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One lazy day in 2009, I decided to embark on a photo-a-day-for-a-year challenge. I set myself a goal to upload a different photo every day - some are of my gorgeous clients, some are of my ever obliging family and friends.

Well, I reached the end of the challenge year, and while I didn't quite succeed at a photo-a-day, this blog became part of my weekly routine.

And so I continue...at a new location.

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Sep 24, 2012

Amanda + Jeremy, Maitraya Private Retreat, 30th March 2012... {wedding}

This couple are a bit special to me.

Amanda + Jeremy were one of my very first bookings when I launched my business back in 2009.   And their engagement party was the perfect event to cut my teeth on with such a great bunch of relaxed and welcoming bunch of the couple's family and close friends - Amanda + Jeremy are both very close to each of their families so their celebration was a truly happy event.  

It was this incredible warmth and love that made Amanda + Jeremy's weddings day so heartfelt and genuine too.  There is no doubt that both families were so thrilled to be witnessing the joining of these two special individuals.   

It was a wedding full of huge smiles and many tears of joy...  so much love!

I had no doubt in my mind that Amanda was going to be a stunning bride - but I was still blown away on the day -  as was her groom!  Here's the story of their magic day in their own words....

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Theme?
We went with a classic, elegant Black & White theme mainly so that it wouldn’t date in photos and it was a theme we both liked.

Bride’s Dress?
My Dress was from Tuscany’s in Perth.   It was the only dress I kept coming back too and retrying on - every time I said I knew it was the one! Plus it’s the only one that got my mum tearing up!   My shoes were from an online boutique and my Georgini earrings were a wedding present from my husband to me to celebrate the day.

Hair and Makeup?
We had the lovely Kylie from Morgan-Annie and Gorgeous Lynette from Jewel Hairdressing do our hair and make-up for the day.

Florist?

Hot House Flowers created my bouquets and flower arrangements. The girls were fabulous, I took in a few photos of what I liked and of course half of the flowers were out of season so the girls did a fantastic job matching up flowers and designs to create the most beautiful bouquets!



Locations?
Ceremony - Maitraya Luxury Private Retreat as one of our anniversaries Jeremy was working for DEC on their land close to Maitraya and we went up there for a evening picnic and were inspired by the view!   
Reception - Emu Point Cafe as we had breakfast there a few times, loved the atmosphere, loved the food and the Cafe was only just renovated and was perfectly decorated already which meant less for us to have to worry about and as a bonus, when we approached Kate & her staff they were so friendly, so accommodating, anything we asked they made it happen!  You can’t ask for more than that!

Celebrant?
Linda James was great in that she is professional but heartfelt at the same time! She has great selection of poems, and vow wording to chose from or is more than happy to have you write your own.

Special Touches?
We had a ring ceremony with our vows -  all of the family members held our rings and gave them a blessing for our future. It was very special.  I had my mother’s feather brooch from her wedding day put on my bouquet to bring her into our day.   We also had a photo of my grandmother (who passed away) on display with a candle burning throughout the ceremony so that we could have her involved in our special day.  

  
Did everything go to plan?
I think we were so lucky in that everyone we dealt with for our wedding, suppliers, venues (photographer!) were so lovely, so accommodating and really do care about the customers that they have.  There’s not a thing that we would change - everything and everyone was perfect.  The only hiccup was one of my accessories broke as we were about ready to get into the cars and go get married! Luckily we had some dear friends as drivers and they were able to pick up some super glue on the way!  Other than that everything was wonderful and went to plan!

Memorable moment?
I think for both of us, the moment your eyes meet as your walking down the aisle, seeing each other all dressed up and knowing that today you start your new journey as husband and wife!

Favourite photo?
I love the photo of the bridal party down in the paperbark trees at Nanarup. We are busy having a kiss and the others are all around us. The photo is beautiful and it captured the sentiment of what was happening - everyone was so happy and romance was certainly in the air!

 
The party?The reception at Emu Point Cafe was fantastic - we had so many comments on how the food “was the best wedding food ever”, we made sure we catered to the hungry guys as well as the ladies, there was even two whole trays of food leftover!  We had signature cocktails and drinks.   Kate, Keryn and her team were so obliging of our every desire.   They set up and packed up for us which helped so much with the timing and being able to relax on the day and just enjoy.

Baby news?
We are expecting out first bub on the 8th of February 2013. We were very fortunate that we conceived straight away and cannot be more excited to meet the lil' munchkin in February!

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