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Aja & Andrew / Bendemeer

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Venue: The Pavillion and The Woolshed at Bendemeer , Dress: Paolo Sebastian, Styling: One Fine Day, Design: Pop Creative, Celebrant: Philipa Cook, Flowers: The Flower Room, Cake: Cherry Blossom Cakes, Hair and Make up: Hush Spa and Heaven Spa, Catering: Artisan Catering, Hirage: One Fine DayParty Plus and Orange Queenstown

How do you plan a Destination Wedding and still make it personal and intimate? When you are travelling to your wedding, you really have to find, arrange and hire absolutely everything you are dreaming of in the destination itself.  You aren’t getting ready at home surrounded by family things and there is definitely a limit on what you can DIY and bring with you. Luckily those con’s have some serious pro’s! Like when you find wonderful people who are on your wavelength, and you get to bring all your friends and family to a truly stunning location and really make some memories. Aja and Andrew nailed it all. I am not even sure how they did it all so well from Australia, but the extra effort to make it personal definitely shone though. Their lovely morning wedding was relaxed, special, intimate, stunning, stylish and a whole lot of fun.

I asked Aja if she had any advice for other couples planning a wedding? she said, “Your wedding should be an extension of your personalities. Take inspiration from other weddings, blogs or Pinterest but make it unique; think about what you love, who you are and what you want to remember for years to come.

Even if if means walking down the aisle to a Cat Stevens song (me and my dad’s song).”