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Sault, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia - 21 January 2015

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The Beginning

Chris and I actually met in 2000 at a New Years Eve party. There was a big group of us out heading to a party in the city and we were making eyes at each other all night!  As the night progressed, and we all consumed a bit of liquid courage, Chris and I got talking and dancing together as if we’d known each other for years. When it hit 11:55pm Chris grabbed my hand and took me out on the balcony of the bar we were at to watch the fireworks. The rest as they say is history.

The Proposal

On our first year anniversary, Chris took me to this gorgeous little town outside of the city called Daylesford. I fell in love with the place then and there! So I suppose it was only fitting that he proposed there when the day came. He took me for a picnic in one of our favorite parks and when I went to go open a napkin, a ring fell out! It completely caught me off guard but was the best surprise ever.

The Destination

We chose to marry in Daylesford because it is such a charming town and beautifully reflected the theme we wanted to go for. Also, we’ve had so many amazing memories there from weekends away to the proposal so it only seemed fitting. The actual venue was Sault in Daylesford.

The Ceremony

We were married in a lavender field in Daylesford. The whole day was outside, and our wedding planner decorated the chairs and trees with hanging white flowers, glass baubles and petals along the aisle.

The Celebration

We had two parts to our celebration. The sit down dinner was also outside amongst the lavender field under a tent, with daybeds and places for our guests to relax. Once it started to get dark, we moved inside for the actual partying. We had treat tables there as well so guests could keep on nibbling and live entertainment to keep the party going.

The Destination Wedding Experience

The town was a couple of hours outside of our city but our wedding planner helped so much with all of the details. She did a few trips down to the venue to organize the décor and floral arrangements which I’m so thankful for. Obviously the biggest con was the distance and how time consuming it was to get down there however the biggest pro was the stunning scenery that we wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else.

We would absolutely recommend having a destination wedding.  Just be prepared for the extra work that might be involved.

The Details

Venue: Sault
Invitations & Stationary: Adorn Wedding Invitations
Event Styling & Planning: A Lavish Affair
Wedding Gown: Suzanne Harward
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: White Runway
Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang
Groomsmen Attire: Raffaele Ciuca
Flowers: Victoria Whitelaw
Cake: Cake Face
Photographer: Blumenthal Photography