Jarrad & Melissa's Wedding at Caves Road Collective
Interview with the Bride
It took 11 months to plan for our wedding day. We had a total of 114 guests and our nieces and nephews were the only children that attended.
I gifted my bridesmaids with their shoes, earrings, a bracelet, their bridesmaids’ gown and a personalized hanger. The Groomsmen received their shoes, belt, bow tie, a watch and a stubby holder as thankyou gifts.
I chose my wedding dress because of the beautiful lace detail. I started looking for my wedding dress 11 months before the wedding.
Jarrad wore a navy blue suit with brown shoes and a black bow tie.
The theme I chose for my wedding was an elegant style. I decided to have white flowers with green foliage for my bouquets and display flowers. The venue was stunning so I wanted to keep it simple. I kept the ceremony and reception decorations the same as my flower theme. I like to have everything matching.
We both fell in love with the location for our ceremony and knew it was the place for us. It has a beautiful island and deck with amazing backgrounds. Our ceremony began at 4pm, followed by pre-dinner drinks. The reception began at 6pm.
We both wrote our own vows and Jarrad’s sister performed a beautiful reading at our ceremony. We liked the way that our celebrant was not too serious, and brought a fun and relaxed feel to our ceremony.
While we went off for our Wedding Party photos, we provided our guests with pre-dinner canapes and drinks. The reception area is amazing. It has beautiful glass doors all the way around the building, allowing everyone to have a view of the beautiful garden and lake. It is simply stunning.
My one piece of advice to future brides is to be organized. We honeymooned in Ko Samui in Thailand. I knew most of my vendors, however I liked Coast to Country Weddings on Facebook to keep up to date with ideas and information.
CTCW Wedding Suppliers:
Ceremony and Reception Location: Caves Road Collective
Photographer and Videographer: The Photography Boutique
Brides dress & Accessories: Brides by Design, Betts, Colette
Bridesmaid's Dresses & Accessories: Coco and Lola Bridesmaids, Novo, Colette
Rings: Michael Hill
Groom & Groomsman Attire: Polotix, Connor
Florist: Blush + Bloom
Transport: Gannaways Bus and Down South Luxury Limousines
Favors/Gifts/Bonbonnieres: Candle for the Ladies, Bottle Opener for the Men, Kids a Jar of Lollies