I first met Rach and Matt in Winter last year and I knew that their wedding was going to be special. Rach had brought along their ‘save the date’ card which she had made herself and was a sure sign that this wedding was going to have a theme and stick to it.
The Perfect Pear was the theme of the day, with details, details, details!
Rach and Matt chose a ‘destination wedding’ as all of their guests were scattered across the country and would have to travel no matter where it was held. The destination was Dunkeld, a tiny town in the far west of Victoria, known as the Southern Grampians. It is home to the famous Royal Mail Hotel, boasting 3 Chefs Hats. The stunningly beautiful Mt Sturgeon Estate sits at the base of Mt Sturgeon and is a fully working sheep station.
The ceremony was held in the wool shed at Mt Sturgeon Estate, which sheltered the couple and their guests from the drizzling rain outside. It was a fantastic setting for a country wedding, with the most amazing light, filtering through the rusty sheets of iron on the roof.
Mt Sturgeon provided a wonderful backdrop to the homestead where guests enjoyed cocktails on the veranda, while the bridal party had photos taken around the estate.
The reception was held at The Royal Mail’s Events Centre and it was there that the theme really followed through.
Rach had chosen pears with individual name tags as the place settings for guests, each tag being hand stamped, letter by letter! The tables were adorned with posies of flowers that reflected the girls bouquets and tea light candles shimmering with the glassware. The tables were also decorated with handmade hessian bags, finished off with Rach and Matt’s motif.
The wedding cake was a cheese cake, literally, with cheese wheels stacked up high, trimmed with succulents and twine.
This post is heavy on the images, I just had to share all of the beautiful details that made Rach and Matt’s wedding so beautiful!