Photographer Nicola Dilllon has truly captured the liveliness of the occasion and the gorgeous detailing! Kelli shares her ‘Bride’s Diary’ with us!
“On our wedding day, we girls spent the day getting ready at Ravensthorpe, the beautiful 19th Century home where our ceremony and reception were to be held. We all enjoyed being pampered over a champagne brunch, and I was extremely excited to finally wear my dress that had been so carefully created over the months leading up to this day. My bridesmaids’ dresses were a similar v-neck style, which complemented my dress perfectly. Brad wore a dark grey pinstriped suit and his groomsmen wore a lighter shade of grey, which provided a nice contrast and added a touch of individuality”
“The weather was stunning and we were married under the rotunda in front of our family and best friends. Everything took place within Ravensthorpe’s grounds including our photo shoot, during which our guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the courtyard. “
“The reception was celebrated in a beautifully decorated marquee at the back of the property. Flowers, themed in white and cream with lots of foliage, were central to all our decorations. Petals were scattered down the aisle and tall floral arrangements in champagne style vases featured on each of the guest tables. The marquee and courtyard were also decorated with flowers. Tea candles and fairy lights were scattered everywhere and as the day turned into night, these looked stunning!”
We chose cream-coloured love heart lollypops in a variety of flavours for our bomboniere. Tagged with our guests’ names, these sweet treats made perfect place ‘cards’ on the guest tables.
Our bridal party overnighted at Ravensthorpe, so we could all celebrate and reminisce the next morning over breakfast. It was the perfect ending to an amazing few days.
Photography: Nicola Dillon 0400 349 431 www.nicoladillon.info
Recpeption Venue: Ravensthorpe 02 4257 6096 www.ravensthorpe.com.au
Celebrant: Fran Thomson 02 4229 2696
Bridal Gown: Pallas 02 9358 5761 www.pallas.com.au
Bridal Shoes: Alan Pinkus 02 9233 2249 www.alanpinkus.com.au
Bridal Accessories: Glamadonna 02 9232 7994 www.glamadonna.com
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Review 02 9238 9611 www. review-australia.com
Men’s Suits: Tramps The Store, Wollongong 02 4226 5933
Hair Stylist: D’va Hair Wollongong 02 4226 9886
Make-up: She-ba Wollongong 02 4229 7235
Florist: Sally Christian 02 9557 8503
Videography: Sketchbook Media www.sketchbookmedia.com.au
Entertainment: Graham Brown 0419 488 520
Bomboniere: Sticky 02 9427 3664 www.sticky.com.au