Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Relaxed Summer’s Day…

Felicity Tuck & Jacob Ellis • 20th February, 2011

From the first time they met, Felicity and Jake recognised that they had a connection like no other. They just knew they were going to be together forever, and as Felicity says, when you know, you know!

But that didn’t stop Jake’s proposal coming as a big surprise. After ten years together, Felicity thought she would be able to guess when and how Jake would propose, but she was wrong. The couple was staying in Sydney for a fun run in which Felicity was participating. After the run, she met Jake and they went for a walk around Cockle Bay Wharf, which is when Jake asked her to be his wife. Still buzzing from the run, Felicity says the moment was surreal, and the beginning of a wonderfully romantic weekend.

Felicity and Jake’s wedding day was every bit as relaxed as they had hoped. The boys were casually attired in rolled up sleeves and untucked shirts, while the girls chose pretty maxi dresses. Felicity selected a stunning 1930s vintage gown with a delightful Grecian look, and opted for a hairstyle that matched her gown to perfection. Her bouquet was a simple yet sophisticated arrangement of Green Trick carnations, which created quite a talking point among the fascinated wedding day guests. 

The couple’s ceremony was held at the Rhododendron Gardens in Mt Pleasant, a tranquil location that was also a beautiful backdrop for some gorgeous wedding photos. And, after completing their photo shoot at Wollongong Harbour, it was time for a party! 

Because they wanted to create an informal, intimate atmosphere for their guests, Felicity and Jake arranged to have their reception room set up with cocktail bars and lounges and decorated with lots of candles and lantern lights. 

Felicity and Jake’s guests enjoyed delicious canapé style food followed by a large dessert buffet that no one could resist. The couple’s guest book was a chalkboard, a wonderful memento of a wonderful day that now hangs on a wall in their home.

Felicity and Jake’s choice of wedding cake represented another break with tradition: a three-layer milk, dark and white chocolate mousse tower that both looked and tasted sensational.
After spending their wedding night at a luxurious B&B in Mt Pleasant, the couple left for an amazing four weeks in beautiful Tasmania.

Photography www.devaiphotography.com.au
Ceremony Venue Rhododendron Gardens, Mt Pleasant
Celebrant Mhairi Clarke, www.informalformalities.com.au
Reception Venue www.wollongonggolfclub.com.au
Wedding Rings Simon’s Jewellery 02 4229 9430
Bridal Gown www.samiandsita.com
Bridal Shoes Sacopele Shoes 02 4228 4427
Bridal Accessories Family heirlooms
Bridesmaids' Gowns www.treeoflife.com.au
Men's Suits Rico Jordan 02 9526 6777
Florist www.poppysflorist.com.au
Cake www.zweefers.com.au
Decorations www.nestemporium.com.au
Transport www.superiorhirecars.com.au
Honeymoon Tasmania

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beach Fan from Weddingstar

Compliment your beach wedding with these incredibly detailed coral hand fans with bamboo ribs from Weddingstar. Give them out as favours or supply them to your guests to help them beat the summer heat during the ceremony and reception!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sposabella Bridal

Let the friendly and creative team at Sposabella Bridal dress you in your dream gown. Choose from the vast range of unique designs to enhance your strengths and individual style. Stocking leading labels, including Demetrios, Pronovias, La Sposa, San Patrick, Peter Trends, Sophia Tolli, Rina Di Montella, Jasmine, Alfred Angelo, and many more. As well as being Wollongong’s leading bridal wear retailer, Sposabella Bridal also stock evening wear, bridesmaids’, flower girl, and mother of the bride gowns, exclusive bridal jewellery and other bridal accessories.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What A Stunner!

Meakins Jewellers have in stock, for a very limited time, a beautiful once in a lifetime piece! One of Meakins Jewellers leading diamond companies have designed an exquisite diamond ring featuring some of their most unique stones for the 20th Anniversary Jewellery Trade Fair. 

This spectacular ring features a natural pale green diamond, a natural brown pink diamond, a natural pale mauve pink diamond alongside fourty four smaller white diamonds. This piece has a total diamond weight of 1.13 Carats. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Your Wedding Night Accommodation

To make your wedding day complete, enjoy your first night together as a married couple in a luxurious boutique accommodation suite at, Above Wollongong at Pleasant Heights Bed and Breakfast. This fabulous b&b is a popular wedding night destination due to its privacy, relaxing atmosphere and stunning ocean views. 

Located just five kilometres from the Wollongong CBD and only an hour from Sydney, Above Wollongong provides exquisite accommodation that opens into a lush garden setting. Guests choose between an exclusive mix of individually styled suites: two stylish spa suites in exotic themes, chíc modern studios with views and a balcony. Each suite has its own entrance with either a courtyard, terrace or balcony, perfect for a secluded, romantic getaway. 

Above Wollongong’s wedding package includes chilled Sparkling Cuvee, chocolates and white fluffy robes, along with a lavish breakfast hamper in the morning. Above Wollongong provides couples with their own slice of paradise. It is a place you will always remember, in fact many couples return year after year for their anniversary.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Have Your Big Day at City Beach Function Centre

City Beach Function Centre is the Illawarra’s multi-award winning function centre perfectly positioned on the water’s edge with Wollongong’s lighthouse, golden sands and rolling surf forming the perfect backdrop.
During your wedding day celebrations you will experience uninterrupted ocean views, ambient fibre optic ceiling lighting, exclusive private balconies alongside professional service and exquisite five-star food. City Beach Function Centre has a dedicated and professional catering team. As winner of the Restaurant and Catering Association’s ‘Caterer of the Year’ three years running, City Beach Function Centre has built a reputation for excellence within the industry.
City Beach Function Centre provides professional, innovative service and facilities to couples wanting an individualised and enchanting reception. Your personal wedding co-ordinator will guide you through every aspect of your celebration.
The state-of-the-art facilities, picturesque views and relaxed atmosphere, combined with the gentle ambience and beauty of the ocean, sets City Beach Function Centre apart from all other wedding function venues. Offering two state-of-the-art function rooms, the Pearl Room, which hosts 130 to 300 guests and the Ocean Room, which hosts 80 to 110 guests.
Finally, a luxury venue in the heart of Wollongong with a professional and committed team who know you deserve nothing but the best.

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Perfect Tulip Bouquet

We just love this stunning white tulip bouquet from Lilies and Lace Wedding Flowers. Made from real touch tulips, lizianthus and freesias, wrapped in tulip leaves and finished with white satin ribbon, this gorgeous boquet would compliment any garden themed wedding.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Flower Girl Dresses From Cheboom Bridal & Formal Boutique

Be sure to stop by Cheboom Bridal & Formal Boutique when planning your wedding. Not only do they have a large range of wedding gowns but they also stock a great range of flower girl dresses!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bomboniere Ideas From Essentric

Bomboniere are thoughtful mementos that are given to your guests as a keepsake and reminder of your special day. They are a symbol of gratitude and affection, as a way of saying “thanks” to your guests for being a part of your celebration. At Essentric they are continuously searching for elegant, distinctive bomboniere ideas that will leave a lasting impression for you and your guests. 

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