Sarah and Scott’s wedding was filled with romance and fun – a true reflection of this beautiful couple’s energy from the first moment they met.
Both were standing in the queue of a boat party called ‘Shipfaced’ when Sarah turned around to see her future husband. Tall, dark and handsome, she couldn’t help but tell him he was ‘hot’ and the rest, as they say, is history.
The second time they saw each other was when Scott whisked Sarah off for a little picnic at the beach the day after Valentine’s Day. After handing her a rose, sparks flew as they enjoyed drinks, music, dancing, laughter and a beautiful sunset.
After four and a half years together, these two love birds decided to make it official and set a date for their upcoming nuptials in early February 2022.
The location & venue
Sarah and Scott wanted to keep their wedding local, and the beautiful landscapes and vineyards of the Hunter Valley already had their hearts.
They fell in love with Dalwood Estate from the moment they entered its long, sweeping driveway. Even on that particular cloudy day, they were enraptured by its incredible moodiness. Once inside, Scott was sold on the open fireplaces, exposed bricks, wooden beams and stunning long bar.
The big day
The ceremony took place on a warm summer day. After a morning of men in turbans and girls posing with inflatable unicorns, the couple said “I do” against a stunning wine country backdrop surrounded by family and friends.
Sarah wore a Made with Love dress with a simple silhouette, train and cute ruffled sleeves. Scott and the groomsmen donned customised suits in navy from Rundle Tailoring, matched with ivory collared shirts and maroon ties.
The Wedding Designers styled the event with a dreamy aesthetic of beautiful soft pink, peach and cream roses that matched the bouquets and buttonholes, white candles, thousands of fairy lights and little retro and vintage touches.
After playful photoshoots and a quick outfit change for Sarah into a Kookai two-piece, the party began and was filled with laughter, smiles, and champagne. Their first dance was ‘Breathless’ by The Corrs, a fun banger with special memories, perfect for dancefloor spins and a singalong.
The special memories
Reflecting on the day, Sarah had so many favourite moments to share.
These included getting ready with her beautiful makeup artist friends, her brother playing the guitar as her and her dad walked down the aisle and having a few moments as a couple before they entered the reception to soak it all in.
But the one that stands out the most is Scott saying, “How ya going?’ when she arrived by his side, and the huge smile he couldn’t wipe off his face!
Despite being nervous about reading out the vows, Scott’s favourite part of the day was the ceremony and all the love and laughter. He was also chuffed when saxophonist Paul Isaac played Innerbloom by Rufus – a surprise from his new bride.
The couple’s advice
For other couple’s planning their wedding, Sarah and Scott had some great tips to share. “Just have fun and do what you want.” and “Don’t stress about the little details, including seeing your dress on MAFS two weeks before your wedding!”
Also, “Schedule some alone time together and actually stop to soak it all in. Look at the beautiful surroundings and all your friends and family together having the best time. It really is the most special day.”
The Rundle experience
Scott knew he would be heading back to Rundle Tailoring after experiencing their services before as a groomsman. This time, he found the process for his big day just as helpful and professional.
“Each of us boys are quite different in terms of height and size, and the Rundle team nailed the suits for each of us with no issues. We didn’t have to think of anything; they had everything covered for us.”
He also added that the colour was spot on and looks great in the wedding photos – and we have to agree! We were delighted to have been involved in this beautiful, laughter-filled day, especially as we know Sarah from wedding circles.
Sarah & Scott’s wedding vendors:
Celebrant: Jeremy – That Altar Guy
Photographer: Kayla – Luna Wilde Photography
Suits: Rundle Tailoring
Ceremony dress: Made with Love
Reception outfit: Kookai
Makeup: Tannia T
Hair: Bonnie – Makeup by Bonnie Lee
Videographer: Dyllan- The Lucky Ones
Venue: Dalwood Estate
Stylist: The Wedding Designers
Florals: The Wedding Designers, Fleuruvent
Isle song: Daniel Rhys
Saxophonist: Paul Isaacs
Music: Silent Shout Entertainment
Wedding coordinator: Luke – Letter Press Events
Invites: Ship Lee Studio
Cake: Euro Patisserie