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KIRSTI & AARON’S WEDDING

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Kirsti & Aaron’s wedding was held at the beautiful Kalangadoo Estate Homestead which was once owned by Kirsti’s Mum’s Scottish ancestors when they first came out to Australia. It has been since sold and passed through owner to owner until coming back into their loving care. The gardens were breathtaking and provided a fantastic back drop for the marquee.

Kirsti and Aaron both lived in Melbourne and wanted a French blue theme throughout. Matching this theme Kirsti ordered material from France to cover her tables. Candles were set up throughout the picturesque gardens which provided a romantic glow into the evening. Dispensers of punch quenched the guests thirst on this very hot January day.

What astounded the guests was the gigantic four tier wedding cake made by local, Helen Strachan which boasted fresh hydrangeas and sat atop a family heirloom – an antique silver cake stand and our creative idea of a table seating plan etched onto a magnificent mirror steered guests in the right direction.

My dream team consisted of Blue Lake Hire for the marquee, Renniks Hire and Atlas Hire for the chivari chairs and champagne stands, Margie from Budz for the beautiful blue hydrangeas. My own hard working team of Cheryl, Carmen, Brittany and Alison were of course, amazing as always. Thank you for helping create the magic!

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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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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