REAL WEDDINGS

Photography: Karina Jade Photography

Photography: Karina Jade Photography

SARAH + STUART
14 FEBRUARY 2015

Sarah Nettleton chose a heartwarming way to include her late grandfather in her special day.
As the bride-to-be prepared to say her vows to her love Stuart Burgess, she asked her grandmother if she could have one of her Poppy’s handkerchiefs.
“She had one of his special handkerchiefs with his initial H inscribed on it in blue – I cut a heart around the H and had it sewed into the left side of my dress, so that he could be with me all day,” Sarah remembers, smiling.
Sarah and Stuart, who fell in love in their first year at high school, celebrated their love in a Valentine’s Day ceremony amid the breathtaking views at Rusty Gate Estate.
Sarah walked down the aisle in a gorgeous Pronovias lace design – a dream dress that her mother helped her to find.
Although Sarah initially had a specific vision in mind, she tried on a gown her mum recommended and instantly fell in love with it.
“Immediately I felt it was ‘The One’,” she says.
“Nothing quite compared to my gown after that.”
The newlyweds and their 85 guests continued the festivities at their reception at At The Heads – a venue close to the couple’s hearts and the main contender early on in their relationship as the perfect setting for their big day.
“Once Stuart and I were old enough to drive, we used to take weekend trips to Ocean Grove and At the Heads was our favourite place,” she says.
“Every time I drove past it I said I would love to have my wedding reception there.”

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Photography: Karina Jade Photography

WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
Ceremony: Rusty Gate Estate
Reception: At The Heads
Catering: At The Heads
Photography: Karina Jade Photography
Gown: Pronovias, Raffaele Ciuca
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Headwear: Raffaele Ciuca
Hair: Blush Makeup Artistry
Make-up: Blush Makeup Artistry
Cake: Kiss Kakes
Flowers: Beachside Blooms
Bridesmaids’ dresses: BHLDN and ASOS
Suits: Zenetti and Ferrari Formalwear
Rings: Michael Hill
Transport: Wedding Jaguars of Geelong
Entertainment: The Daedels
Stationery: Paper & Style Co., and bride
Prop hire: Pepper Sprout Hire Co
Honeymoon: US, Canada and Mexico

 

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Photography: Karina Jade Photography

Photography: Karina Jade Photography

Sarah and Stuart, pictured here, are one of our Real Wedding couples in our new edition of
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Photography: Karina Jade Photography

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