jenna & george

 

Lace and touches of rustic charm set the scene for the romantic and laid back wedding of Jenna Cimarosti and George McKay in the Clare Valley. From the lace bunting decorating a cottage veranda to Shepherd's hooks adorned with posies along the aisle, Jenna and George thought of every small detail for their stylish wedding day.

Lace and touches of rustic charm set the scene for the romantic and laid back wedding of Jenna Cimarosti and George McKay in the Clare Valley. From the lace bunting decorating a cottage veranda to Shepherd's hooks adorned with posies along the aisle, Jenna and George thought of every small detail for their stylish wedding day.

They chose Eldredge Vineyards for their ceremony setting, after discovering it on one of many trips to the Clare Valley during their engagement. Tucked away near the Spring Gully Conservation Park near Clare, the family-owned vineyard and renovated stone cottage overlooks a tranquil dam. “George and I have always thought the Clare Valley is a beautiful location,” said Jenna. “When we came across Eldredge Vineyards, we knew it was the perfect location for our civil outdoor ceremony.”

For Jenna, the ceremony was the most memorable part of her wedding day. In a twist on tradition, her twin brother walked her down the aisle, to an acoustic version of Jason Derulo’s Marry Me, played by Lincoln Sharpe. “It was perfect, just as I had imagined.”

There was room for tradition too, with Jenna observing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Her ‘something old’ came in the form of her Great Nanna’s heart shaped locket, which was pinned to her bouquet.

She describes their ceremony as “laid back, peaceful and romantic”, as well as “very emotional”. In a personal touch, Jenna and George wrote their own vows and also invited two extra special guests: butterflies! At the end of their ceremony, they whispered their wishes to the butterflies held in two boxes and then released them to the beautiful, sunny day. “My butterfly flew out immediately, whilst there was a short delay with George’s butterfly, as its wing was caught, but thankfully they both eventually flew away to carry forth our wishes.”

The reception at Clare Golf Club was a chance for the bridal party and their 115 guests to let their hair down, with Lincoln Sharpe entertaining the crowd. The couple’s attention to detail didn’t end at the ceremony, with a fingerprint tree for guests to leave their mark. Lanterns and tea light candles in glass jars tied with twine and lace also continued the romantic feel.

“Our reception was a big celebration,” recalled Jenna. “The night was filled with great people, food and wine. The night was thoroughly enjoyed by all.”

 

Photography:    
Tiger Eye Photography, Catherine Egel

Ceremony:    
Eldredge Vineyards

Reception:    
Clare Golf Club

Music:        
Lincoln Sharpe

Florist:
Clare Valley Flowers

Equipment Hire:
Mid North Party Hire

Cake:
Cupcakes & Co

Caterer:
Mid North Hospitality Solutions

Hair Stylist:
Hair Envy