Stephanie & Michael

A DREAMY WED­DING, YEL­LOW VOLK­SWA­GEN BEE­TLE AND 93-YEAR-OLD RING BEARER WERE THE PER­FECT FIT FOR THIS HAPPY PAIR

Cosmopolitan Bride (Australia) - - CONTENTS -

DATE 05.01.17 VENUE STONES OF THE YARRA VAL­LEY, COLDSTREAM, VIC PHO­TOG­RA­PHY JOHN WAR­REN

Just one day wasn’t enough for Stephanie and Michael, who spent a week in the Yarra Val­ley cel­e­brat­ing with fam­ily and friends. For their wed­ding day, they hired a 1950s Jag, and also dressed up their Porsche Boxster S and yel­low Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle with rib­bons. Af­ter a bliss­ful cer­e­mony, the new­ly­weds ex­ited the chapel through a petal toss then sipped on de­li­cious Pimm’s cock­tails be­fore it was on to the re­cep­tion. The good times didn’t stop there with Stephanie’s sis­ter Feli­cia re­veal­ing her ‘Cal­i­for­nia Love’ rap in honour of the place where Mike pro­posed.

DATE Jan­uary 5, 2017.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER John War­ren (war­ren­pho­tog­ra­phy.com.au). ‘We were in­stantly drawn to the depth and heart­felt feel­ing that he con­veys through his pic­tures. We love his in­fec­tious per­son­al­ity and will to party, cou­pled with his in­cred­i­ble ta­lent.’

DRESS & VEIL Kyha at One Day Bri­dal (one­day­bri­dal.com.au). ‘The gown had the right bal­ance be­tween glitz, glam­our, ef­fort­less­ness and sex­i­ness.’

JEWELLERY Crown from Vik­to­ria

No­vak (vik­to­ri­anovak.com.au), ear­rings, cuff and rings from Saman­tha Wills (saman­thaw­ills.com.au), Cé­line knot bracelet from David Jones (david­jones. com.au). ‘My mum sur­prised me with the bracelet on the morn­ing of the wed­ding, which was in­cred­i­bly spe­cial.’

BRIDES­MAID DRESSES Shona Joy from David Jones (david­jones.com.au), and Zim­mer­mann (zim­mer­man­nwear.com).

PLAN­NER, STYLIST, CER­E­MONY,

RE­CEP­TION & CATER­ING Stones of the Yarra Val­ley, Coldstream, Vic (stone­soft­he­yarraval­ley.com). ‘Heav­enly! The can­dles in the lanterns were flick­er­ing, the flow­ers looked el­e­gant, and the sun was shin­ing through the stained-glass win­dows.’

STA­TIONERY Gi­ant In­vi­ta­tions (gi­antin­vi­ta­tions.com.au). ‘The en­ve­lope was de­tailed with del­i­cate leaves and flow­ers, which was rem­i­nis­cent of a wed­ding among the vine­yards.’

FLOW­ERS Sugar Bee Flow­ers (sug­ar­beeflow­ers.com.au). ‘I wanted our flow­ers to be freeflow­ing, re­laxed, un­struc­tured and “wild”.’

CAKE Melina at Reg­nier Cakes (reg­nier­cakes.com.au). ‘We loved how the naked look matched the wed­ding’s rus­tic, re­laxed and sum­mery vibe.’

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Baker Boys (baker boys­band.com.au). ‘Hav­ing live mu­sic brought our guests to their feet and kept the dance floor packed.’

VIDEOG­RA­PHER Nathan from Moon and Back (moo­nand­back.co). ‘We are so glad we made the in­vest­ment.’

FAVOURS ‘We bought small Nutella jars and pack­aged them in nat­u­ral coloured linen hes­sian bags – then my mum cus­tomised the bags for us!’

GUESTS 60.

‘We loved the idea of ty­ing the knot in the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side.’

‘It was a real party, which is ex­actly what we wanted.’

‘It felt like a big Ital­ian ban­quet.’

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