Stonebarn was the first and last property that Brittany and David saw. With onsite accommodation, gorgeous natural surrounds and rustic decor, they knew they’d found exactly what they were looking for.
On the day, a beautiful arbour made by a close friend and an abundance of beautiful blooms added a little extra romance to their epic foodie wedding that was beautifully captured by Loren Ioppolo of Nectarine Photography.
Tell us about how you met and the proposal?
We met in maths class when we were 12 years old. We were just friends until after high school. When we started dating everyone was blown away as no one expected it to happen. We were together seven years before Dave decided to do the drop knee. We were down in Yallingup for the weekend, he asked me at sunset on the beach. It was really chilled which is so him. We went back to our cabin and had lots of wine and cheese to celebrate.
What was your theme/inspiration/vibe for your wedding?
We really wanted a chilled rustic wedding. We didn’t want too much formalities, just all the fun stuff. The Stonebarn was the perfect setting, it is a beautiful rustic house entwined with nature. We had the ceremony and reception on the same property making it so easy to quickly dash off the do photographs and then get back to party with our guests.
What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?
Everyone will tell you to make sure you eat, it sounds funny but it’s really hard to do. Once you enter the reception you are so excited to talk to everyone you really don’t stop to eat. Even if you try to sneak off to the cheese table someone will stop you and start talking to you. My sister-in-law gave us some great advice. After the photographs, before we entered the reception our caterers brought us a hamper of food to demolish before we came in. It was the best!
Tell us any funny stories that surrounded your wedding?
A friend of mine drove down from Perth the day before the wedding. She got carried away singing and dancing in the car and missed the turn off, by the time she realised, she was almost in Albany. For those of you who aren’t from WA that’s two and half hours past Pemberton!
How did you find your venue and was the process difficult for you?
We had vision of what we were looking for. We wanted a rustic style wedding at a house that we could rent for the week so that we could turn the wedding into a holiday. We wanted it to have an amazing natural setting and to be able to have the ceremony, photographs and reception on the same property. I found Stonebarn online and it was the first venue that we went to look at. We were blown away with how amazing it is. When we walked up to the cleared area in the forest where we got married we knew this was it.
And if my heart should somehow stop – James Vincent McMorrow
First dance song?
We didn’t have one.
CREDITS Photos Nectarine // Flowers Scentiment Flowers // Ceremony and reception Stonebarn // Catering Tapa-Licious // Cake Sugar Plum Sweets // Styling Ferguson Valley Events // Arbour family friend // Bridal gown and veil Anna Campbell // Bridesmaid dresses Forever New // Brides shoes Wittner // Groom and groomsmen suit Jack London // Rings Jools Jewellery // Grooms shoes Aquila // Bow ties David Jones // Accessories Misuzi // Stationery Chris Nixon // Hair Desiree Mosedale for Hair // Makeup Annabella La Penga // Music Brod Wils // Celebrant Belinda Robson // Transport Warren Bus Service.
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