by Louise Manning
20th December 2019
When the weather reports threaten rain, but we go with Plan A anyway! The gorgeous Jamie and Scott engaged our services mid planning seeking some help with styling and on day management with all their majors already booked in including the venue Chateau Elan, Hair Hair by Liss Dominish, Makeup by Kiss n Makeup, photos by the talented ladies at Popcorn photography, Matthew from Design Patrol, Jaimie’s great aunt was appointed the celebrant, Band was locked in with Luke Zanc Trio, cake was delish from Project Cakes, Fireworks were booked with Ka-Boom and it was mostly styling left and on day logistics and planning to bring this huge and WOW wedding together. We designed the theme as a Modern geometric featuring blush, ivory and peach colours and hints of marble, we then contract Newcastle Flower markets to provide the florals and styling items, Love Glows to bring the very popular LOVE light up letters and Sajaro delivered the goods with flawless invites, and the complete on day stationary and the guests personalised marble tiles as place cards and favours. For added entertainment we also contracted in The Photo Booth-Less. After lots of back and forth perfecting the design, the layout and the run sheet the big day finally arrived and with heavy clouds lingering and the massive risk of down pour (mostly in the morning) we decided to run with Plan A and stick with our original layout and schedule and hope for the best and didn’t this return the good tenfold. We were blessed with light morning sprinkles of rain, it’s good luck on your wedding day to get a little rain anyway right! Well before we knew it the reception room was in full production of a classy setup and before long we shifted over to the Chapel to set this space for our wedding ceremony, with the drizzle increasing we had our fingers and toes crossed for no rain during and in between our ceremony and reception. The Ceremony was well delivered by Francine and it had a perfect balance of humour, romance and personality. Afterwards the bridal party headed off for group photos and we continued to style the reception room, before we knew it, it was time to greet out guests and have them settle into reception and find their tables The night kicked off with Trent a friend as their MC who had the jokes flying all night and the guests in stitches, the bridal party was introduced in grand style and danced their way into the reception after practicing in the side room for some 30 min prior. Entrée were soon served, and the photo booth was open for business, shortly after entrée we began with a few speeches and progressed into main meals followed again by more speeches, soon after we ushered guest outside for the couple’s cake cutting and just as Scott and Jaimie cut the cake an absolutely stunning array of fireworks filled the night sky for some 7minutes entertainment, this such a WOW moment of excitement, joy, romance and pure satisfaction from each of the guests and before long the beautiful display was complete we unshed the guests back into the reception room for the first dance, after completing a half choreographed first dance the bridal party and guests were asked to join in when I quote “it gets awkward”. Before long the dance floor was full while The Luke Zanc Trio belted out the tunes. This wedding was a perfect combination of fun, romance, and a true celebration of love. We were so honoured to be a part of such a wonderful day and we wish Mr & Mrs Lawrence a lifetime of love and happiness as they embark on their new journey through life as Husband and Wife.