Sarah and Owen are one of my favourite couples of the year so far – they leave you with a smile on your heart everytime you see them! Their big day was no exception to the rule. After all, Owen had to live up to his super romantic proposal: “Owen proposed to me on the Athabasca Glacier in Canada, it was very romantic and the scenery just made it even more amazing then it already was.”
After a few heartstopping moments whilst getting ready (one of the corset loops let go whilst I was tightening Sarah’s dress!!! but nothing a couple of strategically placed safety pins couldn’t fix. Sorry Owen), the weather held off for a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony at the Gardens on Forest in Peakhurst. Instead of the usual family photos, we raced to Oatley Park to beat the sunset for photos. After some stunning shots by the water, we returned to the Gardens on Forest for a hugely fun reception. Tear jerking speaches, top hats, a band, guests in various stages of undress – this party had it ALL!!!!
Thanks for a great night guys, can’t wait to catch up when you get back to hear what you got up to on your honeymoon. Well, maybe not EVERYTHING you got up to!
Bride’s Dress – Hugs For Brides, White A line dress with detailed beading along the top of the dress and the back narrowing down through the lace up area, they also provided a ¾ veil with a touch of beading. www.hugsforbrides.com.au
Bride’s & Bridesmaid’s Accessories – Bead Devine provide handmade jewellery including the stylish headpieces for the Bridesmaids and the Bride www.bead–divine.com.au
Make-up & hair – Hair is thanks to Lisa Ravaillion and make up is provided from Amber Williams from Amber Rose make Up amberrosehairandmakeup.com
Bridesmaids – Exclusively Bridesmaids provided the elegant Clara to our ladies in the shade of Grape. www.exclusivelybridesmaids.com.au
Groomsmen – Spurling suits with Long Tails and Top hats to match to authenticate a Victorian style wedding www.spurling.com.au
Celebrant – Leeanne Evans
Ceremony Location – Gardens on Forest www.gardensonforest.com
Ceremony Styling – Black and White themed wedding with Chinese lanterns to match
Entertainment and DJ – Craig Winterstanely as MC and DJ (from Gardens on Forest) – Bridal Waltz performed by Empire Rising www.empirerising.com.au
Cake – The Cake Studio at San Souci made a 3 tier, chocolate and caramel mud cake, with hand piped detail. www.thecakestudio.com.au
Irene at Sweet frost tops created the cake topper and made a piece of memorabilia which will last a lifetime www.claycaketoppers.com
Floral Artist – The Lucky House at Sutherland, hand designed winter and oriental flowers, White and purple Singapore Orchids and White Lillies, not to mention a touch of the White Rose.
Cars – 1958 Chevrolet Sedan with Flame Throwers and a 1958 Chevrolet Impala with Flame Throwers, and a 1957 Chevrolet Super Stretch Limo www.classiccruisers.com.au
Reception venue – Gardens On Forest
Honeymoon destination – Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia
Any advice for other Bride to Be’s: “Be Prepared – Organised and level headed”