Colourful Vineyard Chic was the dress-code recommended on the invitation, and Zoe & Rob's spectacular wedding day turned out to be all that and more.
Set on the bride's family vineyard in South Australia's Fleurieu region, Zoe was so dedicated to her vision for the wedding that the day before I found her up a ladder, getting her arms all scratched while hanging gum tree foliage from the ceiling of the clear marquee. When she was finished she took a look at the effect and we both knew the sacrifice had been worth it!
We set the long communal tables for dinner with simple white china, paired with gold cutlery and laser-cut place names for each guest, a lovely souvenir for them to take home. Hundreds of festoon lights, pillar candles in glass holders, and gorgeous floral arrangements in deep, rich colours completed the look.
Guests arrived at the ceremony by coach, courtesy of the bride & groom, to be greeted by Rowdy the Labrador looking very dapper in his black bow-tie and ready to lead the way down the hillside toward the cluster of trees by the water that Zoe & Rob had chosen for their ceremony.
There were lots of personal touches in this wedding to make the day extra special, and Zoe was driven to the ceremony by her father in his vintage MG. A light rain began to fall, but it didn't phase the bride who politely refused an umbrella and made her way down the aisle smiling, and glowing with happiness.
Making their way back toward the marquee afterward, guests were served pre-dinner drinks from an incredibly stylish and fun bar-cabin built by the groom and his team from timber pallets and decked out with fairy lights and greenery. There was also a gorgeous acoustic set, performed by a friend of the happy couple.
After a banquet style dinner and some heart-felt speeches, the real party got started. Everywhere you turned there was something festive happening, something different to involve yourself in - toasting marshmallows over the fire pit, helping yourself from the dessert table which was loaded with contributions from family & friends, taking a turn at the wedding cake piñata (hand-made by the bride and a long-standing family tradition), and the band who kept the dance floor full all night with Dragon and Bon Jovi covers amongst other classics.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of this amazing day, which was full of love and countless happy moments. If you'd like the opportunity to focus on being with your loved ones on your special day, and leave all the work to the Sparrow team, hit the Contact button at the bottom of our Services page, and we'll take it from there! xo
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Photography: Love Fool Photography | Beauty: Hair by Pipsqueek in Saigon and Makeup by Liv Lundelius | Bride's Gown: Suzanne Harward | Catering: Dine Fine Dining & Catering | Cinema: Lightwise Cinematography | Entertainment: Jesse Francis and the Happy Leonards | Florals: the Rose & Radish | Hire Equipment: the Outhouse, TJ Hire | Officiant: Married by Ali | Rentals & Décor: Festival Hire, Lily & Bramwell | Transportation: Goolwa Bus & Coach | Planned & Styled by the Bride & Groom | Coordination by Sparrow Weddings & Events