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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Clifftop Phillip Island Wedding – Clint & Emma

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.

Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
Everyone at Clifftop were amazing! It was the most perfect place to get married! We will be going there every year for our anniversary!

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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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Clifftop Wedding Phillip Island – Simon & Nikki

Clifftop Wedding Phillip Island – Simon & Nikki were married at Clifftop on Phillip Island on 17 September 2016.  Here are some words from the couple about their relationship and their big day.

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met at a mutual friends house.

Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. The proposal happened at the paps near Mansfield, which is a lookout point.
Simon took me up to the paps, hugged me and asked me to marry him. We were both happy and excited to get engaged.

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon? Please include dates of departure & return (dates are for our info only).
A. We are going to Hawaii, where we will stay for 3 days and then we will hop onto our cruise from Hawaii to Sydney.

Q. What are your future plans together?
A. We will be looking at starting a family and buying a house.

Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. The ceremony and reception will both be held at Clifftop Boutique on Phillip island. We both wanted a beach destination wedding and clifftop suited our needs with accommodation, decor and location.

Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Supplier for hair and make up is Ally from make up and body art.

Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Celebrant- Sharon Pitchford

Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. No florist. Brooch bouquet.

Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Wedding favours are lollies to take home and our cake supplier is Elaine’s cakes. The cake will be a mixed dessert cake.

Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Priors catering is the supplier and the food is a range of canapes. Chicken and Beef for the main meals and dessert is panna cotta and the mixed dessert wedding cake

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gippsland wedding venue – Darren & Serene

Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met at the university of Melbourne back in 2002 at an Engineering Society Mentoring Scheme. We were selected by the university to be mentors Year 1 engineering students.
Darren: She is a very sweet and caring lady. Obviously, she is a very attractive lady as well. Her friendly-self always go an extra mile to express her help and support towards me. Captivating my liking towards her.
Serene: When first met (Engineering Society Mentoring Scheme), what get me noticed is someone with a Singaporean accent and that caught my attention. After we started chatting, my impression of Darren is that he has a good sense of humor and talkative.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. 14th Feb 2003 after we spend our 1st Valentine day together. Amazing! Now, the new date is 28th Feb 2015!
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We are heading to USA for our honeymoon! In for a road trip around the west coast from LA to San Diego, then head up to Las Vegas follow by SFO to wrap up back in Melbourne.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Kids kids kids kids kids! 🙂
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Clifftop Accommodation and Wedding – It’s such a nice venue where families and friends are really really enjoy and celebrant such a lovely day of ours. Enjoy the four seasons..the sun, the bay, the wind and the rain! 🙂
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. Ballerina Style! Red and White.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Ballerina with sweet color theme (soft pink, lavender and light silver)
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. My good friend – DIY
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Rachel and Helen (of Clifftop) have both done such as wonderful job. They have absolutely help make this celebration a beautiful reality!
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Clifftop Wedding Phillip Island – Jason & Rachel

The phillip island wedding of Jason & Rachel was held at the wedding venue Clifftop on Saturday 5 April 2014. Below are a few words from the bride about their big day and how their relationship blossomed:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met in England where Jay had been living for about 9 years. Jay owned and ran a hairdressing salon which Rachel happened to go into after a recommendation from a friend.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Proposal took place on Smith Beach, Phillip Island. Jay wrote some messages in the sand without Rachel knowing and then took her for a walk with the dogs to stumble across the proposal just as the sun was setting.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon? Please include dates of departure & return (dates are for our info only).
A. Honeymoon will be in Thailand.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Buying a house and visiting family and friends in Europe with perhaps a small snowboarding diversion trip!
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Ceremony will be on Smith’s Beach and reception will be held at Clifftop Boutique Accommodation, a great place for guests to stay as well as being a short walk from the beach, situated on top of the clifftop overlooking Smiths Beach.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like?
A. White halter neck full length wedding dress with small train. Made from Chiffon with 2 layers, a lace up back and some diamonte detailing on the front.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Beach theme, sea shells.
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair and airbrushed make-up is done by Ally from Make-Up and Body Art.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Bronwyn Heffernan
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. No florist. Bouquets were made by Rachel and her maid of honour Pennie, and are made out of seas shells.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Cake supplied by Elaine at Party Cakes and Bakes situated on the island.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Smokin Barry’s food truck for main meals. Bite-sized desserts done by a family friend.

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Clifftop Wedding Phillip Island – Tom & Kellie

Tom & Kellie’s Clifftop Wedding was held on Phillip Island on Saturday 1st March 2014. It was followed by a lovely cocktail reception at the same venue. Here is a little about the couple and their big day in the brides own words:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. Tom and I met when we were both working in Melbourne, we actually met a couple of times and either time I didn’t remember who he was (secretly I thought he was abit too cool). A couple of years later we had another chance meeting when we started working in the same building. I still didn’t realize we had already met. We started dating and we were a few months into it before he advised me he was that same person years earlier that I’d had lunch with! He likes to remind me of this from time to time!
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. It was in my home town of Warrnambool on the 25/12/2012 Tom very bravely in front of my family Tom bent down on one knee (Actually both knees because he didn’t know which one to use!) he gave me a book…inside the book Tom had cutout a square hole through all the pages and there sat a beautiful ring to which I said yes! It was all very exciting and so nice to be able to share the moment and celebrate with family.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We are going to Europe for six weeks leaving in July to take advantage of a European summer, we are visiting, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greek Islands and Switzerland..cannot wait!!
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. After our honeymoon we look forward to enjoying ‘Island life’ in our home at Smiths Beach and maybe starting a family, in addition to our four legged babies ‘Sadie’ and ‘Poppy’.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Both the ceremony and the reception are being held at Clifftop, We love living at Smiths Beach and we really wanted to keep things local to reflect who we are. Clifftop really suited the relaxed and earthy feel that we were after with the beautiful views overlooking our local Smiths beach.
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 designed by Wendy Sullivan, the bodice features vintage lace with a sweetheart neckline and a delicate one shoulder motive, the skirt is a soft flowing chiffon. I tried on alot of dresses and was so relieved when i found ‘the one’! I will team it with simple pearl earrings and shoes are from Jo Mercer.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Rustic romance
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. The creative Jess Kramp from ‘brush and brows‘ did my makeup and was so lucky to have my talented cousin Damian Wardle do my hair.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service?
A. Cam Abood from Leongatha.
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. The colour palette through out is soft pinks and creams, the majority of my flowers are being completed by Coastal Wedding and Event decor which I am co-owner, I am extremely lucky to have my bridesmaides mum Anna prepare the flowers for me.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. The cake is supplied by the creative Beck Harland, 5 tiers of vintage cupcakes and a tier tier cake made of white chocolate. We also have a fun sweet station for the sweet tooths!
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. In keeping with the rustic theme we were so lucky to arrive in our friends blue combi van ‘Betty’. The combi had a makeover in time for the special day and looked quite a treat! Supplied by Kerrie and Stephen Wright.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. The creative team from Kooks catering from Fish Creek put together our menu, we had a cocktail style wedding. Definitely worth the drive to Fish Creek to try their food!
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. It really was a team effort. Working in weddings myself I was soo lucky to have great people around me and putting in the hardyards to make my vision come to life. My bridesmaids are amazing and kept me on track the whole time. Of course the team at Coastal wedding and Event decor 😉
It was amazing to see how much people really care and want to help. A big thanks to all our beautiful friends and family.
Photography: phillip island wedding, photography locations were on location, Smith’s Beach and Oswin Roberts.

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Gippsland Wedding – Adrian & Liz

The Gippsland Wedding of Adrian and Liz was held on Phillip Island on Saturday 22nd February 2014.
To learn more about this couple we asked the bride and groom a series of questions about how they met and their big day, here is their answers:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met through mutual friends over 16 years ago. We started to hang out and from then on we were pretty much inseparable. I remember when we first met thinking gee that surfy guy is cute! Adrian is still a surfy and still cute!
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. It was our 15 year anniversary. We had taken a night out from the kids and were staying in a B&B in the Mt Dandenong’s. I was standing on the balcony taking in the view when he came up behind me with the ring. It was an amazing feeling so much so I burst into tears pretty much instantly. Can’t really remember saying yes to be honest!
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. No immediate plans for a honeymoon, but are looking to take a family holiday to Coffs Harbour
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. Not sure as to what lies ahead, we have a happy home and a beautiful family already. Probably back to business as usual, many a new toy to save for.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Both Ceremony and Reception are at Clifftop Boutique Accommodation. We always new we wanted to get married on the Island as it has been a family holiday destination for both of us for many years. We found Clifftop on the net and instantly fell in love with it when we first went there. The view just speaks for itself and is the perfect venue for us given our love of the ocean
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a details description and also include any accessories such as shoes.
A. Its a Mancini Gown in a light Ivory, Empire Cut with a full skirt and detailed train, with Swarovski Crystals details on both bodice and train. My shoes were designed by me with the help of a company called Design your pedestal in America. They are light ivory pump with rhinestones up the heel and an ivory bow. I have had the date and my married name added in blue on the soles for my something blue. They would have to be my favourite accessory.
Q. What is the Theme or style of your wedding?
A. No major theme but went for a relaxed beach feel.
Q. Jewelry & Accessories
A. My jewelry came form Fletcher & Grace, Pearl and Crystal Necklace, Bracelet, earrings & hair comb
Q. Hair & make up (what’s it like and who is the supplier?)
A. Ally De la Rosa is doing both Hair and Makeup for both myself and my bridal party
Q. Who is conducting your service?
A. Robyn Meikle – Civil Celebrant
Q. Florist (what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?)
A. We are lucky enough to have a talented florist in the family. Adrian’s sister has done the flowers for us. A combination of cream and purple roses.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake (what are they like and who is the supplier?)
A. Wedding Cake is a white chocolate mud cake with raspberry curd and white chocolate ganache which has a beach theme with all edible shells and hand made by Abby Yarronton. Favours are custom chocolates and real shell name place holders which double as a photo holder
Q. Invitations & Stationary (what are they like and who is the supplier?)
A. Invitations are from Swish Invitations, all stationary featured a beach photo of 2 hearts in the sand.
Q. Food & Drink (what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?)
A. Our dinner and canapes will be supplied by Paul Stafford of Spice Island
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. We would like to thank all of our suppliers and especially Rachel and Helen & Paul Stafford from Clifftop, they have made this a smooth ride which we appreciate. We would also like to thank Lens to Life Photography. Every interaction with you has been so smooth and professional and we cant wait to see the finished result. Also our DJ and Master of Ceremony DJ PK. He provided the photo booth and the entertainment

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Clifftop Wedding – Brad & Taryn

Brad & Taryn’s Wedding was held at the beautiful venue Clifftop in Smiths Beach on Phillip Island Saturday 15th February 2014.
Q. When and how did you meet?
We first met through our mutual friend Amy at her 18th Birthday party when Taryn was 16 and Brad 17.
Q. And what were your first thoughts of each other?
A.(Brad): I saw her dancing with a group of her friends looking down at the ground. I wondered what this pretty girl had to be so shy about. So I decided, very uncharacteristically, to go over and dance with her and I admired her beautiful eyes.
A. (Taryn): I was impressed by his outgoing nature but thought he was just charming all the girls. We shared our first kiss while dancing to ‘Tears in Heaven’. I had such a great time with him and was thrilled when he contacted me the next day.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Brad proposed on Valentine’s Day 2012 after a lovely dinner in Docklands with our best friends, Matt and Emma (best man and bridesmaid). I noticed Brad was looking very anxious and couldn’t work out why he was so quiet then he went down on one knee. It was perfect to share the moment with our best friends, especially as Emma and I had had secret chats for years about getting engaged and had started dreaming about weddings.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. Thailand: Phuket and Koh Samui
Q. What are your future plans together?
A. We plan to continue to travel as much as possible, with regular trips back to the Bride’s home of South Africa. In the future we also plan to work overseas with developing communities, as Brad is a teacher and Taryn is finishing her Master’s in International Development. “No kids, more pets!” jokes the groom.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Both the ceremony and reception was held at Clifftop in Smiths Beach, Phillip Island. Taryn saw an article in Cosmo Bride and we raced down to look at it. The moment we saw the venue we fell in love with it and loved how personal and unique we could make our wedding. We were blown away with the views and loved that we could all stay there together for the weekend.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories such as shoes.
A. After shopping with her Mom, the bride chose an ivory sweetheart gown by Maggie Sorreto, and wore a long veil. A perfect mix of elegance and beachy. My shoes were ivory peep toes by Alan Pinkus.
Q. What is the Theme or style of your wedding?
A. Pink romance with a touch of coastal
Q. Hair & make up?
A. The incredible Ally De La Rosa.
Q. Who is conducting your service?
A. Reverend Gerry Riviere. Who was the Bride’s family pastor for years.
Q. Florist?
A. Kristy Gainfort. Soft, pretty mixes of pink roses, hydrangeas and Singapore Orchids. The long centerpiece boxes were a mix of pinks and leafy greens. The centerpiece boxes were made by the Bride’s father, Alan Muller, the groom, and the Maid of Honour’s boyfriend, Gareth Hunter.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake?
A. Favours were white boxes of pink and white marshmellow hearts. Made by Gareth, Amber and Emma
Q. Invitations & Stationary?
A. Save the dates were hand made by Brad and Taryn. The wedding invitations were handmade by the Maid of Honour and the Bride, with help from the Bride’s family and Brad.
Q. Food & Drink?
A. The amazing team from Priors Catering. Alva was so open and excited to incorperate touches of South Africa cuisine. The food was a mix of unique South African food and summery seafood
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention?:
A. From the moment we met Lucas , we felt so comfortable and relaxed with him. We blown away by his unique talent and we were so excited to see what he could do for our wedding. Without the help of the lovely ladies at Clifftop our day wouldn’t have happened. Helen and Rachel were so kind, helpful and flexible. We left feeling like we were saying goodbye to family. Island Marquees did a fantastic job of setting up the marquee and the guys were so friendly and helpful.
We couldn’t have had our dream day without all the help from our family and bridal party. They all helped willingly to create the vision that we had in our minds. We thank them for all their hard work!

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