Kate & Jamie
Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat
The lovely wedding of Kate and Jamie was held at the Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat.
We played a coordination role throughout the day and evening for both the ceremony and reception for their 130 guests.
The ceremony was held in the gorgeous unique rock cathedral- a special area surrounded by natural rock that creates a spectacular ambiance. Pre-dinner drinks were on the lookout set high above Kangaroo Valley looking down to the escarpment and Shoalhaven River below- just spectacular!
Guests were led back to the reception area, a large marquee fitted off the main building and filled with long rustic wooden tables scattered with tealights & bush flowers. The room adjacent was laid out with chairs, lounges, heating, tissue paper poms hanging from the beams and old wine barrels decorated with Australian flowers.
A photobooth backdrop with print on the spot system kept guests entertained with the third area hosting the bar, dessert buffet, fireplace and dancing area.
Our role was as wedding coordinator and to provide set up assistance prior to guest’s arrival, throughout the day & night this included;
- meeting with suppliers such as the celebrant to run through everything
- setting up decorations, cake and dessert table
- ushering guests to the ceremony and seating area
- assisting bridal party and mother of bride/parents
- queuing music for ceremony and reception (eg walking down aisle, first dance etc)
- coordinating the run sheet throughout the evening, ensuring everything runs on time, advising key people when speeches are coming up
- making sure microphone and music levels are perfect
- attending to bridal party re handbags, lipstick, drinks etc
- cutting cakes and serving dessert
- liaising with the catering and babysitting staff
- running the photobooth, taking pics, printing and placing in guestbook
- assisting guests to their seats by seating plan
- placing out seating plan cards
- ensuring heating and lighting is tested and turned on prior to guests arrival
- troubleshooting any issues with suppliers or guests for a smooth day!
This is just a small example of areas that we assisted with. Although it was a very busy night, it was an amazing evening and day had by all I want to thank Kate and Jamie for letting me be a part of their big day! I wish you all the best for your future as husband and wife.
Venue: Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat
Cake: Robyn King
Band: Baker Boys Band
Makeup: Pamper Me
Set up and Coordination: The Wedding and Event CreatorsView Testimonial