Well, what an exciting adventure our wedding journey was with these two.
An absolute delight to work with right from the beginning.
Our planning process began 12 months out from the big day with careful consideration of every last detail
that spoke to this wonderful venue and really let all it's beauty shine.
On the morning of their wedding day, Justin and the boys enjoyed a relaxing time on their farm in rural Victoria.
whilst the girls sipped champagne at Mirror Image hair salon in preparation for the big day
with photographs to follow at the heritage Riversleigh bed and breakfast.
Guests were greeted upon arrival and welcomed to join the celebration inside the century year old stables of Pentre Grange.
The bride arrived in vintage cars and walked down a burlap aisle through vintage farm doors, lit with glowing candle light.
The entrance to the stables was styled with soft voile draping as warm fairy lights and chandeliers
lit up the charming timber ceiling creating a magical, warm and intimate setting for the nuptials.
A bespoke alter, hand-made by the Groom himself was styled in lush foliage arrangements to frame deer antlers as the centrepiece.
On either side of the alter featured a Doe and a Deer to represent the couple
and their love for the countryside and hunting activities they enjoy.
As the knot was tied, the celebration soon began under the festoon lights outdoors
for champagne and canapés amongst hay bales and antique furnishings.
Dinner was served in the historic WoolShed.
Guests dined on long banquet tables with lush foliage garlands above with hidden tea light candles.
More candle light and antlers played a fitting centrepiece to reflect the true essence of Nicole and Justin on their wedding day.
Duart homestead catered the evening beautifully and continued tradition beautifully as Nicole's parents also wed with the Duart Homestead brand so this was gratefully important to the couple.
A timber bridal table adorned in a lush foliage garland took centre stage for the Bride and Groom to really shine.
Our team transformed the stables into an open dance floor ready for a party long into the night
and our newlyweds' first dance together as husband and wife.
This was truly a magical day.
Our team loved every moment of this special day
and tears came as we stood back and watched the happy couple wed in the gorgeous stables.
A first for this wedding venue and fitting tribute to this property as they closed their doors. An end to a wonderful wedding era.
It was an honour to conclude Pentre Grange's wedding history with such a wonderful couple and an absolutely stunning day.
Thank you to our fabulous team,
to Carol and John and the Pentre Grange team,
To Jess for capturing this day oh so beautifully. You were all an absolute dream to work with.
And lastly, to our happy couple.
You entrusted us with such an important day and we are so thrilled for you.
Our warmest wishes and Congratulations.
Cheers to Nicole + Justin! x
"We were more then impressed with the work the Etc. team did for us,
they kept me motivated and on task.
They made my wedding experience truly memorable with the transformation they achieved
& the amount of time they saved me,
I couldn't imagine doing what they did myself.
They put tonnes and tonnes of work in and it truly showed!
Lauren works hard in really capturing your vision
and makes it such a personal and individual wedding.
Words really can't explain the quality of Lauren's (and teams) work!
Wedding Planning & Styling: Etc. Events
Flowers: Dear Delilah for Etc. Events
Wedding Venue: Pentre Grange
Photography: Elk and Willow
Getting ready venue: The Riversleigh
Hair and Makeup: Mirror Image
Catering: Duart Homestead
Bridal gown: Dragana Bridal Couture
Bridal hair piece: Viktoria Novak