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Wedding Clifftop Phillip Island – Dan & Heather

Dan & Heather’s wedding at Clifftop Phillip Island was held on 25th November 2016.  So we can get to know our couples better we like to ask them a few questions.  Here is a bit more about Dan & Heather in there own words:
Q. When and how did you meet? And what were your first thoughts?
A. We met in 2003, when I was a random at a party at his house. Steve, a mutual friend, introduced us. I thought he was cute, but had a boyfriend at the time. We hit it off throughout the night, but it wasn’t until Schoolies in 2004 that things started to take off. Dan asked the question, “Will you go out with me?” at the smallest pier in San Remo, which later became known as our ‘Fishy Little Pier’.
Q. When and how did the proposal take place and how did you feel?A. For our 10 year anniversary, Dan took me back down to the island for a weekend getaway. He was going to pop the question that weekend, but the car broke down and we had to be rescued by my mum, who drove all the way from Melbourne to pick us up.

Two days later, when we went to pick up the car from the mechanic, we went back to our fishy little pier, where Dan got down on one knee, with the sun setting in the background.

From there, we have 2 versions of events. Dan seems to recall me saying, “yes, yes, yes” a lot, whereas I recall saying, “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god” until he kindly mentioned, “You haven’t given me an answer yet!”

Obviously, I said ‘yes’!

Dan had planned this very well, because after a few minutes, I realised we now have 2 cars and would have to drive home separately! Dan said that this was so I could make all of my phone calls (and he wouldn’t have to listen!)

This is exactly what happened. I don’t remember much of the trip home, following slowly behind Dan, as I made several incredibly excited phone calls, to family and friends!

Q. Where are you going on your honeymoon?
A. I’m so excited to share in Dan’s first overseas trip! His brand new passport will be getting a work out!

It starts off with a week in Los Angeles, followed by a week in my favourite place, New York! From there, we will be heading over to Iceland for 8 days, 6 of those days will be spent on a Northern Lights tour.
Next, we head to Finland for one night in Helsinki, before flying up to Lapland to spend a night in a hotel made from ice and one night in a glass top igloo!

Q. What are your future plans together (e.g. buying a house/starting a family)
A. We’ve been living together for the last 3 years and already have everything we need, including our fur baby, Indi! Next on the agenda would be some rugrats!
Q. Where is your ceremony and reception being held and why did you choose these venues?
A. Our reception and ceremony are both being held at the amazing Clifftop Boutique Accommodation!
We found a few venues down on the island, but fell in love with Clifftop from the moment we walked in. Rachel was so amazing, I can’t imagine having been married anywhere else!
Q. What does your wedding dress look like? Please give a detailed description and also include any accessories including jewellery and shoes.
A. My dress is a Jack Sullivan couture wedding gown from Fairytales Bridal in Nunawading. It’s ivory coloured with plenty of beading, lace and a bit of bling throughout! The back is an open V, which is amazing.
Earrings were from South Gippsland Jewellers in Cranbourne and are a light pink pearl drop earring. The bracelet is a silver tennis bracelet from Goldmark.
My headpiece is from the wonderful Roman and French. https://romanandfrench.com/
Shoes were a bargain buy from Myer, just silver flats from Nine West.
Q. Do you have a Theme or style to your wedding? And if so, what is it?
A. We kind of opted for a modern rustic theme, with a sunset colour scheme. There were plenty of DIY moments and a bit of creativeness!
Q. Hair & Makeup – please describe what your hair and makeup is like and who the suppliers are.
A. My talented sister-in-law, Carla, from Cutz Above The Rest Hair & Beauty, is doing all of our hair and make-up. https://www.facebook.com/Cutz-Above-The-Rest-Hair-Beauty-162289470491527/?fref=ts
Q. Who is the person conducting your service? (celebrant, minister, priest etc).
A. Leeanne Quinlivan is our civil celebrant. She married my older brother, Gavin, then my sister, Robyn, so now it’s my turn! https://www.facebook.com/leeanne.quinlivan/?pnref=lhc
Q. Florist – what are your flowers like & who is the supplier?
A. My flowers are silk flowers from Flowers For Ever After. The amazing team created the perfect sunset themed bouquets for the girls and I! https://www.facebook.com/flowersforeverafter/?fref=ts
The flowers for the table centrepieces, arbour and aisle, are by my very talented friend and bridesmaid, Iris!
Q. Wedding Favours & Cake – what are they like and who is the supplier?
A. Our wedding favours are tests tubes filled with M&Ms, sitting in a board made by my Opa. He painstakingly drilled 100 holes in it for them to sit. I decorated it with a bit of DIY love! The supplier was Custom Favours, who did a great job! https://www.customfavours.com.au/ Our cake was done by Dan’s very talented cousin, Bec. It’s a chocolate mud cake, with white buttercream frosting. Flowers hanging off the side are also by Flowers For Ever After. Our bunting was personalised on Etsy, all the way from the Ukraine!
Q. Transport – what mode of transport did you choose and who was the supplier?
A. We’re getting ready at the venue, so didn’t need any cars. To get to and from our photo locations, my sister’s partner, James was our awesome chauffeur!
Q. Food & Drink – what are they like and who is the supplier if not venue?
A. It’s a cocktail style reception with delicious finger food from Catering By Chefs. http://www.cateringbychefs.com.au/
Q. Is there any other supplier you would specifically like to mention:
A. Thank you to Rachel from Clifftop for going above and beyond with absolutely everything! She has been amazing!
Also, thank you Lucas for your incredible photography. You have been very easy to work with and talk to throughout this whole process!
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