Katrina & Alex
“Having been to Sirromet Winery once or twice, it was almost immediately decided that one day Alex and I would come here with our friends and family to be married.”
“Choosing a winter wedding for our celebration, the winery is stunning and bursting with character. There are vineyards, bushlands and lakeside settings, and the whole location gives a sense of romance and whimsy. Having studied architecture, I felt a connection with this space that spoke volumes and created a great atmosphere with little effort. Embracing the feeling of elegant vintage, with our own laid back minimalist approach, we created a relaxed and joyous celebration.”
“We met back in 2001 at a primary school function. Our sisters had just become best friends, and in their words on the wedding day… “Mission: Sisterhood”. It took until 2005 before we got together and another nine years before the mission was complete!”
Alex works in I.T. and created a custom wedding website for their big day, which had all the details of the day and a login for RSVPs; it now showcases the wedding photographs and video from the day.
“We spent the night before the wedding with our bridal party at the gorgeous Mt Cotton Guesthouse. Their new eco-cabins were the perfect setting for us to get ready, with gorgeous bushland backgrounds and modern homely rooms.”
The men in the bridal party wore suits from Roger David, whilst the girls wore bridesmaid dresses by Natasha Millani. “My dress, was hand made by my sister and maid of honour. Together with my mother, we spent hours designing the perfect gown and shopping for the best materials.” Made with French Chantilly lace, the fabric and belt embellishments were purchased from Fabric Collection.
“The bridal procession started with my mother and brother, followed by the bridesmaids, then my father and me. We walked down to Ed Sheerans ‘Kiss Me’ playing softly.”
“Our celebrant Ketrina Coffey was “the best we have seen” according to our guests. Her calm enthusiastic nature made us and our guests feel so comfortable and excited during the ceremony. Ketrina was very clearly spoken and articulate, and with so many ideas, she was happy for us to change her own thoughts to suit ours. We couldn’t have been happier with her as our celebrant.”
“We chose to have both our Mums sign as our witnesses, as mums sometimes tend to get left out of the ceremony spotlight – and it was nice to get a bit of alone time with them.”
“The most unique part of our wedding was our bridal party arrangement. Alex and I decided early on that all we wanted was to have the people who meant the most to us with us on the day. On my side, we ended up having three bridesmaids – my sister and two best friends – and one bridesman who is my brother. Adding to that, we had Alex’s best friend as our groomsman and his two sisters as groomsmaids . It was asymmetric in every way imaginable but we made it work!”
Katrina’s bridal party wore navy whilst Alex’s attendants were dressed in a soft light grey. “We tied it altogether by incorporating matching dress and suit designs; Alex wore dark grey so he would stand out on the day as well.”
“We chose the amazing Breony and Ryan from Alcorn Images to shoot our wedding day. We looked at so many photographers websites and galleries in the process of finding Breony and Ryan. We fell in love with their laid back candid photography style. We aren’t big on posing and felt like they were able to capture such gorgeous moments that can’t be recreated.”
Katrina’s minimalist decorations complimented the modern vintage appeal of the Barrel Hall at Sirromet Winery.
With a delectable three course meal, great wine and great company, guests danced away into the night…
Katrina and Alex’s cake was from Cat’s Creative Cakes. “Not only did it look beautiful, but it tasted so delicious! We had two tiers; the bottom was blue velvet and the top layer was a delectable carrot cake.”
“Our first dance was to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud'”.
“To really top off our amazing celebration, a feature video of our wedding was created by Alcorn Images to highlight all the most important and beautiful aspects of the day.”
Ms Chinoiserie Says : The combination of the grey tones with navy for the bridal party outfits is just gorgeous and timeless, especially when teamed with rich burgundy red. What a beautiful wedding Katrina and Alex!
About Katrina: My husband and I were married last August on our nine year anniversary and we both had the perfect day. My husband studied IT and Graphic Design and was able to make us an amazing website for our wedding that we designed together (complete with personal logins for online RSVP). I studied Design and Architecture which may be why the space I wanted for us to celebrate our wedding emanated its own character. Together with our combined skills we were able to make and design our own printables and decorations for the day.