Renee & Jimmy's Northern Beaches Wedding

Wedding Date: 21st October 2016

Wedding Venue

Ceremony: Cardinal Cerretti Chapel Manly

Reception: The Boathouse Shelly Beach

Did you have a wedding theme/style?

We wanted a traditional ceremony in a church followed by a modern relaxed beach reception. We absolutely love the feel of the boathouse – their style mirrored exactly what we wanted. It was a perfect combination!

How did you and your now Husband meet?

We were set up through a mutual friend. Although we never wanted to be set up, our mutual friend tricked us both into catching up with her for a drink. We both fell for it and ended up meeting each other the rest is history!

What is your proposal story?

On the 15.10.15, like any weekday I woke up to get ready for work. As I walked out of our bedroom I found a beautiful bunch of hot prink roses (my favourite), a new country road towel and a card waiting for me in our hallway letting me know I had the day off work today and instead we were going on a little adventure.  We were picked up in an Audi Q5 and our driver took us to Rose Bay where we boarded our very own seaplane. We flew over the harbour and were dropped off at a private beach on the Pittwater – this is where we had a picnic, wine cheese and a beautiful proposal! After a few hours together on the beach, we were picked up in our seaplane and flown back to Rose Bay. Our driver then drove us to Jonahs at Whale Beach where we enjoyed a three-course dinner with a view of our favourite beach. Second best day of my life. 


Finally, Do you have any words of wisdom for couples planning their big day? 

Choose reputable vendors and be clear on what you want on your day – your event is only as good as the people you have appointed.
So many people warned “something will go wrong on your day”… Hand on heart nothing went wrong and I owe it to all those involved! All vendors were exceptional.


Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Matthew Mead Photography

Videographer: Paul Webster (PWEBZ) 

Hair: Belinda Vangelov Hair 

Make up: Dervla Ffrench ProArtist 

Florist: Fiddlesticks Floral Design 

Stationery: Ingrained

Cake: Anne McCarthy (friend)

Caterer: The Boathouse Shelly Beach 

Accessories: Veil - Prea James Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Fashionably Yours Wahroonga

Groom & Groomsmen’s Suits: Calibre Australia

Band/DJ: DJ Impressions

Photo Booth: Hollywood PhotoBooths

Artistic Signage: Cathy Cook (relative)

Cars: Royalty Weddings - MK5 Jaguars

String Quartet – Jasmine Strings

Love Prea xoxo

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