Sophie and Nick
Good morning Wednesday! Do you feel like a splendid wedding all the way from the Southern Highlands today? Yes? How about if I tell you it’s relaxed, quiet, simple and completely beautiful?
Sophie and Nick are our couple this morning! They married at Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral. Sophie says “Craigieburn is a beautiful heritage hotel, set in the stunning Southern Highlands countryside. Its been renovated so its very modern inside and very relaxing and peaceful. We married under a large oak tree on the lawns out the front of the venue. Then guests walked up the the terrace for drinks, guests also stayed in the hotel on site. It made it so much easier to have it in one place and minimal waiting time for guests.”
Photos this morning are by David Henry Photography.
A bouquet with of lavender, hydrangea, delphinium, lisianthus and dahlias in shades of mauve was created by Twigg & Blossom. Sophie wore the “Rani” gown from Elizabeth De Varga while Nick wore a suit from Matthew Lawrence Bespoke. To include all of their family in their wedding party, Sophie and Nick included Nick’s sister as a “groomsman”. Sophie says “We had Nick’s sister as a ‘groomsman’, this is so we could have all siblings in the bridal party. He only has one brother and one sister, so we broke tradition to allow for this.”
Before the ceremony, Nick had a special present delivered to his future bride. “Nick got his brother to deliver my wedding gift an hour before the ceremony. It was a photo book of our relationship & travels together so far entitled ‘Our first 7 years’. There were a lot of little comments in there that were personal jokes just between us, and a million photos of me that I didn’t even notice he had taken. He ended it with ‘I can’t wait to see what happens next!’ I cried my eyes out when I saw this. I realised how obsessed with me he was! Haha!”
A musician friend (Pierre-Eddy Santacreu) played acoustic guitar as Sophie walked down the “aisle”. To include their family, Sophie had her mother walk her down the aisle, while both Sophie and Nick’s mother signed the register as witnesses.
Sophie and Nick added a personal touch to the day through paper. “Being designers we did all the stationery. Invitations, placecards, bonbonniere took us days and days to do it all and we spent more money than if we went to a professional, but we wanted a personal touch. We also had Nick’s grandmother’s doilies as part of the table decorations.” The tables had groupings of glass vases & silverware varying in sizes with doilies underneath.
Another wedding tradition scrapped was the head table. “We chose to have a normal sized table at the wedding in the middle of the room rather than the raised bridal table. We wanted it to feel more relaxed and approachable.” The wedding cake? A three tier chocolate delight made by Bev Burchell and covered in many, many Cadbury “Flake” chocolate bars.
Sophie says “We danced to Queen’s ‘Crazy little thing called love’. We preferred a faster song to get all the guests onto the dance floor straight after. We ran out of time for dancing lessons, so our steps were completely made up on the spot. Which in our memory were seamless but the video says otherwise. I put a lot of time into choosing the music. I asked most guests what their favourite dance songs were and included these. My aim was to make it a huge party as I love to dance.”
Congratulations Sophie and Nick on your wedding day! Thank you for sharing it with us today! Thank you also to David Henry Photography for sharing today’s wedding with us!
Photos by David Henry Photography.