Rustic Chic Vineyard Wedding | Destination Wedding Coordinator | Frances & Chris

Zonzo Estate Wedding | September 10, 2016


Zonzo Estate, Yarra Valley, Australia


Rustic Chic Vineyard Wedding

The Story 

The Couple Met At A Burger Café And After Chatting, Chris Asked Frances Out On A Date. The First Thing Frances Actually Noticed About Chris Were His Amazing Blue-Green Eyes; There Was Something So Gentle And Genuine About Him!

One Date Led To Another And They Started Dating Long Distance As Frances Was Living In Country Vic At The Time. She’d Never Met Anyone Like Chris And After 6 Months, She Knew That She Had To Move Back To Melbourne. She Is Pretty Sure That She Knew She’d Marry Him After The First Time They Met Though. Frances Remembers Driving Home In Complete And Utter Shock, Thinking To Herself That This Guy Could Be The One!

Boho Wedding Gown | Rue de Seine from The Bridal Atelier

The Proposal

A Year After The Couple Met, Chris Took Frances Out To Dinner And As They Were Strolling Along The Water Front At Williamstown, He Got Down On One Knee And Proposed.

The Gown 

Boho Wedding Dress with Net Overlay

Frances Walked Past A Bridal Store With A Window Display That Really Caught Her Eye. The Styling Was Very Bohemian And Romantic And Unlike Most Places. She Went In And Within 10 Minutes She Knew She’d Found The Dress. She Felt Beautiful, And Most Importantly She Felt Like Herself (Which Is OH SO IMPORTANT!).      

Wedding Day Style

The Bride And Groom Wanted A Theme That Suited The Venue Which Was Quite Rustic With Rolling Country Side Views. The Couple Wanted A Wedding That Was Beautiful But Warm And Joyful, Just Like Their Relationship.

Rustic Chandelier with Greenery
Wooden Directions Wedding Signs
Vineyard Wedding Ceremony with Arbor and Edison Lights

Favorite Moment

Frances' Favorite Moment Was Seeing Chris’ Face As She Was Walking Down The Aisle! She Has Always Been A Sucker For Those Eyes!

DIY Décor Elements

Wedding Favors DIY Jars | Cunliffe & Waters

Frances Made The Cover For Our Wedding Guest Book, And Guests Took Polaroid Pictures And Taped Them Into The Book With A Message. She Added A Touch Of Rustic Twine Around The Guests' Names And Favor Jars As Well. 

Frances' Wedding Planning Advice For Future Brides: 

  1. Start planning early--keep records of everything (spreadsheets are key!)
  2. Consider hiring a car vs. expensive chauffeurs.
  3. Do lots of research on Pinterest, Instagram and online and make sure you read lots of reviews.
  4. Do what you like! Don’t be pressured by other people’s opinions.

Vendors

Dress | THE BRIDAL ATELIER (RUE DE SEINE)
Hair & Makeup | EVE GUNSON FREELANCE
Shoes | ZOMP
Bridal Accessories | LOVEON JEWELRY
Grooms Suit | HUGO BOSS
Photography | THE WHITE TREE
Stationery | ADORN INVITATIONS
Cake | LET THEM EAT CAKE
Flowers | DEBBIE O'NEILL
Venue & Catering | ZONZO ESTATE
Favors | CUNLIFFE & WATERS