coastal wedding clifftop – Chris & Clare

Chris & Clare’s coastal wedding was held at Clifftop in Smith’s Beach on 8th April 2017.  We like to get to know our couples a little better, so we ask them some questions about how they met, their wedding day and their future plans together.  Below is Chris & Claire’s response:
 
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?

A. Chris and Clare met in 2014 at their good friend Tess’s 30th Birthday in Ocean Grove. Tess, along with their friend Denise, had grand plans to set the couple up. Tess’s failed attempts at subtlety enabled Clare to realise something odd was going on! Clare was initially interested in Chris because he had a nice flannelette shirt on and could bounce a footy (turns out he actually had no idea about AFL). Chris was initially interested in Clare because she apparently could tell good jokes and was easy to get along with, chilled and talkative

Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. The proposal took place at Smith’s beach in Phillip Island. Clare had mentioned to Chris that if he were to ever propose, he should do it when no one else was around. So, whilst on the beach, Chris started acting very strangely whilst literally waiting for every man and his dog to leave the beach. When he finally proposed, Clare was so excited she forgot what finger the ring was supposed to go on.
 
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. No plans have been set in stone yet. We plan on heading to the Whitsundays early next year.
 
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. We plan on upgrading to a larger house later this year and starting a family at some point. We would also love to travel a bit more together.
 
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Both the ceremony and reception are taking place at Clifftop in Smith’s Beach. Clare has been going to Phillip Island since she was young. Chris also proposed to Clare whilst on a mini holiday at Clifftop. Clifftop is such a beautiful venue so the location seemed a perfect choice.
 
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. The dress is an Anna Campbell fit and flare ivory dress. There is a scoped neckline with plenty of beading. From the waist down, the dress is made of lace. The shoes are flat with plenty of beading and jewels.
 
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. No theme. Just a relaxed, beach feel.
 
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair and make-up will be done by Ally De La Rosa. Hair will be mainly up with a bun to the side.
 
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
 
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. The supplier is Ivy Rose Events. The flowers are natural looking with pastel colours.
 
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Clare’s amazing mum and her sisters are having a massive yoyo bake up to make the wedding favours. My lovely cousins wife Nicolle is making the delicious cake..
 

Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?

A. Priors catering are providing the delicious cocktail food for the event.
 
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Of course Lens to Life!
 
Photographer: Jade White
Music: Daniel Lunn

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phillip island wedding ceremony – Anthony & Steph

Q. When and how did you meet and what were your first thoughts?
A. We met in 2008 while working at Dan Murphy’s in the refurb and new store setup team. It wasn’t until 2012 that we reconnected and our relationship began to grow. Steph thought that Anthony was a genuine, nice guy and a really hard worker with a good sense of humour. Anthony thought Steph was incredibly nice and approachable, friendly and fun.

 

Q. When and how did the proposal take place?  How did you feel?
A. Anthony tried to disguise his proposal as a photography location scout. We went down to several locations around Phillip Island and the final one was Pyramid Rock. This was perfect as there was no one around and gave the perfect opportunity for the moment. Anthony who is usually very good and confident with his words was not on this occasion. Having a big speech prepared could only muster up the words “Steph I love you, you know how much you mean to me and I love you”. On one knee he pulled out a box and and asked Steph to marry him.

 

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We have no plans to go on a honeymoon at the moment as we are hoping to buy some land in the near future.

 

Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. After our Wedding, we’d like to focus on saving for some property, building our dream home and starting a family.

 

Q. Where is your phillip Island wedding ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony and reception is at The Shearing Shed on Phillip Island. We went for a dinner date there and fell in love straight away with the venue, we knew it was the only place we wanted to get married.

 

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 is a lace ivory fit and flare by Allure Bridal. It has a beautiful sheer lace back and a V neck scalloped front.

 

Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Australiana Rustic Romance – Burgundy, Dove Grey and a touch of Rose Gold

 

Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair is Lorna Evans and Makeup is Melissa Maier

 

Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Civil Celebrant Kate Haley

 

Q. Florist – what are your flowers like?
A. Kate Adkins from Events by Kate is supplying our flowers. They are reflective of our theme, Australiana Rustic Romance. We have a range of Burgundy Cluster Roses, Dahlias, Gum leaves with silver and green foliage.

 

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Cake is Dessert Stomach and Wedding Favours are Ranges Macarons

 

Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Steph is being driven in a 1968 ‘Eleanor’ Mustang Shelby GT500, Steph’s dream car!

 

Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. The Shearing Shed and djinta djinta Winery supplied our wines

 

Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Fiona Curram our Acoustic Musician for the Wedding.
Tamara from Australian Diamond Company who helped us through the entire process from Engagement Ring design to customising our Wedding Bands.
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phillip island weddings – Kade & Kobey

Kade & Kobey’s phillip island wedding was held at Rhyll Hall on 1st April 2017.  Below is a little more about the couple:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met on Phillip Island in 2007 when Kade came to play football here. Initially I was “just his friend’s sister” but it was the offer of a beer and a chat that led to more. I was the older woman and did just think he was too young for me!

 

Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. On a sunny night in March 2016, Kade decided to take us down to Seaford beach for a beer as the sun set before dinner at our favourite Indian restaurant. There were people all over the beach and I remember distinctly babbling on about a seagull with one leg. Kade was pretty quite I now realise and was patiently waiting for the crowd to leave and me to shut up! He said some lovely things about what I mean to him and what he sees for us in the future before asking me to marry him. I was worried about having asked my Dad for his blessing, which turned into quite a funny story about missed phone calls and needing to watch the weather on TV and finish his meat and potatoes before letting Kade know that he could marry me!

 

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We are having a short ‘minimoon’ to the Gold Coast. Then later in the year we will spend almost three weeks in Borneo.

 

Q. What are your future plans together?
A. We have recently bought a home in Langwarrin which needs some love in the garden in the next few months and kids are definitely on the horizon!

 

Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony is taking place in the Rhyll Park and the reception is in the Hall at the same location. I grew up in Rhyll and my parents still live there, so it is a special place to me. It is also where we spent a lot of time together in the early days of our relationship.

 

Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My ivory dress is a very romantic, boho style with lace sleeves and bodice. The skirt has an ivory underskirt with a sheer and lace skirt. My veil is a long ivory tulle, lent to me by my friend Kirsty. I am wearing nude coloured low heels with tie up ankle straps. My Mum bought me a small pair of white gold and dark sapphire drop earrings. My wedding band is simple rose gold and my engagement ring is white gold with a round, brilliant cut diamond.

 

Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. A simple, garden wedding!

 

Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair by Beachside Hair & Beauty. A soft, tousled up-do to show off the lower back of my dress. Makeup by Jaimie, MAC products with a very natural colour palette.

 

Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Celebrant Peta Finn. Peta is a colleague and beautiful friend.

 

Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Our flowers are ivory roses, Star of the Sea pods, Alpine Snow and Easter Daisies along with some native and natural leaves and flora sourced from local gardens. Leigh Womersley is putting all this together for us, including bouquets and reception decoration. She has also created three tee-pees of branches decorated with mason jars and flowers for our arbor. Leigh is an ex-florist who has an amazing eye for craft and flora with fabulous taste. A great friend of my Mum’s.

 

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Red velvet, white mud and chocolate mud cupcakes made with love from our amazingly talented good friend Cassie James of Little Nellie Boutique

 

Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. We are arriving out of sight by mini bus from Cleeland Bus Lines courtesy of our best old family friends Clarrie and Tuppy Cleeland.

 

Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Antipasto table, canapes and bowl food as part of a cocktail reception by Brent Sinclair Catering and a great selection of beer and wine lovingly hand picked and sampled by us!

 

Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Thanks to the Rhyll Phillip Island Angling Club for the use of some bar furniture, Geoff Marks for a portable coolroom, The Guilty Party and Nicole & Justin for the music and Daisy and Moon for everything else!

 

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wedding phillip island – Jacob & Hayley

Jacob & Hayley’s shearing shed wedding reception was held on 18th March 2017.  We are interested in our couples and to get to know them a little better we like to get them to complete a questionnaire.  Here is Jacob & Hayley’s which tells us a bit about the couple, how they met and their future plans.

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We were introduced almost twelve years ago through mutual friends & we hit it off!
We met at the Montrose Football Club. Jake’s first thoughts were “Gee whiz, she’s alright!” Hayley’s first thoughts were “What a top bloke!”
Our friendship grew & so did our love for each other. After six years of friendship we started dating & have never looked back.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Jake proposed on the 22nd of May 2016. We were camping on the Murrindindi river for Hayley’s 30th birthday. After breakfast we went for a short walk from the campsite down to the river where Jake held my hands & got down on one knee & asked me to marry him. I couldn’t say yes fast enough & before I knew it we were engaged! It was the most amazing day. Jake was nervous & relieved. For Hayley it felt surreal – a dream come true. We were both so excited & felt completely content! Jake hand carved my ring box out of red gun. It is just beautiful!
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Hawaii
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We’d like to travel, raise a family & live closer to the beach.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. After looking at a few venues it was The Shearing Shed at Phillip Island that stood out to us. I think we both knew when we first walked in. We just had a good feeling. It was important to us both to find a venue that reflected us both individually & as a couple.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Australian dress by Made With Love. The style is known as the Danni & it was nothing like what I had originally pictured myself wearing but as soon as I tried in on I knew it was the one. So much so that I couldn’t contain myself from jumping up & down whilst holding hands with the shop attendant. It has a plunging low back & is so delicately edged. It has the sweetest lace & buttons at the small of the back with a beautiful laced sweetheart neckline & thin straps – Gasp! I love my dress!!! Shoes from Jeanette Maree bridal & evening accessories.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Rustic
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair by Rock Paper Scissors Hair Design. Make up by Ellenmary Beauty.  Subtle & natural look makeup with a loosely curled up do.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Jude Hillberts
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Flowers supplied by Ivy Rose Events
Baby’s breath & soft pastels with gum leaves & peppercorns.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. We have little jars of homemade strawberry jam favours & mini boxes filled with a few of our favorite lollies as take home midnight snack. Naked wedding cake with caramel by Elaine’s Cakes
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. We have two beautifully restored Kombi’s supplied & driven by friends Colin & Rory Stark.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. The Shearing Shed
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Wedding dress alterations & veil by the talented Heather Sellick.
Ceremony chairs, signing table & reception table runner supplied by Over The Top Events.
Bridesmaid skirts by Tulle & Chantilly
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