Back in August I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the beautiful intimate wedding of Marc & Nikita up at Clear Mountain Lodge. It was such a beautiful day and we were blessed with such beautiful weather. Here is their Real Life Wedding Experience as told by Nikita.
Bride’s Name: Nikita Whyatt
Groom’s Name: Marc Smith
Date of Wedding: 15th August 2015
Number of Guests: 35
How did you meet?
Through one of Marc’s mate’s girlfriend. Nikita worked with her.
How long did you date?
4yrs engaged for 2yrs
How did he propose?
We went ring shopping together but when he got the ring he asked me at home.
What was your wedding date?
15th August 2015
Why did you choose this date? Any special reason?
It’s was our anniversary 6 yrs together on our wedding day
Where did you have your wedding?
Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard
Was there any special touches, vows, traditions or tributes that you included into your ceremony?
We had the traditional vows, but the celebrant was an old neighbour of Nikita’s which was very special.
If you could pick one special moment from the day to remember what would it be?
The whole day.
Who designed your gown?
Where was it purchased?
Hills In Hollywood DFO Jindalee
What was your gown shopping experience like? Was this dress the first one you tried on? Did you try on hundreds, loved it, hated it?
I tried on many dresses. My dream dress was too heavy and uncomfortable . The shop assistant made me try on my dress and I fell in love with it.
Where there any special details you included in your day? Did you borrow a piece of jewellery etc?
My necklace and earrings was a gift from Marc a few years ago.
What was your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?
I had my great grandmother brooch on my bouquet which was my old and borrowed, my dress was new and my garter was my something blue.
Did you have any DIY elements to your day?
I handmade the place cards.
If you could describe the overall theme of your wedding day what would it be?
Gown: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaids: No bridesmaids but the flower girls oufit from Esty and Myers.
Rings: Michael Hills
Hair & Makeup: Kara Lehmann Makeup Artist
Ceremony: Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard
Celebrant: Barry from Angelic Bliss Celebrations
Reception: Clear Mountain Lodge Spa & Vineyard
Entertainment: Party Sounds
Cake: Dream Cakes and Creations
Flowers/Florist: Elizabeth Rose Bridal
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
How did you find your overall experience with the above vendors?
Had no problems at all. They all were all lovely and professional.
Do you have any advice for other brides?
Keep it simple. A wedding is meant to be the happiest day of your life so why make it stressful.
What made your wedding day so memorable?
Having our close family and friends there to be part of our celebration.
What was the funniest memory from your wedding day?
Watching our flower girl (our 2.5yr daughter) she was having a blast.
What was the weather and location like on the day?
If there was one thing that you would change from the day, what would it be and why? I should of had a pair of flats waiting at the reception as being in heels all day killed my feed. I was glad to get them off! Also book early for venue, photographer, cake, hair and makeup and celebrant.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Queenstown, New Zealand.
And here is there little highlight slideshow showcasing some of the gorgeous photographs from their day!