Real wedding – Emma & Andrew, Euroa VIC

Real wedding – Emma & Andrew, Euroa VIC

Almost setting a heat record in the country town of Euroa, Emma and Andrew’s wedding celebration was an outdoor affair.

Creating a Sunday lunch vibe at the lovingly restored Euroa Butter Factory, they enjoyed a sumptuous banquet on long tables so they were truly surrounded by their family and friends.

It was important to this gorgeous bride and groom that they not only enjoy the company of their guests but also each other. Taking time out with their talented photographer, Steph of Long Way Home, at sunset, turned into a most memorable moment.

IN EMMA’S WORDS…

The meeting.

We met during high school, we were good friends. Although we didn’t go to the same school, we used to catch the same tram home each day, and got to know each other really well.

The one.

When we backpacked around South America and Europe together we knew that we had accomplished something pretty cool and we realized how much we loved being together and couldn’t really imagine life without each other.

The proposal.

Andrew popped the question on a Monday night – which was completely unexpected. I arrived home from work to find tea light candles throughout the house and Fleetwood Mac playing. I followed the candles to see Andrew kneeling in the back garden in front of our chook pen. He picked up our dog Maple and suddenly I noticed she had a ring around her collar! The rest is history!

The planning process.

Fun, crazy, stressful, emotional and happy!

Styling inspiration.

Our families have a tradition of Sunday lunches. We wanted our wedding to reflect something similar to one of our Sunday lunches – a day with lots of laughter, sunshine and delicious food and wine.

The dress.

My dress was a slim fitting style with French lace and intricate beading on the bodice and soft tulle at the bottom. I wanted something elegant, fitted and special without it being too “bridey.” I ended up purchasing my fabric from a place called D ’Italia in Glenferrie Road Malvern. She then referred me to a seamstress called Andrea Gorrie who is located in the Kings Arcade in Armadale.

Favourite moment/s.

I loved having photos taken with Andrew in the paddock at sunset. A horse came right up to us, – it was quite special! I also loved hearing the speeches and performing our dance. It was so fun!

Meaning of marriage.

Spending my life with my bestie and starting our own family.

Wedding soundtrack.

Aisle: Stay Alive by Jose Gondalez

First dance: Having a Good Time by Queen

Funny stories (or near disasters).

We were married in 44C heat. Apparently we set a record for the hottest wedding in the area!

Planning surprises.

Just how much planning there is!

Words of wisdom.

Go with your gut, don’t overthink things and keep a spreadsheet!

Spend your wedding day with your husband/wife and take time out together and have a hug! Take a moment to just look around and smile. Oh, and have some lollies and Gatorades nearby for a little burst of energy, it’s a big day!

 

 

 

 

EMMA AND ANDREW’S TRIBE

Ceremony and reception venue: Euroa Butter Factory – absolutely gorgeous setting with the most down to earth and lovely staff you will ever meet. We loved being able to hire the Butter Factory the whole weekend without the feeling like you need to be out for another wedding. We loved that our whole wedding was outside; it had a lovely feel to it.

Celebrant: Megan Thompson – The Commitment Company

Photography: Long Way Home – Steph is brilliant; she makes you feel so comfortable and takes the most natural, candid and beautiful shots. She is very talented.

Videography: Lovely Day Films

Styling: Ourselves (with some furniture was hired from Georgeous: Simply Georgeous Occasions)

Florist: Georgie Campbell – Georgie is incredible and did everything possible to make sure our flowers were looking their very best despite the heat. From the peonies in our bouquets to the hydrangeas on the tables…..they all looked so stunning.

Hair and Make Up: Janette Pepi (Make Up): I couldn’t recommend Jaz enough. She does beautiful make up, which stays on all day and she uses great products. She is also willing to travel and she is lovely! Wisteria Hair and Beauty for my hair.

The Dress: Fabric bought from D ‘Italia. Seamstress Andrea Gorrie

Veil/head wear: Georgie Campbell flowers

Jewellery/Accessories: Mum’s antique pearl earrings

Shoes: Dolci Ferme

Rings: Ellissi Jewellery

Bridesmaids dresses: Kate Spade

Grooms suit: Oscar Hunt

Grooms Shoes: McCloud Shoes

Groomsmen suits: – Mixed

Bow ties / ties: Groom: TM Lewin

Catering: Euroa Butter Factory

Favors: Local jams and chutney from Euroa Butter Factory

Cake: Euroa Butter Factory

Stationery / Signage: Santiago Sunbird

Entertainment: Baker Boys Band

Honeymoon: Boracay, Phillipines