• Photography: Goldsmith & Co.

Romance in the rain

By Bride and Groom 08 October 2019

A rainy, overcast autumn day didn’t dampen Jessica Kay and Daniel Robinson’s gorgeous wedding day at Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie.

Romantic wildflowers, lush grape vines and the Goulburn River were all part of the special day for the couple, who met while both were teaching at Nathalia Secondary College.

Best-laid plans

The couple’s plans for an outdoor wedding ceremony was derailed when rain set in, but the quick-thinking staff at Mitchelton Wines saved the day, opening up the cellar for the celebration.

“The best tip I received, which really helped me, was that nothing would go to plan, but that everything would turn out better than planned. And it was true,” Jessica said.

“So many ideas didn’t work out, but the alternatives turned out so much better and we had the best day.”

A trio of cakes 

Jessica and Daniel’s wedding cake was a modern take on a traditional three-tiered version with individual cakes displayed on timber stands of varying heights.

“We had three separate cakes made for us by Stacey at Lou Belle. While they were all white, they had different textures, our favourite was a citrus mud cake covered in coconut,” Jessica said.

Clusters of fresh flowers, with pops of bold colour, added the final spectacular flourish.

Romance and whimsy

A touch of whimsy and romance was added to the elegant function venue at Mitchelton Wines with a bridal table backdrop to die for.

Blush silk hung between two rose-gold plinths, made by the groom’s brother Luke, with masses of wildflowers cascading down the sides.

​​​​Savouring the day

“After the chaos of the day, it was really special to be able to spend some time, just Daniel and I, while we were taking photos in the vines and by the river,” Jessica said.

“It was the first time we had a chance to be alone and appreciate that we had just got married.”

See more photos from Jessica and Daniel's wedding day over on our Instagram.

Wedding date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bride's parents: Julie and Grant (dec) Kay

Groom's parents: Sharyn and Thomas Robinson

Ceremony and reception: Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie

Photography: Goldsmith & Co, Richmond

Bride's dress: Wendy Makin Bridal Designs

Bridesmaids' dresses: Shona Joy

Suits: Matt O’Keeffe Mensland, Shepparton

Flowers: Simply Stems Boutique Florist, Shepparton

Cake: Lou Belle Cakes, Kialla

Hair: Gloss Hair and Beauty Boutique, Shepparton

Make-up: Blaire-Maree freelance makeup, Echuca

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