Hello everyone, I would love to share with you all about the wedding journey of one of my closest friends Rochelle Gardiner, she got married at the Mitchelton winery on October 26th 2019 to her lovely hubby Charlie Gardiner.
I will take you through her planning process. Talking about all the things she loved, which vendors she chose & who was a complete pain in the ass! I am hoping with each planning process it gives you all insight & inspiration to achieve exactly what you want for your special day.
I thought it might be helpful to brides in their planning process to read some of Rochelle's responses about her special day! This lovely wedding wasn't held at our venue here at the Shearing Shed but it's a little insight to the things to be prepared for wherever your wedding may be! The Shearing Shed is a blank canvas for you to create whatever you want for your wedding! I will continue to do questionnaires like this with so many amazing brides to get as much information out there as possible to help all you lovelies get hitched!
THE PLANNING PROCESS
HOW DID YOU FIND THE PLANNING PROCESS OF YOUR WEDDING?
I loved it! I loved every minute of it. I had a really good idea of what I wanted, everything was pictured in my head. Surprisingly, I found the planning process really easy. Everything worked out fairly well (obviously had a few little hiccups along the way which I think that’s a given) but overall I loved every minute.
The secret to planning your wedding is planning & organization. As long as you are organized & know what you’re working towards in the end the planning process is a piece of cake!
WHICH SUPPLIERS DID YOU GO WITH & WHY?
I went with suppliers that I connected with, that understood me & that I felt a real genuine connection with.
This was everything from our venue to my makeup artist. Where I could cut costs along the way I would source and do things myself. Mostly because I’m a control freak and like my ducks in a row.
Venue; Mitchelton Wines
Photographer; Love and Other Photography and Videography
Makeup Artist' Ellie Schon MUA
Hair; By Neveen
Flowers; Simply Stems Shepperton
Entertainment; The White Tree
Wedding Stylist; Rochelle did it herself but she had some help from Fiona from Brides who brunch on the actual day.
WHICH SUPPLIERS WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND ON YOUR DAY?
Our venue went above and beyond on our wedding day. I had a wedding butler! A wedding butler!!! Like seriously? She was incredible it was like having another bridesmaid. Our photographer/ videographer love & other also were amazing, they made us feel so comfortable on the day. My wedding stylist was also amazing. She catered breakfast & lunch for us whilst getting ready, my god that was the best thing as I didn’t think of feeding myself or my girls when getting ready.
WHO WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS?
My hairstylist hands down! 2 weeks before my wedding my original hair stylists cancelled on me so the rush to find someone available let alone someone who would travel to our venue. Once I was able to find someone I didn’t get a chance to have a trial with her, she then rocked up 1.5hours late on the morning of the wedding. However I don’t know how she did it but she pumped 7 girls out so quickly & our hair was absolutely stunning! So happy it all worked out in the end because THAT was super stressful.
DID YOU USE A WEDDING PLANNER?
Nope! I was the wedding planner! Haha I just read A LOT of blogs and did my research :)
IF YOU HAD YOUR TIME AGAIN