Rustic wedding at Immerse Yarra Valley
Georgina and Szymon had their rustic wedding at Immerse Yarra Valley on 18 February 2018. The picturesque Yarra Valley has lured many couples to get married at it’s stunning location, and with winery views and a beautiful vineyard chapel, it’s easy to see why:
Georgina and Szymon
Szymon Srokowski (31, Automobile Paint Protection Specialist) & Georgina Huan (30, Research Scientist) met online and had their first date at Ganache Chocolate at South Yarra and shortly, followed by a second date in the park and fell in love soon after.
On 4.9.2014 (Georgina’s 27th birthday) Szymon woke Georgina up with breakfast in bed and a surprise planned day out. Starting at Cloudehill Nursery and Garden in Olinda to enjoy lunch and a wander around in the sunshine, followed by a romantic candlelit dinner and surprise cottage stay at Gracehill.
Szymon presented the ring and nervously descended to one knee and asked if Georgina would marry him.
Georgina was then seven months pregnant with Elliott, responded “Maybe”, with tears of joy.
Here they are today happily married with their now 3-year-old cheeky little man.
Rustic Wedding planning tips from the bride
“Have a vision of what you want your wedding to be like. Start with a venue.
Do a lot of research when choosing the right vendors, ensuring that they share your best interests in creating your dream wedding and not your deep pockets.
Join a wedding planning group or forum to get great ideas and tips. Have a spreadsheet to keep track of your budget and spending.”
Friendly marriage celebrant Sally carefully briefed the couple before their wedding ceremony, making sure that they looked their best and were relaxed.
Rustic wedding at Immerse Yarra Valley - The Ceremony
Rustic wedding at Immerse Yarra Valley - The Reception
Remember to enjoy your wedding day
“Take a deep breath and remember to enjoy the wedding as the day goes by so quickly now that the planning has all come down to this! Make time for yourself to de-stress as wedding planning can be very overwhelming especially the week leading to the big day. Enlist help from your family and bridal party when needed, that’s what they are there for,” Georgina says.
Szymon and Georgina’s son Elliott happily decided to join his parents for a fun ‘first dance’..
..Elliott’s cousin also joined in and soon the First Dance had turned into a kids-only party on the dance floor:
Georgina spoiled her bridesmaids by giving them personalised Pandora bracelets with their name on this cute little pouch, bridal party gift goal:
We absolutely love all the little details at Georgina’s wedding, she has put so much heart and energy into things that mean something to them, such as:
About the wedding vendors:
Photography: Black Avenue Productions
Wedding venue: Immerse Yarra Valley
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup: Eileen Yan Zagoršćak
Origami Flower Bouquets by Harkort Creations
Flower crown by @Nicsbuttonbuds
Kusudama Buttonholes and Corsages by Lace, Pearl and Paper
Wedding Dress: Fairytale Bridals
Evening Gown by Bariano
Bride’s Shoes by Ted Baker
Full Suit: Politix
Groom’s Shoes by Windsor Smith
Celebrant: Sally Hughes
MC by Simon McCuskey
DJ by Mercury DJ Hire
Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Girl
Candy Bar: Lets Party Everyone
Wedding Ring: Michael Hill
Wooden Ring Box: Personalised by McKbitsNbobs
Wedding Stationary : Wedding Invite Suite by Boheme Prints
Seating Chart by Send Me An Invite
Seed Bomb Bonbonnieres by Little Mellow
Wedding Cake: Slice Cakes
Personalised Cake Topper by Art on Point
Videography: Four by Four films
Do yourself a favour and book your pre-wedding photo shoot with the package:
Georgina: “We suggest having a pre-wedding photo shoot done to get a feel of your photographers and bond with them. This will not only help you feel more comfortable with them on the wedding day but also allow couples to have some stress-free and fun moments that many neglects to have during the wedding planning.
In return, the photographers are able to work out the best photography style for the couple beforehand and deliver the best personalised wedding photos.
Most photographers tends to offer a discounted package when you book both.”
She spoiled us too!
Georgina totally surprised me by giving us this gorgeous personalised candle set when we had our post wedding meeting, designing her wedding album together.
I mentioned that I love the PS3 cufflinks and the wooden lots earlier when I sent her the online gallery link, Georgina gave me them too!
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