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A Hamptons Style Wedding At Bells At Killcare  

Chanelle

& David 

How did the two of you meet? 

Dave and I actually met on Boxing Day through mutual friends. 

We use to walk Bondi to Bronte every morning before work and one day he surprised me and got down on one knee and proposed at Mackenzies point. I was completely surprised and caught off guard! He had all our family waiting at Bills in Bondi to celebrate and had organised for me to take the day off work to celebrate with him. The next day we flew to Fiji to celebrate our engagement. It was a beautiful whirlwind celebration! 

 

What advice would you give to other couples leading up to their big day?

Enjoy being engaged and the process of planning the wedding – don’t get too caught up on the finer details! 

What was the most expensive thing other than the venue that you had to pay for? 

Catering – we knew we wanted to make that a focus for the day. 

 

How’d you go about sticking to a budget?

We started a budget very early on and knew what we thought was realistic for each supplier unfortunately sometimes things don’t always go to plan but we prioritised what we thought we couldn’t live without on the day and what was the most important to us. 

You’re engaged! Now what? How did you go about planning the big day? Budget? First steps to take…

For Dave and I it was all about finding the right venue to celebrate with our closest family and friends. We wanted to look at a destination wedding overseas but we knew that this would limit having some of our friends and family attend so we found somewhere closer to home where all our friends could come and join us for the weekend and from there the rest fell into place. 

“Enjoy being engaged and the process of planning the wedding – don’t get too caught up on the finer details! ” 

What was your beauty and fitness prep leading up to the wedding?

For my beauty routine I attended Melanie Grant in Double Bay to help prepare my skin with weekly facials which included light therapy and peels. I started this preparation 6 months before my wedding and started attending more frequently as the day got closer. 

In terms of fitness I used Pilates to help me relax and also get fit. I tired to attend around 4 sessions a week. 

Ceremony song?

Higher Love by James Vincent McMorrow

First Dance? 

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli 

 

Ceremony: Bells at Killcare

Reception: Bells at Killcare

Cake: Bells at Killcare

Photographer / Videographer:  Justin Aaron 

Celebrant:  Linda Marsden

Dress: Sachin & Babi / Calvin Klein

Shoes: Givenchy / Gucci

Bridesmaid dresses: Hansen & Gretel 

Groom/groomsmen: Hugo Boss & MJ Bale 

Accessories: earrings by Lanvin

Rings: Cartier

Hair & Makeup: Hair –  Montana Brown  & Makeup 0 

Vic Anderson