Elizabeth & Russel |The Hunter valley

3.04.13 – Soft pinks, Ivory and Silver.

“We first met when I was working as a waitress at a local cafe. Russell’s sister-in-law introduced us it our loved blossomed from there.Russell proposed one night when we were on a romantic weekend away in Melbourne.” -Elizabeth 

The wedding dress was a beautiful double layered dress with the bottom layer being a beautiful silk gown and the top layer of French lace with pearl buttons running from the mid-back to below the hip line. Each layer of the dress had to be put on and fitted separately.

The ceremony was held in the courtyard at Lindemans, which made for the most perfect backdrop. It has an old rusty tin roof which was missing a few centre sheets and let the afternoon sunlight in. Old vineyard machinery was scattered around the edges of the courtyard and a beautiful stage-like platform, hedged with rosebushes framed made for the perfect spot to say ‘I do’.

The reception was in the Laraghy room at Lindemans Cellar Door. It was a beautiful wooden room which had extravagant wooden beams which we hung lights and chanderliers from and the room overlooked the Broken Back mountains.


“One of my most memorable moment?  My brother playing the violin as I walked down the isle is truely something I will treasure forever.” -Elizabeth


Walking down the isle- pachelbel’s canon. Played by the string quartet and accompanied by the brides brother on the violin.

Leaving ceremony- somewhere over the rainbow.

First dance- the way you look tonight, Michael Buble.

Brides advice:

Hunter Valley Wedding Planner was the bible of my planning. It was the only way I managed to carry out the planning myself!

Give yourself TIME! It took over 12 months of hard work but the day turned out flawless!


 “I collect vintage bone china teacups and saucers. On the morning of the wedding, just before breakfast, Russell’s best man knocked on the door and handed me a beautifully packaged parcle. Inside was the most delicate White Royal Albert teacup trimmed in gold. A little note inside the cup said, ‘White for your wedding day.’ It completed my collection.” -Elizabeth