A chance meeting that is often the plot of a movie script had its happy conclusion when Rebecca Clinton and Adrian Leocata were married on a glorious sunny day at The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Kialla.
When Rebecca walked into Adrian’s family business with the intention of selling him truck curtains, she ended up with an invitation to Falls Creek as a first date, and five years later they were married.
Keeping it simple
The couple took a low-key approach to wedding planning, sourcing as much as they could from the region’s talented wedding suppliers.
“Spreadsheets are a very handy way to keep track of all the wedding details. I stored all the suppliers’ details. Kept track of budgets and guests’ contact details,” Rebecca said.
“It made life so easy to use local businesses.”
With no idea of what she wanted Rebecca walked into Michele’s Bridal & Formal Wear, with her mother, mother-in-law to be and friend and bridesmaid Claire Bourke, and an hour later had her dream dress.
“It was just so easy, everyone chose a few dresses they thought would suit and I tried them until I found the one I was comfortable with,” Rebecca said.
The Stella York-designed ball gown had just the right amount of glamour with beaded lace on the bodice and layers of romantic tulle over an almond-hued underskirt.
The bride’s grandparents made the trip from Wollongong for the occasion and had a special role to play.
Rebecca has always had a close relationship with her grandparents and was honoured to have her maternal grandfather Patrick Greenland, 86, accompany her down the aisle.
White and gold
With the rustic interior of the reception venue already a standout feature, Rebecca opted for simple elegance with splashes of gold making a statement against the crisp, white table linen.
All that was needed for a touch of whimsy and romance were the garlands of greenery and white flowers along the bridal table and seating sign.
A traditional three-tiered wedding cake had delectable layers of white chocolate and caramel mud cake, decorated with fresh flowers and gold cake topper.
As well as being part of the formal proceedings with the traditional cutting-of-the-cake, the cake was served during the dessert course after guests enjoyed canapes, entrée and main course.
Instead of asking a relative or friend to take on the master of ceremonies role, Rebecca and Adrian trusted professional entertainer and talented singer Paris Zachariou to keep the evening running smoothly.
Paris & Co’s mix of music kept the dance floor packed and Rebecca said their guests felt relaxed and included in the celebrations.
See more photos from Rebecca and Adrian's wedding day over on our Instagram.
Wedding date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Bride's parents: Diane Ambrose and Boris Schneider
Groom's parents: Sharon and Joe Leocata
Ceremony and reception: The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Kialla
Photography: Isabella Pellegrino Photo, Shepparton
Bride's dress: Stella York, Michele’s Bridal & Formal Wear, Shepparton
Bridesmaids' dresses: Wendy Ann, Michele’s Bridal & Formal Wear, Shepparton
Suits: Identity Menswear, Shepparton
Flowers: Blossom With Love, Shepparton
Cake: Cake Matters, Shepparton
Hair: Silk Hair Design, Tatura
Make-up: BLB Makeup & Beauty Studio, Shepparton