Ashley & Dan

With about 18 months in the planning and a little praying to the weather gods, on the 15th November 2014, the beautiful Ashley and Dan were married at a gorgeous church in the middle of a paddock in Muskerry, Central Victoria.  Guests then traveled to Mimosa Glen, Tooborac, for a relaxed intimate reception in a beautifully renovated shearing shed.  The guests dined on shared platters expertly created by the team from Monsieur Pierre.

Ashley and Dan had put in a great deal of thought to the day, the look and feel they wanted and the experience they wanted to guests to have, right down to the slipper socks for weary, sore feet on the dance floor.  The images below were captured by Sarah J Photography.

Ashley & Dan – all the best for the future.

Photography:  Sarah J Photography;  Ceremony Venue:  St Martin’s Catholic Church, Muskerry;  Reception Venue:  Mimosa Glen;  Flowers:  Flowers in a Vase;Catering:  Monsieur Pierre;  Photographer:  Sarah J Photography;  Videographer:  Directors Edge Wedding Planner; Macedon Events

Vivian & Tim

Fate brought them together and a long distance relationship crossing the seas began, with Tim based in Singapore and Vivian in Melbourne.  Vivian & Tim are a beautiful couple and their connection is undeniable.  With friends and family flying in from all over the world their wedding day was filled with warmth and love, captured beautifully by Erin from Erin & Tara.  On a very cold and damp day in the Macedon Ranges, Vivian & Tim were married in the beautiful Little Church in Spring Hill.  Incorporating their love of books into the wedding, we used second hand books as centerpieces, pages of a Jane Austin novel to print the menus on, and as table numbers, we had blank notebooks for people to write well wishes to correspond with that year’s anniversary.  Vivian & Tim also made a donation to Library for all on behalf of their guests.  Library for All is a non-profit organisation that exists to unlock knowledge to those without access to books in developing countries wonderful charity.

Venue:  Little Church at Spring Hill;  Photographer: Erin & Tara;  Caterer: Digging for Fire BBQ;  Wedding Planner & Styling Items: Macedon Events;  Party Hire: Kyneton Hire;  Flowers: Tesselaar

Kelly & Nick’s wedding

After almost two years since we first met to discuss their wedding, I was delighted to see Kelly & Nick tie the knot.  The wedding was held on a beautiful clear afternoon at the Old Rectory, a private garden in Kyneton, with family and friends from far and wide.  Kelly was a vision in dusty pink, expertly escorted down the aisle by their gorgeous Labrador, Charlie (who stole the show!).  The reception was held in the eclectic Royal George Hotel in Kyneton.  Kim Selby Photography captured Nick and Kelly’s wedding day perfectly.  I wish Kelly, Nick and their son Sam all the best (and Charlie of course!)

Photography:  Kim Selby Photography  Flowers:  Gisborne Cottage Flowers  Ceremony Location:  The Old Rectory, Kyneton  Reception:  The Royal George Hotel  Celebrant:  Kristine Rawlinson  Ceremony Music:  Sarah Wilkinson  Cakes:  CJ’s Wicked Cakes  Reception Music: Dean & Carruthers  Videography: Gary Priest

Beautiful romantic country wedding

Last November, I worked with Jane and Sam as a ‘day of’ wedding coordinator.  Jane, Sam and their families put so much time, effort and love into the planning, organising and the execution of the wedding day, it was breathtaking.  I spoke to Jane a number of times in the lead up to the day, recommending suppliers, and giving general advice.  My role on the day was to set up the furniture both outside the Mill and at the ceremony site, arrange the extra styling details, set up the outdoor games, help set up the ceremony backdrop, liaise with all the suppliers, set up the cake station, keep the day running on time, and troubleshoot any issues that arose. As you will see from the photos, this wedding was something very special.  

  Photography: 35mm Photography Floral Design: Flowers In A Vase Hair Stylist: Milk And Honey Bridesmaids’ Dresses And Groomsmaid’s Dress: Anna Campbell Ceremony & Reception: Anderson’s Mill  Props, Vintage Furniture, Styling And Decor – Bride And: Style By Anna Campbell Second Dress (First Dance) And Headpiece: Anna Campbell Wedding Dress, Veil And Headpiece: Anna Campbell

RoseMary Shanahan - I would like to say that wedding event is the best event in every person’s life.This is the biggest day where you get your life partner with you for your entire life.I will say to everyone cherish this moment of your life.

Vegemite turns 90

Last week I had the honour of being the Event Manager for Vegemite’s 90th Birthday celebrations – that’s 90 years of giving Australians energy to do more of what they love, 90 years being at the heart of the Australian breakfast table and 90 years as a symbol of national pride.

There was a lot to bring together in a short time frame, but the event went off without a hitch.  Special thanks has to go to Arnie at Flowers in a Vase for her beautiful native flower bouquets and Shaz from Blackbird Cakes, who made the most fantastic birthday cake that ended up being the star of the show.

Flowers: Flowers in a Vase
Cake:  Blackbird Cakes
Balloons:  Balloon Events
AV: Audio Visual Dynamics