Katie & Lloyd made sure to fill their wedding day with as many personal touches as they could, whether it be the special recreation of the goon punch they first bonded over, a home made dessert table, a custom giant jenga game or even the garter Katie’s grandmother wore 50 years ago. All these precious little custom details gave this intimate wedding at Stanley Park so much character and charm, making it a highlight of the year!
THE PROPOSAL: “Lloyd and I had a mutual friend, whose birthday party was hosted at Lloyd‘s share-house. Lloyd and his housemate had formulated a very tasty beverage, which I drank in abundance not realising just how much alcohol had gone into it. The ‘gunch’ (goon-punch) took its toll on me, and, without going into too much detail, I was not very well! Lloyd was very kind in looking after me, and I had no choice but to go on a date with him later that week to apologise!”
THE DRESS: “I thought that I would have to search high and low for the right wedding dress; as luck would have it, this wasn’t the case! I found my dress in the window of the second store I looked in! I fell in love with the colouring of the dress – ivory and gold – and the intricate beading. As soon as I tried it on, I knew I wouldn’t have to look any further.”
THE VENUE: “Our venue was Stanley Park at Fullerton Cove, which is an 1800’s homestead on 28 acres. My grandparents knew the previous owners of Stanley Park and had spent a lot of time there over the years, making it a special venue for our ceremony and reception. We had the reception in the sun room, which overlooked the cove and our ceremony was in a marquee on the grounds.”
FAVOURITE DETAILS: “Due to the spacious grounds at Stanley Park, we decided to have lawn games. In the lead up to the wedding, Lloyd made a rainbow ‘Giant Jenga’ game, which was a hit with our family and friends. We also had a dessert table, featuring home made desserts by Lloyd‘s Mum and my Grandmother. Being foodies, having a dessert table was very important to us! We also had a bowl of ‘gunch’ for our guests to try and a Polaroid camera.”