Wedding Clifftop Phillip Island – Dan & Heather

Dan & Heather’s wedding at Clifftop Phillip Island was held on 25th November 2016.  So we can get to know our couples better we like to ask them a few questions.  Here is a bit more about Dan & Heather in there own words:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met in 2003, when I was a random at a party at his house. Steve, a mutual friend, introduced us. I thought he was cute, but had a boyfriend at the time. We hit it off throughout the night, but it wasn’t until Schoolies in 2004 that things started to take off. Dan asked the question, “Will you go out with me?” at the smallest pier in San Remo, which later became known as our ‘Fishy Little Pier’.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?A. For our 10 year anniversary, Dan took me back down to the island for a weekend getaway. He was going to pop the question that weekend, but the car broke down and we had to be rescued by my mum, who drove all the way from Melbourne to pick us up.

Two days later, when we went to pick up the car from the mechanic, we went back to our fishy little pier, where Dan got down on one knee, with the sun setting in the background.

From there, we have 2 versions of events. Dan seems to recall me saying, “yes, yes, yes” a lot, whereas I recall saying, “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god” until he kindly mentioned, “You haven’t given me an answer yet!”

Obviously, I said ‘yes’!

Dan had planned this very well, because after a few minutes, I realised we now have 2 cars and would have to drive home separately! Dan said that this was so I could make all of my phone calls (and he wouldn’t have to listen!)

This is exactly what happened. I don’t remember much of the trip home, following slowly behind Dan, as I made several incredibly excited phone calls, to family and friends!

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. I’m so excited to share in Dan’s first overseas trip! His brand new passport will be getting a work out!

It starts off with a week in Los Angeles, followed by a week in my favourite place, New York! From there, we will be heading over to Iceland for 8 days, 6 of those days will be spent on a Northern Lights tour.
Next, we head to Finland for one night in Helsinki, before flying up to Lapland to spend a night in a hotel made from ice and one night in a glass top igloo!

Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We’ve been living together for the last 3 years and already have everything we need, including our fur baby, Indi! Next on the agenda would be some rugrats!
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our reception and ceremony are both being held at the amazing Clifftop Boutique Accommodation!
We found a few venues down on the island, but fell in love with Clifftop from the moment we walked in. Rachel was so amazing, I can’t imagine having been married anywhere else!
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My dress is a Jack Sullivan couture wedding gown from Fairytales Bridal in Nunawading. It’s ivory coloured with plenty of beading, lace and a bit of bling throughout! The back is an open V, which is amazing.
Earrings were from South Gippsland Jewellers in Cranbourne and are a light pink pearl drop earring. The bracelet is a silver tennis bracelet from Goldmark.
My headpiece is from the wonderful Roman and French. https://romanandfrench.com/
Shoes were a bargain buy from Myer, just silver flats from Nine West.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. We kind of opted for a modern rustic theme, with a sunset colour scheme. There were plenty of DIY moments and a bit of creativeness!
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. My talented sister-in-law, Carla, from Cutz Above The Rest Hair & Beauty, is doing all of our hair and make-up. https://www.facebook.com/Cutz-Above-The-Rest-Hair-Beauty-162289470491527/?fref=ts
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Leeanne Quinlivan is our civil celebrant. She married my older brother, Gavin, then my sister, Robyn, so now it’s my turn! https://www.facebook.com/leeanne.quinlivan/?pnref=lhc
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. My flowers are silk flowers from Flowers For Ever After. The amazing team created the perfect sunset themed bouquets for the girls and I! https://www.facebook.com/flowersforeverafter/?fref=ts
The flowers for the table centrepieces, arbour and aisle, are by my very talented friend and bridesmaid, Iris!
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Our wedding favours are tests tubes filled with M&Ms, sitting in a board made by my Opa. He painstakingly drilled 100 holes in it for them to sit. I decorated it with a bit of DIY love! The supplier was Custom Favours, who did a great job! https://www.customfavours.com.au/ Our cake was done by Dan’s very talented cousin, Bec. It’s a chocolate mud cake, with white buttercream frosting. Flowers hanging off the side are also by Flowers For Ever After. Our bunting was personalised on Etsy, all the way from the Ukraine!
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. We’re getting ready at the venue, so didn’t need any cars. To get to and from our photo locations, my sister’s partner, James was our awesome chauffeur!
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. It’s a cocktail style reception with delicious finger food from Catering By Chefs. http://www.cateringbychefs.com.au/
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Thank you to Rachel from Clifftop for going above and beyond with absolutely everything! She has been amazing!
Also, thank you Lucas for your incredible photography. You have been very easy to work with and talk to throughout this whole process!
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Mornington Peninsula Wedding Photography – Patrick & Sarah

Patrick & Sarah were married on 2nd April 2016 at the Davey’s Bay Yacht Club in Mt Eliza.  We like to get to know our brides and grooms so below are some details on how they met and their planned future together.

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?

A. We met at Cruze nightclub in Mornington 8 years ago. We were both having a great drunk time out with our friends. My sister and I bumped into Pat and his friends on purpose and we seemed to hit it off straight away. The night is a hazy to both of us.

I remember his lovely big smile and Pat remembers me being easy to talk to.

Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Pat proposed to me on NYE 2014 in the backyard at home. I really love our home and initially wanted to get married at home, but couldn’t fit everyone in our yard!
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon? 
A. We went to Ocean Grove for a few nights after our big day which was very relaxing. We are now busy planning a big adventure starting in South Africa and finishing in Hawaii.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We plan on having lots of holidays in the next couple of years before starting a family. We would also love to get more furchildren!
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony was held on the beach out the front of Davey’s Bay Yacht Club in Mt Eliza. Our reception was held inside the yacht club. We chose this venue because the views over the bay are just gorgeous! We feel that it was a bit of a hidden gem that our guests would enjoy.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My dress was a fitted lace dress with a bit of sparkle! I wore my mothers pearl necklace and small wedges for shoes so I could walk easily on the sand.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Beach themed.
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair was done by the lovely Mobile Makeovers! Hair was done by my childhood friend Siobhan.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. The wonderful Melissa Jacobs!
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. The fabulous Woops a daisy florist in Cranbourne took care of all of my gorgeous flowers and decorating the yacht club for me.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. My sister Becky a pastry chef did our cake. Onya Becky!
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose?
A. Limo
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like?
A. The hard working team from Moreish Catering supplied our wonderful food.
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Dj Peter D was a great organiser, DJ and MC for us. He took care of everything on the day. Moreish Catering and Woops a Daisy florist were both so easy to deal with and really excelled on our wedding day. Couldn’t have pulled it off without them.
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yarra valley wedding photography – Dale & Kathryn

Dale & Kathryn were married at Yering Station in the yarra valley on 2nd April 2016.  Below are some words from our bride and groom about their wedding day and their future together:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met at a pub in Essendon (O’Sullivans) 10 years ago. We spent the whole night talking to each other over drinks.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Dale proposed on Christmas Day in Perth in 2013. While everyone was opening their Christmas presents, off to the side, Dale proposed. We were very excited, and it was great because all of Kathryn’s family were there to celebrate.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We went to Noosa for our honeymoon.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We plan to finish renovating our house. We bought it last year and renovated half of it leading up to the wedding, and moved in the week before wedding. We are going to America in September for a few weeks which we are very excited about.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony and reception were held at Yering Station. We picked this venue because it is absolutely stunning to look at, and the food and wine there is great.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My wedding dress was by Simonelli Bridal Couture. It was strapless with French lace and beading on the bodice, with a tulle fishtail bottom. My hair piece was made with the same French lace and beading. My other accessories were earrings and a bracelet from Simonelli Bridal Couture.
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Both Hair & Makeup was done by Tracy Bradley (The Makeup Room). My hair was up and my makeup was natural looking.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Civil Celebrant Robin Mayer
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?

A. Our florist was Sonia Pelly (Flowers St. Germain). We had a variety of roses, and some other varieties of flowers in amongst the roses, in whites and soft pink tones.

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. We had a cheese wheel cake (creamy cheddar, triple cream brie and a soft blue), which we got from Curds and Whey at the Victoria Market
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Kathryn was staying next door at Chateau Yering, so just walked to the ceremony. Dale drove himself there in our car
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. The food and drinks were fantasic. For entree we had a prawn dish, for mains we had alternative lamb and snapper dishes and for dessert we had a lovely cookies and cream dish. The wine at Yering Station was exceptional.
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David & Melissa – Lyrebird Falls Wedding

Slideshow created on the night of David & Melissa’s Lyrebird Falls Wedding held in the amazing Dandenong Ranges.  Here are some words from our bride & groom about how they met and their planned future together:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. The first time we met was at the Belgium beer bar in Melbourne. Dave was at one of his groomsmen’s birthdays, Mel was at one her bridesmaid’s birthdays. But we didn’t get to know each other until a few years later when Dave’s cousin was Mel’s housemate. Mel initially thought Dave was a crazy drunk! But once we got to know each other we fell in love very quickly.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Dave proposed at the top of the Eureka tower in Melbourne, a place we hold dear in our relationship as it is the place we first expressed our feelings for each other. It happened in the outdoor area and Mel was terrified she would drop her new shiny ring over the edge! It was romantic and incredibly exciting.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon? Please include dates of departure & return (dates are for our info only).
A. Our honeymoon was throughout Europe. A 5 week whirlwind tour going through Italy, France, Scotland, England, Austria and Greece.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We already have the house so family is next on the cards. And of course raising our fur baby (Kid) together.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony and reception were held at Lyrebird Falls in Kallista, Dandenong Ranges. We always knew we wanted to get married in the Dandenong Ranges and this venue spoke to us from the moment we saw it. We fell in love.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My dress was from Bluebell Bridal in Melbourne. It was a trumpet silhouette with a champagne satin underlay and a white lace overlay. It had a v-neck with a low cut v-back and beading details across the neckline, straps and backline. It also had a train and I wore a veil pinned low under my messy bun. I wore sparkly Allan Pinkus heels, diamond teardrop earrings and diamond bracelets, borrowed from my mother-in-law and Aunty-in-law. I had a beaded hairpiece at the top of my bun.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Elegant
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Magical makeovers did my hair and makeup. I had a messy bun swept back with a hairpiece and veil tucked in underneath. My makeup was airbrushed with an elegant look.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Our celebrant was David Schneider. He was amazing throughout the whole process and perfect for us!
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. I bought my flowers off Etsy from a store called Hollys Flower Shop. They’re a pastel Sweet Pea Bouquet with Coral, Blue, Pink, Peach and Yellow Peonies & Delphiniums in silk. My bridesmaids had wrist corsages and the boys had boutonnières to match.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Mel’s mum made our wedding cake, a 3 tiered chocolate mud bottom layer, green matcha white chocolate middle tier and chocolate mud top tier. It had turquoise ribbon on the top layer, silver edible foil on the 2nd and lattice on the 3rd. Also it had a turquoise peony on each layer and a double happiness cake topper as well as ‘the look of love’ cake topper. Sounds busy but looked great! Our favours were mini perfume bottles put together by Dave and I with a signature fragrance we each wear. The male guests got Aqua Di Gio and the ladies Burberry Weekend. Each bottle had a label we created and a ribbon.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Food was delicious, supplied by Lyrebird Falls. A highlight was the dessert buffet!