There was never any doubt in our mind that Harper & Harley fashion blogger Sara Donaldson’s wedding was going to be one super stylish affair. Renowned for bringing sartorial elegance with a minimalistic edge – her wedding day was to be no different.
Held on a property in Tintenbar just south of Byron Bay, northern NSW, the outdoor ceremony saw Sara marry her longtime partner Richard Crampton in front of a crowd of onlookers including lifestyle bloggers Talisa Sutton, Kate Waterhouse, Carmen Grace Hamilton, Beck Wadworth and Eleanor Pendleton.
Always on point with her beauty look – makeup was at the hands of Byron Bay makeup artist Spicy Melons‘ Alexis Mahoney. Alexis created Sara’s fresh glow using YSL Beauty and Laura Mercier foundation, Laura Mercier bronzer, Nudestix Cheeks Naughty N Spice, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brows, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar, Tom Ford Highlight, Melt Cosmetics Eyes, Glad Lash Individual Lashes, and lips by Charlotte Tilbury Makeup. Her sleek, elegant low bun was courtesy of the very clever Edwards and Co team.
Discussing the day, photographer Cassandra Ladru wrote in a post on Instagram: “Yesterday i had the absolute pleasure of capturing rich + sara’s stunning wedding day // rich + sara were both so incredibly relaxed throughout the entire day and were just an absolute dream to be in the presence of // it’s no secret that i’m a hopeless romantic and a huge softy… and i’ve admittedly cried during my fair share of speeches and vows during my years of photographing weddings… and yet somehow, i don’t really have the right words to articulate the pounding feeling in my chest and the knot in my throat i had yesterday… not once or twice, but several times throughout the day.”
“From sara’s intimate getting ready moments… watching her incredible mum hold back tears when she saw sara in her dress / the speeches… which literally everyone nailed, but sara’s especially had me walking outside the marquee following it to take a few deep breaths and compose myself… right up until the end of the night, when sara held her mum’s hand and danced beside her on the dance floor // they say we should surround ourselves in life with those who lift us up, who make us aspire to be better and do better, the ones who reflect who we want to be and how we want to feel… and if the energy, love and kindness shared yesterday is anything to go by, sara + rich have definitely done that… ?✨ // biggest congrats @harperandharley + @richcrampton.”
The next day’s recovery was styled by Hampton Event Hire and was held on a deck overlooking Main Beach in Byron Bay.
Main image: @cassandraladru