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Katie & Travis’ Cider House Wedding

We’re in love with Katie and Travis’ wedding and we know you will be too! From the rustic apple orchard venue to the understated and elegant styling, this wedding was beautiful from start to finish.

On the proposal

Katie and Travis’ 2-week holiday in New Zealand had come to an end and they were back in Sydney for their last night together before Katie went back to Cairns, having a late-night chai latte. With the Opera House and Sydney Harbour in the background, Travis got down on one knee, said Katie had ‘passed the test’, which she presumes means surviving living in a van for the past 2 weeks and proposed to her.


On the venue

Core Cider House in Pickering Brook set the backdrop for Katie and Travis’ wedding. The couple knew they wanted to be married somewhere near the Swan Valley and out of the city, and Core Cider House was the first place they visited and nothing after compared. “The sun was shining, people were sitting on the grass laughing and drinking delicious cider, and live acoustic music was playing – it was just the best vibe, so relaxed and bright.”


The styling details

Simple and sophisticated was the style inspiration for this beautiful wedding, as Katie and Travis were inspired by their stunning apple orchard venue. Touches of gold complemented the abundance of green and white floristry.


The dress

Katie saw the ‘Taryn Bodice and Camille Skirt‘ from our D.Y.G collection on our Instagram page as the collection was being launched and instantly fell in love with the gown. She called the Perth, Sydney and Melbourne boutiques with no luck as the gown wasn’t expected in time for her wedding but a lucky twist of fate saw the gown come in earlier and Katie rushed into our Perth boutique to get her dream gown. “I knew as soon as I saw it, it was THE ONE!”


Gown hunting tips

“Regardless of the latest styles and trends, choose the dress that makes YOU feel the most beautiful. All importantly, have fun doing it – have some champagne with your mum and bridesmaids prior, try on some designs you would have never usually tried, and have lots of laughs!”


What does love mean to you?

“The person you can’t live without. The person you choose to face life’s challenges with. Feelings of affection, endearment, inspiration, motivation, selflessness, trust, reliability all spring to mind.”


Photographer – Kate Drennan Photography  /  Florist – Soul Flora Studio  /  Videographer – Glow Films  /  Bridesmaids Dresses – Shona Joy, purchased at Coco & Lola  /  Wedding Shoes – Betts  /  Hair –  Nicole Freeman  /  Make Up – Kate Farmer  /  Music – Helen Shanahan  /  First Dance – ‘Ophelia’ by The Lumineers  /  MC – One of Travis’ best friends, Tim Hanson  /  Celebrant – Sarsha Wetherell  /  Invitations – Stitch Press  /  Menus & Seating Chart – Fabled Papery  /  Menu – Core Cider House  /  Cake – SUKAR Cakes  /  Bombonieres – Cute little native Australian wildflower seed bombs from Etsy  /  Wedding Bands – Solid Gold Diamonds 

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