Our Story


We are a husband and wife team who created Rustic Romance through the planning of our own wedding in 2013. We wed in an intimate ceremony at Yanchep National Park and then celebrated with our family and closest friends in our own backyard in Two Rocks. We had always dreamt of having a backyard wedding because the idea of being flooded with beautiful memories every time we sat in our garden was so special to us. We also wanted our wedding to have an intimate and relaxed feel so that all our guests felt comfortable and at home. The added bonus of a cheaper price tag was also very appealing to us! We decided that putting our hard-earned money into transforming our garden was a much better investment than handing that money over to a venue as we would be adding value to our home and be able to enjoy our garden for years to come. We created a rustic, vintage wonderland in our own backyard for our wedding and after receiving such beautiful feedback from our guests, Rustic Romance was created. 

I, Hayley, have a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications but quit my day job to chase my dreams and do something that I am truly passionate about. I am the Creative Director of Rustic Romance and now work from home with my two young kids, Lyla and Aiden. My husband, Dan, is the owner of Aussie Lawn & Garden Care, and loans his landscaping skills to Rustic Romance, transforming and creating breathtaking gardens for couples who want to host backyard weddings or events. He is also incredibly handy and somehow manages to bring all my beautiful creations to life. If I dream it, he will always find a way to build it! 

We love what we do! This is our passion and we always go above and beyond to create truly memorable days for our clients. We would be honoured to play a role in your special day. Please enjoy exploring our website and contact Hayley with any enquiries you have. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hayley and Dan 

Gallery Link to Hayley & Dan's Backyard Wedding