It’s not uncommon for a bride and her groom to feel overwhelmed when planning their wedding day.
But marketing officer Hayley Sherack cherished every moment of the journey to her vineyard wedding where she sealed the deal with the love her life, Brad Davis. “I plan events for a living and I was so excited to be planning the wedding of my dreams,” she smiles. “I loved every minute of it, from finalising the venue, to hand-making the invitations and decorations for the day – I wish I could do it all over again.”
She said the Easy Weddings mobile app was great for keeping her on top of things. “It reminded me of absolutely everything I needed to do,” she says.
Hayley, 25, and Brad, 29, met at a musical festival in Sydney through mutual friends in 2007. Five years later Brad took the next step surprising Hayley with a proposal in the Hunter Valley. The pair consequently chose the idyllic region to marry on November 2, 2013 at the RidgeView Estate, Rothbury, surrounded by 91 guests.
A vintage theme was created with soft pink bridesmaid dresses, elegant bouquets, centrepieces using lace and jars, and not least of which, Hayley’s classic gown by Mori Lee.
The pair faced a worrying scenario when three months prior to the wedding their photographer cancelled. “Luckily through a mutual friend we came across Nikki Leadbetter Photography,” says Hayley. “She certainly came to our rescue!”
“We had the entire venue to ourselves and the day was purely magical,” recalls Hayley. “It was warm and the vineyards were in full bloom.”
“We celebrated with 90 close family and friends and many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had been too – and I’m sure they all say that, but I was happy to hear it,” says Hayley.
Photos courtesy of Nikki Leadbetter Photography.
Brides Accessories: Bella Krystal / Brides Gown: Mori Lee / Brides Shoes: Harvey Patrick Bridal Shoes / Bridesmaids Dresses: Ashlee Hart Designs / Celebrant: Wed by Kez / Entertainment: Jason Bone / Flowers: Jade McIntosh Flowers / Grooms Attire: Gentleman's Outfitters / Groomsmen Attire: Gentlemen's Outfitters / Honeymoon: African Wildlife Safaris / Invitations: Paper and Stuff / Makeup: Chic Artistry / Photographer: Nikki Leadbetter Photography / Rings: Craig Hilton Manufacturing Jeweller / Transport: Hunter Valley's Cadillacs / Venue: RidgeView Estate / Videographer: Morelife Media / Wedding Night Accommodation: RidgeView Estate