Hannah & Paul | Spicers Clovelly Estate Montville| 09.08.2014
Hannah & Pauls was A true love story which started with a look, a shy glimpse! Paul & Hannah met at work, & there was an immediate attraction, but both were too shy to approach one another. Finally Hannah plucked up the courage to speak to Paul, & their relationship blossomed from there. Paul being a true romantic, treated Hannah to fine dining restaurants, regularly bought her roses, arranged surprise evenings out. Their love blossomed and then came along Jack, their adorable 18month old son. The last step in the fairy tale was the wedding
When I first met Hannah & Paul they didn’t want to have a big grand wedding as they don’t relish being in the limelight. But from little things big things grow. What originally planned was a quick ceremony, to get the legal side over & done with, evolved into an emotional & heartfelt exchange, of love, acknowledgement & sheer devotion.
Little elements crept into the planning along the way, which was a pivotal point to making their day about family, close friends & fun. An expert from Hannah’s late mother’s diary acknowledged her love of Hannah wearing the colour blush, which played heavily in her choice of stationery, flowers & dress.
Hannah originally chose a unstructured vintage style bouquet with blush & ivory David Austin & Emmanuelle roses . But while reminiscing one day with her father, came across a black & white photo of a very close Aunt on her wedding day. The bouquet in the photograph was a fully wired unstructured trailing bouquet, which Hannah fell in love with & wanted to recreate for her wedding day. Julia from Ginger Lily & Rose had already been booked for all Hannah’s wedding floral decorations & bouquet. I knew immediately that Julia would be able to make Hannah’s idea come to life, & she didn’t disappoint. The bouquet was breathtaking, beyond any expectations, a Vintage cascading bouquet of Emmanuelle roses, blush piano David Austin roses, white hyacinth florets with pearl accent, white freesias and trailing asparagus fern.
Elizabeth de Varga were the designers behind Hannah’s Tiffany dress, with head designer Tammy making subtle alterations to suit Hannah’s style. Again featuring a very slight blush shade, with beading detail, Hannah’s gown was stunning.
Paul & Hannah’s choice of venue was easily decided after several visits to Spicers Clovelly Montville, for dinner in their restaurant. With an appreciation for excellent food & wine, Paul & Hannah wanted their guests to enjoy their gastronomic experience too. With the French provincial theme & accommodation onsite this was a perfect high-quality wedding venue they were looking for. Spicers provided a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony under the jacaranda tree & pavilion for their reception.
The weather was threatening showers, with cloud coming in, there was a smattering of rain prior to the ceremony, but at 230pm, when Hannah’s father proudly escorted her down the aisle, the sun appeared. Paul’s first glimpse of Hannah was filled with emotion, which showed on his face & captured by Cathy & James from Artography. We all had a tear as Kathryn read their vows.
Canapés & Champagne were served on the lawn, with croquet & bocce keeping the guests entertained. As evening approached the mist rolled in, providing an amazing opportunity for magical photographs. The Hinterland is famous for its low cloud & mist, which presents truly amazing images.
Their cake was a white chocolate & raspberry tower, which had three different flavoured layers inside, apple chai, white chocolate mud & caramel. Divine doesn’t even come close!
Our Dream Team:
Wedding Planner –Coast to Country Weddings and Events |Venue –Spicers Clovelly Estate |Cake – Cakes by Design|Photographer – Artography |Stationery Design & Printing – Coast to Country Weddings and Events & Hollybird Design|Dress Designer –Elizabeth de Varga |Suit Hire – Suits Direct |Transport Hire – Mystic Mountain Tours |Entertainers-Offenbach Trio | Florist- Ginger Lily & Rose |Celebrant – Love Struck Ceremonies |Hair Stylist – Hair by Nicola |Make-up Artist – KJ Artistry | Bonbonniere Coast to Country Weddings and Events & Montville Fudge |Bestman & Bridesmaid Gift –Maleny Jewellers |Jewellers – Maleny Jewellers