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REAL WEDDINGS – SARAH AND MICHAEL

Something different was always going to be the focus of Sarah and Michael’s purple and black themed wedding. Sarah had a great vision of what she wanted right from the “Corpse Bride” themed wedding cake down to the eco friendly touch of a donation to World Vision in lieu of bombonnieres. Sarah’s stunning white wedding dress was intricately designed with hand sewn crystals and she teamed this gown with a gorgeous bouquet of white asiatic lillies and roses from Floral Edge.

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The bridesmaids wore gorgeous aubergine purple in a design that matched the bride as well as matching bouquets. Sarah and Micheal were married in the picturesque surroundings of Laughton Park Gardens in Mount Gambier and a total of 100 guests joined them to celebrate at the Western Tavern for a sit down three course dinner and a taste of the wedding cake for dessert.

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Matching aubergine crystal organza chair sashes and beautiful diamante brooches made the reception venue sparkle and Sarah’s love of “bling” came through with the addition of a Fantasia backdrop complete with fairly lights to accentuate the bridal table with mirrors and a crystal organza swag bridal skirting with diamante brooches to match.

Bridal table, crystal organza swag, diamante brooches

Their quirky wedding cake created and designed by the extremely talented Mandy Lynn and assisted by Cheryl Clover was quite the feature! It was surrounded by tiny fairy lights and set off with a cake topper brought in from overseas. More photos of this amazing wedding can be viewed in the gallery page of Wedding & Event Management Services.

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SARAH’S DREAM TEAM: Flowers by Floral Edge, Wedding cake by Mandy Lynn of Mandy Lynn Cake Decorator and Cheryl Clover, Makeup by Andrea Rout, Catering by the Western Tavern, Photography by Hayley Blok of Blok Photographics, Chaircovers and all linen supplied by Chaircovers Over All, Candelabra hire by Blue Lake Hire, Fantasia backdrop and table centrepiece mirrors from Dazzling Decor Hire and reception linen set up by Wedding planner Nadine DiGiorgio and her team at  Wedding & Event Management Services.

Some photos courtesy of Hayley Blok from Blok Photographics.

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REAL WEDDINGS – NAOMI AND JAMES – A FRENCH INSPIRED VINTAGE GARDEN WEDDING

A romantic proposal in France set the scene for this recent French inspired vintage garden wedding held in the lovely surrounds of Katnook Estate winery in Coonawarra. Naomi was the most amazing bride to work with and had such a great vision of how she wanted her dream wedding to look

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– from the miniature framed chalkboards written with French numbers  ‘une – quatre’ placed on the guest tables, to the vintage bottles, jars and vases saved over time showcasing beautiful David Austin roses,

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to the eco friendly succulent bombonieres “pour votre jardin”.

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Not forgetting the sweet tooth – a candy buffet was on offer

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and vintage display tables boasting not only an old Valentine typewriter which entertained guests when they had to type messages for the bride and groom but a memory tree showcasing old family photos and would you believe – bus tickets from a bygone era!

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This was one of the most stunning and spectacular weddings that Wedding & Event Management Services  has had the pleasure to work on and we were was thrilled to be a part of Naomi and James’ special day. There are more beautiful shots on our Facebook page photos gallery so continue the journey and click here!

NAOMI’S DREAM TEAM: Thank you to the wonderful  Jo Fincham Photography for some of these amazing photos, the bride’s stunning makeup was done by Andrea Rout (makeup artist), floral pedestal arrangements were designed by Di from Di’s Gifts and Flowers at Penola, the paddock to plate delicious menu was put together by The Barn Catering , the marquee and hire equipment was provided by Blue Lake Hire, and of course Wedding & Event Management Services for the setup and co-ordination. A big thank you to Roz Minion and Cheryl Clover for assisting me with this event. You guys are all amazing and a pleasure to work with.

And a huge thank you to Naomi and James and their families who I got to know and have a few laughs with on the day. Brian your building skills and home brew rock! I loved being a part of your special day.

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REAL WEDDINGS -ADAM & NIKKI

Happy New Year to everyone. We have much to be thankful for in 2010 and to celebrate, I am so excited to share with you some fabulous shots from Nikki and Adam’s wedding. Nikki wanted everything to be simple but classy and for everyone to have a great time. The bride and groom held their beautiful ceremony at Sherriffmuir gardens which was an absolute vision on the day – just like the bride! This wedding was all about family and friends coming together and having a great time in celebration of the beginning of their marriage. Here is just a small collation of Nikki and Adam’s wedding photos with more available at the Wedding & Event Management Services website gallery.

I was so chuffed to receive a lovely message of thanks from the bride and groom and wanted to share it with you. It is comments like this that make me love what I do!

“…Your professionalism and attention to detail made us feel totally relaxed that you would take care of everything leading up to and on our Wedding Day. Your friendly personality and fantastic rapport with people meant that you were able to liaise with suppliers to produce our exact Wedding Day vision. We received many comments from people saying how beautiful our reception looked. You went that extra mile to ensure our Wedding Day was everything we wanted and the end result was simply breathtaking……….”

It was such a pleasure sharing in your day Nikki and Adam. You guys are amazing and I wish you all the best and many years of wedded bliss.

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All the glorious purple and white theme was brought together by Wedding and Event Management Services, photos captured beautifully by  Todd’s Photographics, gorgeous floral decor, cake topper and bouquets by Floral Edge, makeup artistry by Vanity Makeup Bar and Body Lounge, reception venue – Blue Lake Golf Links, wedding decor hire from Set Your Scene , outdoor ceremony equipment hire from Limestone Coast Party Hire .

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WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE INSPIRATION

Countless times I am asked to source unusual or different venues in our region to hold weddings or events. We are so lucky to have the Coonawarra wine region offering the best reds in Australia. With so many wineries in this area think about having your next wedding or event in a winery. Wedding photos in vineyards are amazing with autumn vine leaf colours of reds, browns and golds or the cool greens in summer. There are also many choices of barrel rooms that are steeped in history and tradition or are sleek and modern in their look and can be the perfect venue setting for your special day. I have put together this inspiration board to start your creative juices flowing……

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TRADITIONALLY WHO PAYS FOR WHAT WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING??

A while ago I read this article about who pays for what at a wedding. This advice still does apply when you are planning a traditional wedding but remember there are so many variables – whether you have been living together for a long time and already have a family, if you have been married before, what religion you belong to and what the expectations are, your own financial situation and your parent’s and partner’s financial situations – the list is endless. So only use this as a guide and bear in mind that not everyone sticks to tradition.

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Category                                                  Traditionally, who pays?

Beauty
Bride’s Hair ………………………………….. Bride
Bride’s Makeup …………………………….. Bride
Bridesmaid’s Hair & Make-up …………….Bride

Bridal Party
Bridesmaids’ Dresses & Accessories …….Attendant
Flower girl’s Dresses & Accessories ………Bride
Groomsmen’s Suits & Accessories ……….Attendant
Pageboy Suit & Accessories ……………….Groom

Bride’s Attire
Bride’s Gown …………………………………Bride’s family
Bride’s Headpiece & Veil …………………..Bride’s family
Brides Shoes & Accessories ……………….Bride’s family

Ceremony
Celebrant or Officiant ……………………..Groom
Ceremony Decorations ……………………Groom
Ceremony Musician ………………………..Groom
Ceremony Venue …………………………..Groom

Flowers & Decoration
Bride’s Bouquet …………………………….Groom
Bridesmaids’ Bouquets ……………………Groom’s family
Ceremony Flowers ………………………….Groom’s family
Flower girl’s flowers …………………………Groom’s family
Groom’s Boutonniere ………………………Groom’s family
Groomsmen’s Boutonniere ……………….Groom’s family
Reception flowers & Centrepieces ……….Bride’s family

Gifts
Bridesmaids gifts …………………………..Bride
Groomsmen’s Gifts ………………………..Groom

Groom’s Attire
Groom’s shoes and Accessories ………….Groom’s family
Grooms Suit ………………………………….Groom’s family

Honeymoon & Travel
Spending Money ……………………………Bride & Groom
Honeymoon Travel & Accommodation ….Groom
Wedding Night Accommodation ………….Groom

Misc
Bomboniere ………………………………..Bride & Groom
Rehearsal Dinner ………………………….Groom

Wedding Photography & Videography
Extra Prints & Video Copy ………………..Bride & Groom
Photographer’s Fee ……………………….Bride’s family
Videographer’s Fee ……………………….Bride’s family

Wedding Reception
Beverages – Alcoholic & Softdrink ……….Bride’s family
Reception Meals ……………………………Bride’s family
Reception Music ……………………………Bride’s family
Reception Venue …………………………..Bride’s family
Wedding Cake ……………………………..Bride’s family

Wedding Rings
Bride’s Wedding Band ……………………Groom
Groom’s Wedding Band ………………….Bride

Wedding Stationery
Invitations & Reply cards …………………Bride’s family
Thank you notes & Placeholders ………..Bride’s family

Wedding Cars
Transportation ……………………………..Groom

Wedding Planning
Wedding Consultant ………………………Bride & Groom 

 

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‘NO HIRE FEE FOR WEDDINGS’ -THE BARN – THE PERFECT VENUE CHOICE!

Professional in the Spotlight interview – Kent Comley from the Barn

Are you looking for a venue for your wedding day or special event?  Take a look at the exciting, new Oak Tree Room at the Barn in Mount Gambier. This amazing function room stands out with its inspiring blend of cutting-edge design and sleek sophistication. The Barn is the Limestone Coast region’s premier venue for special events where clients can expect the utmost in service, design and amenities. Manager, Kent Comley recently generously gave up his time to chat and answer some Q & A. Enjoy……….

1.What options does your venue offer?

We have three superb venues to choose from:

(a)    The Barn Steakhouse – which serves an a la carte menu and boasts the best steaks in the region. Set menus are available by arrangement.

(b)   The Oak Tree Room – an excellent new venue for meetings, conferences, private dinners, cocktail functions and intimate weddings. There is a wide choice of set menus on offer.

(c)    The Main Palais Room – available for conferences, weddings, district meetings, seminars, gala dinners and expos

2. What types of accommodation are available?

The Barn offers a multitude of luxury accommodation to suit everyone’s tastes and budget. There are self-contained apartments, garden view rooms, brand new deluxe king suites, some with spas and a four-bedroom house accommodating up to 10 people, all with stunning views.

The Barn luxury accommodation

Brand new luxury accommodation available at the Barn

3. What is the capacity range for each of your dining areas?

The Barn Steakhouse seats 100 people but can accommodate private functions for 40 – 50 people

The Palais Room seats from 80 – 800

And the new Oak Tree Room seats 65 banquet style, 95 – 100 theatre style and 30 in a U shape

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The new Oak Tree Room at the Barn set up for the Governor's visit.

4. What is your pricing for your venues?

The Oak Tree Room is $220 for a full day inclusive of plug and play AV equipment and water, mints, pens and pads for all delegates.

The Main Palais Room is negotiable dependant upon the event. There is ‘no hire fee for weddings’.

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The Palais room - a stunning setting for a wedding reception

5. What else should brides and other prospective clients know about your venue?

The new piano bar is available to use for pre dinner drinks, the Oak Tree Room provides state of the art AV equipment, and the bride and groom are welcome to use our spectacular gardens for the photos and the wedding ceremony at no extra charge.

6. What makes your venue and packages unique?

For weddings with more than 100 guests we offer a complimentary night’s accommodation in our deluxe king suite to the bridal couple.

The combination of quality, excellent service, a quiet relaxing location and stunning garden setting make our establishment the best choice for events in the Limestone Coast region.

Whether you are after a glamorous cocktail party dinner or an elegant sit down wedding The Barn is able to cater for your every need. With an enviable reputation for delectable menus, the choices on offer are nothing short of mouth watering, showcasing the abundant local produce and benchmark wines from the Limestone Coast region. Why not choose the Barn for your next event and visit www.barn.com.au . You won’t be disappointed!

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CASEY & JAMIE’S WEDDING

Congratulations to Casey and Jamie who were married this month. They were a dream couple to work with and the weather was just perfect for their special day. They were thrilled with how everything came together to match in with their tasteful and classy red, white and black theme and gave Wedding & Event Management Services really lovely feedback. I am really excited to share some of my favourite shots taken on the day by professional wedding photographer Alice Bell Photography from Victor Harbor who captured the beauty of their wedding.

Casey & Jamie

A stunning couple

Casey just looked so beautiful and relaxed all day.....

Casey just looked so beautiful and relaxed all day.....

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And here is an absolute pearler of the bride’s Mum finally relaxing after it’s all over!

Mother of the bride - it's all over

The reception venue was transformed into a magical place with the expert help of Blue Lake Hire and decor from Chaircovers Over All to match in with Casey and Jamie’s red, black and white theme.

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The table centrepieces and pedestals were designed by the extremely talented Karen from Naracoorte Flowers and the vases and urns from Floral Edge.

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Wedding flower pedestals

Reception venue table shot

The wrought iron wedding easel, seating chart, table numbers and bombonniere tags were set up and designed by the extremely talented Roz Minion from Roz – Paper Design Art.

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