Sarah and Benn

by Chateau Doré, June 2, 2016

April 16, 2016

It was a surreal beginning to the magical day of newly weds Sarah and Benn Fraser. Following tradition, the couple decided to stay apart on the evening prior and day of the wedding. In the morning, preparations began, starting with hair and make up for the bride and her bridesmaids.

As the day progressed family began to arrive at the All Seasons. Sarah’s step-mum had passed on a family heirloom, a necklace; it was placed onto the beautiful bouquet of flowers supplied from The Eternal Vase.

Chateau Dore hosts collected the bridal party from the All Seasons in the stunning silver Chateau Dore Vintage Jaguars and transported them to the vineyard grounds and garden for the ceremony.

When they arrived, the song “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles played and Sarah wept. Arm in arm with her father she was ready to start the ceremony and marry the love of her life.

Afterwards, the guests proceeded to the manicured lawns of Chateau Dore for pre-reception cocktails, accompanied by accoustic music from Ryan Gay. Whilst the guests were enjoying themselves, Sarah and Benn were whisked away by the photographers Sean and Danni to take private newly wed photos in the vast and beautiful scenic grounds of Chateau Dore.

When it was time to move into the winery for reception, a carvery selection was served for dinner which provided a very relaxed dining atmosphere. Afterwards, the elegant three tiered cake topped with a peony was cut and offered to guests.

Sarah planned majority of the wedding however Benn was adamant on choosing the song for their first dance. He sang the lyrics to Sarah as they shared their first dance as husband and wife.

At the conclusion of the wedding, Benn and Sarah left Chateau Dore with a magical sparkler send off.

“This was the best day of my life and I don’t want it to end” – from Benn to Sarah.


Venue: Chateau Dore | Florist: The Eternal Vase | Photographer: Sean & Danni Photography | Celebrant: Eddie Barkla | Car hire: Chateau Dore | Dress: Anna Campbell | Grooms suit: Ferrari Formalwear | Catering: Two Sisters Catering | Wedding Band/Singer: Knot Music-Ryan Gay |