Real Wedding – Adam & Ashleigh, Curlewis VIC
Real Wedding – Adam & Ashleigh, Curlewis VIC
Real Wedding – Adam & Ashleigh, Curlewis VIC
Real Wedding – Adam & Ashleigh, Curlewis VIC

Real Wedding – Adam & Ashleigh, Curlewis VIC


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…


The meeting.

Through mutual friends at an Australia Day BBQ.


The one.

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


The proposal.

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!


The process.

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.


Style inspiration.

We wanted a big party that still looked like a wedding! Pretty and relaxed, and not too rustic.


The outfits.

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.


Favourite moments.

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.

Officially committed!!


Wedding soundtrack.

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!


Planning surprises.

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!


Last words.

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.



Beautiful Baie Wines has played host to some of our favourite wedding celebrations – see Aylin and Dan’s darling day here.



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

Groomsmen’s suits: P Johnson Tailors /Jack London

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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