Real Weddings – Jacquelyn & Beau
The couple married in a casual garden ceremony overlooking the water at Mercure Lake Macquarie Raffertys Resort.
The bridesmaids wore dresses from online store Dessy, while the men were beautifully attired in suites from Rundle Tailoring.
The couple (and all of their guests) stayed the night at Mercure Lake Macquarie Raffertys Resort, before leaving for a 12-day Fijian honeymoon.
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Real Weddings – Sarah + Rohan
Sarah and Rohan met through friends at the tender age of 17. Nine years later, they married in the presence of their nearest and dearest at Peterson’s Champagne House Hunter Valley. Bella Photo Art was their wedding photographer of choice.
Sarah tells us the most memorable part of the day was the ceremony. Their happiness and love were apparent to all.
Sarah chose a simple, classic gown from Newcastle Bridal House. The bridesmaids wore Dessy group dress from Somersby Bridal Outlet.
Sarah engaged TLC Design & Events to help bring the vision for her wedding to life. Using a green and white colour palette, they created a beautiful reception with rustic touches.
Sarah & Rohan hired a photoboth for their reception (which was a huge hit), while XYDJ got everyone up on the dance floor.
Real Weddings – Ella & Johnny
For Ella & Johnny, it was the special touches added by family and friends that made their day truly amazing. Popcorn Photography captured these beautiful images. You’ll find more gorgeous pics (and discover Ella’s unique bonbonnière) on Page 184, Your Hunter Valley Wedding Planner Ed 13.
Celebrating on the bride’s family property.
And another made this gorgeous cake!
Real Weddings – Silvana + Alex
When Silvana accepted a teaching position in Cobar, she hadn’t expected to find her future husband…living two doors up, no less. They married at Saint Alphonsus Chapel (a privately owned chapel which once was a monastery) and followed their vows with a reception at Sala’s Function Centre. Therese McGowan from Arrow Photography captured their special day.
The groom and his men wore suits from Ed Harry menswear. The best man DID actually forget the rings, but thanks to a swift taxi driver, the day was saved!
Silvana’s clever bridesmaid made custom wooden signs that featured at the ceremony, providing a romantic touch.
For their honeymoon, the couple escaped to Panwa Beach, Thailand, where they stayed in a beachfront villa on a private beach.
A charming memento from Silvana & Alex’s wedding.