For those of you in the market for a wedding venue or location ideas – the Urban List has recently released its Best Wedding Venue List for NSW.
It’s certainly worth a look and you can check it out at the link below:
When it comes to planning a wedding, remember they can come in all shapes and sizes: they can be big brash affairs with all the bells and whistles; or they can be simplest of gatherings with the closest of friends followed by an intimate dinner.
The most important thing is that you create the wedding that you want – and not the wedding that you think your mum wants or that you think your friends expect.
Remember, whatever you decide, this is your day and it should reflect both of you as a couple.
If you want a wedding with all the trimmings, go all out. But, if you would rather share your day with only a handful of your closest friends and family – this can be even more special than having hundreds of people witness your nuptials, half of whom you probably have not spoken to for the last six months.
And, that’s the thing with weddings – there are no rules…therefore, you should start your planning with no expectations, other than your own.
A wedding is like a blank canvas – it is yours to colour as you wish. So be sure to leave your own indelible mark and create a day that you will enjoy and will remember forever!
Over the years I have been to many different weddings – from destination weddings in Byron Bay, Port Elliot and Bowral, to farmyard weddings in the Blue Mountains.
I have been to garden weddings in the Barossa in country South Australia and Burrawang in the Southern Highlands, resort weddings in Queensland and to wedding receptions in a converted convent in Melbourne and an Orangerie in the UK.
A garden wedding in the Barossa
The Burrawang School of Arts Centre
Peppers Craigieburn – Southern Highlands
There have been weddings on the beach in the middle of an Australian summer where the bridal party wore shorts; a Las Vegas themed wedding at a bowls club with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean; and more formal affairs set on Sydney Harbour and ‘black tie’ events where ballgowns and tuxidos prevailed.
Each of them was special; each of them created memories not only for the happy couple, but also their guests; and best of all, each all of them proved that every wedding is unique in its own very special way!