Real Wedding – Nicole & Vince, Dromana VIC
A glamorous, big barn bash, complete with food trucks and happy vibes – that’s how we’d best describe the stunning Dromana day of Nicole and Vince.
Starting with a heartfelt and engaging ceremony by Tribe talent Teagan Dole, Nicole wept her way down the aisle to her hubby-to-be and says that the party that followed was exactly what they wanted – a relaxed and joy-filled celebration of their love.
An incredible Pallas Couture gown, some very cool getaway cars and a stunning golden hour portrait session – there is so much to devour here, as seen through the lens of Jerome Cole.
In Nicole’s words…
We met at a friend’s 21st back in 2012, I didn’t give Vince the time of day. I totally snubbed him. The funny thing is, I DID think he was cute and worthy of a date, but made him work for it.
Vince was forced to go full private investigator and stalk the depths of Facebook to find me. I’m sure he figured I couldn’t resist his blurry profile pictures of fishing trips and drunken selfies. Surprisingly, he was right. However, I did continue to make him work for it, as I made him wash my car on our first date.
There wasn’t really a defining moment, it just got to the point where we couldn’t see our lives without each other.
We had been given sky diving tickets by one of his best mates, who said he had won them in a raffle and would never do it himself. So, Vince said, ‘we’ll take them’. I was keen because we had both done it before and it’s so much fun! The day we went to go it was delayed due to fog in the morning and got pushed back to 1pm, then got pushed back again, then cancelled.
By this time we were already down at St.Kilda beach having some lunch, when Vince went off on his phone to try and change our booking to the Tuesday. I was like ‘no, I’m not taking a day off work just to sky dive’. Vince’s parents had met us there to watch us sky dive, as it was cancelled we left it and went for a walk along the beach. As we were walking Vince walked ahead and then turned around and got down on one knee and started explaining… “so, we didn’t get given these tickets, everything was planned and I was supposed to jump first and you last. By the time you would of got down the bottom there was going to be a banner asking, will you marry me?” I obviously broke down in tears and couldn’t believe it. Of course I said YES!
All we wanted was a relaxed vibe but fun wedding. A big barn with food trucks and a band to dance the night away.
I went to Sydney to get my amazing dress. It was from Pallas Couture. Beautiful beading in to a deep V-neck and V-back. Very fitted, with shear and thick lace all down the gown, finishing at the bottom with chiffon. At Pallas Couture, it was the second dress I tried on, and loved it!
My veil was what I call ‘wings’, one veil on each shoulder. I knew what I wanted from before I got engaged, just needed to go try them on.
It’s hard to pick a favourite moment as the whole day was so much fun! It was just perfect for us. But I must say, the only time I cried was when I was walking down the aisle looking at my now husband. Another amazing moment was leaving the reception in our big red Massey Ferguson 148 tractor with a DIY ‘Just Married’ sign and old tins hanging out the back.
Meaning of marriage.
It means getting to spend the rest of my life with the one person I get to laugh with and laugh at, and cut shapes on the dance floor even when we are old and grey.
Aisle: Take my hand by Emily Hackett, Will Anderson
Reception entry: Hey Baby by Dj Otzi
First Dance: A mix of;
- Chain reaction intro Live at the regent by John Farnham
- Sold by John Michael Montgomery
- Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
- Love someone by Brett Eldredge
- Wannabe by Spice Girls
- Cotton Eye Joe by Rednex
- Jail House Rock by Elvis Presley
- Footloose by Kenny Loggins
- Git up by Blanco Brown
Father/daughter dance: Daddy’s little girl by The Shires
Exit song: Country Roads by Hermes House Band
Words of wisdom.
Do what you want to do and spend what you know you can afford because you don’t want to regret not having things you really want there. Be happy and relaxed.
Nicole and Vince opted to make the most of the day’s last rays, and their sunset session was a beauty. See why we love a bit of “Golden Hour” glamour, and our tips for planning it into your own day, by clicking here.
VINCE AND NICOLE’S TRIBE
Ceremony and ceremony location: Tanglewood Estate, Dromana
Celebrant/Officiant: Tegan Dole
Photography: Jerome Cole – Amazing photographer, just gets in everywhere! Everyone loved him. And the photos, I just cant spot looking at them!!
Wedding planner: Mimma – Saebe Event Hire
Styling: We set up the day before and Poppy Culture made it look beautiful with flowers.
Florist: Poppy Culture – such beautiful people, and easy to speak with. They made everything look so amazing.
Hair: Karla – I loved my hair and would recommend her to everyone! She did such a good job, and my hair stayed in all day/night!
Make-up: Jodie Melissa – I wish she could do my make up everyday! made me feel so beautiful and so natural. She is the best!
The dress: Pallas Couture – such talent.
Veil wings: Pallas Couture
Rings: Charles Rose
Bridesmaid’s dresses: White Runway
Groomsmen’s suits: Bell & Barnett
Bow ties: OTAA – huge range of bow ties! I’m going there for more.
Catering: Bigger Than Texas BBQ – Paul’s food was too so good, pulled meats and a massive grazing table!, Casa di Pizze – best pizza, Sweet Mistake – mini doughnuts! Everyone can’t stop talking about!, Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream – six different flavours, amazing. Woodland Folk coffee. All vendors were so easy to get along with and I would have them all at another event in the future.
Favours: Nutella Jars (spread the love)
Cake: The Butchers Daughters Cakes – best cake and Hannah is so easy going.
Cake topper and signage: Little J Scents
Neon light: Little Pineapple Neon
Entertainment: The White Tree – highly recommend.
Transport: Blue 69 Cobra Jet and a Red GT Fast Back
Décor: Long tables from Tanglewood Estate. Candles and vases I bought, along with Mimma (planner) adding hers. Festoon lighting from Catch Of The Day.
Hire: Tolix stools from Celebrate Party Hire
Honeymoon: Haven’t been on one yet! But going next year to America