Sara and Steven enjoyed their beautiful ceremony and reception at the popular Stones of the Yarra Valley, a setting gently nestled in rolling hills and vineyards.
The venue was decorated beautifully in hues of pretty blues, creams and dusky pink flowers that revealed a relaxed and whimsical style and reflected Sara’s creativity.
The couple had been together for 10 years and were living in the UK when, on their anniversary, Steven swept Sara away for a romantic Brighton seaside getaway. It was on that special occasion that Steven proposed to Sara and, through tears of happiness and surprise, she said yes.
They met at a football grand final party when they were just 17 and now, more than a decade later, they held hands under a beautiful March sun and promised they would be together forever.
The afternoon of the wedding was beautiful and warm. Sara had rented Brentwood House, quaint refurbished 1940s weatherboard in Healesville, in which to get ready for the big occasion.
Sara’s bridesmaids helped carefully button up her one-of-a-kind wedding gown that had been lovingly covered in French lace cut from the dress her mother was married in.
For Sara the dress was unique because her Mum, a former bridal dress maker, had sewn the gown herself.
Sara’s look was sophisticated and contemporary while having beautiful vintage elements. The shoulders of her gown had beautiful diamanté encrusted capped sleeves and unlike the traditional veil, Sara wore a tulle fascinator.
The bridesmaids were dressed in different brands but all complemented each other in a pale shade of dusky pink.
Before long Sara and her ladies were travelling to the chapel in a classic 1950s car that belonged to Steven’s grandfather and is treasured by his family.
Sara said one of her favourite moments during the wedding was seeing Steven, proud with tears, watch her as she walked toward him down the aisle.
In their 12 years together, Sara and Steven had weathered adolescence and foreign countries and both dearly loved how well their personalities complimented each other.