Wedding Date: 4th November 2016
What was your wedding venue (ceremony & reception) and why did you choose there? Golding Wines, Lobethal South Australia. My now husband grew up in Adelaide. We often visit the Adelaide Hills. It’s a stunning area and the food and fine is delicious.
Did you have a wedding theme/style? Not so much a theme, however we aimed for bright spring tones. We used what was in season, such as peonies. Our style was modern, clean, fresh, white with hints of gold (gold cutlery and gold cake). Our colour palate was spring with peaches and pinks. We used rosemary on each persons name card as a nod to my late father in law.
How did you and your now Husband meet? We met through my sister. The first time we met I was in an elevator on my way out for my 18th birthday. The elevator doors opened and Adam got in. He was a mutual friend of my sisters boyfriend at the time. My sisters (now ex boyfriend) asked Adam to join us. Adam stayed in the lift and we went out to Moulin rouge in the cross. I hated the scene and left.
The next night Adam came to my sister’s birthday. There was a cake for me also as my sister and I are two days apart. Adam read the cake and said “Who the *** is Lavern?”…. I asked him if he even knew whose party this was. From there his witty charm kept me interested.
What is your proposal story? It was our babymoon at Stanwell tops in a beautiful garden (tumbling waters retreat) where Adam got down on one knee.
How did you hear about Prea James Bridal? A mutual friend, Veronica.
What do you love most about the wedding gown? So many elements….. That is was custom made - no dress the same. The sleeves on the bridal gown were detachable (allowing me to have a second look for the reception). The detail of the lace on the bodice and bleeding down the wedding dress. The lace window for the train… oh la la it was spectacular
Are there any special details about your wedding that you would like to share?
Adelaide had a really bad run of weather (floods, blackouts) pre and post our wedding date. All of the stars aligned the day we got married. It was spectacular weather, the grounds were beautiful, the food was delicious, music perfect, flowers stunning etc. It just all came together and truly was the perfect day. I did not stop smiling all day.
We also lit a candle for Wally (Adam’s father) who passed away a few months before the wedding. I feel like he was looking over us that day.
Photographer: Bentinmarcs (Mark Dohring)
Mark is a beautiful person. He makes you feel gorgeous and relaxed at the same time. Mark took phenomenal shots that will allow us to live through our memories for a lifetime. Highly recommend for any future brides (he travels too interstate and overseas). Mark captured all of the key shots we asked for. We could not be happier with his work.
Videographer: Captivate Films. They did a fantastic job at capturing our day. We had friends and family in tears watching it again.
Hair & Makeup: Hair by Bel Hindu from pip squeak in Saigon. Bel is such a cool chick. She was so much fun to be around the morning of my wedding and created exactly what I was after for my hair (which lasted all night) @pipsquuekinsaigon instagram
I then had Rose from media makeup. My makeup was flawless and lasted all night. Rose is a gorgeous person.
Florist: The incredible Christine from blooming bridal. Christine went above and beyond. She made my day. People are still talking about the flowers.
Stationery: Leisha from Off on My Bicycle. Reasonable prices and custom made. Leisha was fantastic to work with. She captured all of the elements I asked for.
Cake: Family friend Elaine Tonellato (2 teir, gold foil, chocolate genache).
Caterer: Part of Goldings – La Dolce Vita
Hire/Prop furniture hire: White bentwood chairs from Sash Events
Wedding rings - Midas jewellery Bondi junction -
Bride and bridesmaid Earrings from Samantha Wills
Bridesmaids Dresses: Zimmerman
Groom & Groomsmen’s Suits: Roman Daniels Suit Club York St Sydney
Band/DJ: Daniel Koronis –Entertainment Adelaide. Had DJ, sax and bongos at reception. For ceremony – String Space –String Quartet.
Lots of love
Prea x x