Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Real Life Wedding: Elegant Country Romance

Katie Watson & Mark Woelner • 4th April 2009 

Katie and Mark met quite by chance. At the time, Katie’s older sister was dating Mark’s younger brother, and one Saturday night she invited Katie to join them and their friends for a night out. They all met at Katie’s sister’s boyfriend’s house (which was also Mark’s house) and were about to head off when Mark returned home from a fishing trip.

Taking one look at Katie, he immediately decided to join the group. Katie played hard to get but Mark was determined to get the catch of his life.

Six years later, Mark proposed during a trip to the Hunter Valley to celebrate Katie’s birthday. Of course, she said yes.

“The moment he reached into his pocket and presented me with the most breathtaking diamond ring and asked me to marry him, I burst into tears.” 

The couple chose Terrara House Estate for their elegant country romance wedding theme. Katie’s gorgeous gown featured hand sewn Chantilly lace with a rose at the waistline to match her rose headpiece.

The couple’s day was perfect from the first moment. They married under the giant fig trees in the estate grounds, a romantic setting for a very emotional ceremony. A relaxed photoshoot was followed by canapés with their guests in the Rose Garden, before a formal reception in the chandelier-lit marquee. The table decorations featured greenery and herbs from the estate’s gardens with crystals and flowers as centre-pieces.

“Our wedding day captured the beauty of dimly lit lights and crystals, the elegance of lace and silk, and the romance and tranquillity of the country.” 

Katie and Mark chose a traditional three-tiered cake with two layers of fruitcake and one of chocolate mud. With beautiful dusty pink roses spilling down one side, the cake was simple, yet very elegant.
For their bomboniere, the couple opted for cute little country-style jars of strawberry jam.

Following an unforgettable day, Katie and Mark departed for a fabulously romantic Cook Island honeymoon.

Photography: CloudFace 
Celebrant: Mr Greg Coss 0421 035 444 
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Terrara House Estate 
Wedding Rings: Chilton's Miranda 02 9524 0360 
Bridal Gown: Zoe Marie Couture 
Bridal Shoes: Alan Pinkus 
Bridal Accessories: Apple Eye Jewellery 
Mens’ Suits: Spurling Formalwear 
Hair Stylist: Cerise Hair Gallery 02 4283 8000 
Make-up: Aston Lee 
Cake: Delaney’s Cakes 
Videography: Sketchbook Weddings 
Transport: Sydney Mustangs 
Catering: The Butter Factory 
Entertainment: Short & Horny Jazz Band
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