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…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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