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Trenavin Chapel Wedding Phillip Island – James & Justine

James and Justine were married on 10th December 2016 @ the lovely beachside venue Trenavin Chapel.  There ceremony was followed by a reception held at The Cape Kitchen on the other side of Phillip Island.  Here are some words from our bride and groom about how they came to be together, their wedding day and their plans for their future together.

  • Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
    A. We met in 2006 on Justine’s 18th birthday at the Wheeler’s Hill hotel and waved hello to each other as we were introduced. Little did we know that about a month later we would meet again at schoolies on the gold coast where things really took off! When we first met we both thought instantly that the other had amazing eyes which were the first thing i noticed when i saw him again and said hey i know you!
  • Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
    A. The proposal took place in Apollo bay on the 10th of April 2015. James said he was taking me on a surprise trip and wouldn’t tell me where we were going and as i needed to use the bathroom at the beach we stopped to also have a drink on the beach. about twenty minutes after sitting on the beach James asked me if i wanted to go i said yes please its freezing! And i stood up and turned around and he was on one knee with a ring box in hand! he asked me to marry him and I said yes immediately about a hundred times!

    After saying a couple of nights at our favorite place to stay in Apollo Bay – Chris’ Beacon Point James ran off at breaky to grab something from the room and came back with another surprise which when i opened i could not believe! It was plane tickets to Queensland! He had planned it all and got the time off work for me from my boss and we headed off to the airport after breaky and spend the next five days celebrating in the sun on the gold coast!

  • Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
    A. We are going to Europe for one month for our honey moon. We are traveling to Paris, Greek Islands, Italy, Monaco and Dubai.
  • Q. What are your future plans together?
    A. We plan to start trying for a family on our honeymoon in September 2017! We have also just bought our second (and dream!) home and we are looking forward to renovating the entire place from top to bottom including all 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms so that will be another thing thing to start as soon as possible!
  • Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
    A. The ceremony is being held at Trenavin Chapel in Ventnor and we chose this venue because Justine wanted a Large Cathedral Church wedding and James wanted a beach wedding with an amazing view so we got the best of both worlds in one!
    The reception is being held at the Cape Kitchen and we chose this venue because of the high quality food and service with the amazing clifftop water front view.
  • Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
    A. My wedding dress is a princess fairy tale dress with beading on the bodice and a large puffed out skirt. This proved difficult taking pictures and getting in and out of the wedding cars!! It was Ivory in color and I borrowed a swarovski crystal veil off my sister to match the dress as my something borrowed for the day. I had Tiffany Blue toe nails for something blue and I wore gold sparkly pointy toe flat shoes. I wore large drop gold earrings with diamontes along with a channel diamond bangle i borrowed off my mother.
  • Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
    A. Black and white vintage style with a touch of gold glitter!
  • Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
    A. Hair was done by Always Ahead hairdressing and was styles half up half down with a soft curl down around my face and Bridesmaids was up in a low side bun with a side fringe. https://www.facebook.com/All-Ways-Ahead-Hairdressing-1478361279102028/ Make up was soft and natural colours with a touch of a pink lip, done by Jess’ Sheer Beauty https://www.facebook.com/JSheerBeauty/
  • Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
    A. Celebrant was John Murphy who came highley reccomended by the owners of Trenavin Chapel and was absolutely awesome!
  • Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
    A. Flowers were done by Flowers of Phillip Island and were perfect Peony Roses in plain white for the bridesmaids. The Bridal bouquet was a white peony rose arrangement with a few blush roses scattered to give it some color. I also had a bouquet made with love as my bouquet was not complete until i walked down the isle to collect 3 missing pieces. As i walked down the isle 3 people important to James and I gave me pieces of my bouquet that were then placed together with a ribbon. These pieces were given to me my brother in law and nephew, James’ God mother and James’ father.
  • Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
    A. Our wedding favours were stubby holders from Hot Promos http://hotpromos.com.au/. Our cake was by Elaine’s cakes who is local to the island and it was yummy! www.elainescakes.com.au/
  • Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
    A. Transport for the wedding were 3 1969 Camaros and they were driven by some friends of one of James’ work friends.
  • Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
    A. Food and drink at the reception were supplied by the Cape Kitchen and were phenomenal!
  • Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
    A. Thank you to the Cape Kitchen and Trenavin Chapel!

    We would also like to thank Last Monument Entertainment for our amazing MC/DJ and Drummer combo at our reception! Everything was absolutely perfect we couldn’t have asked for a better job to have been done and all our guests loved it!! http://www.lastmonumentevents.com/

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