Ciara & Timothy Cook
22 November, 2016
Wedding Invitations: Adorn Invitations
Dress: Sottero & Midgley
Dress Alterations: Heather Sellick Bridal Couture
Makeup: Andrea – Makeup With Me
Shoes: Alannah Hill
Jewellery maker in Israel
Tim’s Wedding Band: Jewelry by Johan in the USA
Bridesmaids Dresses: Michelle De Lacey Dress Maker
Grooms Suit: AndreJ Menswear
Photographer: Darin Collison Photography
Menus & Place Cards: BWedding Invitations
Food: Yarra Valley Catering
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Flowers: Debbie O’Neill
Celebrant: Susan Daff
Ceremony Venue: Gum Gully Farm
Reception Venue: Gum Gully Farm
How did you and your partner meet? Tim played footy with a couple of friends of mine and we were invited to a team mates 18th birthday
How did he propose? At home over breakfast on Valentines day. We had just finished laying the merbau on our deck. We have done a lot of DIY at home during our renovations.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
Communication, compromise and just having fun. Doing things we both enjoy together and apart. Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: It was a Sottero and Midgley gown. Champagne in color with crystals, beading and lace. Simple and Elegant. I thought I would go look at dresses then have it made. But this one was just what I wanted and I knew a really good dress maker who could alter it to fit perfectly.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day? Florals, vintage and relaxed atmosphere.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
The Reception. Being surrounded by all our family and friends there to celebrate us. And feeding the deer. Any DIY décor elements? My mum, dad and bridesmaids all helped with bunting, table runners, table numbers and a few other pieces. If you could do it all over again, what would you change? Nothing!
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Organize all you can early as you can and do what you want not what family and friends want. After all it’s your and your future husbands day!