Ashleigh was every bit magical in her custom Suzanne Harward Gown as she and Adam celebrated their nuptials on the Bellarine Peninsula at Baie Wines. Featured on Ivory Tribe.
Adam and Ashleigh are stellar decision-makers. After Adam popped the question, to a very surprised Ashleigh, they wasted no time in planning their special day. Opting to celebrate at beautiful Baie Wines on the sublime Bellarine Peninsula resulted in a picture-perfect celebration the couple and their guests will always remember.
With their sweet ceremony a highlight, they couldn’t wait to meet each other at the end of the aisle and exchange their promises to each other. The couple then danced into the night surrounded by their favourite people, and now reflecting on their day, they know that they absolutely wouldn’t change a thing.
There to capture the day in all it’s glory was the talented Alex Motta.
In Ashleigh’s words…
Through mutual friends at an Australia Day BBQ.
Travelling the world for an entire year together in 2015, and surviving broken noses, stolen passports, lost luggage and missed flights definitely cemented our relationship
We went away for our anniversary, Adam had planned it all out and I had zero idea! I was blown away when he got on one knee!
We got a lot of the big things planned really quickly such as venue, caterer, dress, suit, photographer and videographer, then did nothing for 10 months. We then had a mad scramble to do the rest in the last 10 weeks! I wouldn’t advise doing it this way.
We wanted a big party that still looked like a wedding! Pretty and relaxed, and not too rustic.
Ashleigh: My dress was a hard decision, I liked so many styles it was hard to commit, in the end Suzanne Harward were amazing in creating something from scratch for me and it was exactly everything I had imagined.
Adam: I always new I wanted my suit made, P Johnson have amazing relaxed tailoring and quality.
In the end it was the ceremony for both of us, right when we first met at the end of the aisle, which was what we were both the most nervous about in the lead up. We also both loved straight after the ceremony when we could talk to one another and joke around with out friends and family
The meaning of marriage.
Aisle: Sunday Smile by Beirut for the bridesmaids and Victim of Love by Charles Bradley.
Reception entry: Can’t get enough of your love by Barry White.
First Dance : This must be the place by Talking Heads.
NYE : Call me Al by Paul Simon.
Funny stories (or near disasters).
We are both accident and disaster prone but fortunately everything went so smoothly in the lead up and on the day!
How many little details there are to work out that you wouldn’t even know existed!!
Words of wisdom.
ELOPE! No, joking! But be organised and keep it about the two of you, and what you enjoy, not what you think it should be and what is expected! Also there will be details that you think are so important but on the day you won’t even notice them!
We chose all our suppliers not only by their work, but also how comfortable they made us feel when we were first dealing with them. They were all amazing and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Ceremony and reception: BAIE Wines – Anne and Peter were so accommodating and friendly!
Celebrant: Christine Waite
Photography: Alex of Motta Weddings – He made us laugh all day/night and we are so in love with our photos!
Videography: Moon and Back – We just got our video back and both of us can’t believe how well it captured the day perfectly.
Florist: Moss Industry – Local to the Bellarine, she was so relaxed and the flowers were perfect!
Hair: Hair by Natalie Jaye
Make Up: Cassandra Lusi – recommended by a friend, I’ve never been happier with professional make up, so flawless and natural which suited all of the girls.
The Dress(es): Suzanne Harward
Veil / headwear: Sarah & Sebastian
Shoes: Manning Cartel
Rings: Grew and Co
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Zimmerman
Bow ties / ties: P Johnson Tailors
Catering: Tommy Collins
Cake / Cake topper: no cake – champagne tower instead
Stationery / Signage: State of Elliot
Entertainment: Rutherford Entertainment
Hire: Place Settings
Honeymoon: Byron Bay
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