Lens to Life

phillip island wedding – Brent & Catherine

Brent & Catherine’s Phillip Island Wedding in Gippsland was on the 22nd October 2011 at Trenavin Chapel in Ventnor and the reception was held at the Shearwater Restaurant .  Their wedding had a ‘relaxed beach-style’ theme.  Following is a bit of background about the couple and what they thought about their special day!

How did you meet?
We met at my friends 21st birthday.  Brent and I hardly spoke but the following weekend i was going away to Phillip Island with a group of friends and Brent turned up with one of my friends.

Where and how did the proposal take place?
On Red Rocks beach while watching the sunset and having dinner.

What was your favourite moment of your wedding?:
Enjoying the drinks celebrating with family and friends at  Shearwater Restaurant on Phillip Island

Favourite Photo and why?:
I love the photo of my family of four on the cliff out the front of Taylors.  I think that’s the only family photo we had on the day as they didn’t come with us, although coming a close second is the one Lucas put on Facebook of the old pier pillars and the bay, or even me and Brent walking in the driveway of Trenavin with the the trees.


Description of Bride’s Dress:
Dress designed by La Sposa, made in Spain.  It’s an ivory dress that has beeding on the bust and a full skirt that has an opening with embroided detailing.

Wedding Planner:
Wendy Stizza – By Invitation Only

Light pink roses with exposed stems, from Red Earth Flowers.

Bride’s Shoes:
Gold strappy, open toe shoes.  They have rows of diamonties on the straps

Stretched hummer limo.  It was black and we hired it through dreamride limousines

Celebrant: Desmond Stow from Mt Waverly.

had a silver dangling necklace and matching hanging earring, and a blue ring that was my mum’s mothers.  The boys also had matching bracelets and cufflinks that said groom, groomsmen or bestman.

Hair & Makeup:
Our make up was applied by the lovely Pip from Make-up and body art in Cape Woolamai. She specialises in film and television make up.  She worked on the set of braveheart and other well know movies.  We did ask for her not to paint us blue!  Hair was done by John Airs who owns his salon, Kynk hair in Doncaster.

Mark Buccella was the best man and Justin Airs was the groomsman

Wedding Favours:
We doubled up on the name tag and the wedding favour.  It was a lindt chocolate and Wendy Stizza made them to match the invitations.

The Cake:
Was made by Sweethearts cakes, It was a two tiered wedding cake.  The bottom half was chocolate mud and the top half was raspberry and white chocolate swirl.  The cake was covered in light pink and white love hearts.

Brent’s wedding band is two toned, white gold and titanium and mine is gold with a row of fifteen diamonds.

Invitations & Stationery:
By Invitation Only.  The lovely Wendy Stizza.

The Honeymoon:
The main stay of the honeymoon was nine days in Fiji with two nights either side in Sydney.  In Fiji we stayed three nights in Denaru Island at the Sofitel and then we went to Mana Island for the rest of the stay.