Victoria and David were married at BushBank in Kiama, New South Wales Australia. Their color scheme was shades of lavender and creme with a French vintage theme. There were sprigs of lavender on each guest’s name plate that provided an essence of lavender throughout the room. Other flowers such as hydrangeas, baby’s breath, queen anne’s lace, and roses were used for a French cottage garden feel. Mercury and cut glass vases and candle holders were paired with an ivy fairy light chandelier for a simple yet elegant feel within the entire room.
Although the happy couple’s wedding was held in Australia, that didn’t stop Victoria from ordering her bridesmaids dresses from Azazie. Three of her bridesmaids were in the United States and her maid of honor got the fourth dress delivered to her and shipped it, along with the ties and pocket squares, to Australia!
All photo credit goes to The Evoke Company.
Q: Why did you pick BushBank to get married?
“We picked this location as my husband is from that area and we would often pass the property. I loved how it showcased what I loved about Kiama; the green grassy rolling hills and farmland that neighbours the beautiful blue sea. I also loved the location as it is family run and the owner Sonya ensures that your experience on the property is personal and truly your own. It is a beautiful historic operational farm that has a bed and breakfast within the main house. It also had several location to choose from on the grounds for the ceremony. We picked the archway that overlooked the farm and had the ocean in the background. The property was ideal for the cocktail hour for guests to wander and play lawn games while we had a pianist play and then trickle into the new permanent marquee that they have built for the reception. We also loved that they had the old fig trees that form an inverted heart that our photographer beautifully captured in one of our night shots.”
Q: What was the best part of the day?
“Best moment of the day was after the ceremony, when we had a done a few photos with our photographer off in one of the fields under the fig trees. He left us to return to the cocktail hour in the lawn and we spent about 15 minutes on our own together for the first time as husband and wife, soaking it all in. It was a great feeling to look back onto the lawn and see all of our friends and family mingling and enjoying each other’s company. It was also serene to look off into the cow pasture and into the ocean and know that this was our first moment together as husband and wife.”
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I had four bridesmaids and one bride’s man. Three of my bridesmaids were from back home in the USA and one was here with me in Australia. I wanted a dress that was elegant but not showy and that also flattered each girls various body shapes. Upon looking at dresses online I found the Azazie website. All of the dresses were beautiful and were priced so reasonably. I fell in love with the Charlie dress as it complimented mine so well. I also loved how with the Azazie dresses you could choose from a multitude of colours to fit your specific wedding theme. They also had matching ties and pocket squares. We went with the Lilac shade for our wedding. It was such an easy process getting the dresses for the girls and the ties and pocket squares for not only my bride’s man but also the groom’s party. I am so happy that I found Azazie.”
Q: Any advice for brides-to-be?
“Ensure that you have enough time to source the vendors that you want. Don’t rush the process and accept help from others when it’s given. Also on the day just relax and enjoy it all and make sure to take time like we did to have sometime alone after the ceremony to soak it all in. The day goes so fast and you want to make sure you have sometime together alone to reflect and enjoy it al.”
Q: Did you enjoy planning your wedding?
“It was at times stressful especially towards the end getting everything sorted and ensuring all the details were in place. We also had 14 people coming in from the United States so we were also assisting with travel planning for our international guests as well. I was very lucky to have wonderful vendors that really looked after us and had our best interests at heart. We were also fortunate to have wonderful friends and family who helped us through the process and kept us calm and happy.”
Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
“We were very lucky to have a pet friendly venue that allowed our 11 year old Shih Tzu Tobey to be apart of our special day. He was our ring bearer and in all honesty, probably stole the show for the day.”