Real Wedding – Ben & Greta, Curlewis VIC
Planning their wedding themselves, Greta and Ben loved the freedom they had in choosing to do whatever they liked on their special day.
Stunning surrounds, an incredible gown and an abundance of sweet moments, they couldn’t have asked for a more picture perfect day that made their endless hours of planning all worthwhile.
Katie Harmsworth captured the day in all its glamourous glory.
In their words…
Through a mutual Chef friend at his party. Ended up working together too which was interesting
When we realised we had the same sense of humour and could laugh together for hours.
Ben proposed on a cliff-top in Sorrento
Long and exhausting at times, but so rewarding to see it all come together. We planned most of it ourselves which was awesome having so much freedom but required a lot of work. Sarah at Ed Dixon was a life saver to help us remember everything. And luckily Ben’s sister is an incredible artist who did all of the artwork, invitation and signage.
Old school glam/jazz.
After trying on dresses I realised that all the things I thought I wanted like lace, sparkles etc. I didn’t like on me. So I went back to the drawing board. I ended up seeing one of Signor Mont’s dresses on a segment of Sunrise. After some Instagram stalking I realised he was the perfect designer for me, every dress was so individual and would only look good on that particular bride. I ended up with a silk crepe ivory gown with a coral-like French lace and about 500 pearls hand sewn onto the dress, finished with a tulle over-skirt for the ceremony.
We had a few, sorry! Seeing Greta come down the aisle. All of the speeches were amazing and so heartfelt, and also, our time alone in the field with cows having our photos taken.
Not seeing each other the night before or on the day. It was also very important to us to get married in a church
Meaning of marriage.
A pledge to your best friend to be there for each other forever
Aisle: Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
Church exit: Jackie Wilson Said by Van Morrison
Bridal party: Come fly with me by Frank Sinatra
Reception entrance: For Once in My Life by Stevie Wonder
Father/daughter dance: Brow Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
First dance: Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
Cake cutting: Lady is a tramp by Tony Bennett
Funny stories (or near disasters).
We thought we had booked the wrong marquee so there was a bit of panic but we sorted it out in the end.
Words of wisdom.
Give yourself plenty of time, and work together!
It was just the perfect day. We were so lucky to work with such incredible professionals in every field and we couldn’t believe the weather!
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BEN AND GRETA’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue / location: St Peter & St Pauls Catholic Church in Geelong
Reception venue / location: Baie Wines, Curlewis
Celebrant/Officiant: Father Gerard Keith
Photography: Katie Harmsworth
Styling: Ed Dixon Food Design and Fleur
The Dress: Signor Mont
Accessories: Holloway Diamonds
Shoes: Windsor Smith
Rings: Cushla Whiting
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Zimmermann
Groom’s suit: Oscar Hunt
Grooms Shoes: Aquila
Groomsmen suits: MJ Bale
Bow ties / ties: Joe Black
Catering and favours: Ed Dixon Food Design
Cake / Cake topper: Boutique Cake Art, Yarraville
Stationery / Signage: Katherine Pigott (Sister of the Groom)
Entertainment: Geelong Entertainment Services
Transport: Coles Coaches
Other: Marquee People for Marquee, lights and dancefloor
Hire: Place Settings
Linen: Table Art
Honeymoon: Ayana Resort, Jimbaran Bay, Bali