Kristy and Justen originally planned their wedding to be a fairly small, intimate and fun event to be spent with their closest friends and family. It was however, third time lucky when they finally got the go ahead and were lucky
enough to still be able to have all their guests attend.
The day started with their bridal parties and parents as they began preparations for the day in separate locations in Harcourt, both just a short drive from the winery. To set the mood they had written letters to each other, only to be opened before heading off to the ceremony. This was a perfect mood setter and by when it came time to head to the ceremony, emotions and anticipation was running high.
The ceremony was set in the grounds of the winery, up on the large wooden deck. The location was
beautiful as with the sun high in the sky we stood under the shade of the large gums during the
ceremony and shared their own intimate vows.
Following the ceremony Kristy and Justen danced their way down the isle and spent time having photos and sharing
in the well wishes of our guests while the acoustic music was played in the background. It was the
perfect relaxed and fun vibe they’d dreamed. The bridal party was then able to sneak off into the vines
and pose for some photos, along with popping some champagne of course!
The night then began with the reception indoors at the winery, where they enjoyed a sit down dinner with speeches, and then the first dance. The meals were excellent, the drinks flowed and the mood was
high… until the speeches… cue the waterworks! It was exactly as they’d pictured it; emotional,
personal, funny and with a good roasting of the groom. They were able to move outside for the first
dance under the festoon lights. Which went almost without a hitch…. For a whole song! After
inviting everyone to the dance floor the mood of the night was turned up a notch as they danced the
And just like that after exiting to a sparkler send off the night was over. Kristy recalls everything as being absolutely perfect, and just as she’d dreamed it to be.