Caitlin and Andrew
Andrew and I were married on Saturday the 26th of April 2014. It was the greatest moment of our love story which started I guess at my 21st birthday party 2 years before. Andrew and I had been friends during college and while we drifted apart for 3 years it was obvious to friends and family when we were reunited that something special was about to happen!
Our day began with the stormiest of weather but halfway through getting ready the clouds dissipated, the rain stopped and the sun came out, our day couldn’t have been more perfect!
My dream gown was found by owner of Little White Bridal Boutique and personal friend Robyn Greenwood, she rang me up one morning to announce she had found “THE DRESS” a Justin Alexander – Sweetheart gown with a button-down lace back and a illusion neckline, I also wore the Whiskey and Lace Samantha Wills cuff and my handmade Radiant Cut engagement ring which Andrew had designed with the help of my best friend.
My grandmother, mother, bridesmaid, maid and matron of honor and myself got ready at Peppers Resort at the Seaport precinct in Launceston and it was such a fantastic setting for all the fun, tears and laughter a group of girls can have. My makeup artist Kat Flesfader and hairdresser Rachel Segda both came to the hotel to help us get ready along with our videographer Georgia Segda and photographer Yvonne Segda to capture all the moments along the way!
My gorgeous girls were dressed in custom 50′s styled black cocktail dresses designed by myself and made by the talented Jacqui Johncock, and each wore a gold cuff (each maid a different gold) that I had gifted with that morning along with custom made robes!
In keeping with the rustic wedding theme we decided on a mixture of fresh and paper flowers which were created by Sharee Brown and Tamar Valley Roses and the outcome was pretty amazing if I do say so myself.
We exchanged handmade rings by Claudia Jewelers in Hobart, Andrews a two toned white gold and platinum band and mine and channel set band of princess and baguette diamonds!
For the reception Tamar Valley Roses also provided us with posies of Lysianthus and Babies Breath for our centerpieces my bridesmaids and I created! Jemma at Tamar Valley Cakes made our 4 tier marbled chocolate wedding cake which also had a tier of orange and almond cake for our gluten free family and friends to which we have the top tier saved away for our first anniversary! Our cake was set atop the most fantastic cake display I have ever seen which was custom made for us by Gabbi and the team at Event Avenue. They also strung the fairy lights and festoon lights and decorated the Brickendon Estate Barn where we held our reception catering for 100 people, the end result was absolutely magical. When I first saw the inside of the Barn I was speechless, it was everything and more then I had imagined and dreamed of!
We were incredibly lucky to have the AMAZING Reuben Koops (a personal friend) entertain our guests at our reception and then danced the night away to a custom playlist of songs requested by our guests via RSVP! Our guests were also entertained in the form of a photobooth at our reception which also served as our guest book!
At the end of the day Andrew and I were incredibly blessed by the love and generosity shown by our family and friends, it was truly one of the happiest days of our lives and the perfect start to our forever!
Images by Yvonne Segda
Ms Gingham says: What a gorgeous bouquet! I love the little paper flower boutonnieres also. Gorgeous!
Caitlin says: My name is Caitlin and I am 22 years old, a chef and recently married to the most amazing man I have ever encountered! I live in Tasmania with my husband and our two dogs and we are renovating our home before we start the next chapter of our lives together!