Curtis + Taylor


An intimate, elegant and romantic affair was envisioned, and they chose the beautiful Mackenzie Quarters for both their ceremony and reception space to bring this dream to life.

From their ceremony space to their photo locations and details, Curtis and Taylor took everything in their stride. 3 days before the big day, Curtis and Taylor made the call that the garden ceremony they had planned would be swapped for an indoor affair, and they didn’t look back.

In this year’s copy of the Culture Hitch magazine, Taylor and Curtis’ share their’ invaluable insights on how to navigate the challenges of wet weather, the most important things to keep in mind, and how they made the most of their special day, so you can too.

But for now, here’s a highlights reel of this perfect day!

How did they meet?

Get ready for a heartwarming trip down memory lane! Taylor and Curtis actually go way, way back. The love story began to unfold in 2011 after one of those epic annual family holidays. Yep, you heard it right—they’re lifelong family friends who decided to take the plunge into romance. And get this, they were already deep into wedding planning even before the official “put a ring on it” moment happened! Fast forward to a few days before their big day, and they were celebrating a whopping 12 years together. Talk about relationship goals, right?

The proposal story.

Taylor spilled the cosmic beans on the sweet, surprising story behind her engagement to Curtis. Picture this: they’d already picked out the perfect ring together months before, so you’d think the element of surprise was out the window. But Curtis, being the romantic wizard he is, managed to pull off a plot twist that would make any rom-com jealous. One evening, Curtis coaxed Taylor outside for some stargazing action. Little did she know, he had more than stars in his sights. While Taylor was busy getting lost in the constellations through a telescope, Curtis sneaked into stealth mode and dropped to one knee. When she finally turned around, expecting just another night under the stars, her first words were a stunned, “Are you serious?!” Quickly followed by the most important one: “YES!” And just like that, their love story got a sprinkle of celestial magic that’s sure to keep their hearts twinkling forever.

Fav part of the day?

The first look was an absolute game-changer.  It set the tone for the entire day, and you could practically feel the love vibes in the air. But the love fest didn’t stop there. After saying their “I dos,” Taylor and Curtis got to soak in all the feels by embracing their guests. The post-ceremony love fest was a beautiful blur of hugs and happy tears. The atmosphere was practically vibrating with love and support, making it a moment they’ll cherish forever. Talk about a day filled with all the good stuff!

Advice for couples planning their wedding.

First things first, they swear by having those heart-to-hearts about priorities right from the get-go. Knowing what matters most to both of you is like having a wedding planning compass—it’ll guide you through all those decisions waiting to be made. And here’s a pro-tip that’s straight from the heart: make sure to carve out some quality time where wedding talk is strictly off-limits. With the planning process being a bit of a rollercoaster, you don’t want to risk turning it into a 24/7 conversation that might zap the joy out of it. Keep the love alive, sprinkle in some non-wedding-related moments, and watch your wedding planning journey turn into a beautiful ride you’ll both remember with smiles and not stress. Cheers to planning and prioritizing like the pros! 🎉💍

How did Culture Hitch help?

“Mackenzie Quarters recommended we take a look at Culture Hitch. We used the website to find other local vendors, and the weddings featured on the website and social media were a great source of inspiration. It’s a fantastic one-stop-shop for wedding planning!”

Tell us about your vendors!

Having the right team behind you can sometimes make or break your day. Curtis and Taylor placed full faith in all their suppliers, and watched their dream come to life without a stress.

“Where do we begin?! Our vendors were amazing! They were responsive, organised, and calm throughout the process. We trusted them completely and felt we were in safe hands. They listened closely to our requests and went above and beyond to bring our vision to life.”


Ceremony Venue |

Reception Venue |

Bridal Apparel |

Belles and Bows Bridal

Veil/Headwear |

Windsor Bridal

Bridesmaid Apparel |

Belles and Bows Bridal

Grooms Apparel |

Politix + Joe Paul Menswear

Bow Ties/ Ties |

Joe Paul Menswear

Groomsmen Apparel |

Joe Paul Menswear

Hair Styling |

Maiden Boutique, Kristy Hair Stylist

Make Up Artistry |

Makeup by Ky

Rings/Jewellery |

J.M Leech Jewellers, Secrets, Windsor Bridal Jeweller

Caterer/s |

Bar Service |

Wedding Cake |

Country Cakes

Stationery/Signage |

Hire Items |

Wedding Decor |

Celebrant/Officiant |

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