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Trenavin Chapel Wedding – Stuart & Laura

Stuart and Laura’s Phillip Island wedding commenced with the ceremony at the beautiful Trenavin Chapel and was followed by a ceremony at Clifftop Boutique Accommodation.
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We meet at high school in year 9. It is hard to remember back then what our first thoughts were as it has been 12 years. We are total opposites – Stuart is the joker and Laura is the serious one.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?
A. Stuart proposed to Laura in a hot air balloon ride over Sugarloaf Dam in the Yarra Valley. Stuart obviously was very nervous, but still got down on one knee. Laura was shocked to say the least – she couldn’t stop swearing at him (in a funny way, because she was so shocked)
Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. We leave after the wedding for a week in Port Douglas. We plan to go overseas once we have finished building our dream home.
Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. Finish building our new home, plan an overseas trip and relax.
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our ceremony is at Trenavin Chapel, which we both fall in love with because of the driveway before even seeing the chapel.
Our reception is at Clifftop Boutique Accommodation. We choose this venue for its amazing views and we both just felt really comfortable – like we were at home.
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. I am wearing a Roz La Klein ivory lace dress – with a beautiful belt feature. My jewellery is a beautiful gift from my father, which is freshwater pearls. My shoes are a low heel, ivory with diamante.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. Relaxed Cocktail & rustic
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. Hair is by Ella Anderson – Phillip Island Hair. I have an up-do with a braid. My bridesmaides are half up half down with a braid. Make up is by Jess from Metamorph Makeup Artisty who is doing a natural airbrushed look for us all.
Q. Who is the person conducting your service?
A. Celebrant – John Murphy
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. Tropical Zone Flowers. We are having ivory calla lillies and roses.
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Three-tier white chocolate mud cake with personalied bobblehead cake toppers. Supplied by Stacey Mantel.
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. My wonderful Dad has been working around the clock to re-build his 1960 Holden FB for the bridal cars. The boys are arriving in one of the groomsmen’s vehicle.
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. Drinks supplied by Clifftop. Food supplied by Alva from Prior’s.

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