Let’s Get Hitched Perfectly
Casey & Alex – 9th October 2015
Casey and Alex are the perfect couple and they managed to achieve the perfect wedding thanks to making just one great decision right at the beginning of their planning process; they were going to use suppliers from the amazing Let’s Get Hitched website for most of their wedding services. Once that decision had been made – the planning process was a breeze!
Casey’s Maid of Honor; Brittany is the Venue Manager at one of the fantastic venues listed on www.letsgethitched.com.au, the beautiful and generally fabulous Mulberry on Swan. As Mulberry on Swan has been a member of Lets Get Hitched since the website’s initiation, Brittany was able to direct Casey to the site and suggest that she should approach some of the vendors listed on there as they have already been through a rigorous reviewing process and they must have impeccable reputations to be accepted to the site. Not only that, but most of the vendors on the site are required to list their price ranges on the site to assist bridal couples with their budgeting right from the start of the planning process. Casey heeding Brittany’s advice and the result was epic!
The day began at the picturesque Vines Resort and Country Club (listed under Accommodation on the LGH website) where both the girls and boys were preparing for the wedding. The girls make up was very expertly and flawlessly applied by Denise from The Full Monty Beauty Salon one of the 3 hair and make up artist companies selected to be listed on the Lets Get Hitched website. Denise made the girls very comfortable and applied the make up to suit the “look” selected by Casey and also to complement the style of the dresses. One of the Bride’s close friends had agreed to style the girl’s hair, which was also stunning.
All of the bridal preparations were captured by the couple’s chosen photographer, and coincidentally, a founder of the www.letsgethitched.com.au, James Burton; James Burton Photography . James is an expert at relaxing the couple and their bridal party and is excellent with any children involved in the day; in this case the couples two young girls! James likes to capture the personality of the bridal couple and their bridesmaids and groomsmen. This was never more the case then with the Groom and Groomsmen who had some pirate hats at hand for their preparation photos (as you do!).
The couple really wanted an elegant and timeless style of vehicle to transport the girls to the ceremony and so they selected So Cal Limos who are also a proud member of the Lets Get Hitched family. The comfortable and luxurious limo swept the bride, flower girls and bridesmaids on to the lawn, right by the river at Mulberry on Swan for the ceremony; it was certainly, the perfect entrance.
Choosing the right celebrant is one of the most crucial elements of a wedding as the correct choice here can really contribute to creating the perfect tone for the rest of your wedding day. Brad Whitelock was definitely the right selection! Brad set the all of the Bridal party at their ease, cracked some appropriate jokes to relax the nerves and tension which was clearly evident in them and guided them effortlessly but, calmly through the emotionally charged ceremony.
Once the ceremony, congratulations and group photographs were finished; the bridal party made their way to Guildford for their photo shoot and the guests were able to enjoy drinks and canapés in the Cellar Door at Mulberry. Apart from the beautiful views of the river, the light, elegant and self-contained reception rooms and the gorgeous ceremony areas; one of the most appealing things about holding your wedding at Mulberry on Swan is that your guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and light finger food in the Cellar Door and nobody has to travel from one place to another for the different parts of the day – everyone gets to enjoy the whole marriage celebration experience, altogether, in the one place.
The bridal party returned from their short trip to Guildford, sunset photographs were taken at Mulberry on the front paddock with the light fading behind the iconic windmill and water-tower.
All too soon it was time to enter the reception and get the party started. Once again Casey and Alex had chosen a trusted member of www.letsgethitched.com.au as their DJ; the always entertaining, very professional and amusing Leighton Coslett, owner and sole operator of Dragon Discos . The advantage of booking with Leighton (apart from his amazing wit and repertoire) is that, if you are lucky enough that he is available on your date and you book him; it is Leighton who will be there on the night for you as DJ and MC. Leighton never takes bookings and then passes them on, if you book Dragon Discos, you book Leighton, simple as that. Leighton had the dance floor full all night, he kept the evening flowing with his perfect MC’ing skills and he kept the guests amused with his one-liners and entertainment.
One of the highlights and main centerpieces of the reception room was, of course, the all important Wedding Cake. Once again, Casey had used one of the vendors from the Let’s Get Hitched website; the incredibly talented Alison from Vines Cakes. Alison had designed, baked and created a beautiful cake for this very special wedding. It looked spectacular in white, fondant icing with piped, white scrolls and regal, purple ribbon to match the theme of the wedding. The cake tasted as good as it looked and all of the guests had the opportunity to try it as it was a central element of the dessert bar.
The guests savored a delicious meal, were entertained with witty and emotional speeches, enjoyed great beverage service and had an absolute ball on the dance floor. Everyone at the wedding agreed that it was an exceptional night and Casey and Alex had the time of their lives, which is what it’s all about.
So when it’s your turn to plan the perfect wedding you only have to remember three little words…………Let’s Get Hitched – everything you need for your wedding including the price!