‘What is a soulmate? Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, well, actually they don’t make you a better person… you do that yourself– because they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens.. you’ll always love them’. – Dawson’s Creek
It is with the most heartfelt truth that I say I have never seen two people more in love than the beautiful Mr & Mrs Thurn. They are young, beautiful and genuinely the most beautiful of souls intertwined together forever. It was an absolute privilege to be invited to share this beautiful day with this fantastic couple.
Love birds: Rachael Burgess, Conveyancer & Mitchell Thurn, Fitter/Welder
Ceremony: St Stanislaus College, Bathurst
Reception: Athol Gardens, Blayney
Theme: Elegant and timeless
The Dress: Strapless ivory Maggie Sottero A-line dress with corset back and Swarovksi crystals at the bust and throughout the dress and train
Groom & wedding party: Our bridesmaids wore floor length strapless dresses in navy chiffon and the groomsmen wore black three piece suits and a navy skinny ties. The groom had an ivory vest and tie.
Hair: Cleanthi from Studio Renaissance
Makeup: Cindy Cook of Coukla’s Orange
Decorations: Each table had a fishbowl vase filled with pale pink and ivory roses sitting on a mirror disc and surrounded by tea-lights. Chandeliers from the ceiling and candelabra on the bridal table. Dry ice gave a cloud effect on the dance floor for the bridal waltz. We also used navy table runners and sashes on the chairs.
Canapés- Nutty pistachio biscuits with slow roasted lamb and craisins & Duck in crisp wonton cups & Tomato and goats cheese and poppy seed bruschetta & Seared scallops with mango salsa on Chinese spoons
Entree – Beetroot and goats cheese stacks or rare beef salad with smoky tomato chilli relish
Mains – Duck breast marinated in red wine and orange jus or rack of lamb with tomato onion jam served on a bed of creamy potato mash and roast vegetable salad
Cake: Cakes by Nikki Burden. It was a delicious two double height tiers of caramel mud with white chocolate ganache.
Drinks: Our guests enjoyed a selection of champagne, beer and wine
Photographer: Heidi Rookyard
Cars: Black Caprice stretch Limousine from Abbey Limousines
Rings: We made each others wedding rings with Larsen Jewellery. Mitchell designed the bride’s engagement ring with the assistance of Regency jewellers in Orange
Stationary: Dreamday invitations
Music: Victoria Roth played classical tunes on the piano during the ceremony and Muzz Music Orange played at reception
Special moments: Rachael gave the photographer a love note to give to Mitchell just before the ceremony because when we dated in year 7 that’s basically all our relationship consisted of – love letters
Another incredibly special moment was when Mitchell organised dry ice on the dance floor which made it feel and look like we were on a cloud. This was nice because they wanted an outdoor dance floor but the weather didn’t permit. It was a moment no one will forget.
Reception: Athol Gardens – 84 Newbridge Rd, Blayney – 02 6368 2639
Dress – Maggie Sottero
Hair: Studio Renaissance 223 George Street, Bathurst – 02 6331 5288
Make-up – Couklas 166 March Street, Orange – 02 6362 1514
Cake – Cakes by Nikki
Stationary: Dreamday Invitations
Music: Muzz Music Orange – 0418 167 733
Photographer: Heidi Rookyard
Cars: Abbey Limousines
Rings: Larsen Jewellery.