to my previous drought-ridden weddings, my heart was warmed by the enduring spirit of not only the two marriers Tash & Sam, but of all the wedding party, the guests and the vendors who helped make this celebration happen. The regional community has blown me away yet again. They have the ability to pause any drought-induced sobriety and band together to commemorate (and drink to) the coming together of two life-long lovers.

Tash & Sam are a striking couple. They are laid back, highly affectionate and incredibly vulnerable. When you spend even a short amount of time with them, you just know that they “see” each other. I love the way renowned author and research professor Brené Brown describes this kind of love:

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”

If you want to see a vulnerable, powerful love between two people who see and know each other, keep scrolling…

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Wedding Venue: Goonoo Homestead | Photography: Henry Paul Photography | Florals: The Meadow Floral Design | Engagement Ring: Kings Hall Jewellers | Celebrant: Father Carl | Catering: Trang Hue Vietnamese Catering | Entertainment: Jason Hill | Cake / Dessert: Trish Burke | Invitations / Stationery: Twin Rivers Printing | Sam’s Shirt: Ralph Lauren | Pants: RM Williams | Socks: Happy Socks | Tash’s Gown: Karen Willis Holmes Bridal | Accessories: Fairley Jewellery | Hair: Ashleigh Clares Hair Studio | Makeup: Babydoll Makeup Artistry | Bridesmaid Attire: Esther & Co

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