Love at first like: Joanne and Heath’s romantic vineyard wedding

Wedding: 21/04/2018

Posted by Anna | 10 June, 2018

Wine lovers Joanne and Heath went back to where it all began for their romantic vineyard wedding.

The couple, aged 30 and 34 respectively, married on April 21, 2018 with 100 guests at Vines at Helen’s Hill Estate in Victoria. They were set up by a friend and began romancing one another via Facebook. “A winery tour in the Yarra Valley was the perfect experience to get to know each other,” the bride says of their first date.

A week after they were engaged, they booked into a venue in the Yarra Valley. “We tied the knot at the Vines at Helen’s Hill Estate, a hidden gem, on the most perfect of days,” smiles Joanne.

“We wanted family and friends to be surrounded by colour, the beauty that the Yarra Valley views bring, and personal moments that will stay with people forever,” explains Joanne. “Right down to chocolate bomboniere gifts for everyone, which highlighted our love of all things sweet.”

The couple praised the work of their photographers for capturing their personalities in the images. “It displayed our personalities and interests perfectly – the golfer in Heath and the romantic in me.”

Photos courtesy of ATEIA Photography.

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Heath spotted Joanne on a mutual friend’s Facebook and he was attracted instantly! “After a cleverly scheduled surprise at our “cupid” friend’s birthday, the love story began,” says Joanne.

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Ateia Photography made us feel comfortable and glamorous,” praises the couple. “Our guests loved Ramy’s witty personality too.”

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“Our first date lead to many more fun moments and travel experiences, culminating with a South African holiday and appropriate proposal on a helipad in the winery region of the beautiful Stellenbosch, Cape Town,” recalls the bride.

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“The style was based on classy and modern designs,” recalls Joanne. “With elegance and a touch of rustic charm, the whole day simply radiated love.”

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Joanne chose a Nicole Spose wedding gown for the classic nuptials.

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“After both just coming out of long term relationships, neither of us expecting to find love so soon,” says the bride.

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Enrik Limousines transport the couple on their big day.

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Joanne says there was a “magical nighttime mist” which topped off the romance of their night.

Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, Minted / Brides Accessories: Jeanette Marie, Raffaele Ciuca / Brides Gown: Raffaele Ciuca, Nicole Spose Wedding Dresses / Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Shoes: Tony Bianco / Bridesmaids Accessories: Two Mrs Grenvilles, Le Rose / Bridesmaids Dresses: White Runway / Cake: Creme De La Cakes / Celebrant: Storrie Celebrations / Ceremony Music: Operatic Strings / Entertainment: Top Dog Entertainment, DJ Leeor / Flowergirl Dress: Bebe by Minihaha / Flowers: Sugarbee Flowers / Gift Registry: Wishing well / Grooms Attire: Bell and Barnett / Grooms Shoes: Lluis Shoes and Co / Groomsmen Attire: Bell and Barnett / Groomsmen Shoes: Lluis Shoes and Co / Hair: Professional Hairstyles by Mary / Honeymoon: Hawaii / Invitations: Minted / Makeup: Aida Sulemanovski MUA / Photobooth: In The Booth / Photographer: ATEIA Photography & Video / Rings: Cara jewellers / Transport: Enrik Limousines / Venue: Helen's Hill Estate / Venue Decor: Senor Perry Calligraphy, The Luxx Co, Sugarbee Flowers, Minted / Wedding Night Accommodation: Yarra Valley Lodge, Ville d'Soumah / Wedding Planner: Caitlin Robinson

Photos courtesy of ATEIA Photography.

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