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Tori loves Sharn | Montville Garden Wedding

8th February 2020

Find out how this couple turned a wedding-planning nightmare into their dream day with a stunning Montville garden wedding.

Tori & Sharn

Six months before their wedding date, Tori and Sharn had the worst happen. Their wedding venue cancelled their wedding! It’s every couple’s worst nightmare, but in this particular instance, things worked out for the best.

Tori and Sharn were reminded of their dream venue they visited before becoming engaged – Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville. By a stroke of luck the date was available! They booked their dream wedding venue there and then, and had the best day of their lives. 

Tori says the best decision they made when planning their wedding was to have a wedding film of their day made, as the memories captured make them feel like they’re reliving their day over and over again. Keep scrolling to watch their stunning wedding highlights film by Graeme Passmore Photography & Films for yourself! 

Tori has shared her dream Montville garden wedding secrets with us below… 

The Proposal

It was our nine-year anniversary, Sharn had planned a weekend at the Sofitel Noosa. We had an amazing day relaxing by the pool, drinking cocktails. Sharn had planned a picnic to be set up in our suite, with champagne and cheese! Then he asked! It was intimate and perfect.

Standout Vendors 

Graeme Passmore, our photographer, he was amazing! Made us feel really comfortable the whole day. And our musician, Michael Eotvos, he is so incredibly talented, everyone commented on how great he was; such a beautiful voice!

Images + film by Graeme Passmore Photography & Films

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Wedding Secrets

Biggest splurge: The venue, Spicers Clovelly Estate was our dream venue! We visited a year prior to getting engaged and both agreed that it would be an incredible place to get married.

Best money-saving decision: Flowers, we didn’t have a bridal party and I only wanted greenery as decor and one bouquet.

Planning resource: Instagram, pages like The Bride’s Tree, were so helpful.

Bride’s dress: Madi Lane Bridal at Luv Bridal

Earrings: Artemis & Co.

Shoes: Myer

Groom’s suit: Mr. A Taylor

Groom’s accessories + shoes: RM Williams

DIY: Place cards, guest book, olive leaf cones and my hair. 

Honeymoon: Fiji, it was magical! 

Number of guests: 40 – family only.

Wedding budget set: $20,000

Actual cost of wedding: $22,000

Wedding Day Song Selection

Aisle Song – ‘Stand by Me’ by Florence + The Machine

First Dance – ‘I’m With You’ by Vance Joy

Check out this First Dance playlist, which I curated using suggestions from real brides + a few of my own faves… 

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Unforgettable Moment

Standing at the outlook, watching the sunset with my new husband. It was during our photos, but we didn’t even know our photos were being taken at the time. It was an incredible moment for just us to take it all in together.

Advice for Future Couples

Get quotes and do your research! Also ask suppliers if they can tailor any packages to suit your needs. It’s ok to ask! Be open minded and listen to the professionals, they know best and do this everyday.

The one thing you wouldn’t change for the world… 

Getting the video done! We’ve watched the video hundreds of times and it’s like we get to do it all over again.

TORI & SHARN | SPICERS CLOVELLY ESTATE, MONTVILLE from Graeme Passmore on Vimeo.

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Photography + videography: Graeme Passmore Photography & Films | Venue + catering: Spicers Clovelly Estate | Flowers: Pollen Weddings & Events | Cake: Sweet Life of Cooke | Makeup artist: Janise Chan Makeup Artist | Entertainment: Michael Eotvos | Celebrant: Sarah May Alexander Celebrant | Wedding night accommodation:Spicers Clovelly Estate

Thanks for supporting our A-List Vendors below, who made Tori + Sharn’s Montville garden wedding day… 

GRAEME PASSMORE

SPICERS CLOVELLY ESTATE

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