Happy Monday Dotties! Weel two of spring and by ho we’re ready for some sunshine!
While we’re enjoying the first warmer days of Spring, grab a cup of coffee and sit in the sun and peruse our Polka Dot Directory which is chock full of great vendors who love being in the wedding profession. We have Celebrants, we have Hair & Beauty, we have Catering and Transport – we even have Styling & Hire and Wedding Planners!
Check out the Polka Dot Directory for wedding vendors who will love your wedding as much as you!
Photo one & three by Ben Howland Photo two by The Woodhouse Wollombi
Right in the NSW Hunter Valley sits the architecturally designed, purpose-built wedding venue of The Woodhouse Wollombi. This modern quintessentially (think wooden walls and corrugated iron) Australian venue, boasts lots of ceremony and drinks locations around the property in stunningly landscaped grounds, including by the lake, in amongst the casuarina trees or paperbark trees, or on rainy days undercover taking advantage of a roaring fireplace. With accommodation onsite at The Barnstay included in your package, and catering by Fennel & Co, beautifully thought out details including country style chairs and black dinnerware, this rustic but at the same time refined and elegant venue has everything to make your wedding a day to remember.
We asked Gabrielle from The Woodhouse Wollombi five questions in five minutes:
What is the most important piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?
Not to get stressed. Planning a wedding is not hard – while it may look daunting, it is not really and if you have the right venue most often they will have a list of other suppliers and helping hands to get you on your way and reduce any stress. You may not realise it but the wedding industry is actually quite small so a lot of suppliers all know and have worked with each other before. This make things really easy, especially if they know the venue it will all run like clockwork. That always make for one happy couple.
Tell us about a hidden talent you have?
Mmm not sure abut this one. I would like to say singing but that is definitely not hidden and definitely not a talent!! I think my biggest hidden talent is being able to see the big picture and styling. I don’t usually style weddings but being quite creative I definitely think I have what it takes. I may venture that way with The Woodhouse but one step at a time.
As a vendor, what excites you about the wedding day?
As a vendor I am with the bride on her journey anywhere from 18 months to 6 months out from the big day. I have been there for the highs, the low, the nerves and all the excitement. When the big day comes, I am so excited for our couples and seeing the execution of their vision come become a reality …. and getting that big hug and the end of the day is great. You are helping create memories and that is something special.
What are you known for?
I am known for being patient and going above and beyond.
If you could choose a song to play for the rest of your life what would it be?
I’m a believer.