Photos by:

Love Katie + Sarah

We always feel giddy to share beautiful weddings like this one, even more when it’s by Love Katie + Sarah. This Yarra Valley gem was brought to life with floral design by Blooming Brides having Stones of the Yarra Valley as the most gorgeous canvas for a wedding reception.

vintage wedding venues in Australia - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

From the bride, Vanessa: Everyone says your wedding is the best day of your life, and that has definitely been our experience. It’s great to be able to share our special day with others, and provide some inspiration for all the brides-to-be out there! Here we go…

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wedding ceremony details - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

outdoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

wedding chair decor - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

When we were searching for wedding venues, a friend suggested we look at Stones of the Yarra Valley. I knew from the moment we arrived on our reccy that we had found ‘the one’. Because Stones is such a beautiful venue in its own right, I wanted my vendors to complement the beautiful rustic, country feel of the place. I wanted to work with the stunning autumnal colours of the vineyard and the soft country light this time of year. I knew I wanted to be married outside under the giant oak tree there, so there was always the intention to incorporate the natural surroundings throughout the wedding. The jazz band played a huge role in creating the relaxed vibe on the day, and our amazing florist Rita did the most incredible job of bringing my floral vision to life.

groom's suits - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

bride at ceremony - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

rustic wedding bouquets - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

wedding ceremonies in Australia - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

rose petal throwing - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

ceremony exits - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Start early with your planning and be mindful of actually enjoying the process, because your wedding day goes by so quickly. Create a mood board on Pinterest or from magazine clippings, but have a very clear idea of your main priorities and overall themes. Having a clear idea of what you’re going after makes it easier to sift through the enormous amount of inspiration you’ll come across, and makes decision making easier. Also, create a budget and stick to it!

vineyard wedding decor - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

bridesmaids attire - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

bridesmaids attire - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

wedding place settings - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

floral wall decor - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

seating charts - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

hanging floral decor - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

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groomsmen's attire - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

rustic wedding cake - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

wedding menu - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

dramatic wedding photos - photo by Love Katie + Sarah http://ruffledblog.com/australian-winery-wedding

Wedding Music:
Processional: “It Had to be You,” Frank Sinatra
One of my dear friends, Alexandra, sang us “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds Five during the ceremony – her rendition was so beautiful, it brought tears to everyone’s eyes
Recessional: “Honeysuckle Rose,” Django Reinhardt
First Dance: “Cheek to Cheek,” Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Our band was sensational! I gave them a list of our favourite jazz songs and they totally nailed the brief.

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Love Katie + Sarah

Floral Designer

Blooming Brides

Event Planning, Design, Venue, and Catering

Stones of the Yarra Valley

Wedding Dress and Veil

Amaline Vitale

Wedding Shoes

Salvatore Ferragamo

Hairpiece

Stephanie Browne

Hair and Makeup

Kelly Cicchetti and Zian Watene, Mecca Cosmetica

Bridesmaids' Dresses

Zimmermann

Faux Fur Stoles

ZARA

Groom and Groomsmen's Suits

Studio Italia

Groom and Groomsmen's Shoes

Aquila

Ties and Pocket Squares

TM Lewin

Wedding Cake

Cake Ink

Band

The Orlando Combo

Officiant

Jo Betz

Transportation

Triple R Luxury Car Rental

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Coocachuu

1 comments
  • Wedding Snapper

    Great venue and a stunning set of photos!