Cassie & Blake’s Classic Vineyard Wedding

Meeting at just 15 years old, Cassie and Blake shared in a beautiful day full of love 11 years later, where they sealed the deal in a vineyard wedding in Port Macquarie.

Cassie and Blake were fortunate enough to wed on March 21, a day prior to the new laws and restrictions coming into place in light of the current global pandemic.

 

 Meeting through a friend on a beach trip as teenagers, the couple are impressed they can still stand each other 11 years later. “As soon as I got home from the beach that day I had a MySpace add and he liked every single one of my photos,” Cassie said.

Planning their wedding, the most important thing was to enjoy the journey the not the destination. “Because we had such a long engagement it was all I talked and thought about, but also made sure I enjoyed and treasured every planning moment,” she said, “do you!”

Both Cassie and Blake share in the most memorable part of their day being the ceremony. “It was so raw and we were both crying, emotions were high but it was just so lovely,” she said, “the second most memorable is dancing until late.”

Cassie recalls her visit to White Lily to find her wedding dress as a dream that was meant to be. Wearing the Linwood gown by Enzoani Trunk show, her whimsical dress did all the talking. “It fit like it was made just for me,” she said, “I loved the plain design down the bottom with the stunning detail all on the bodice.”

“It was comfortable and I wasn’t afraid to dance in it, and Blake said it suited me,” she recalls.

When asked what advice she was offer to couple who are preparing for their wedding she said:

“Remember the day is about you two only; not about the cake, not about the food or who has to pay for alcohol, it’s about you two and coming together with your love. It doesn’t matter if it’s rain hail or shine it’ll be the best day of your life. In the lead up really take some time for yourselves! Get a few days off before the wedding. Blake also says to leave time to plan and save, there is no need to rush it.”

The couple were meant to embark on their honeymoon in early April, however with the current circumstances worldwide they have had to postpone to October. “We don’t mind as we now have something extra to look forward to,” she said, “we are still keeping a week in April and will hopefully head somewhere hinterland.”

When looking into their future together, Cassie and Blake see a beautiful future with their dog Luna, but also with an addition one day, and a lot more travelling with the aim to go somewhere once a year. “Right now we are going to enjoy this time and continue our little family bubble as the Mckenzie’s, who knows what lies ahead and that is the beauty of it!”

Venue: Little Fish Restaurant & Vineyard 
Photographer: Keegan Cronin Photography
Videographer: Matthew Baker 
Florist: Botanic Merchant Port Macquarie
Stylist: Jack & June Port Macquarie
Cake: Fika for Days
Hair: Plum Studio 
Makeup: Nessa Gillan Beauty 
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy 
Suits: Groom’s suit is custom made by Hockerty and the groomsmen outfits are by Connor
Rings: Mine was custom made with Blakes Grandmas sapphire at Port Heritage Jewellers.
Cars/ Transportation: Our friend and Boss Nick! 
Beautiful Live Music: Leigh I’Anson Music
Dog walking and transport: WOOFS dog Services 
Celebrant: Celia at Wishbone Ceremonies 
 
  
Cassie in her Enzoani gown 
  Cassie getting dressed in her Enzoani gown  Bride tribe = assembled! 
  Wedding guests in vineyard 
 
Floral details by Botanic Merchant  
Cassie is all smiles walking down the aisle  Cassie and Blake    Bridesmaids dressed in Shona Joy  Mr and Mrs Mckenzie  Mr and Mrs    The newlyweds furchild Luna  Family portraits   Cassie with her bride tribe dressed in Shona Joy  Floral details by The Botanic Merchant  Bride Tribe Joys  The vineyard scenery   All smiles  The wedding party  The wedding party  The groom and his wife  Special moments  Special moments   Timeless photos  Engagement ring by Port Heritage Jewellers and wedding bands by Michael Hill  Classic moments 
  Table settings detailed with The Botanic Merchant florals    The celebrations begin  The reception catered by Little Fish Restaurant  
  Beautiful moments captured by Keegan Cronin  
  First dance moments

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