Our gorgeous guest blogger, Natalie from Iconic Weddings shares with us Laura and Blair’s story.
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The huge volume of rain caused devastating damage and floods throughout this renowned winery region, with many wedding venues across the region effected. All except Mandoon Estate. Set high above the river bank, the ceremony area in front of Mandoon’s Linton and Kay Gallery was picturesque and untouched. When Tuesday, 14th February 2017 arrived, the flowers were stunning, grass was green and dry, and the humidity sky high.
With a beautiful daughter and another one on the way, Laura and Blair had already created their family but had not yet become husband and wife. Kids, bills, life – it all kept getting in the way of saying “I Do” despite the desire to make it happen. Needless to say, we were thrilled to finally bring this to reality for them on Valentine’s Day.
Mandoon Estate is a stunning winery. The grounds are meticulously cared for and the architecture superb. All around the venue there are timber, steel and concrete features which sit beautifully in the surrounds of the vineyards and natural greenery. Linton and Kay Gallery has been styled with more softness. The Gallery’s sweeping verandah and white exterior overlooking the river makes it such a beautiful corner of this winery, and brings a real classic, pretty feel to any event held here.
At short notice, a small group of friends and family were able to fly in from New Zealand. Gathering in Mandoon’s Brewhouse, they expectantly waited for Blair’s arrival with their 18-month-old daughter, who he had dressed for the day complete with the cutest of flower crowns. Laura arrived not long after in a stunning vintage Jaguar from The British Wedding Car Company.
In a stunning two layered lace dress by Grace Loves Lace, flat natural sandals, a gorgeous flower crown and unstructured bouquet, Laura was walked down the aisle by her proud father and daughter, who had a flower crown and posie to match her mum’s. It was such a special touch.
The stretchy lace of Laura’s gown proved to be the perfect choice to accommodate her growing baby bump and looked gorgeous on her on the day.
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Laura and Blair spent some time with their guests sharing a drink and some food before departing together to enjoy a relaxed long-table lunch at Oakover Estate. To be able to share this day with their nearest and dearest was so special for this little family. They were thrilled at how relaxed, intimate and personal their day was, and loved that with their small guest list, they were able to spend quality time with everyone there to really celebrate the occasion.