Some might say that the three biggest headaches when planning a wedding are…
- The Guest List – Who to invite?
- RSVPs – Getting people to respond.
- The Seating Plan – placement of guests.
Here we share some tips and tricks on how to remove said hiccups in the wedding planning journey.
The Guest List.
This is a bit like the old “Chicken or the egg” situation.
To choose the venue then the guests OR to choose the guests then the venue. In my opinion I would opt for choosing the guests prior to the venue.
Presuming one has still yet to decide on a venue, your guest list will dictate strongly the type of wedding you set out on crafting.
- 1-80 (Intimate in size, perfect for a smaller venue – consider out-of-town or abroad because you can!)
- 80-180 (Medium in size, perfect for an already established venue or a marquee)
- 180-300 (Large in size, perfect for an already established venue / ballroom or hotel style surround)
Between yourself and your partner (if you are indeed paying for your wedding day) start to consider those who have been in your life before you embarked on your path as a couple and still remain in your lives today; Those who have been in your life for a brief moment and most likely to stick around and of course who could forget the immediate family and or extended family members.
Now get tapping and write your guest list. Pie in the sky style – Use a spreadsheet!
Don’t be caught off guard if you realise the list is double or triple what you had expected. It almost always is! When “culling” your guest list consider this…
Approximately 20% of your guest won’t be able to make it due to the date, amount of time you provide them to organise themselves (if a destination wedding is decided) or they have prior commitments.
Strike off those immediate guests you think will / won’t be able to make it. It’s a guessing game which can be easily fixed by contacting those whom you really want at the wedding or sending out a ‘Save the Date’.
Now you need to start a spreadsheet – an A and B list then needs to be allocated. A being best case and B being worst.
One thing to decide between the two of you is if you want to allow “Little People” at your wedding? Make sure this is on your invitations and or the option to book a nearby nanny company is offered to those whom simply don’t have an alternative.
Armed with your list of best to worst case scenario it’s now time to book the date and venue and get those invitations in the post. Start obtaining addresses via Facebook, phone or email. The sooner the better.
CAUTION – to those wanting an intimate affair but don’t want to cause any upset. Opt for an abroad or destination wedding. That way you will be 100% that those whom love and adore you will make the effort at any cost. In all honestly I think in this day and age people just get it. Weddings are expensive and by now almost all of your friends if not some would have walked your path and understand your position. The older we get the less those things seem to worry people and for those whom take offence, well…that’s an entirely different blog post my friend.
You heard it here. People don’t RSVP. Very rarely do they do it on time, as intended (via post or email even) and sometimes your guests won’t even jump to attention and communicate their dietary requests until the Chef has literally started his shift the morning of your wedding. Fact.
It’s a common occurrence. THIS my friend is why people are at a rapid pace chasing up their guests via Facebook in the weeks prior to their wedding in a desperate attempt to confirm numbers with their venue. Don’t worry – the venue really only needs two weeks notice however your pocket sadly requires more time than that in most instances.
Set an RSVP date 2-3 months out. This will give you time to chase (get ready!) and ensures you aren’t doing so right up until the week of.
The Seating Plan.
At White Rabbit Projects we believe in keeping it simple. By simple this extends from every part of your planning journey – from the guest list, the venue choice and the day itself. Simple is key (did you get us the first time?) – here are a few tips on how to erase any headaches when allocating where guests will be seated at your wedding.
A favoured option by many of our brides is ‘The Free Seating Plan’ – positioned at the entrance to your reception space have a beautiful ‘Welcome table’ with abundant flowers, wishing well and a list of guests names in alphabetical order and their allocated table. That way people know which table they are on and can select where on that table they be seated. This saves the world of hassle and debates on deciding who sits next to who.
Try to mix it up a little but considerate with whom you sit where – you want to create a room where people are comfortable and not stuck next to someone they despise. Hopefully that is not the case here. Remember it’s not a jail-sentence and aside from meal service and speeches (allow 45mins to serve, eat and clear of) guests will be spending the majority of your wedding standing, mingling, dancing or near the bar.
Hopefully that’s alleviated some if not all your wedding angst but remember at the end of the day it’s your day – want to minimise the headaches? It’s really as simple as involving as little people as possible in the guest list decision process. You can thank us for that one later.
Venue, Dress code and the Guest list plays a pivotal role and a starting point in which to commence deciding on your wedding day style.
Very often we meet with discerning brides and grooms who have no idea where to start with this common conundrum.
What we like to do at White Rabbit Projects is to ‘simplify’ the process and draw from these three deciding factors before we commence pinning feverishly away at our clients Pinterest board.
Whether you have decided on a Black tie, Cocktail or Casual affair the main emphasis here is that the Dress code fits snuggly with your venue and guest list.
The next phase is colour palette. Brides! Please consider your other half when making your selection and remember to introduce a balance of masculine and feminine. Whilst pink is beautiful and romantic an all-pink palette screams girly and can often lead you down the kind of garden path that can result in your day looking like a kids birthday party.
Fear not! There are clever ways in which to weave this popular colour scheme into your day. Here’s how.
Creams and off whites are the perfect starting point. From there you can inject ‘accents’ of blush pink throughout. Always consider including an opulent metal such as rose gold, silver or gold. It’s about balance and getting it just right.
Before deciding on your palette you need to be mindful of the room itself and the already existing floor, chairs, walls and table ware (cutlery, crockery and glassware). If your budget is tight and you don’t have room to hire in chairs, linens and specialty table ware then incorporate these basic room attributes and compliment it with your colour scheme.
So you start to see that once the above is signed, sealed and delivered from here onwards choosing all those beautiful details is now exponentially easier and you can weave your events theme throughout all the details i.e. Flowers, Cake, Stationary, Props, Furniture and beyond.
Here are some popular colour palettes we found that showcase this theory beautifully. If in doubt and feeling overwhelmed remember – keep it simple, elegant and above all effortless!
As a little girl I can fondly remember every year in November my Father and I would head to David Jones on Elizabeth Street (Sydney) to buy my Mother a Birthday Gift or Voucher (depending on his patience levels that day).
Ascending to Level 7 or “Seventh Heaven” as I recall it being referred to back then was one of the most exhilirating and fondest memories of my childhood and possibly here lies the very same reason I have this overwhelming sense of nostalgia every time I return.
This week. White Rabbit Projects was so very fortunate to attend Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Bridal Showcase – ‘ The Best in David Jones ‘ Australian and International Bridal Designers.
Level 7 was literally transported to one of our favourite harbour side venues for the lunchtime soiree at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Being and Event Planner and Stylist White Rabbit Projects can appreciate the hours spent and masterminds that made this event possible. Kate Waterhouse and Terry Biviano played fabulous MC’s and walked guests through the 18 looks from David Jones Bridal Salon. Oscar De La Renta, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Steven Khalil, Temperley, Rachel Gilbert, Lisa Gowing, Mariana Hardwick and Karen Willis Holmes. Each look stylishly put together as the next. Of course it would be difficult to expect anything less from Sydney’s most talked about venue and and department store. A match made in, well heaven really!
On Sunday 12th October, Brides-to-Be can view the collection at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s Bridal Showcase. We hear Brides-to-Be will be treated to a flute of Moët & Chandon champagne and get to meet with the best brands and suppliers in the industry. Oh my.
To find out more regarding the Bridal Boutique at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, visit http://watsonsbayboutiquehotel.com.au
There are those of us who love surprises and those who simply do not.
Enter Katie and Chris. Making their ‘Happy Day’ one giant surprise was all part of the thrill and we were super excited to say that we have now accomplished our very first surprise wedding. Tick!
Here’s how it all unfolded. Guests received their invitations in the mail in the traditional format. Not a hint of doubt was looming. All dutifully RSVP’d prompt and were left none the wiser.
Now, there was a small but intimate ceremony held for Katie and Chris’s nearest and dearest earlier on in the day. All whom played a roll in formatting their grand plan. It was later that evening when in an orderly fashion the ‘Engagement’ party guests started to descend upon the Cell Block Theatre in Darlinghurst. True to this quintessential story, the uncanniest thing of all is that Chris’s Grandparents were married in this same venue many years prior. A complete coincidence which made this event even more special.
With the giant letters spelling out “Just Married” at the Cell Block Theatre entrance; guests were a tad bit puzzled. With no site of the Bride nor Groom, guests one by one started to catch on that this was no ordinary engagement party.
It came time to welcome the guests inside the venue and to announce the newly coined Mr and Mrs into the venue. Waiting backstage with Katie and Chris in between brief encounters of rain and all that excitement was possibly the most memorable moments of the entire event. Of course they were eager to see their guests and vice versa. You can just imagine the excitement and elation once their surprise was officially announced and they could finally share their news with the entire room.
But the surprises weren’t over yet. Their was to be even more excitement and intrigue surrounding the day. A secret that both bride and the team at White Rabbit Projects kept from the groom (yes, you read that correct) for the months prior. The anxiety surrounding this monumental SKY high surprise was possibly quite more than we could of handled but boy were we up for the challenge.
Chris aka our dear Groom is/was and has always been a huge fan of You Am I Frontman Tim Rogers. Those brides who ponder painfully on what to gift their soon to be husband with on their wedding day – you simply can’t ever compete with what Katie did next.
Once Chris had concluded his speech he was about to embark on his first dance with his wife. Not before Katie quickly took over the mic and announced a Mr Tim Rogers himself onto the stage. Chris was positively blown away when Tim proceeded to sing his favourite ballads and topping it off by serenading their first dance song.
The day was quite unconventional from beginning to end which of course thrilled us to no end. We were so lucky to be part of Katie and Chris’s day.
Our advice to anyone planning their ‘Happy Day’. Make it just that. One big ball of happiness. Your way!
[Photography Elise Hassey]
You know those people on Facebook that continuously spam you with blog posts bragging about what they’re up to? Like you care right? We know exactly what you mean. We feel your pain. But THIS blog post is SO worth a brag or many.
Thanks to Bride to Be Magazine WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS alongside our favourite suppliers featured within the pages of Sally and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Greenwood’s recent wedding. Held at Merribee, Numbaa in a marquee and we were their to witness the entire event from the engagement to the i-do!
Okay, so it’s time to share some home truths. Not unlike all our couples, this was indeed a special project for the team at WRP. Why? Because Mr Greenwood just so happened to be Mr Rabbit’s best mate from school.
The day finally arrived and we were ready to put on the show of their lives. Ahem, those goosebumps appearing yet darling? Well, hold tight. This here is just a brief insight into their happy day. We can’t wait to receive the priceless images from THE ultimate memory makers aka SugarLove.
Sally, Mark and the Team at White Rabbit Projects had a ball in the process. We want to do it every year! Although we think Mark might have something to say about that…oui?
Have you ever wondered what every woman’s fantasy and every man’s best friend looks like? Introducing you to Mr Baxter!
Together with Australian Jewellery Designer and Founder of self-titled label Kate McCoy and yours truly, Mr Baxter is set to takeover this town. Through a series of intimate events in Sydney’s most exclusive private dining rooms. The aim? To educate the Men of Sydney on the dutiful art of proposing like a gentleman
“There is an over-supply of information for Brides-to-be to assist them in planning their wedding day. When it comes to the Groom our industry is very limited on resources. Mr Baxter provides that space where guys can inform themselves on the subject.” Taylor says.
McCoy and Taylor believe unanimously that the entire proposal planning process needs to be personal above all. Men also deserve to feel special. By special that means on top of his game. Confident, knowledgeable and genuine.
The concept of Mr Baxter is just this. Mr Baxter is the gentlemen that every man aspires to. He is respected, intelligent, stylish and killing it. When it comes to dealing, he’s informed, creative and diligent. Mr Baxter is every woman’s dream. He is unafraid of romance or expressing his feelings. He is a stylish lover who knows how to and is not afraid of showing how much he loves and values his partner in crime.
The events allow Grooms-to-be the perfect platform to ask Mr Baxter all the questions that inevitably arise when preparing to propose. How much should I spend? How big does it have to be? How should I propose? Its an opportunity to speak candidly with two experts in a non confronting environment.
“Mr Baxter is about educating and demystifying the common myths that are associated with purchasing the engagement ring. Topics such as the Four C’s, price, buying online, certifications is all part of that process. No questions are off limits”. says McCoy.
Taylor knows first hand how daunting the actual proposal can be. She has been privy to some fantastic and some not-so fantastic stories as a Wedding Planner. “There are two things a Women is asked when she announces she is engaged. They are 1. Show us the ring and 2. How did he propose”. The engagement is his moment to shine. Mr Baxter provides the tools so Groom’s to be can carry out the deed.
Mr Baxter is strictly limited to 12 Gentleman at each event and will take place in some of Sydney’s most exclusive and private locations. In true Mr Baxter style, expect the best service this side of town. Dinner, wine, spirits and beers as well as a round of poker (if you’re lucky). Gents will be treated to first class service that is both interactive, light-hearted but educational.
Welcome to Mr Baxter – This is just the beginning…
About Kate McCoyKate McCoy is the one stop shop for engagement rings. A gemologist, diamond grader, diamond dealer and jewellery designer, McCoy offers a service like no other. Personable and experienced she acquires her stones direct from the source, allowing her to provide a high quality, unique product at the right price. Her aim is to take the worry out of budgets, time frames and designing. www.katemccoy.com
About Bree TaylorBree Taylor is the Founder of WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS; a the number one destination for those wanting to plan the perfect Wedding or Event. WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS is a team of forward thinking, unconventionally minded and driven creatives. There is no off-switch at WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS HQ, the team are always thinking and perfecting their craft. From Planning, Styling to Production, WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS prides itself on its ability to project manage the entire event from beginning right through to the end. www.whiterabbitprojects.com.au
Date: Wednesday 27 August 2014
Venue: The Roosevelt 32 Orwell St, Potts Point NSW 2011
Time: 630 pm, sharp
Tickets: $100 per gentlemen
Includes: The Art of Proposing by Mr Baxter with Kate McCoy and Bree Taylor; a sit-down dinner, beer, wine, spirits
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 9698 5832
RSVP: Friday 22nd August 2014
Head to www.mrbaxter.com.au for details on future events
***Events are strictly limited to 12 Gentlemen only***
[Image by Nerida McMurray Photography]
Upon starting out on the wedding planning journey and prior to uncovering the budget, venue, ceremony location – the American Bride wastes no time sourcing out the one person who will ensure hers is an experience that is; within budget, logistically problem-free, perfectly timed, delegated, fun and above all stress-free.
For those Australian Brides thinking that a Wedding Planner is reserved for celebrities like Kimye and Kate Middleton – darling you couldn’t be more farther from the truth. Fact!
The idea of a Wedding Planner in Australia is to most – quite bizarre. What do you do with us? What do we do?
The reality of hiring a Wedding Planner means that you have engaged a person who quite frankly can sweat the small, medium and big ‘stuff’ leaving you to oversee the the stuff that really matters. It’s that simple. A silent bridesmaid? A shoulder to go “Help” on, that voice of reason when everyone else seems to be applying the pressure? A wedding planner ticks many boxes.
I am the kind of Planner who edges on the side of caution when it comes to advising others on how they go about planning their wedding day and where their money is best spent. I was bought up with my Mother saying “less is always more”. This mantra has served me and my clients well and ensures a happy outcome every time.
On the flip side there are some incredible and talented planners where more is MORE. This is great for Bride as there is so much choice out there when selecting the planner that understands you and can bring your vision to fruition. The possibilities are endless.
By no means is finding the perfect planner and easy exercise. If you are finding it hard to uncover your planners aesthetic and whether it resonates with you and your partner. It’s as simple as heading to their Website, Instagram or Facebook page. Very quickly you can sum up the kind of weddings they like to create for their clients and what their strengths are. No one is better and no one is worse – just different.
Here’s a check-list you must arm yourself with when shopping around for your incredible and oh-so important Wedding Planner. We are a dime a dozen and if you are wondering, yes I had a wedding planner and boy was it worth all the money in the world.
1. To whom it may concern – The initial point of contact
You’ve seen their website, you like their work or have been recommended via a supplier or friend. You set about making that initial enquiry. Whether it’s an email or a phone call. What was their response-rate like? Fast, slow, filled with loads of copy or non-existent (until prompted)? Based on this you can quickly sum up how they will respond to you throughout the wedding planning process.
The idea is that you want someone that will be there to answer your queries within 24 hours. Maximum! Time is precocious, you have a busy schedule which permits you to focus on your wedding day out of hours, therefore you want someone who is working round the clock to ensure you have all the tools necessary to attack and tick every box you need completed.
2. Tea, coffee, champagne? – instant connection?
The next step – You’ve organised a time to meet face-to-face. If you don’t get offered champagne and lots of it – forget it!!
Jokes aside. A sense of hospitality is important. Did they make you feel comfortable, did you leave bamboozled or comforted? A candid and well articulated Wedding Planner and one whom is interested in YOUR DAY is key. You need to feel as though there is that level of honesty and transparency from the minute you meet. Remember you will be working with this person for many months (sometimes years) to come – choose your Planner wisely.
Don’t be afraid to ask for a period of ‘grace’. Upon you engaging your Wedding Planner, is there a time in which you can retract the relationship? If they aren’t performing or exceeding your expectations this is a fair request. Within reason. Remember you too need to have achievable expectations. Keep emails concise. One-liners don’t cut-it. Aim for maximum outcome with minimal work. Preparing one email per week with all your queries/ concerns is understandable. This is your first time as a bride and therefore your Wedding Planner is well equipped to understanding your somewhat irrational behaviour to get things done quickly and exact.
3. It’s you and me – The roles are clearly defined
Every bride requires a certain level of assistance. Some a lot and some not so much. There are times when both parties will overstep the mark and it’s important to know from the initial consultation what you expect from your wedding planner and he/she you. Here’s an example
The Styling – most planners will assist with the sourcing and quoting for each of those individual hire items that make yours unique. Flowers, table decorations, tables, chairs, linen, stationary, candles and more. The question is do you wish to source these items yourself and have access to your planners black-book of contacts or do you want your planner to manage this entire element with your final approval? The benefits with having your planner doing most of the leg work is that he/she has done this a million times and will ensure that costs are kept to a minimum and minimise the unnecessary back and forth. Read – more emails = more opportunity for mistakes!
Suppliers – Wedding Planners have ongoing relationships that are prescious. They have a team of preferred suppliers from each category that provide them with a level of comfort and that they can rely on to make them look good. This insiders knowledge and of the market is invaluable and ensures that you are presented with a team of people that fit according to your brief and budget. From entertainment, photographer, videographers, cake artists, caterers, hair and makeup artists and more. Your planner is across their fees and their inclusions ensuring you don’t have to reach out and obtain a multitude of quotes that you may or may not entirely comprehend. In one quick phone call your planner can present you with the top line information and cut out countless question marks surrounding the many inclusions, added value that suppliers present to clients upon first point of contact.
Set-up / Pack-down – whilst 90% of weddings are planned well before the actual event, the key attribute for having someone oversee the run sheet, supplier set-up/down times and ensure that your day runs accordingly is to ensure that you do not have to lift a finger on the day. It really is that simple. There is nothing worse than a bride trying to ‘micro-manage’ the running of their wedding day on the actual day. It’s one additional stress that no one should endure. It also doesn’t do anything for those wrinkles!!
At the end of the day – Wedding Planners are not reserved for Celebrities. They are reserved for those who wish to be a enjoy the fun and above everything be married!
All the very best with finding your perfect Wedding Planner. It’s not easy but once you find the right one – you’ll have the time of your life!
It was an idyllic setting at West Head Lookout in the Kuringai Chase National Park and underneath the handcrafted Chuppah where Naomi and Ben chose to exchange their wedding vows.
Friends and family gathered before the beautiful bride arrived. Donning a picture perfect knee-length dress and veil, Naomi walked down the aisle towards Ben to the sweet tunes of David Brubeck’s famous piece “Audrey”, who even he himself couldn’t have orchestrated a more perfect occasion to play in.
The Reception was held at nearby Cielo Restaurant at Akuna Bay where Naomi – a landscaper spread her green-thumb as best she could with live centrepieces acting as take-home gestures to their guests at the end of the night.
Ben – a muso added his own bit of rock-n-roll to the occasion and donned the most incredible pair of leopard print shoes we ever did see.
I think that my favourite part was seeing the horrah in full swing at the reception. Those who know me know I love organising Jewish weddings for this exact reason. The giant maypole splashed colour across the dance floor and the Bride and Groom were made to jump rope, dance on chairs and so much more.
Thank you to Naomi and Ben for letting us in on their fantastic day which was filled with all the “real-stuff” that weddings should be made of. Simple, understated and overflowing with ease, fun and laughter from beginning to end. As for nerves, well If at anytime in the lead up to their big day this was the case, they didn’t show it once.
We wish Naomi and Ben all that this life has to offer. Again, thank you for allowing WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS to be there to witness and co-ordinate the perfect day for the perfect pair. It was a real honour.
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[Images supplied by Lucy Leonardi]
As a wedding planner one receives an enormous amount of pressure in the lead up to planning their own wedding day.
The pressure of course is completely self inflicted but as I approached my own wedding day I felt a deep need to ditch the burden and shock my friends and family with producing a wedding that was far from the heights in which I am known to produce for my clients.
With a two week extravaganza wedding in Bali; Jim and I said our vows but as their rules and regulations made it somewhat hard to be wed in a legal surround we opted to get legally ‘hitched’ upon our return to Sydney following the two week festival which I will share with you in due course on this blog.
The brief for our legal wedding was unofficially; Disorganised, off-the-cuff, small and relaxed. Not a run sheet was there in sight – those who know me were indeed shocked! My beautiful friend and photographer was engaged the day prior with a call that went a bit like this. “Hey Elise, what are you up to tomorrow? Are you free for an hour to shoot my wedding?”. She replied YES and boy was I relieved. I was beyond grateful for her presence. The images explain why.
My dress and shoes were purchased the day prior – the girls at Country Road were floored and to be honest it was refreshing and without the normal bridal “pomp”. My best friend and bridesmaid landed in Sydney the day prior by chance and she just so happened to rock up in the same dress as my other bridesmaid! – all completely unplanned but perfect of course. I drove myself with my best friend Tessa to the wedding ceremony at the Rotunda in Balmoral and I picked up my bouquet en-route and unannounced. Thanks to Matt Bisaro the floral craftsman the team (in record time) did a fantastic job preparing my bouquet as always.
I was late. I had to park illegally, I even had these terrible acupuncture cupping marks on my back from a few days prior which no amount of makeup from my terrific makeup artist Miss Molly Oakfield could not be hidden. It was chaotic but to me it was perfect beyond my wildest dreams.
What made this day exponentially special to me was that I managed to pay homage to my late Father Howard Taylor moments prior. With my hilarious and funny celebrant Elizabeth Trevan (I adored you!), my Mother and I, the three of us trekked beyond Rocky Point Island, Balmoral and in an intimate surround I bid adieu to my Father’s ashes and signed off with the release of a single yellow balloon which flew off into the distance never to be seen again. It was five years in the making but I needed the perfect setting in which to do so. This was it.
Balmoral held a special significance to me as a young child as he and I spent many a school holiday splashing around at the beach and many a long lunch at Bathers’ Pavilion. He made me feel like a princess always and I know that he would be looking down at me and proud that I had met my prince-charming in Jim. Here’s to you Howie.
I hope you enjoy this moment captured. So many laughs. Ten people and many tears shed. There is something to be said about being a relaxed and unprepared bride and I prompt many to take on this approach. It’s the best!!!!
Images Elise Hassey http://www.lisseblog.com
Dress / Shoes Country Road http://www.countryroad.com.au
Flowers Matt Bisaro http://www.floralcraftsman.com.au
Celebrant Elizabeth Trevan http://www.etrevan.com.au
Reception Bathers’ Pavilion http://www.batherspavilion.com.au
Hair and Makeup Molly Oakfield http://mollyoakfield.com
The road from Sydney to Orange is far however we fast uncovered that Perri and Simon’s Wedding was more than worth the drive.
Setting off to Orange at 6am from our Headquarters in Alexandria, the WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS truck was filled to the roof with flowers, a mini kids table and chairs, buckets of chalk, 300 pieces of crystal glassware, mix-matched timber ‘big-people’ chairs, the finest of linen and more spirit than a Carnivale festival!
With rain imminent our spirits were not dampened. Not for a second. Upon our arrival to Mayfield Vineyard, we were welcomed by one beautiful aspect; lush greenery surrounds and rolling hills with a giant marquee positioned patiently nearby – a setting that would see guests party well into the wee hours. Despite the rain making a brief guest appearance, guests weren’t fussed and were quickly ushered to the marquee where the festivities continued.
Something about this wedding made us feel very humbled indeed. The surround was picturesque – as the sun went down and the moon shone above with the string quartet entertaining guests there was a sense of genuine magic in the air. Perhaps it was the laid back nature of the Bride and Groom or was it the country charm where the hustle and bustle of Sydney was just a distant memory?
Venue Mayfield Vineyard
Photography Justin Stent
Vintage Crystal The Vintage Kitchen
Cake Red Chilli Deli
Entertainment Orange Conservatorium of Music
Catering Michael Manners
Furniture Adors, A little Character and Vintage Patina
Styling and Event Planning WHITE RABBIT PROJECTS
Alcohol Mayfield and All In Brewing Co.
Transport Blue Ribbon Cars