Charli & Chris - Foodies and their fur baby get married at Cooks Co-Op in Sackville

A quintessentially Aussie shed converted into a world class paddock to plate restaurant was the perfect location for our foodies, their fur baby, family and friends to celebrate their special day!

Event Type:  Wedding Ceremony & rECEPTION
Wedding theme:  INTIMATE COUNTRY CHARM
Services by DE&E: WEDDING Hire, DECOR, FURNITURE, Styling & Flowers
Your wedding date:  4th July 2018

WHAT WAS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT DATE: WE REALLY WANTED A TRUE AUSTRALIAN STYLE WEDDING, WE THOUGHT THAT HAVING OUR WEDDING AT THE START OF AUTUMN WOULD HELP PURVEY THAT LOOK AND FEEL.

WHERE WAS THE CEREMONY HELD AND WHY THAT LOCATION: THE COOKS CO-OP IN SACKVILLE. WITH THE HAWKESBURY RIVER AS THE BACKDROP IT WAS QUIET, SECLUDED AND ALL THAT WE LOVE ABOUT AUSTRALIA.
TELL US HOW YOU BOTH MET: CHRIS AND I MET THROUGH A DRAMA GROUP THAT I USED TO TEACH 15 YEARS AGO. CHRIS WAS ONE OF MY STUDENTS AND WE BOTH CAUGHT EACH OTHERS EYE. EVEN THOUGH CHRIS WAS SPOKEN FOR WE HAD STARTED A GREAT FRIENDSHIP THAT WENT ON FOR 5 YEARS BEFORE i COULD CLAIM HIM AS MY MAN!
DO YOU HAVE A PROPOSAL STORY: YES! CHRIS AND I ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT GETTING MARRIED FOR YEARS, HOWEVER KNOWING THAT CHRIS WAS ALREADY COMMITTED TO ME THERE WAS NO PUSH FOR HIM TO ASK THE QUESTION. SO TWO DAYS BEFORE HIS BIRTHDAY, I TOOK THE LEAP AND ASKED HIM MYSELF. LET ME SET THE SCENE…HAVING THE THINGS AROUND US THAT WE LOVE MOST LIKE OTIS;  OUR GORGEOUS GOLDEN RETRIEVER, BREAKFAST AND CHAMPAGNE IN BED WAS THE PERFECT TIME TO PROPOSE MY LOVE TO MY FAVOURITE MAN IN THE WORLD! AND HE SAID YES!!!!

HOW DID YOU APPROACH THE PLANNING OF YOUR WEDDING: WITH AN OPEN MIND! WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY MADE THIS VERY EASY, IN FACT CHRIS TOOK OVER MUCH OF THE STYLING AND THE FOOD, WHICH WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO US BOTH. I’M PRETTY ORGANISED AND PREPARED A TO-DO LIST AND STUCK TO MY TIMELINE WHICH MADE IT FUN AND MANAGEABLE.  CHRIS AND I PLANNED ‘WEDDING WEDNESDAYS’ AS PART OF OUR WEEKLY TASKS. WE’D GET TAKEAWAY AND A BOTTLE OF WINE AND SMASH OUR OUR TO-DO LISTS, READY FOR THE NEXT WEEKS AHEAD. EASY!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING STYLE AND COLOUR PALETTE: aUSTRALIAN aUTUMN

WHAT PERSONAL TOUCHES DID YOU ADD TO YOUR WEDDING STYLING: INCLUDING OTIS, OUR FUR BABY. AS MANY FAMILY MEMBERS HAD NOT MET BEFORE, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE FELT LIKE THEY KNEW EACH OTHER.  WE MADE UP A FRAME WITH TAGS THAT HAD GROUPS OF 3X NAMES PER TAG THAT WERE HANGING ON STRING. PEOPLE WERE TO FIND THEIR NAME AND THE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE TAG AND HAVE THEIR PHOTO TAKEN AS ONE GROUP. THIS GOT THE WHOLE ROOM UP AND MOVING AROUND. IT CREATED A WARM FAMILY ATMOSPHERE WHICH IS WHAT WE WANTED TO DO.

WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT ON THE DAY: SAYING MY VOWS TO CHRIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT TO ME. IT FELT AS IF WE WERE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE STANDING THERE AT THAT TIME. IT WAS SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL AND I FELT SO RELAXED AND COMPLETELY IN LOVE. ANYTHING COULD HAVE HAPPENED BEHIND ME AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS.

DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING CAKE: OH THE CAKE! MY GOODNESS THIS WAS ALL WE TALKED ABOUT FOR MONTHS LEADING UP TO THE WEDDING. IT WAS BLACK VELVET (ONE LAYER) AND LEMON VODKA (SECOND LAYER). IT TASTED SO GOOD. I THINK THAT’S ITS ALL I ATE ON THE WEDDING DAY! WE STILL HAVE SOME IN OUR FREEZER WE ARE SAVING FOR OUR FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. CHRIS AND I DIDN’T CARE WHAT THE CAKE LOOKED LIKE, IT JUST HAD TO TASTE AMAZING…WHICH IT REALLY DID!

FIRST DANCE AND WHY: ‘TENNESSEE WHISKEY’ – WE JUST LOVE THE BALLARD!

WHAT WERE YOUR WEDDING FAVOURS: S’MORES. WE HAD THESE FOR OUR GUESTS TO ENJOY MELTING OVER OUR FIRE PIT FOR LATER IN THE EVENING. AS MOST OF OUR GUESTS HAD FLOWN IN FROM OVERSEAS, WE WANTED TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO ENJOY ON THE DAY.

ANY TIPS YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHER COUPLES: DON’T STRESS! ENJOY THE PLANNING – ITS MEANT TO BE A FUN PROCESS. AND MAKE SURE BOTH OF YOU ARE INVOLVED. DON’T GET CAUGHT UP IN OTHER PEOPLE OPINIONS – IT’S YOUR DAY…NOT THEIRS. WHO SAID YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW RULES!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY: MR WIGLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

HAIR AND MAKE UP:  NEON FELINE AESTHETICS

WEDDING DRESS:  WHITE MEADOW BRIDAL

SHOES:  WHITTNER

GROOMS SUIT:  HAND MADE KILT (FROM SCOTLAND)

FLORIST: FLORAL GARAGE

STATIONERY:  YISCAHS PENCIL BOX

CELEBRANT: MARRIED BY LISA

ENTERTAINMENT:  TILLEE MUSIC

HONEYMOON LOCATION: SRI LANKA AND MALDIVES

 

Tags:

  • Country
  • Intimate
  • Rustic

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