Amelia & Brenden’s wedding was an intimate autumn marquee wedding with a breathtaking ceremony view! Whilst they live in Newcastle, they wanted to hold their wedding at Brenden’s family farm in Attunga. Brenden walked the family property to find the perfect ceremony location and we think he nailed it! The guests enjoyed a 20 minute scenic bus ride up to the location where they were greeted with a custom made ceremony arch and an amazing view of the surrounding areas (see the stunning pics below).
Brenden and Amelia had a very clear vision of what they wanted for their reception, which included our romantic Hampton style event tent, long timber tables, gold tiffany chairs and greenery mixed with beautiful autumn florals. Pillar candles and a sweet heart bridal table for the bride and groom completed the romantic feel of the reception! Amanda, our resident wedding planner, was also there to ensure the day ran smoothly and allowed Brenden and Amelia could relax.
Amelia and Brenden were such a lovely and laid back couple to work with who clearly only have eyes for each other. It was also so refreshing for us to see so much involvement by the groom! Take a look at some of the beautiful pictures captured by Matt Briggs Photography and the advice that Brenden and Amelia have given to other couples planning their big day – we especially love their last point about not pleasing other people!
How did you two meet?
We worked together in a Restaurant/Bar in Newcastle. We became friends, and then we realised we were totally in to each other!
We were travelling in the USA and Canada on a month long trip, and after several thwarted plans, we checked into our beautiful hotel in Ottawa, and we were getting ready for a fancy dinner. After taking far too long to get ready, I came out of the bathroom to a bottle of champagne, a diamond ring and Brenden on bended knee!
Unfortunately, after calling family and getting giggly with champagne, we missed any hope of a nice dinner as it was a Monday night. The concierge instead directed us to a diner, where we had burgers, chicken and waffles and shots of tequila. Perfect.
What did you envision for your wedding day?
We both wanted something fun, special, and a little bit different to other weddings that we had experienced. We definitely had the luxury of being able to tailor every detail to be exactly what we wanted!
Why did you choose your wedding location?
Having an outdoor wedding with a marquee has been on our mind for quite a few years, and since we had the opportunity to have it on Brenden’s family property, we couldn’t have picked a better spot. Having enough space and time without worrying about the restrictions of a venue, and allowing our guests to see the farm we’ve talked about for so long!
What was the main reason behind choosing your vendors?
We chose vendors based on two things; how their ideas and aesthetic matched our vision of our wedding, and a relaxed attitude and approach! I left a lot of organisation until the final few months, and it was really great that there wasn’t too much pushing from our vendors for decisions too early!
Best advice for other brides to be on planning a wedding:
Pinterest is your friend; but once you have your inspiration, take a step back!
I also think the most important thing is making the day about you and your partner. While family and friends are obviously important, don’t get too swept up in pleasing other people.
Brendan and Amelia’s Dream Team
- Catering: Swan Fine Foods (http://www.swanfinefoods.com https://www.facebook.com/SwanFineFoods/ @swanfinefoods )
- Hire: Ivory Lane Event Styling @ivorylaneeventstyling
- Stylist: Ivory Lane Event Styling @ivorylaneeventstyling
- Photography: Matt Briggs Photography @mattbriggsphotography
- Videography: DayOne Films http://www.dayonefilms.com.au
- Florist: Tall Poppy Florist @tallpoppyflorist
- Stationery/Invitations: Liz Crichton at Pixels And Print Design @pixelsandprintdesign
- Wedding Planner: On The Day – Ivory Lane Event Styling (Amanda)
- Celebrant/Minister: Matt Nichols
- Entertainment: Matteo Verde (DJ) email@example.com
- Makeup: Holly Wright @shebehollymakeup www.hollywrightmakeupartist.com
- Hair: Glamour Empire
- Cake: Swan Fine Foods
- Transport: Fiona’s http://www.fionasminibuses.com.au
Suppliers – (please include website/social media contact if applicable)
Brides Dress: Helen Rodrigues @helenrodriguesbridal
Brides Skirt: Atelier Rose @atelierrose www.atelierrosebridal.com.au
Brides Veil: Laura Cavallaro Millinery @cavallaromillinery www.lauracavallaro.com.au
Brides Shoes: Modcloth
Groom attire: Anthony Squires, David Jones
Grooms Shoes: Florsheim
Groomsmen: Spurling www.spurling.com.au
Jewellery & Accessories: Earrings– Two Mrs Grenvilles (David Jones)
Bracelets- Samantha Wills @samanthawillsofficial
Thank you for choosing Ivory Lane xo