Mt Duneed Estate Wedding Showcase – Talia & Pete

Six years ago, Talia was out with friends at Melbourne hot spot, Cookie, when a handsome barman by the name of Pete, served her up a cocktail. Impressed with his bar skills and taken by his good looks, Talia exchanged flirtatious conversation with the hospitality maestro. The couple of course hit it off and well, never looked back.

A few years later and with a truly romantic proposal hatched, Pete whisked Talia away on a trip to Bruny Island. Knowing how much his future bride-to-be loves lighthouses, Pete took her to the stunning Cape Bruny lighthouse, perched high on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, where he asked Talia to be his wife.Ecstatic, the loved-up couple began planning for their big day with fun high on the agenda. The wedding venue of choice, perfect for the couple’s down to earth approach to life, was the rustic Mt Duneed Estate with the wedding ceremony held amongst the secluded olive groves and the reception celebrations held in the impressive Barrel Hall, under the glow of festoon lighting with long banquet seating and a dance floor large enough for everyone to groove the night away.Surrounded by a talented group of close family and friends, Talia and Pete called on their nearest and dearest to help bring the day together, making everything all the more personal. “Photographer, celebrant, stylist, acoustic musicians, MC, the list goes on. We are very lucky to be surrounded by so many talented creatives”, Talia recalls. Special touches to the day also included a Kombi bridal car and invitations and stationery courtesy of the Groom himself. Of course, not forgetting Pete’s dancing abilities, the couple wowed guests with their own rendition of Dirty Dancing’s “Time of My Life”, complete with a spectacular lift.It was obvious Talia and Pete didn’t leave a stone unturned with their sense of style and fun with the beaming bride admitting there wasn’t one particular part of the day that was the most memorable but rather “the whole thing from start to finish! It was the best party of our lives”. We couldn’t agree more and wish the gorgeous couple all the very best.Take a look at Talia and Pete’s wedding gallery below, courtesty of Brett Danielson

      
 
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CREDITS
Photography – Brett Danielson /// Venue – Mt Duneed Estate /// Catering – Peter Rowland Catering /// Stylist – Bel_Co. Events /// Bouquets & Button Holes – Smellies /// Hair – Blondie /// Make up – Mariah Fox /// Bride’s Dress – Katie May /// Bride’s Jacket – Francesca Di Pasquale /// Bridesmaids Dresses – Jens Pirate Booty /// Men’s suits – Cecil /// Celebrant – Deb Hardwick /// Acoustic – Victor Bravo

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Mt Duneed Estate – Alana & Daniel

Not even the cool and overcast weather could dampen a beautiful beachside ceremony for Alana and Daniel. Braving the wind, the surf coast locals exchanged vows at Barwon Heads Beach in front of 160 guests with formalities lead by senior ministers Bram and Dianna Manusama.
Following the ceremony, Alana and Daniel were lead by talented photographers Mikala Robinson Koss and Jesse Hunter of All the Love in the World to some nearby locations for some amazing photographs.
The Bride’s stunning dress featuring elegant lace and beading was from well known Melbourne Designer Mariana Hardwick.
A feature of the day was the fun, retro inspired wedding Kombi from Klassy Kombies which provided several laughs for the Bridal Party and was a talking point amongst guests.
When guests arrived at The Hill Winery for the dinner celebrations they were greeted by these cute flags, handmade by the Mother of the Bride and adding a personal touch to the venue.
The Cellar Door at The Hill was transformed into an amazing banquet reception, beautifully decorated by Amanda Flynn of Smellies Florist and complimented by spectacular festoon lighting from Solution Red.
 The Bride & Groom take to the microphone for a few formalities.
Guests dined on one of two mouth watering main course dishes of grain fed beef eye fillet, creamed parsnip, sautéed baby spinach, sticky balsamic shallots and finished shiraz jus.
Live music earlier on in the night was then replaced by DJ Francis Ware who opened the dance floor with the Bride and Groom’s first dance.
Guests enjoyed this four tiered wedding cake for dessert later in the light, along with a selection of cheeses before hitting the dance floor until late into the night.

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Port Melbourne Yacht Club – Rasha & Jason

Rasha and Jason began their afternoon with a beautifully styled ceremony on the deck at
Port Melbourne Yacht Club thanks to a stunning collaboration by Weddings of Desire and
Pepper Sprout Hire.
Rasha’s demi-couture strapless gown by Sydney based designer Lisa Gowing wowed guests as she walked down the aisle.
The sun shone brightly as the couple exchanged vows before guests mingled with drinks and the newly wed couple headed down to the beach for photographs with photographer Eric Ronald
   
Gorgeous deck furniture, including the walnut Bentwood ceremony chairs and reception dining chairs were provided by Place Settings.
The bride’s bouquet was created by the talented florists at Hello Blossoms, who also provided the floral arrangements throughout the ceremony and reception, in conjunction with Weddings of Desire who styled and themed the overall day.
Before officially opening the dance floor to sound of Heatwave’s upbeat tunes a little later on, the bride and groom cut their croquembouche which was later served to guests for dessert.
After enjoying pre-dinner canapés guests sat down to the three course meal at vintage styled tables, Rasha and Jason surprising their guests with a traditional belly dancer and drummer to start the festivities with many guests getting up to join in.
The bride and groom enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.
Farewell to the Newlyweds

Rippon Lea Estate – Julia & Cameron

It was almost 10 years ago that Cameron’s sister, Caroline, introduced him to a university friend, Julia, at a crowded bar in North Melbourne and little did he know that he’d met his future wife. The two shared an instant chemistry that eventually led them to their Spring wedding day.

These beautiful photographs are courtesy of Tania Savage.

The bride was dressed by Pronovias at La Sposa in a beautiful strapless fitted gown featuring a sweet heart neck line, an elegant fish tail and lace finish.
Celebrant Matt Finch officiated the late afternoon ceremony which took place on the Western Lawn at Rippon Lea Estate. The gorgeous ceremony styling was created by Brett Currell with seating and ivory carpet provided by Weddings of Distinction.
Talented wedding stylist and florist, Brett Currell also created these beautiful bridal bouquets.
After the ceremony the couple took time to have some photographs around the Estate’s stunning spring gardens.
Julia and Cameron were attended to by Caitlin, Caroline and Angela, John, Dominic and David, comprising of both the couple’s siblings and best friends.
After enjoying pre-dinner drinks by the pool, guests were invited into the Grand Ballroom at Rippon Lea Estate to join the couple in celebrating their day.

More gorgeous creations by Brett Currell.
Julia reflects “It was just the most special day for Cam and I. It was everything and more we ever could have hoped for in every way. Dancing together at the reception and feeling the love that was in the room from all our nearest and dearest was wonderful and something to always remember.”
The bride shared a dance with her dad before the dance floor was open to guests.

Gardens House – Emily & Peter

Emily and Peter were married on a beautiful Spring afternoon of 2013 at the gorgeous Gardens House, located in a private area of the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens. Anna Bryers conducted the wedding ceremony with the couple exchanging vows in front of close friends and family in a shady alcove on the front lawn.

These cute little pew ends were put together by Leigh Clark, the theme of the wedding transferring from the garden ceremony right through the reception.
Before the ceremony, the bride and groom took time to wander the beautiful spring gardens with photographer Shane Reid of Fotonaut so as they could enjoy celebrations with their guests immediately after exchanging vows.

This spectacular marquee, erected on the rear lawn of Gardens House was put together by The Marquee People, with the beautifully styled furniture provided by Place Settings
Leigh Clark did an extraordinary job of decorating the marquee reception area with these beautiful hanging arrangements.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Emily and Peter welcomed each guest individually as they made their way through the house to the back lawn area for the cocktail reception.
Guests dined on a large selection of hot and cold canapés including these delicious minted broad bean and goats curd tartlets.
A fun cup cake tiered wedding cake was provided by The Cup Cake Queens which were given to guests at the end of the night to take home.
Guests were able to dance the night away under the stars after the bride and groom opened the dance floor with a traditional first dance.

Rippon Lea Estate – Nicole & Bernard

St Patrick’s Cathedral set the scene for a fairy tale wedding for Nicola and Bernard who celebrated their marriage on a perfect spring day last October. Annette of Melbourne dressed the bride in the most elegant of gowns, complimented with a stunning traditional lace veil.
Blumenthal Photography captured this beautiful moment and provided the Bride and Groom with a stunning collection of memories from the day.
Nicola says of her wedding day “We wanted the day to have a classic, timeless feel to it and were thrilled when all the elements came together to make that happen. We were fortunate to have so many amazing people working to make that happen for us. We were also lucky to be surrounded by many of our family and friends on the day, whose support and enthusiasm lifted the atmosphere and helped to create a truly magical day for us.”
 Patrick and Phillip had the honour of being Bernard’s Groomsmen.

Before joining their 110 guests for dinner in the ballroom at the Historic Rippon Lea Estate Nicole and Bernard took the opportunity to book the famous gardens for their wedding photography.

This beautiful classic wedding car, in keeping with the style of the venue, was provided by Triple R Luxury Car Hire, regular visitors to Rippon Lea.

The talented team Flos Florum in Malvern created these beautiful centrepieces and vintage style bridal bouquets. The couple also provided their own table number cards to tie in with the theme of their invitations and wedding stationery.
The elegant 1930’s style Ballroom at Rippon Lea Estate.