Bec & Ollie’s Pretty Winery Wedding

Pretty winery wedding bride and groom

While planning their pretty winery wedding, Bec and Ollie’s goal was to create a relaxed, fun day with family and friends. Featuring a blue and white palette with touches of pink, their lovely celebration includes great entertainment and a thoughtful bonbonniere alternative!

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Most Important

“Besides the actual process of getting married, the most important thing was that the day was relaxed and a true reflection of us and our relationship, and that all our guests had a fantastic time. Whilst we of course wanted to get married in a beautiful setting, styling and theming were not high on our priority list and as a result, we kept the details quite simple.”

Welcome wedding sign vintage frame with pink and white flowersGroom and groomsmen in navy suits with light blue and white tiesWine barrel ceremony aisle decor with large pink and white flower arrangementBride walking with father toward the ceremony

Bridesmaid Style

“My beautiful sister was seven months pregnant at the time of the wedding, and whilst it’s incredibly special that our nephew was technically ‘there’ on the day, the difficulty was that when looking for dresses, we had no idea how large her bump would be! Our solution was to have the dresses made to measure, with my sister’s dress slightly altered to have a higher waistline to allow for a growing bump.”

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The Ceremony

“We had two large wine barrels either side of us, with beautiful vases of flowers atop. The flowers for the day were a combination of whites, greens, peaches and pink, with some berries throughout. We also had some beautiful candle lanterns with floral accents lining the aisle of white chairs.

I would say reflecting on our relationship and writing the various elements of our ceremony was the most enjoyable part of our planning – it’s not often you take time to stop and reflect on how lucky you are.”

Pretty winery wedding bridal partyBride wearing elegant wedding dress with white and pink bouquetBride with bridesmaids in blue dresses with pink and white bouquets

Entertaining Guests

“We had a solo acoustic guitarist/vocalist playing as guests arrived for the ceremony, who also played our wedding songs throughout, including during canapes and drinks. During the reception, we had a live band who were absolutely fantastic. They read the crowd perfectly, and once the formalities were over, the dance floor was full for the night! We also arranged a photo booth, which was a popular addition.”

Elegant bride and groom walking through vineyardsPretty winery wedding bride and groom forehead kiss

A Special Favour

“In lieu of bonbonniere, we made a donation to ‘Make A Wish’ on behalf of our guests, and provided everybody with a ‘Sharing Joy’ ribbon pin as a gift.”

Wedding cocktail hour canapesGroom at cocktail hour with guestsPretty winery wedding reception lantern centrepieces with flowers

Favourite Moments

“It’s difficult to pin point a few! Really, it all began with a beautiful day getting ready with family and our closest friends, but some of our favourite moments were definitely the laughter in our ceremony; the moment we were actually officially married and all of the speeches – we were blown away by the time that had been taken to prepare such beautiful speeches. Also, the moment Ollie and I shared during the reception, just taking it all in and the dance floor at the end of the night. It was all truly magical!”

Pretty winery wedding bride and groom first dance

Best Advice

1. Find some time during the reception just the two of you, take it all in and just enjoy the moment.

2. Don’t sweat the small stuff. The important things on the day are the process of getting married, family, friends and having a great time.

3. Trust your suppliers – they do this all the time!

Pretty winery wedding reception venue

Location: VIC | Photography: Two Girls With A Camera | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stillwater at Crittenden | Celebrant: Felicity Kerr | Dress: Brides of Armadale | Hair & Make Up: Antoinette Bekos | Suits: Travellers Apparel | Flowers: Poppy Culture | Entertainment: The White Tree | Photobooth: In The Booth