“We both love the Hunter Valley (good wine and good food) We really wanted a venue where the ceremony and reception could be held at the one place. Whilst we love the Hunter Valley, rustic isn’t our aesthetic so we began looking for more modern industrial venues and stumbled upon Hunters Quarter. We immediately fell in love with the outlook and the decision was made”
Caitlin and Drew wanted a short, relaxed, ceremony reflective of them as a couple. They chose to do so by having Caitlin’s sister, Jessica perform the non-legal aspects of the weddings. It allowed for an intimate ceremony that truly captured their personalities. Their ceremony was held on the grounds, with a beautiful custom backdrop set amongst the vines. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed lawn games, drinks and a delicious grazing table whilst the bridal party had their photos taken.
Caitlin wore a stunning Moira Hughes Couture gown, she wanted something different, comfortable, dance floor appropriate and that reflected her personality. Drew’s initial preference was for “boardies and thongs” but with a little convincing, he chose stretch chino’s, white shirt and dark blue jacket, sans tie.
The overall style and colour palette for the wedding evolved out of Caitlin’s love of everything gold, black and industrial, with a touch of peach/pink from the Bridesmaids dresses. The Wedding Designers took the couple’s brief and with their team of creatives came up with a stunning modern romantic design. “The Wedding Designer team were phenomenal in every way. They took our vision, made it better + everything we could have wanted. Most importantly, they were a dream to work with and no task or change was too difficult. We can’t thank them enough!”
The reception was a sit down feast along with a dance floor in the restaurant. “Our plan for the reception was a big party consisting of good food, good wine, good people and really bad dancing! And I think we succeeded!”
Caitlin and Drew stayed onsite in “The White House”. A federation style cottage overlooking the historic vines and within walking distance to Hunters Quarter and Cockfighter’s Ghost cellar door.
VENUE Hunters Quarter
PHOTOGRAPHER Keegan Cronin
VIDEO Amico Films
CELEBRANT Jacqueline Majer, Jessica Ford (Bride’s sister)
STYLING, FLORALS + HIRE The Wedding Designer
HAIR Hair by Claire, Hardys on Hunter
MAKEUP Emma Wakely
GOWN Moira Hughes Couture
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Shona Joy
SUITS Peter Jackson
BONBONNIERE + WISHING WELL Sketch and Etch
ENTERTAINMENT CEREMONY Jerome O’Conner
ENTERTAINMENT RECEPTION Vanguard Players
WEDDING + ENGAGEMENT RINGS Larsen Jewellery
JEWELLERY Pandora, Samantha Wills and Swarovksi
CAKE Wild Rose Sweets
ACCOMMODATION The White House