High school sweethearts and travel lovers Eilis and Scott were keen to ensure their big day at Longview was a reflection of them as a couple without going down the matchy-matchy colour scheme road.

In fact, travel really did play a huge part in their celebrations beginning with Scott’s surprise proposal.

‘We were about to head overseas for our big adventure through Europe and as it was my birthday two days prior to us leaving we threw a combined leaving and birthday party. Scott totally surprised me by proposing which really made our European adventure feel like a big celebration – a bit like an engagement moon!’

On their return and in pulling their ideas and details together, they made clever use of their travel photos to create truly unique elements including 300 wooden coasters and their table numbers.

They also kept things as casual as possible by ditching desert and offering their guests a grazing table with an abundance of cheese, ham and chocolate. They even went to the effort of ensuring their guests didn’t go hungry on the journey home. ‘We know how hungry we get after drinking and dancing all night and given many of our guests had an hour long journey home, we gave them all party bags filled with a bottle of water, a packet of chips and some minties to get everyone home!’

Along with the food that ‘had everyone talking’ , there were plenty of funny moments which included an impromptu speech made by Scotts Grandpa who revelled in the limelight and didn’t want to give up the microphone; as well as Eilis’ Mum who had to throw a few bread rolls at her Husband to remind him of how long he’d been up there!

The newlyweds also had some beautiful wedding planning advice to share which is hands-down the most beautiful and authentic we’ve ever heard. Eilis told us ‘We made a point of choosing vendors that were really nice, genuine people to be involved with on the day and I think it is this that made our day so relaxed.’

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Photos Kerry Rose Photography

Venue Longview

Entertainment The Baker Boys

Lighting Tonic Events

Prop Hire {chairs} Lily & Bramwell {other props} Paper Carousel

Florals Ivy & Lace

Hair & MU La Pictura

Celebrant Alister Mitchell

Dress Angela Maruccio at Stephanie Browne & Co

Cars Classic Jags

 

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