by Louise Manning
15th May 2020
Plan A, Plan B or should be go with Plan C?
The Scott’s to be from discussions the day prior had a tough decision to make, and we had until around 12noon on the day of the wedding to decide to allow adequate time to set up for the ceremony. With mother nature threating rain and the wind increasing Plan A on the top of the hill over looking the heads and Bar Beach was achievable but increased risk not to mention the hill was rather wet from prior rainfall, our plan B was to host our ceremony on the dance floor of the reception however as I arrived the lovely Cara of our venue at Caves Costal Bar and Bungalows offered us a Plan C to host this wedding on the Boardwalk as it wasn’t being used and there were no other weddings, so I went off to greet the girls and help Chantelle in making a decision on Plan A, B or now C. After careful deliberation and even a boardwalk visit Chantelle decided to be safe and run with Plan C. I immediately advised our ceremony suppliers including The Event Master that suppled the signing table, easel, peacock chairs and ceremony benches and Hunter Valley Bouquets that did an amazing job on the florals and the supplied the arbour and styling items for both ceremony and reception. Whilst the ceremony set up came to life, I assisted the lovely bridesmaids in building the beautiful cake tower of tasty Krispy Kreme donuts and a few flowers and a little greenery added to the overall look.
I checked in again with the ladies and what a stunning job Steff Matheson Makeup and Renee Walkhom Hair had done on the ladies and mums. Not too far away was our boys getting photographed by the ever so talented Bryce Noone Photography. It was soon time for the boys to head down to the ceremony area and Bryce wanted to do a few more captures of the girls before I brought them out, ensuring the boys couldn’t see Chantelle we headed on down to the board walk where the lovely Julie Muir greeted Mitch and did a little ceremony run through, Mitch’s nerves were defiantly in over drive, as guests began to arrive they definitely didn’t ease.
The deck was full of beautifully dressed and smiling faces ready to witness the marriage of Chantelle and Mitch. Julie and I went to meet with the girls and adjusted the bridal entry plan to suit the new location as the girls prepared to walk down the isle Julie greeted the guests and began the ceremony. At the right moment each bridesmaid wearing dresses from ASOS headed toward the ceremony followed by the breathtakingly beautiful Chantelle dressed in a gown from Lily Grace Bridal escorted by proud Dad Mark. Mitchell was shaking with nerves but as his gorgeous bride arrived into his vision she was greeted with a smile from ear to ear and his nerves eased as he gazed into the eyes of his soulmate. Julie conducted a beautiful ceremony that touched on endless personal attributes of the love and the journey these two have been on, they exchanged rings designed by Ritz Jewellers.
Once the ceremony drew to an end the gorgeous newlyweds exited the ceremony being showered in dried floral confetti from Julie Muir, they quickly heading down to the lower park for a huge group photo and our drone operator Trent from The Fusion Media along with Bryce absolutely nailed it. The bridal party headed off for beach photos and photos with the cool Kombi from Foreshore Kombi Hire, thankfully the weather held out, the magic Bryce & his assistant Andy created on the beach was second to none and I’m sure Chantelle & Mitch will treasure the photos forever. While this was happening, the guests enjoyed a beautiful spread of an antipasto grazing board in the foyer before entering the reception.
Soon enough our bridal party was back and ready to party, the guests entered the reception and I was honoured to be the Emcee for the evening. We did a little housekeeping and then welcomed our bridal party followed with the service of entrées. It was then time for a few speeches, in my emcee address I touched on a few aspects of the love story of Chantelle and Mitch. They have been together since high school and honestly, they are the perfect old married couple and a perfect fit one another, this was evident in a few very touching and heart felt speeches from a few VIPs that spoke. Once the speeches were completed the evening followed through with cutting of their Krispy Kreme Donut cake and their first dance as Husband and Wife, swapped half way through where the couple changed to an emotional father / daughter and mother / son dance. By this time the room was ready to PARTY and the tunes were left in the capable hands of Hunter Valley Wedding Entertainment as the evenings DJ. To add a different dimension to the evening and to swap out for traditional favours, we had the lovely ladies from Magnetic Shots capture memories and print images on magnets for guests to collect and keep yo pop on their fridge as a lasting memory.
The Scott wedding was so much fun we’d do it all again in heartbeat, we know Mitch will be happy to have his Saturday’s back for his beloved baseball and Chantelle will continue to be the prefect partner in life. We are so grateful you chose us to help plan your wedding, bring the final touches together and coordinate and emcee your special day. We wish you both endless happiness and can’t wait to see what your love story brings you.
- Event Planning: Hunter Events
- Styling: Hunter Events
- MC: Hunter Events
- Event Coordinator: Hunter Events
- Venue: Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows
- Styling hire: The Event Master
- Florals and styling goods: Hunter Valley Bouquets
- Make-up: Steff Matheson
- Hair: Renee Walkham
- Photography: Bryce Noone Photography
- Celebrant: Julie Muir
- Bridesmaids dresses: ASOS
- Bridal gown: Lily Grace Bridal
- Rings: Ritz Jewellers
- Drone: The Fusion Media
- Foreshore Kombi Hire
- DJ: Hunter Valley Wedding Entertainment
- Favours: Magnetic Shots