Luke & Lara’s Shadowfax Winery Wedding was held on 28th March 2015. Some images were also taken at Werribee Mansion. Here is a little bit about the couple and their big day from the bride and groom themselves:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We both met at a nightclub in the city on labour day weekend 2009. Luke was breaking out some pretty bad moves on the dance floor but his stylish captains hat, long hair and handsome face caught my eye. Lara got my attention by pinching me on the bottom, I quickly turned and was amazed to find this beautiful girl looking at me with her cheeky smile.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Melbourne cup weekend 2013. I disguised the proposal as a regular walk along the ninety mile beach. As Lara was looking for shells I wandered far enough away from her to write “will you marry me?” in the sand, and then she asked what I was doing. She soon realised what I had written as I knelt on one knee.
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We are traveling to Istanbul, Athens and Santorini.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Since getting engaged we have started new job positions, moved to Gippsland and bought our first home. We would like to go overseas sometime in the near future but starting a family, firstly by buying a puppy is on the cards.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. our ceremony and reception is at Shadowfax Winery. We are both lovers of wine and the rustic atmosphere was highly appealing. We didn’t want an extremely formal wedding, and by having the ceremony and reception at Shadowfax we could have a relaxed wedding with close family and friends. This venue was also meaningful to Lara as this was where she was working when we first started 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 dress is champagne gold with ivory lace and beading (pearl beads and crystal). It is a fitted silhouette styled gown with straps going into a low line v-neck and mid range back. train consists of scalloped lace with a pleated chiffon that goes under the bust/around the waist from front to back. Long silver earrings, with an ivory lace hair clip, and a single leaf patterned bracelet. ivory shoes with a diamante buckle.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. rustic/ vintage
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. natural looking makeup with a low messy/curled bun. make up and hair provided by Lisa and Rhiannon from Living Dolls www.livingdollsmakeupartistry.com.au/
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Celebrant- Terri Beirne http://www.celebrant-lifeaspects.com.au/
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. We chose to have bright and vibrant flowers with a fresh hand picked look.This style was replicated for the bridal bouquets but also for clusters of jars to be used as table decorations. Flowers were supplied by Smellies www.smellies.com.au/
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. 3 tiered chocolate and caramel mud cake with vienna butter cream icing, decorated with hessian, satin ribbon and a home made bunting topper. – The cake was made by Rosie Romanczukiewicz (Lara’s mum)
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. 1929 gold dodge limousine supplied by hot rod heaven. www.hotrodheaven.com.au/
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. food and drink catered by Shadowfax winery. Rustic feast with plates to be shared amongst guests.
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. We would like to thank:
Donna Marcius from Pelican Bay Jewellery ( http://donnajewellery.blogspot.com.au/) for making our wedding rings.
Taavi Marcius for constructing our driftwood wedding arbor.
Oscar hunt (www.oscarhunt.com.au) for tailor making Luke’s and Shane’s suits.