No amount of rain could dampen this happy couple’s day at Seclusions, a popular Blue Mountains wedding venue. With almost everything catered for on-site (a couple of special exceptions being Art and Go Gelato‘s delicious goods and the hair and makeup skills of Eternal Elegance), Adam and Juliette were able to relax and enjoy the celebrations with their nearest and dearest.
Captured by Wood and Flame, we hope you enjoy this heartwarming day as much as we did.
Hi Juliette! In a nutshell, how would you describe your wedding day?
Our vision for our wedding day was creating a space for our dearly loved friends and family to joyfully celebrate and have a wonderful time together. Whilst the weather made our day more unpredictable, the day was ultimately light-hearted, joyful and full of love and peace. We wouldn’t change a thing.
What did you expect was going to be your favourite part in the lead-up? And what did it end up being?
We weren’t exactly sure what to expect but we knew that saying our vows in front of all our family and friends would be a really powerful and special moment. When planning the day, we also made sure to build in small moments for just us.
One of those moments was when we took an hour to walk through the woods on the property with our photographer and videographer. The fog had just rolled in and as we stood under the most magnificent, tall trees we had time to stop and reflect. It was a really significant moment for us and definitely one of our favourite memories.
What was it about Seclusions that made you choose it?
When we were looking for a wedding venue we knew we wanted somewhere in the country that made for a beautiful and fun venue for our guests. We had dated for four years long-distance between Sydney and the country. We wanted our wedding to reflect the natural setting and beauty that we had spent so much of our relationship in.
We could see from previous weddings at Seclusions that it was so naturally beautiful and had lots of different great spaces for guests to explore. Then when we visited the site, we saw that all the spaces were built around showing off the raw, natural beauty of the Blue Mountains. We fell in love and that was it!
Now that you’re married, what’s your best piece of wedding-planning advice you can share?
In planning for a wedding, take time for each other. We found it is easy to get caught up in the planning and to forget to have fun with each other and find joy in the process. Also on the wedding day take time with each other to step aside and feel the significance of the day together.
If you had your time again, is there anything you’d do differently?
Check the weather forecast less obsessively!
Finish these sentences:
My partner is…
Adam: Juliette has an incredible heart. She consistently models thoughtfulness for others, a trait I lack and which I am constantly learning from her. She is also tenacious and driven, which is totally the opposite of my natural inclinations and which sets a wonderful example for me to follow.
Juliette: Adam is simply the best person I have ever met. I have never met someone who is so kind and so good. He has taught me so much of what it is to love others.
The best thing we did at our wedding was… serving gelato and having a really fun live band!
We splurged on… fantastic photographers and a videographer!
We saved on… drinks! As we provided all the drinks, we were able to provide amazing wines and cocktails which were way cheaper than drinks packages at most venues.
CREDITS: Photos Wood and Flame Photography // Videography The Barefoot Bride // Ceremony, reception and flowers Seclusions Blue Mountains // Catering Jon-Patrick // Dessert Art and Go Gelato // Bridal gown Watters // Brides shoes Nude Footwear // Veil Marry Me Bridal // Accessories Stephanie Browne // Bridesmaid dresses Shona Joy // Bridesmaid gifts Le Rose // Rings Peter Michaelson Jewellery // Hair and makeup Eternal Elegance // Celebrant Minister Hayden Smith.
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