One heck of a party: Rachael and Dave’s relaxed vineyard wedding

Wedding: 11/11/2017

Posted by Kate | 2 February, 2018

Rachael says her relaxed vineyard wedding to now-husband Dave was all about two things – love and fun.

“That is what we are about and that’s what we wanted to share with everyone,” Rachael, 28, says.

The couple shared their first kiss at 14 and were partners at Rachael’s debutante ball before she worked up the courage to tell Dave, also 28, how much she liked him.

“That was nearly 12 years ago now,” she says.

“We have shared so many amazing times together including living overseas, building a home and creating a beautiful daughter. Our wedding was just the icing on the cake.”

The Geelong couple headed to Yarra Glen with 125 friends and family for their wedding at Acacia Ridge winery on November 11, 2017.

Although they were already wholeheartedly committed to one another, Rachael describes the laid-back celebrations as “magical”.

“It was one heck of a party,” she says.

Photos courtesy of Nic Stephens Photography.

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Dave and his groomsmen kept it a little vintage in textured grey jackets with matching scoop front vests.

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After finding her dream dress at Luci Di Bella, Rachael had some adjustments made so that it was perfect for her.

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“We were already wholeheartedly committed to each other so this day had been a long time coming and was one heck of a party!” Rachael says.

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Rachael tells future couples to try not to stress too much about the details of the day. “No one knows how you pictured the day to be so just roll with it and enjoy all of your family and friends being in the one place and there to celebrate you and the love you have for your partner,” she says.

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“Mexican is our favourite cuisine, we cook it at least once a week so we had to go with tacos,” Rachael says of their choice of food truck.

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Photos courtesy of Nic Stephens Photography.

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