When Kate Shepherd and Daniel Pigott went to view their wedding venue, it was in the middle of renovations with no windows, no walls and no electricity.
But Jack Rabbit Vineyard proved too irresistible for the Newtown couple.
“We booked it then and there because of the amazing view – we knew it was the perfect place,” Kate remembers.
“The staff had all the time in the world for us and were so thoughtful – they even gave us a bottle of champagne as we were leaving to enjoy on our wedding night.”
Kate, who wore a gorgeous strapless gown and sweet floral crown, chose flowers to be the standout style feature of the wedding.
The stunning bouquets featured peonies, David Austin roses and berries, while inside a gorgeous floral instalment was the centrepiece of the reception.
“It was a cocktail reception so there wasn’t room to be creative with table settings, but the flowers literally took my breath away,” she says, adding that the couple also had beautiful candles made for their 116 guests to take home.
Looking back on her wedding, Kate’s advice for brides-to-be is to enlist the help of a videographer who can help them to relive their special day for years to come.
“We’ve now got this four-minute video that I watch most days,” she says.
“There’s a lot of really nice moments on there that I missed, like Daniel getting ready in the morning, guests arriving and snippets of everybody dancing and enjoying themselves.”
The couple, who has travelled the world together, jetted off for a three-month honeymoon in Europe and the US.

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Ceremony: Jack Rabbit Vineyard
Reception: Jack Rabbit Vineyard
Catering: Jack Rabbit Vineyard
Photography: Stephlee Photography
Wedding stylist/planner: Dress my wedding
Videographer: Bottlebrush Films
Gown: The Bridal Atelier
Shoes: Myer
Headwear: Flower crown from Moss Industry Weddings & Events
Hair: Bec Miller
Make-up: Cassandra de Bruin
Cake: Kiss Kakes
Flowers: Moss Industry Weddings & Events
Bridesmaids dresses: Camilla and Marc
Suits: Peter Jackson
Rings: Charles Rose
Transport: Klassy Kombi and McHarry’s Buslines
Entertainment: Patty Bourke
Stationery: Starry Night Paperie
Celebrant: Jo Betz
Prop hire: Dress my wedding
Minimoon: Byron Bay
Honeymoon: US and Europe

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