Laura and Ryan met at work. They were a little bit wary at first as Ryan is Laura’s boss! After many long hours of talking and flirting, they finally started dating. As they love wineries, the love struck couple went up to the Hunter Valley for their two year anniversary. They went 4 wheel driving (yes, they both love that too!) up in the Pokolbin Mountains and found a beautiful private lookout, and that is where Ryan popped the question and asked Laura to marry him.
Both the Ceremony & Reception were held at Crooked River Winery, and as you can see it is the best place to take photos!
The day of the wedding was bright blue sunshine, and even though it was scheduled to be a scorcher the winery is on a hill that gets the wonderful North Easterly breeze, so we were all very happy. Our bridal party were a bunch of crazies – check out the groom planking on the Love sign! My favourite part of this day was the groom’s wedding speech which was so romantic and caring, even I was crying.
Crooked River Winery in Gerringong is the best kept secret on the south coast of NSW! There are very few places where the sweeping country landscape meets the ocean with amazing views of both, and this is one of them! Crooked River Wines is a proud family-owned and operated winery, and even has their own Boutique beers. If you are someone who is keen on natural methods for your wines, Crooked River hand beats the grapes and uses premium French & American oak barrels. They are the largest vineyard on the NSW south coast. You think that it couldn’t get better, right? Well it can, because they also have fabulous accommodation for your family and Bridal party.
Gerringong on the south coast is a great place for a destination wedding, so get yourself down there.
Laura’s wedding gown was supplied by Accapella Bridal. Connie who owns Accapella is really amazing and knows exactly what will suit you. She even picked the dress for Laura.
Laura & Ryan had Wedding & Event Creators to style the wedding. They made the couple feel totally at ease, and trusted them to make her day even more beautiful.