Renee & Jimmy's Northern Beaches Wedding
Wedding Date: 21st October 2016
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.
Photographer: Matthew Mead Photography
Videographer: Paul Webster (PWEBZ)
Hair: Belinda Vangelov Hair
Make up: Dervla Ffrench ProArtist
Florist: Fiddlesticks Floral Design
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)
String Quartet – Jasmine Strings
Love Prea xoxo