Ciara & Tim’s Real Wedding

Ciara & Timothy Cook

 22 November, 2016

90 Guests

Wedding Invitations: Adorn Invitations

Dress: Sottero & Midgley

Dress Alterations: Heather Sellick Bridal Couture

Makeup: Andrea – Makeup With Me

Hair: Bree

Shoes: Alannah Hill

Accessories: Etsy

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

Music: Hitzone

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!

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