RACV Resort Inverloch Wedding – Rob & Rosa

Rob & Rosa tide the knot at their RACV Resort Inverloch Wedding on the 25th February 2017.  So we can get to know our couples a little better, we like to ask them about how they met, their plans for their wedding day and their future together.  Below are Rob & Rosa’s responses:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?

A. Rosa’s friend’s boyfriend was friends with Rob and while Rob was in America Rosa was stalking him on Facebook. No wonder his face looked familiar when she and her girlfriend saw him while they were shopping at Chadstone one day! Rosa asked her friend who he was and told her she was interested in him. Rosa, from a distance, had caught Rob’s eye too, he thought to himself “What a hottie!” Funny enough Rob saw Rosa’s friend within the next few days and he also told her that he was very keen to talk to or about? Rosa. When they saw one another at Chadstone they were not introduced and didn’t even speak to each other but Rob did then add Rosa as his friend on Facebook! Rosa’s first thoughts were that Rob was “Pretty alright!” He was different but oh so cute.It wasn’t an easy first date, Rosa needed some encouragement, so much so that she made several phone calls to her sister from the Knox City car park before she would even get out of her car! Get out of the car she finally did and met Rob at The Coffee Club. He was already lining up to order when she arrived, so she had no choice but to approach him. All the while feeling sweaty and nervous. She found that Rob had a calming presence and she felt instantly at ease. Rob offered to buy Rosa a coffee but she had to tell him that she didn’t drink coffee. He then admitted he wasn’t a coffee drinker either, strange place for a first date then huh but obviously it was a match made in heaven! Rob told me that it made him like Rosa immediately and they chatted away like they had known one another for years.

Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. On a holiday in Bali over Easter last year on a warm afternoon Rosa and Rob had been swimming in the pool, having some beers and generally enjoying themselves with the family. Rob suggested they head for the Potato Head Beach Club to watch the sunset before they set out for dinner at Motel Mexicola in Seminyak. Whilst Rosa was showering in preparation for their outing, Rob raced acrossed to Pina and Carmelo’s room to grab the ring they had been hiding and to ask if he could take Rosa’s hand in marriage. They arrived at Potato Head. They weren’t there very long when Rob insisted they go downstairs to the beach. They were almost on the sand when Rosa said, “I’m not going on the sand, I don’t want to get sand in my shoes!” Finally, Rosa agreed and as she stepped on the sand Rob asked Rosa to be his wife in front of both of their families and about 300 strangers too. Rosa felt that everything froze around her and doesn’t actually remember saying yes. All she remembers saying is “Hug me” and “Are you serious?” Obviously Rob was serious or we wouldn’t be here today and obviously Rosa said yes in some way for exactly the same reason.

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Bali first and then Los Cabos in Mexico.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Starting a family and renovating our home. Being happy and in love.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. RACV Inverloch resort, breath taking ocean view.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Strapless, with little pearl embellishments on top area, lace bodice, soft tulle skirt, fitted, drop flowy bottom, with long train.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Classic
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair loosely up with long veil, Hair By Rosie (cousin), Make up by Maria (sister) natural tones
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. White, blush and greenery is the colour scheme. Wilfred and Hunter.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Three tier with fresh flowers, Angielou cakes
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Old holden, my Uncle is the owner
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Katandra Gardens Wedding Phillip Island – Luke & Stacey

Luke & Stacey’s Katandra Gardens Wedding Phillip Island was held on 18th February 2017.  Below is a little more information in the couples own words about their wedding day, their relationship and their future together:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. First met out on the town in Phillip Island in 2010, Luke spent from Dec 2010 to October 2012 hassling Stacey to meet up, Stacey finally gave in after 2 years on the 17 April 2012 and they went on their first date at Crown Casino where Luke took Stacey to the black jack room (she was not impressed).
Stacey – he was funny, very caring and wanted to do anything and everything to impress me.
Luke – I liked that fact that she is awkward as anything and tries to cover it up with even more awkward laughter.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. In Gilli Islands in Bali.
Luke pretended to leave his t-shirt at one of their favourite Restaurant’s and went back to “get it” and paid the little Balinese man $100 to set up a tree top shack with flowers and hearts etc. for dinner time so he could come back and propose (was like a cubby house in the tree tops overlooking the crystal clear water & white sand where you can eat).
Both felt extremely happy and lucky.  Stacey topped it off with a lot of nervous laughing before she said yes and Luke was just nervous knowing that he had to ask.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Europe- London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Mykonos, Ios, Santorini, Athens & Dubai
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Enjoying the time we have together and finish renovating our house before we start a family.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Both at Katandra Gardens in Silverleaves as we loved the venue and its gardens.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Lace, Mermaid dress by tulle mermaid dress with a sweetheart neckline. – Style/Designer Princia by Pronovias Barcelona
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Rustic/Garden
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Bridal Makeup – Adele Sarah Beauty
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Brodie Young – Celerbrant
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Mel from Katandra Gardens
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Favours – Deb Forrest – Cake – Angelious cakes wonthaggi
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Steve Wright Combi hire
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Food Brendan from Mad Cowes & drinks where BYO

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island bay ranch wedding – Nathan & Emma

Nathan & Emma’s island bay ranch wedding was held on 18th February 2017.  We like to get to know our brides and grooms a little better by asking them a few questions.  Here are Emma & Nathan’s answers about how they met, their wedding day and their planned future together.

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We first met, unofficially, at the Westernport Hotel San Remo in November 2011. Emma was working behind the bar and Nathan was a regular patron. Neither of us had spoken a word to each other this night, although our interest in each other had not gone unnoticed

 

Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Nathan proposed in June 2015 when we were holidaying through Africa. On our way there we first stopped over in Mauritius for 2 weeks. Our first week was spent staying with family, from Emma’s side, and our second week we made our way up North to stay in a beautiful resort on Pereybere beach. During one of our nights there Nathan had booked for us to dine on the resorts private beach with music, a bonfire and beautiful local cuisine. We ate until we could barely breathe before taking a stroll down the beach where Nathan, very shakily, dropped to one knee.

 

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We have booked our honeymoon in Hawaii. We start our trip up on the North coast, at Turtle Bay before relaxing in Maui for a few nights and ending our trip in Waikiki. We have a few places in mind to visit but hope to spend most of our time relaxing and enjoying some much needed time off

 

Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We are planning to finish renovating our home in Cape Paterson before either buying another investment home or settling into our current home for a few more years. We have enjoyed our journey with our current property and are very proud of what we have achieved together so far. Our hope is to continue saving so we can eventually build our dream home, with a big backyard for our fur babies to run around and plenty of room to raise a family.

 

Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. We chose to hold our ceremony and reception at Island Bay Ranch, as it suited what we were both looking for. Nathan always hoped for a venue with water views and Emma was after an open and natural setting amongst the countryside. We both fell in love with our venue from the moment we pulled into the carpark, through to the beautiful native gardens and the backdrop of surrounding water and rolling countryside. We could see a lot of potential at our venue and knew it wouldn’t take a lot of decoration to provide the perfect setting for our wedding

 

Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Emma will be wearing a full length ivory gown which is well fitted from the bust to below the waist and begins to flare out from above the knees. It is covered in an intricate lace pattern with off the shoulder lace sleeves. The gown shows a nice backless design with a long, elegant lace train. She will be wearing a veil for the ceremony, Chrysalini pearl earrings and is opting for comfort with her shoes, having purchased white peep toe wedges.

 

Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. We were after a vintage/rustic theme, trying to show off our venue in its natural beauty.

 

Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Jess Purtle (McCurdy) will be doing all of the girls make up. Keeping it very simple and true to ourselves. Hair will be styled by Emma Jean event hair. I have chosen a high bun for myself and more intricate, loose flowing buns for my bridesmaids

 

Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Our chosen celebrant, Carmel Monaghan, was a very easy choice for Nathan and myself. Nathan has known Carmel for 15 years, after growing up next door to her and her husband in Cape Paterson. She is a very dear friend to the Jones family, known by mum mum through the local community and very easy to converse with and be ourselves. We felt very comfortable having Carmel conduct our service and were so pleased with her level of professionalism alongside the beautiful ceremony she had prepared for us

 

Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. The bridal bouquet, bridesmaids flowers and arbor floral arrangements had all been prepared by Emma at Big Twig Florist. The bridal bouquet is made up of soft pink, peach and white roses, baby’s breath and native greenery. The bridesmaids and arbor arrangement are created with white roses and baby’s breath. Nathan’s brothers partner, Elise, has also provided us with dozens of native arrangements which she had cleverly crafted on her own the afternoon before our wedding

 

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. We chose to do a lolly buffet for our wedding favours and had our family friend, Trevor Foon, personalise some thank you cards for us. Nathan’s parents had also sneakily organised some personalised stubby holders for our guests and our wedding cake was carefully hand crafted by the brides mum, Terra Plumb. We had a 4 tier wedding cake with a chocolate layer, coconut cake and 2 fruit cakes. 2 of the cakes had a floral like design at the base, which was hand made with icing as well as 30 intricately made roses of white, peach and pink, were used to tie in with the bridal bouquet and add a touch of colour to our cake.

 

Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. Seeing as we stayed at the venue for the weekend, the bridal party were already at the venue for the beginning of the ceremony and Emma and her dad Steve arrived via the helicopter service which was located across from Churchill Road. Neither of us had been in a helicopter before, so it was nice being able to admire the breathtaking water views before circling our venue from above, and seeing all of our guests eagerly waiting and staring from below, before we descended

 

Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Our bar will be run by friends of ours with a selection of beer, wine, punch and slushies. We will also have a variety of hot and cold tapas being run around for starters. For our mains we have hired Paella Pan to cook a traditional paella and risotto for our guests as well as utilising our local butcher Greame Finlay, who will slow roast lamb and pork to go alongside a large variety of salads. For dessert we have a selection of wedding cake, crème caramel, sticky date puddings, pavlova and cheesecake.

 

Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. We would like to say a special thank you to Maria from Marias bridal for all her patience and effort put into the alterations of my bridal gown.  Our talented musician Darxy Fox for entertaining us into the late ours of the night and we would also like to further thank Max Combridge for his long hours in capturing video footage of our day and Lucas, our photographer, for doing an outstanding job at putting up with such a large bridal party and making our photo session something very comfortable, natural and enjoyable for us all.  We felt very relaxed and at ease around Lucas and Max and are so thankful for all of the hours they both put in to capture our special day.
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Phillip Island Winery Wedding – John & Kristen

John & Kristen’s Phillip Island Winery Wedding was held on 11th February 2017. Below are a few questions we like to ask our couples so we can get to know them a little better.

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We meet on the 3rd of January 2009 at a friend’s house, we shared many close friends but strangely had never meant until this night. John actually thought on first meeting me that i could do with another drink because i was so quiet. I thought John was a bit loud but also a bit cute.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. The proposal took place the morning after John’s grandma’s 80th birthday party. The 80th was held where John’s mother had grown up and also where his parents married in Moulamein. The following morning, they went down to the old pier before heading for home. This was almost a non-event as they had a 6 hour drive ahead of them and i really just wanted to hit the road but John did finally convince me to go down there with him. John said “Now that you have met the whole family, do you think you can cope with them all?” As i was thinking, “Well yeah I’ve been with you for over 6 years, I think I know what I’m in for,” John pulled out the engagement ring. I was in total shock but it didn’t stop me from snatching the ring out of John’s hands. In fact, i don’t even remember saying yes until prompting from John later in the day.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Unfortunately we are not going on a honeymoon straight after our wedding, however we are planning a big trip to Europe in June this year.
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. After our big trip to Europe we are planning to move back to Victoria, possibly buying another house and definitely ready to start having a family of our own.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. We chose Phillip Island Winery for our ceremony and reception. We wanted a venue to cater for both our ceremony and reception, have an outdoor area with a relaxed feel, upon viewing the winery and meeting with Sierra, who is just wonderful to deal with we booked it in.
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 from Maria’s Bridal Salon in Wonthaggi. It’s a strapless lace beaded grown, i have a short veil, small stud earrings and a necklace.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Our style for our wedding is vintage, relaxed and a little bit country.
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. BH Beauty is doing my makeup. My makeup will be quite natural with pinks and a soft glow. Jessica McCurdy is doing my hair. My hair will be an up do with curles.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Jacky Webster is our celebrant.
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Emma from Big Twig Florist is doing my flowers. We are keeping our flowers quite simple with pink roses and baby breath is all our jars, buckets of baby breath, my bouquet is full of pink and white flowers while my bridesmaids have 2 different types of white flowers to balance out their lavender dresses.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Elaine Cakes is doing my cake. As we are having a cocktail style wedding we decided on cupcakes for our cake.
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. We have a family friend lending us their car for the day.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Essenz Gourmet Catering
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. We are hiring furniture from Shimmer Marquees and My Sweet Events.

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Silverwater Resort Wedding San Remo – Ben & Kylie

Ben & Kylie were married in San Remo at the Silverwater Resort.  Below is a little more about the couple, how they met, their big day and their future plans together:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met in 2014 at Moonee Ponds West Primary School. We were both teachers and Kylie met with Ben to inform him of students she had previously taught at the school, as he was new to the school. Ben liked Kylie’s smile and her easy going nature. Kylie liked how Ben was caring and listened well.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. It was a rainy and cold April night in 2016. We went out for a seafood dinner and afterwards, Ben took Kylie to Brighton Pier and proposed to her. We were both very excited.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. In 2016, we went on an overseas holiday to the Greek Islands for 2 weeks as a “pre wedding moon”.
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. Our plans are to start a family and continuing to work and study, buy a house and go on many more holidays.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. We are having our ceremony and reception at Silverwater Resort, San Remo. We chose this venue because we wanted a place for our family and friends to stay at. We loved the view on the lawn overlooking the Western Port and we enjoy spending time at Phillip Island with the dogs.
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Beachside Hair and Beauty, San Remo
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Celebrant – Pam Lewis
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Our family friend Geethika made our cake.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Silverwater Resort
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Band – Midnight Blue & Magnolia Reine for setting up the reception room and providing all the wonderful flowers.

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Gippsland Wedding Photography – Matthew & Belinda

Matthew & Belinda were married on 21 January 2017.  This gorgeous gippsland bride gives us an insight into her and Matthew’s relationship, how they met and the plans for their big day, see below:

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We first met when we studied ‘Outdoor Recreation’ at TAFE in 2002,we became good friends and got along well. We always stayed good friends after we completed our course and only started dating in 2010. We now work and live together we are best friends
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. The ring was hidden in a birthday present (show bridle for my show horse hank) we where both excited
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We will be touring the USA national parks in a campervan later in the year,
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. no plans just to be happy ever after and see what the future holds

Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Grantville Lodge, we are live in managers at the site that is run as a school camp and group accommodation venue. Its a beautiful bush/farm property, We just love the site, it’s our home and workplace and we have such great memories we have created together at the site.
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 french lace in ivory it is an Allure Dress. I will be wearing pearl accessories and have rosegold rings.
The grooms ring is made rose wood.
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. Rebecca Jacob will be doing my hair, and make up style Melbourne will be doing all the make up and bridesmaides hair

Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Flowers are a mix of blush roses, babies breath, cottage lavender, king proteas,and blue gum leavesBig twig florist and Geelong flower farm

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Brent Sinclair. is making our cake it is a naked wedding cake white choc mud cake

Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. We are using dual cab utes
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Brent Sinclair. Canapes and bowl food. beer and wine

 

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