A surprise Yarra Valley weekender turned into an even bigger surprise for Bridget Curtis, when her partner of four-and-a-half-years, Theo Seigel, proposed. Bridget and Theo chose Tallis Wines as their sole venue, for its picturesque location set against the rolling hills.
Theo’s love for doughnuts led the couple to choose a three-tiered Krispy Kreme Doughnuts tower topped with the couple’s initials, instead of a traditional cake.
Stray from tradition
``We tried to stick to exactly what we wanted to do rather than following any wedding tradition,’’ Bridget said. ``Enjoy your day and do what makes you happy. Don't worry about what other people might say or think.’’
Bridget described the wedding theme as 1920s meets rustic. This theme is best seen in certain elements of her vintage-inspired lace-gown, the assorted wooden chairs and an old suitcase to place wedding cards in. "The theme and atmosphere was very casual as we wanted a day that celebrated our love, with a big party including our closest friends and family,’’ she said.
From the heart
One of the most emotional parts of the day was when Bridget’s mum gifted her a handmade horseshoe and a framed photograph of her late grandfather. "I didn’t know about it until the morning of the wedding, it was really special,’’ Bridget said.
To end the night Bridget and Theo’s family and friends formed a large circle around the newlyweds so they could say goodbye to each guest as Closing Time by Semisonic played. ``The atmosphere around us ended on such a high.”
Bride's parents: Colin and Kim Curtis
Groom's parents: Michael and Deidre Seigel
Service and reception: Tallis Wine, Dookie
Photographer: Nicole Williams Photography
Bride's dress: Michele's Bridal and Formal Wear, Shepparton
Bridesmaids' skirts: Alexandra Grecco
Suits: Joe Paul Menswear, Shepparton
Flowers: Flowers on Melville, Numurkah
Cake: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Hair: Mary Johnson and Stephanie Guerra
Makeup: Provincial Beauty, Cobram