Clint and Emma held their Clifftop Phillip Island Wedding on Saturday 4th March 2017. Below is a little about the couple, how they met and their future plans together:
When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
First met when Emma was working at Clint’s son, William’s, school. Emma gave Clint her number to offer help as a babysitter as Will had mentioned to her that Clint was working a lot. Clint rang and asked Emma to come to the Melbourne Show with him and the kids, as he couldn’t leave Ella alone while he took Will on rides etc. They had a great day together, thinking each other was really fun but thought nothing more due to the age gap. Over the next couple of weeks Clint invited Emma to more and more things and they quickly realized that there was something there.
When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
Clint proposed to Emma at Torquay. He had spent months having the ring made and then Emma fell pregnant so he postponed the proposal until their planned trip to Torquay. It was their first year travelling there to watch the Bells Beach RipCurl Pro. Clint asked Emma to go for a walk on the beach at sunset but as Emma was 4 months pregnant with Lakey and very sick, she didn’t feel like a walk and had a whinge about it. Clint was nearly not going to worry about it but Emma got up and said ‘alright, let’s go then’ at the last minute. Clint was very romantic about it and Emma cried with happiness. It was such a beautiful night and they spent all weekend feeling loved up and excited for all the things to come.
Where are you going on your honeymoon?
New Zealand, touring the Island’s in a Camper Van to get the most out of all the sights to see.
What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
Clint and Emma have already bought a house together and have started a family. They have planned to start the renovation on their house this year, build Emma’s career and expand the family business. There are also the plans to head away on their honeymoon and spend time with each other and the kids. Expanding the family is also a future plan depending on how long the renovation takes!
Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
The reception and ceremony were held at Clifftop on the cliffs of Smith Beach at Phillip Island. It was exactly what Clint and Emma wanted without realizing it. As soon as they walked in they couldn’t picture anywhere else to get married.
What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
The wedding dress is a strapless, ivory, A-Line gown with a lace overlay, corset/lace up back and train. Emma wore no jewellery and sandals so she would be as comfortable as possible for the big day!
Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
No theme or style. The venue and view of the ocean was enough! Everything else would have been over the top and would have taken away from the day itself. So just the view of the ocean as the theme and whatever Clifftop normally used for weddings as the style.
Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
Clint and Emma wanted to use all local suppliers so Emma and The Bridal Party all had their makeup and hair done at Beachside Hair and Beauty in San Remo. Everything was low key, just curled hair and Australian native flower crowns and minimal, natural make up.
Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
Pam Lewis, of Phillip Island was used as the celebrant as she came highly recommended.
Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
Flowers of Phillip Island was used for the flowers. All flowers were a of a slightly deconstructed look made with all Australian Natives.
Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
The wedding favours were hand-potted succulents grown by Clint and Emma from cuttings and potted into little pots found from local op-shops.
The cake was made by Emma’s Aunt who is a professional cake maker. It was pale blue with a native flower wreath placed on the front that was similar to the Bridal Party’s flower crowns. It was three tiers, Chocolate Mud on the bottom, Red Velvet in the middle and Banana on top. Yum!
Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
Clint and Emma stayed at Clifftop all weekend, so no transport was needed!
Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
Prior’s Catering provided the food, which was a roaming cocktail affair. Mini burgers, calamari, duck crepes, arancini balls etc. Churro’s with chocolate sauce were the dessert as well as the bottom layer of the cake. The drinks were all recommended by Clifftop, including a local beer from the Island.
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Everyone at Clifftop were amazing! It was the most perfect place to get married! We will be going there every year for our anniversary!