#REALWEDDING: ALEX & LUKE
KANGAROO VALLEY, NSW • 21 APRIL 2018 • 150 GUESTS
ON THE DRESS
"I loved having two dresses that were very similar in theme, but one was definitely ‘bride serious’ and one was definitely ‘bride party’."
"Clementine Posy, were amazing. The arch they built was beyond anything i could have dreamed of and they even went to the effort of individually tailoring my bridesmaid’s bouquets to their dresses."
ON THE VENUE
"We wanted a place that could be transformed ourselves, that had enough space for all our guests and a beautiful backdrop. It was also a massive plus that the onsite houses fit our entire bridal party of 16!"
"Garnish Catering was beyond amazing. Jo was so helpful and easygoing and nothing was too arduous and ridiculous for her; she was extremely accommodating. The food was also out of control—my guests are still talking about the pear and cumin lamb shoulder."
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE DAY...
"Full of love."
"Dan Cartwright was excellent. He was so easygoing and relaxed on the day, it just made for a really pleasant experience. He also had all our photos back to us within a week, which is unheard of and so, so appreciated."
WORD OF ADVICE
"Don’t sweat the small stuff. There will absolutely be something that will go wrong (like when Luke rang me at 8pm the night before to ask if i had his suit… which we then worked out was still hanging in our wardrobe, 3 hours away), but in the end, everything will work out."
"I think it would have to be our gold tinsel dance floor. It took a whole day to erect but in the end, it completely made the room. Everyone was dancing with the tinsel as it started to litter the floor throughout the night, and it reflected beautifully off the festoon lights."
"My little nephew (6) made a surprise speech during dinner. The whole room melted. For a child who shies away from the spotlight, this was really special to me."
Photos Dan Cartwright Photography • Videographer La Lune Cinema • Ceremony & reception Melross & Willows Estate, Kangaroo Valley • Celebrant Kate Myburgh • Stationery Christopher Pearse • Caterer Garnish Catering • Cake The Artful Caker • Florist Clementine Posy • Entertainment Tillee Music and XYDJ • Light hire Barrel and Bulb • Bridal gowns & veil Needle and Thread • Robes/getting ready outfit & bridesmaid shoes Country Road • Bride's shoes Shoes of Prey • Rings Nicholas Haywood • Hair Mobile Wedding Hair Sydney • Makeup Makeup by Megan & Flawless by Shelley • Bridesmaid shoes Country Road & Nine West • Suit and socks MJ Bale • Shirt & groomsmen suits Ben Sherman • Tie / Bow tie Fatbettysbowties via Etsy • Shoes Julius Marlow • Barber Missy Veyret • Flower girl shoes Kmart • Page boy shoes Blundstones • Page boy bow ties OTAA