Love in the Vines – A Hunter Valley Wedding Festival
Love is in the Air… or is it in the Vines?
Not just another wedding expo… A Hunter Valley Wedding Festival!
‘Love in the Vines’, brought to you by ‘Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner’ magazine.
Finally, we’ve brought you the Hunter Valley Wedding Festival you’ve all been waiting for! ‘Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner’ magazine is excited to announce the inaugural ‘Love in the Vines – A Hunter Valley Wedding Festival’ to be held on Sunday 26th October 2014 against the stunning vineyard backdrop of Lindeman’s Estate Pokolbin. See ‘Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner’ magazine COME TO LIFE before your very eyes in a carnival style atmosphere in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country!
Prepare to be entertained and inspired by an amazing array of talented wedding suppliers and professionals who are ready to show you how they can bring your big day in the Hunter to life. On arrival at the iconic Lindeman’s Estate you will be greeted with a glass of famous Hunter Valley sparkling and mouth-watering canapés courtesy of the talented chefs from Café 1843. Wander through the picturesque surrounds of Lindeman’s and immerse yourself in beautiful, unique and creative wedding ideas for your special day. From floral designers and dream cake creators to photographers, wedding venues and caterers, you are sure to find inspiration around every corner.
For further wedding ideas and advice why not take in one or more of the exciting workshops or seminars scheduled throughout the day? Sit back and dream of your wedding day while watching the fashion parades showcasing stunning gowns and suits as well as magnificent jewels and headpieces.
Don’t forget to stop by the ‘Pamper Pavilion’ for a complimentary mini beauty treatment and to indulge in some sweet treats at the candy bar, along with a chance to glam it up at the ‘bling bar’! When it’s time for a break, sit back and relax on the grass with a picnic lunch and a bottle of famous Hunter Valley wine, immerse yourself in stunning vineyards and rolling hills and be entertained by live musicians.
What to expect on the day…
Pamper Pavilion – Get yourself in here for a bunch of FREE mini beauty treatments along with the candy bar offering a smorgasbord of sweet treats and of course try on a huge range of bling at the ‘Bling Bar’ by Exquisite Jewels for Hire! There’s no shortage of pampering here!
Mobile Video Games – Something for the boys (and the girls)! You’ll find it difficult to pull yourself away from this state of the art video games trailer where you can drop in anytime for a FREE gaming experience. www.mobilevideogames.com.au
Workshops & Seminars – Scheduled throughout the day and FREE for all, these workshops and seminars are the perfect way to pick up some extra tips, advice and extra inspiration.
Fashion Parade – Sit back, relax and take in the visual delights of a huge array of stunning gowns and accessories on offer.
Picnic Lunch or Dine in Style? The choice is yours! There will be pizzas and picnic hampers on offer if you’d like to chill out on a blanket in the picnic zone, or sit down for a culinary treat indoors or alfresco style at Lindeman’s own Café 1843.
Entertainment – Enjoy the musical stylings provided by a range of wedding entertainers as you wander through the event.
Prizes & Goodie Bags – Any good wedding festival needs a fabulous little goodie bag to take away and of course the opportunity to take home some big prizes! All that and more will be on offer at Love in the Vines!
‘Love in the Vines’ runs from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 26th October 2014. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for local accommodation specials and create a weekend away in the vineyards for you and your friends.
‘Love in the Vines’ is a ‘must visit’ festival where the very best wedding professionals and suppliers in the Hunter Region will be showcased in one gorgeous, unique and creative event! Not just another wedding expo, but an amazing Hunter Valley Wedding Festival!
See you at Lindeman’s, Hunter Valley on Sunday 26th October 2014 from 10.30am – 4pm!
Happy Wedding Planning! Love from the team at ‘Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner’ magazine and ‘Love in the Vines’.
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TICKETS: $17.50 available at www.loveinthevines.com.au
Real Weddings – Katie & Ian
Real Weddings – Carien + Jason
Sydney-siders Carien & Jason notified their guests 3 months in advance that they would be marrying in the Hunter Valley. They used Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner to source suppliers, and provided guests with their own little booklet of accommodation, fine dining places and wineries they could visit. They married at IronBark Hill Vineyard, withThe Beautiful Collective capturing the best of their special day.
Carien wore a white silk tulle, one-shouldered gown by Lisa Ho.
Carien and Jason met at their church, leading Sunday School in 2010. When Carien fell sick with flu, Jason gallantly offered soup and assistance…and romance was born! The Chapel at IronBark Hill Vineyard was decorated with silk tulle and rose petals. Music by 16 Strings String Quartet created the perfect ambience.
The lavender coloured bridesmaid dresses were from Brides of Beecroft. Peppers Formalwear had the gentlemen looking dapper.
Carien and Jason tell us “The time we treasure most was the fun we had taking photos through the Hunter Valley vineyards…it was a magical environment.”
The reception was held in the Function Room, located next to the Chapel, giving guests the opportunity to play lawn games and enjoy canapés between the ceremony and reception. Cafe Enzo created a delicious wedding menu.
Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop made a cheese wheel cake, which was served with coffee and tea after dessert.
Real Weddings – Gemma + Patrick
When the weather hampered Patrick’s plans for a helicopter proposal, he came up with a delightful Plan B – proposing in a private gazebo at Twine Restaurant. As luck would have it, their wedding took place on a perfect summer’s day. VIBE Photography was on hand to capture the magic.
Gemma and Pat were married by Father John Hodgson at the beautiful St. Patrick’s Of Nulkaba. Gemma tell us the ceremony was everything she imagined it to be, and more.
Gemma and Pat are high-school sweethearts, and have been together ever since. They’ve recently celebrated 11 years together.
Gemma wore a silk chiffon Provonias gown. The bridesmaids’ dresses were from Forever New, while the groom and his men were decked out by Gentlemen’s Outfitters. Peonies Floral Designer created the bouquets.
Themeing and hire was by Peonies Floral Designer, who worked with Gemma’s soft pastel colour palette.
The reception was held at Roberts Circa 1876. Gemma says “The atmosphere on our wedding night was awesome – the styling was perfect, the food was incredible, and we loved having the dance floor outside on the deck under the fairy lights.”
Stationery was created by Paper & Stuff.
The Sweetest Things Terrigal created the wedding cake, which was served as dessert.
Real Weddings – Laura + Michael
Laura’s gown featured a tight corset bodice with fine detailed beading and tulle layers that flared from the hip and floated to the floor. Bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses were by Faure Valletta Couture. Bouquets were designed by Visually Creative.
Laura tell us “I had seen photos of another wedding at Hunter Valley Gardens and always knew I wanted to get married there. We exchanged vows in the Sunken Garden with a beautiful waterfall as our back drop.”
Laura and Michael made a grand and exciting entrance to the reception – they arrived by helicopter! Arrive First Class – Hummers & Helicopters took them on a 20 minute scenic flight around the Hunter Valley.
Themeing was by Visually Creative, who adorned Peterson Champagne House with gorgeous decorations and 300 tea light candles.
“Our cake was absolutely delicious and was a three-tiered cake that imitated my wedding gown.” Cake by Candys Cakes.
“The night went way too fast, and before I knew it I was being ushered to the sparkler exit. Our guests lined either side of the walkway, and we ran through the middle of a sparkler-lit tunnel. It was the perfect ending to the perfect day.” Laura and Michael were then transported by stretch Chrysler to Chateau Elan, Hunter Valley Australia.