by Louise Manning
17th October 2019
The lovely Jenna and & Jordy met us in January with Jenna’s super Mum Sarah, at this stage most there wedding had already been planned as a complete BYO wedding, yep when you hire a venue that doesn’t offer event space you create it, you bring in the marquee, toilets, kitchen etc… to bring the wedding together from top to toe. We were engaged to handle the on-day logistics and final planning touches, and we were ecstatic to hear that the Phipps to be had also engaged a lot of suppliers we already knew to create a masterpiece like no other. To kick off the festival long awesome party of a wedding the team at Prestige Event Hire set up a Marquee like no other with timber floors and see through curtain walls this set an empty canvas for a classic vintage themed wedding at the picturesque Vinden Estate. The celling styling consisted of lush hanging greenery arrangements, with woven fairy lights and hanging chandeliers.
Stunning timber tables and walnut bentwood chairs also from Prestige Event Hire, set the room with an eclectic array of vintage style vases & jars, mixed with various styles of candelabras and votives. The reception setting was finished with and amazing live green wall behind the bridal table. To set the mood, the bridal backdrop was complimented with blue up lights and fairy lights. The to die for florals were provided by Yeng Tan Floral design and were arranged by the lovely mum Sarah, Yeng, the Vintage Estate staff and Hunter Events NSW staff.
As we added the final touches to the already mostly set up ceremony area consisting of timber benches, wine barrels, floral arrangements and round arbour nestled perfectly in a clear area amongst the vineyards, The Boys Studio were working there talented magic on hair and makeup for the huge 7 pax bridal party plus the bride and of course mum, there works was absolutely flawless the girls were stunning as time progressed our Videographer Lucio Tagliani and Photographer Gary Patterson were hard at work capturing every memory possible. Soon our grooms party arrived in style with a stretch limo looking ever so smart, as they welcomed and greeted guests making their way to the ceremony the girls were getting dressed and ready to make their grand entrance. The fine group of guests found a place to sit or stand and thoroughly engaged in the pre ceremony introduction from Jacqui Petterson The Champagne Celebrant, what fun she is. Soon after our bride tribe arrived into our ceremony one by one, along with mum Sarah and of course the couples fur babies followed by out stunning bride lead down the aisle but her proud father. After the beautiful ceremony with lovely music by Duan Kaka was completed the guest headed back to the venue’s café and enjoyed some light nibbles and more music to set the vibe for was set to be an awesome party. The very final touches were completed to the table setting and some 200 odd guests began to find their places at their tables, as everyone found their comfort Saxon a friend of the Groom and Groomsman began his MC address got through some formalities and introduced our bridal party followed by our beautiful newlyweds Mr & Mrs Phipps the freshly warmed and rolled hand towels were crowd pleaser and soon after entrees were served by the talented team at Eden Catering and of course beverages were flowing room round, from the onset you could tell this wedding was going to be one hell of party the crowd was so lively, engaged and excited it was very hard to keep them in their seats, not to mention the tunes by Jordan Smalls as our evening’s DJ also a guest was sounding pretty dam good so I don’t blame them, we progressed into our first lot of speeches with many laughs and tears as two families welcomed the other it was delivered with such sincerity. One that resonated with me most was Saxon’s speech it was heartfelt and emotional, shortly after mains were served a few final speeches were completed the raw emotions were beautiful as a few more spoke you could hear, feel an sense the love was true and real between Jordy and Jenna. Final speeches were followed with the cutting of the cake and the magical first dance, super romantic in such a blissful setting. Soon after the bridal party joined in and then so did the rest of the guests and at this point it was defiantly time for Jordan to shine and did, he ever. The dance floor was full the rest of the night as guest partied and partied and partied the night away. Towards the end of the night the reliable team at Hunter Valley Private tours began transfers of guest back to their accommodation for a solid few hours. We had finished up around this time, but I hear the party keep going on into the early hours of the morning and of course a recovery brunch on the Sunday was required for any lingering or staying guests. A simply stunning wedding we’d all love to relive however thoroughly enjoyed but sadly all over far too soon.