Carla & Rene | Real Weddings South Australia

Meet Carla & Rene

Rene was good friends with my older brother. My brother introduced me to Rene very briefly one night when we were out for dinner with some friends. Following this night we communicated over facebook and a mutual interest in music brought us together. I decided to bite the bullet and ask Rene to teach me to play guitar!! When we met us for the first time after this and there was an immediate connection between us, something very special and our relationship grew from here!

The proposal

Rene came to my house with a lovely bouquet of flowers and said he was taking me out for the night. It was a crisp, but still night in July 2011. We drove to a restaurant along the Torrens River, where I thought we were having dinner, but then we were led outside and onto a gondola. We had an absolutely beautiful ride along the river where Rene read a poem he had written to me. He then pulled out the ring and popped the question! We then drove to the Barossa Valley for dinner at our favourite restaurant.

Your Wedding Day

We had both our ceremony and reception at Glen Ewin Estate. We fell in love with this venue immediately after seeing it, and knew it was perfect for us. We loved having everything in the one venue, and after the ceremony our guests were able to enjoy drinks and h’orderves while we had out photos taken. We wanted ourselves and our guests to have a relaxing day, and we felt we couldn’t have picked a better venue for this. The setting was gorgeous, and provided a laid-back and relaxing environment for our guests. We were so happy with the service here as well.

My wedding dress was designed and made by Caleche Bridal in Norwood. I was extremely happy with the service here and they made my dress exactly how I requested! My bridesmaid’s dresses were purchased from Forever New, at a fantastic price! The suits were purchased from Peter Shearer. I wanted an elegant wedding with feminine and classy touches. I therefore chose black to contrast the white and added touches of pale apricot through the bouquets and table centre pieces. It was simple, but I thought it created a nice effect.
My mum and I designed and made the stationary and bomboniere.

For the bomboniere we purchased white espresso cups and saucers, and kept the Italian tradition of the white sugared almonds, wrapped in black organza and placed in the cups. All in all we were very happy with how everything came together on the day.