Alex and Ian: An Earthy Lovefest in Glanmire NSW

Alex and Ian: An Earthy Lovefest in Glanmire NSW
April 9, 2024 Kat Wray

Images by Tilly Roberts Photo.

After years of separation from family and friends (thanks covid), Ian and Alex decided to go large with their wedding day, as a really good excuse to celebrate with all their loved ones. And you’ll see from the beautiful images captured by Tilly Roberts Photo that this super meaningful, DIY wedding on a family property in NSW was totally worth the wait.

Ian and Alex met when Ian was visiting Sydney and used Couch Surfing. The couch belonged to Alex’s brother Jordan, and Ian and Jordan went on to become great friends. When Alex moved back to her hometown of Bathurst she met her brother’s Kiwi mate but it wasn’t until she saw Ian dressed up all dapper in a suit and tie that the sparks flew.

Ian and Alex are a crafty, DIY kind of couple. After lots of travelling around the world together, in 2016 they decided to settle down and buy a 1890 Victorian Terrace ‘renovators delight’ which they hand crafted by themselves and friends with a focus on recycled materials, finally moving in in 2019. During this time Ian also launched Cosmo Brewing. Launched during Covid, he makes beer with the seasons and showcases locally grown barley, hops and fruit. Cosmo is centred around sustainability and supporting the local community.

They wedded at Alex’s parent’s property in Glanmire, NSW, and boy was it an amazing setup for a DIY wedding! Since Ian is Kiwi and a lot of their guests would be travelling over from New Zealand, their wedding weekend was complete with ample space for guests to camp at the property over the long weekend celebrations.

Also included was a stretch tent set up for reception, a food truck connected to a generator, fairy lights connecting the areas, fire pits, music, plenty of great food and drinks and composting toilets and solar heated showers (which they set up themselves!).

Alex and Ian have a special connection to the place they chose to marry and together they have planted about 150 trees over the years to try to rehabilitate different areas and improve the biodiversity.

They encouraged their friends and family to stay for at least 2 nights, the day after they had a communal cook up, games tournament and instead of gifts asked each guest to plant a tree.

The dress code for their wedding was Fancy Farm = cocktail with sensible shoes.

The couple were inspired by the natural beauty of the location of their wedding, and the love and support they were surrounded by from family and friends.

We think you’ll agree that this is the perfect example of a meaningful wedding!

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