Real Wedding – Elisha & Daniel, Yarra Valley VIC
Elisha and Daniel’s Zonzo Estate celebration was all that they had imagined it would be. Bringing her winery wedding dreams to life, Elisha’s vision of a bohemian and relaxed soiree came together perfectly and was the ideal way to celebrate their love of over a decade.
The wedding plans went off without a hitch, and on the day itself, it was the father of the bride’s speech that had the room in raptures.
The pure joy on the faces of this loved up pair is evident, and there to capture it all was Oli Sansom of Briar’s Atlas.
In Elisha’s words…
My husband and I met when we were 19 years old through mutual friends and we have been together now for 15 years!
I knew from the day we met we were very compatible for each other and had the same values and came from a loving supportive family.
Daniel proposed to me in Thailand Pattaya with my 3-year-old niece, Hazel, running towards us with the wording on her jumpsuit with tutu that said “will you marry Zio Dan?”, whilst the sun set was going down and we had the ocean view with my family looking on from afar! It was the best day of my life!
I am a very organised person so I made sure I had a checklist that I followed religiously.
It was very bohemian vintage with white lace and lots of flowers. I always wanted a winery wedding.
It was the third dress I tired on and when my Mum Linda and sister Vanessa cried I knew it was the one and purchased my wedding dress on that day.
The whole day from start to end! It was all so perfect!
Meaning of marriage.
Marriage means that this is forever… having your best friend by your side for the rest of your life, having someone to share the good and bad times with and to create a loving family.
Aisle: Cherry Wine by Hozier
First dance: Like Real People Do by Hozier
Funny stories (or near disasters).
My dad Tony’s speech was priceless! Everyone was in stitches crying with laughter. He made the speeches so enjoyable.
Yes there is always something to do and plan.
Words of wisdom.
Enjoy the process and love every moment you have planning your special day. The day goes so fast so take it all in. It will be the best decision you have ever made!
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ELISA & DANIEL’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue / location: The Barn at Zonzo Estate – It has so much character.
Reception venue / location: Zonzo Estate – the service from the wedding coordinators and staff was outstanding. Highly recommend having a winery wedding.
Celebrant/Officiant: Sally Hughes – she is so lovely and made our ceremony so special!
Photography: Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas – a fantastic photographer. He captured every moment so beautifully. He is fun, energetic and wonderful to work with. We love our photos so much!
Florist: Sugar Bee – she delivered the most stunning flowers and was able to see my vision.
Hair: Marie Uva
Make-up: Monica Gingold
The Dress: Mariana Hardwick
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Alice McCall
Menswear: Oscar Hunt
Catering and bar: Zonzo Estate
Entertainment: Phoebe And The Night Creatures – best band ever! We danced all night.
Honeymoon: Europe. We travelled to Barcelona, San Sebastian, Germany, Amsterdam, Positano, Taormina and Santorini in four weeks. The best honeymoon ever!