Sam and Stacey

by Chateau Doré, June 8, 2016

March 19, 2016

Sam’s proposal was a wonderful, unexpected surprise! It was Stacey’s 30th birthday celebration, the perfect opportunity surrounded by their loved ones.

The couple chose a beautiful Catholic church for their wedding ceremony. It held sentimental value, as it was located at Sam’s old secondary school. It was intimate and the perfect size to accommodate for their guests.

Weeks had gone by and Stacey knew it was time to ask her sister, closest friend and a family friend to be her bridesmaids. Having planned ahead, Stacey had already purchased their dresses and with luck they fitted perfectly.

Sam had invited his friends individually, to a special dinner to ask if they would be his groomsmen.

The elegant Chateau Dore was the chosen venue of the wedding reception. The beauty of the property stunned the happy couple,

“we love wine and after meeting Nicole we soon loved her too”

Working with highly regarded professionals and vendors made the planning process simple. The cake and flowers were a quick and easy decision too.

On the morning of the wedding they had written a special letter to each other accompanied with a gift. Sam had bought a Tiffany bracelet and Stacey made a photo book of their special moments.

Walking down the aisle was an unforgettable moment for the couple. Both her mother and father accompanied Stacey. It was so special for Sam to see her for the first time at the end of the alter. They felt the church ceremony was filled with so much happiness and love.

“Entering the reception at Chateau Dore was like a big party!” – Stacey

The set up of the room was magical – the couple were reduced to tears upon arrival. After their newlywed waltz concluded, the rest of the night was spent on the dance floor.

Overall, Stacey described their special day as emotional yet so much fun!


Reception venue: Chateau Dore | Florist: The Eternal Vase | Videography: Curyo Media | Photography: Terri & Bec | Ceremony: St. Mary’s Chapel-Catholic College Bendigo | Dress: Raffaele Ciuca Armadale | Grooms suit: Anthony Squires | Cake: Neil McKenzie |

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