Justin Lin­ney

De­signer wed­ding

The West Australian - - INSIDE COVER -

The ro­mance fac­tor at Lin­neys is on over­load as the lead­ing jew­eller’s creative di­rec­tor Justin Lin­ney pre­pares for his wed­ding to part­ner Cat Golledge in Noosa, Queens­land. The glam­our cou­ple will ex­change vows on Novem­ber 16 in an in­ti­mate cer­e­mony at Mai­son La Plage on a grassed area where the beach meets the for­est in front of 80 close friends and fam­ily be­fore a re­cep­tion at Sails.

“Noosa is re­ally im­por­tant to us be­cause we’ve had a lot of fam­ily hol­i­days there and it’s my par­ents’ favourite spot,” Lin­ney told AAA Week­end.

“Cat has fam­ily who live there as well and a lot of our friends haven’t been so it’s great to share it with them. Most of the guests are tak­ing a week off for a break into the lead-up to Christ­mas. Per­son­ally, I like the surf­ing and Cat and I both like walk­ing and run­ning in the na­tional park.”

Usu­ally the one to work with clients on their spe­cific needs when de­sign­ing rings, Lin­ney said: “I had a job de­sign­ing my own wed­ding ring. It high­lighted to me the im­por­tance of a cus­tom-made piece.

“We’re into our third gen­er­a­tion of clients here at Lin­neys. I’ve been the fa­cil­i­ta­tor through the process of en­gage­ments, wed­dings, first baby gifts and birth­days and now I’m on my own jour­ney. “I’ve spent 11 years mak­ing rings for our clients and it made me re­alise how sym­bolic the rings are. Th­ese mo­ments are so in­di­vid­ual.”

The big event co­in­cides with the launch of Lin­neys’ new But­ter­fly Lovers col­lec­tion which is in­spired by the ro­mance of a Chi­nese love story.

“It’s quite timely given the new col­lec­tion’s theme of love and tak­ing a step back at this time in my life to cel­e­brate my own in­di­vid­ual love story and join­ing my life with Cat’s,” he said.

Golledge’s wed­ding ring com­ple­ments her stun­ning yel­low di­a­mond en­gage­ment ring. The cou­ple col­lab­o­rated on its de­sign, which fea­tures 14 square emer­ald cut di­a­monds which equal 1.18 carats. Lin­ney’s plat­inum ring fea­tures a Keshi black pearl and nine white di­a­monds in a sig­na­ture free-form de­sign syn­ony­mous with his fa­ther Alan’s sig­na­ture style, which he started 46 years ago.

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Pic­ture: Nic El­lis

Perth cou­ple Justin Lin­ney and Cat Golledge are pre­par­ing for their wed­ding in Noosa.

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