Kara and Emerson’s Elegant Country Wedding

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Kara and Emerson

Kara and Emerson held their sweet and simple wedding at a rustic venue in Sunbury Victoria. It’s simple beauty that can often bring out the most romantic weddings!

Photographs today are by Lizzy C Photography who has captured simple, elegant moments.

Emerson and his groomsmen wore suits from Roger David .

Kara and Emerson chose Emu Bottom Homestead in Sunbury for the wedding. Kara explains “We initially found Emu Bottom Homestead because we saw Lizzy’s photographs online of another wedding she shot at the homestead. We picked the venue because it was intimate and rustic – it isn’t a ‘typical’ wedding venue.”

There was only one minor hiccup on the way to the ceremony, Kara remembers “The bridal car (Rolls Royce) got a flat tyre on the way there and a kind couple picked us up by the side of the road and drove the bride and bridesmaids for 1 hour to Sunbury! We couldn’t get onto a taxi company and were only 15 mintues late in the end. ”

The bridesmaids and bride walked down the aisle to an acoustic guitarist playing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. There was one surprise for the recessional, Kara explains, “We had a piper because my Grandma (Kara’s) is Scottish and it was a surprise for her. Both my Mum and Grandma had a piper at their weddings. We got piped out to the traditional Scottish Wedding song, Marie’s Wedding.”

Kara wore a Maggie Sottero gown from Raffaele Ciuca while her bridesmaids wore gowns from SwishThe Bouquets of Ascha Jolie created luscious bouquets of blooms for the bridal party.

Kara wore silver bow peeptoes from Tony Bianco.

There were many special moments during the reception, Kara recalls “Emerson (Groom) sung ‘Ribbon In the Sky’ by Stevie Wonder to me as a surprise during the reception.”

Congratulations Kara and Emerson! Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us on Polka Dot Bride! Thank you to Lizzy C Photography for the photographs!

Photographer: Lizzy C Photography / Bride's Dress: Raffaele Ciuca / Groom's Attire: Roger David / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Bridesmaid Dresses: Swish / Bride's Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaid Shoes: Peeptoe Shoes / Hairstylist: Emily Barwick 0412 802 567 / Makeup Artist: Amy 0404 723 261 / Flowers & Decor: The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie / Venue: Emu Bottom Homestead / Bride's Veil/Hair Accessories: Stephanie Browne / Ceremony Officiant: Kirk Samuel Goodsell / Wedding Cake: One Sweet Girl / Bag Piper: Ian Arrell 0428 172 719 / Invitations & Stationery: Miko DeGuzman 0402 076 317

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  • Ann says:
    September 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Magical shots, hope it is Happily Ever After!

  • Deanne says:
    September 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Beauitful wedding, very unique wedding venue

    • Deanne says:
      September 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Check out Emu Bottom homestead, Sunbury. Old rustic charm with an old barn ( Woolshed)

  • Nerida McMurrray Photography says:
    September 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Everything about this one is drop dead gorgeous …. the grooms style is yum !
    Love the story about the brides car breaking down – will be a much talked about story for years I should think.

  • weddings | new york directory of businesses, new york business directory, top new york businesses says:
    September 26, 2012 at 1:24 am

    […] The origins of the traditional Scottish wedding: Scotland always seems to do things in it's own way … Present day Scottish wedding traditions have their origins as far back as the 13th century. Back then the medieval Celtic church would proclaim the 'banns of marriage' for three successive Sundays. This practice of announcing a forthcoming marriage lasted for 600 years – until in the latter years of the 20th century it became standard to 'give notice of intent' to a registry office several weeks before the intended event. Medieval Scottish wedding traditions: It was normal practice in olden times for an entire village to get involved in the preparations for the 'big day'. People would line the streets to the church to cheer on the happy couple before they took their vows. In pre-reformation times, there is evidence that two Scottish wedding services would frequently take place. One in which the priest would address the party in Scots dialect and lead a ceremony outside the church. Whilst the more formal Latin mass and nuptial ceremony would take place inside. The exchange of the rings has always been a main feature in Scottish wedding ceremonies from ancient times . A ring has no beginning and no end and as such symbolises the love within a marriage. The kissing of the bride follows on from this exchange of rings, and often leads to a cheer from the body of the kirk. Following on from the formal church ceremony, a piper or group of pipers would frequently lead the entire group of guests down the streets, often to a relative's house, for a non-stop night of celebration, feasting and enjoyment. Local musicians led by pipers would get the dancing started and tradition has it that the first dance, normally a reel, would involve the newly wed couple. Following on from their efforts, the rest of the guests would then dance all the way into the sma' hours. In this respect, little has changed over 800 years – maybe apart from the dress code and the type of beer on tap. To read more articles by this author log on to the author's blog […]

  • tony says:
    May 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    thanks for you share,and i love the story and the dresses

  • Choosing my wedding venue - Polka Dot Bride says:
    March 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

    […] quirky – before deciding on Emu Bottom Homestead in Sunbury. I first heard of it here on Polka Dot Bride (which has been a huge source of inspiration for me) and I was drawn to its rustic yet elegant […]



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