Presenting Marcia and Rob’s stunning Winery Wedding. For such a long time I have wanted to present a Wedding entirely in Black and White. There seems to be an elegance with Black and White, a nostalgia mixed with a modern, uncomplicated edge that captures the the detail perfectly. And so I was thrilled when Marcia and Rob were just as enthusiastic in presenting their stunning wedding at Gapsted Wines in Victoria as a sole Black and White Blog feature.
Thank you to Marcia and Rob for sharing the story of their day:
On the 6 th of January 2018, despite a typical 41 degree day, our wedding couldn’t have been any more perfect! Rob and I spend our lives following the Army around these days and we have been lucky enough to have now lived in a few different places around this gorgeous country of ours. However, there was no hesitation in knowing we’d always get married back at home at Gapsted Winery in Northeast Victoria, a place we hold so close to our hearts. It was the most beautiful day we have shared together yet over these past 8 eventful years.
Organising a wedding from interstate proved to be a challenge at times but we were so grateful to my maid of honour, Rob’s best man and to our family back home who helped make this day possible for us. The numerous phone calls made, errands that were ran and emails sent back and forth- we were so thankful for technology.
As I arrived in my brother’s 1970 Mach 1 Ford Mustang, the sweltering sun was out, the wind was up out on the hill at Gapsted, the glare was unforgiving, but nothing could have stood between us that day. We so blessed to have been married by a family friend Isabelle Warren, who made us feel so at ease throughout the whole process with her fun-loving nature.
We chose a small gathering of 28 guests to be there with us on our special day to share a beautiful meal out on the deck, on one long table, as two families officially became one.
We shared the brutal heat of the day with Jason and his team who were so accommodating in capturing our every move. Jason knew we weren’t camera or photo people, but still he was able to help us enjoy the day and forget about the camera, and for that Jason we cant thank you enough.
The staff at Gapsted were flawless as hosts for our ceremony and reception- their attention to detail, service and stunning setting are still being commented on by our guests till this day. From Melissa (Blooms on Bridge), to Ange (Little
Red Robyn), to Coby Field & Amanda Bell (hair and makeup), to Liv Cartledge (solo artist), to Brooke (Rustic Amour), Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal and Joseph Uzumcu (gown and suits)- you all held such a special place in bringing our day together so perfectly. An amazing bunch of professionals that we have no hesitations in recommending you to everyone who asks.
We stayed with out guests at Lindenwarrah Milawa for the weekend to which was more than fitting. A big thankyou to Maria for helping us coordinate everything with our guests and making us feel welcome.
As every bride and groom may sympathise with us in saying how stressful the lead up to any wedding is, no matter how big or small. We had some great advice given to us by so many different people, but one we remember very well and that was to take a moment in the evening and separate ourselves from everyone to just take it all in and enjoy that moment together as you’ll never get it back again. There is always fear that something will go wrong, but again, we were reassured that no matter what happens- at the end of the day,
we’ll be married and together! And that’s what was most important!
As the sun went down behind Mt Buffalo and the lasting rays shone out over the vineyard as we ate, drank and laughed the night away, the temperature dropped a mere few degrees as we sat back and cherished what our day proved to be one in a million!
Ceremony & Reception – Gapsted Wines
Bridal Preparations – Lindenwarrah Milawa
Bridal Gown – Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal
Suits – Joseph Uzumcu
Flowers – Blooms on Bridge
Wedding Cake – Little Red Robyn
Makeup – Coby Field
Hair – Amanda Bell
Solo Artist – Liv Cartledge
Event Hire – Rustic Amour