This bride’s equestrian background led her to the ideal wedding destination at Werribee Mansion in Victoria.
“With our mix of family and friends across Australia and with Chris’ home state being Queensland, as well as having lived all over, we knew finding the ideal location was going to be key,” the Victorian bride Chelsea Hennig, 28, explains of her elegant mansion wedding to Christopher Amos, 31.
“Chris and I had kicked off our venue search locally in the Macedon Ranges and then turned to a nearby icon and venue I had visited many times having been an avid horse rider throughout my teenage years,” says Chelsea. “Having all the beautifully manicured gardens and nature around us it was just perfect.”
The pair married on January 27, 2017 in the presence of 96 guests. They chose a long-time friend and mentor to make it official. “I met Catherine Shelley when I started at her riding school back when I was eight years old,” smiles Chelsea. “It was such an honor to have her a part of our day.”
The groom’s handyman skills were utilised for DIY tasks. “Chris was quick to volunteer to put his creativity and building skills to work,” says the bride. “He designed our invites and signage, and handmade a beautifully crafted outdoor bar, tables, arbour, ‘love’ letters, festoon lights and much more – I have a handy husband!”
The newlyweds have since started their own wedding styling business, I Do Styling.
Photos courtesy of Alli Oughtred Wedding Photography.
Chris proposed to Chelsea atop the Empire State Building whilst holidaying for his thirtieth birthday.
“Our wedding was a combination of research from Easy Weddings which all came together amazingly,” says Chelsea.
Chelsea’s flattering low-back gown with long train was a Pronovias design from Bluebell Bridal.
“A combination of elegant and laid back party vibe is just what we were after,” describes Chelsea.
Bomboniere: Sweet Scoops Candy Buffet / Brides Gown: Pronovias, Bluebell Bridal / Bridesmaids Dresses: Rodeo Show / Celebrant: Catherine Shelley / Entertainment: Pulse DJs / Flowers: Bacchus Marsh Florist / Grooms Attire: Peter Jackson / Grooms Shoes: RM Williams / Groomsmen Attire: Peter Jackson / Hair: Ellas Hair and Bridal / Makeup: Karla Ruccozzo / Pageboy Attire: Mango / Photobooth: Shutterhub / Photographer: Alli Oughtred Photography / Rings: Paul Bram / Venue: Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park / Venue Decor: Dann Event Hire, I Do Styling / Wedding Night Accommodation: Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park