If you’re lucky, it means your beau goes on a fishing trip or has a BBQ with the guys and maybe has a few too many beers – no big deal. But if his groomsmen go the more risqué (and often more popular) route of bars, booze and boobs, then you might have a problem on your hands.
Everyone loves cake – but with so many options to choose from, the prospect of having to find the perfect wedding cake can be daunting.
Okay, I will admit that when I first heard of this idea I flinched a little, but once I’d seen a few of the designs I couldn’t help but feel that this combination could really be incredibly versatile and has the potential look gorgeous on just about any bride.
Our dream was to be married in a quaint country church – which we found 10 minutes away from our reception venue, Ecostudio Fellini, which has a natural setting and an expansive split level timber reception deck with beautiful soft lighting, French windows and views out to the lily pond, gardens and bushlands beyond. We complemented the hinterland surroundings with rustic chic styling featuring native flowers, timber, lace and candles, keeping the colours neutral and the lighting delicate to create an intimate, romantic atmosphere. On the day we arrived at Ecostudio Fellini, where the on-site wedding co-ordinator met us with a glass of Champagne. We took some time, just the two of us, to watch as our guests enjoyed the canapé hour – it was so precious to take it all in. The venue looked amazing, the sun was setting and our guests were out on the lawn eating canapes, drinking Champagne and playing lawn games. It was special having our closest family and friends in one place – celebrating and sharing our first meal as husband and wife with those dearest to us was something we will never forget. Italian cuisine is our favourite and the food from award-winning Gold Coast Italian restaurant Fellini was delicious, presented beautifully, and our guests loved every mouthful. Along with the exquisite food our guests enjoyed the wonderful service, exploring the grounds, and dancing under the stars. We have beautiful photos of the outdoor dance floor with our guests holding sparklers and the white festoon lights twinkling around the venue. I'll always remember celebrating the start of our marriage with our closest family and friends in one place, the most idyllic wedding venue. As our perfect day came to an end we retired to our comfortable onsite lodge to relax and reflect.