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Q & A WITH THE BRIDE

Who

Laura Smith (Vukelic), 26, Search Account Manager & Daniel Smith, 28, finance manager

Location

St Francis Xavier Catholic church, Berrima & Centennial Vineyards, Bowral

Guests

130

Theme

"Enchanted old Hollywood"

The Wedding dress

"Ivory, classic fitted style with French beaded lace on the bodice, tulle straps with lace detail, sweetheart neckline with deep v, fitted bodice with a trumpet line skirt and train; French lace hair piece and cathedral length veil"

Bridesmaids' dresses

"A mix of pink & purple dresses, with tulle over lay and rouged sweetheart neckline, each bridesmaid tied the next sashes differently, with French lace hair pieces (same lace from my wedding dress)"

Invitations

"Made by The Distillery, they were off white with strung lights & floral designs, the main invitation had gold foiling accenting the flowers & writing"

Flowers

"Bride – white & off white roses with greenery; bridesmaids – soft pastel roses & greenery"

Ceremony

"Catholic nuptial mass, bridal procession included my beautiful 2 year old nephew Luca & niece Portia in a Cinderella like flower girl dress, readings done by family members"

Reception

"Very relaxed, there was plenty of food and wine (made at the venue), with entrée & dessert sharing platters so guests felt free to move about during the night; each couple of the bridal party entered to a song selected by the bride & groom followed by the father’s speeches & cutting of the cake. Guests really enjoyed the food & atmosphere and were blown away by the decorations, many spent most of the night in the beautifully lit court yard. After dinner there were more speeches & the bridal waltz followed by all the guests joining in and dancing away to the live band, the White Tree."

Decorations

"Styled by She Designs Events & Jardine Botanic, the enchanted hollywood theme flowed through the ceiling with lush branches & floral decorations hanging amongst Egyptian antique lights & chandelier; the tables were covered in tea lights, flowers, mercury glass votives & candles; table numbers were the names of old Hollywood actors, the bride & groom sat on large butterfly cane chairs and behind them the mantle was draped in greenery, vines & had large candles, there were also more cane chairs & coloured antiqued lounges in the courtyard with more tea candles, flowers & fairy lights."

Favours

"The bride & groom’s family donated money to the RSPCA NSW on behalf of the guests, guests were also welcome to take home table decorations"

Wedding cake

"3 tier mud cake with lavender coloured buttercream icing & adorned with a large ivory petal flower down the side."

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