Wedding Couple Lindemans Wedding

Emma + Chris were married on the 17th of September 2016 at Stonehurst Cedar Creek Winery in Wollombi. 

It was a celebration filled with love and happiness. Emma’s divine lace wedding gown was created by Kelley Heaney Bridal Couture and the wedding day and all its beautiful details was captured by the talented Caitlin at Curly Tree Photography.  

To view a list of suppliers and links to their websites, scroll to the end of the story.

How long did it take you to plan the wedding overall?

Chris proposed to me in September and we were married almost a year after to the day. I work in the wedding industry and was aware that if you want to book the best vendors you need to hop to it quickly so I think I sent my first inquiry a couple days after we got engaged.

Couple Happy Kissing Arch

Bride's Tip: 

Book in your big ticket items quickly such as the reception venue, the wedding photographer and wedding stylist and then the little things can be organised closer to the date. 

I knew what vendors I wanted and knew they would need at least 12 months notice to be secured, but I wouldn't have wanted to drag out the wedding preparation any longer either! By the end I really just wanted the Big Day to roll around! 

How would you describe your wedding theme and how did you come up with it?

I would call our wedding Tuscan Elegance. I came up with it with our wedding stylists "The Wedding Designers". We came up with the idea as my husband Chris has Italian heritage and we wanted to incorporate this into the feel of the event. 

Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses

What was each of your favourite elements of your wedding?

Favourite part?! Can I say every minute?! I loved being walked down the aisle by my Dad. 

The ceremony was so meaningful, we both wrote our own vows and I surprised Chris by reciting personally writtem vows to his two little boys, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. 

And as for the wedding photos...they came out better than expected - Caitlin from Curly Tree was the best investment I made! 

Wollombi Wedding

What kind of music did you have? Did you have a bridal waltz, either traditional or otherwise? 

At the ceremony my brothers sang and played the acoustic guitar. Having them play added an extra layer of meaning to the ceremony.

At the reception we did have a Bridal Waltz, we danced to John Legend's "Stay With You".

We didn't choreograph our dance as we wanted it to be a natural moment where we weren't thinking about the dance moves but just being - we did practise though - just a couple of times after several glasses of red wine around our lounge room. 

Wedding Ceremony Decor

Was there anything that didn’t go according to plan on the day – anything unexpected?

There were a few minor things that didn't quite go to plan - but it's so true what people say, it really doesn't matter on the day!

We just kept saying "As long as I'm your husband and you're my wife by the end of the day, then all is good!" 

Wollombi WeddingWedding decor

Did you do anything before or after your wedding day to extend the celebrations?

We had all the usual Hens and Bucks parties, an engagement party and a Kitchen Tea.   

We we chose to go to the Hunter Valley for our wedding so everyone could 'get away' and really get into the mood. 

Lindemans Wedding

Everyone stayed at the one place, The Crowne Plaza. It worked well as we could easily catch up for dinner and drinks the night before and then the day after the wedding we could laze around the pool  and talk about all the fun festivities from the night before.  

The Honour Role

Wedding Photographer : Curly Tree Photography 

Wedding Ceremony Venue : Stonehurst Vineyard in Cedar Creek 

Wedding Venue : Lindemans Winery

Marriage Celebrant : Phil Tweed 

Wedding Dress : Kelley Heaney Bridal Couture

Wedding Cakes : Clare and Jean

Bridesmaids Dresses : Rodeo Show 

Groom and Groomsmen suits : Roger David 

Jewellery and Accessories : Maria Elena (brides) Mimco & Samantha Wills (bridesmaids) 

Shoes : Sportsgirl 

Hair and Makeup : Cassandra Weller (hair) Stevi Hopkins (makeup)

Bouquets & Wedding flowers : The Wedding Designer

Invitations : Mim Designs 

Bomboniere : Lemoncello 

Wedding Cars : Morpeth Limousines 

DJ/Band : DJ Angelo 

Videographer : Morelife

Honeymoon Club : Med The Maldives 

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