Alex Panetta and James Hamlyn’s chance meeting in Benalla four years ago led to a blossoming romance, which culminated in the couple exchanging wedding vows in an intimate ceremony on a perfect late-summer day.
Nestled in the central Victorian ranges, the beautiful gardens of Flowerdale Estate were the ideal setting for the gathering of relatives and friends for Alex and James’ nuptials. The enchanting reception pavilion offers uninterrupted views of the picturesque surrounds and ticked every box for the couple’s rustic elegant theme.
The stunning, three-tiered wedding cake was a white chocolate and raspberry mud cake, finished with white chocolate ganache and blue-marble effect. The cake colour matched the Wedgwood blue and grey colour scheme, which was reflected in the bridesmaids’ gowns, groomsmen’s ties, invitations, menus and table decorations.
Alex fell in love with her dream dress when she first spotted the Inca by Grace Loves Lace creation in a bridal magazine. Unwilling to take the chance of ordering online, Alex and two friends secured $50 return plane tickets and flew to the Gold Coast and back in a day to make sure the dream dress would be a perfect fit on the big day.
See more photos from Alex and James' wedding day over on our Instagram.
Wedding date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Bride's mother: Lynda Orr
Groom's mother: Jacqui Berry
Ceremony and reception: Flowerdale Estate, Strath Creek
Photography: John Mitchell Photography
Bride's dress: Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids' dresses: Bridal & Debutante Creations, Bendigo
Suits: Talisman Menswear, Mooroopna
Flowers: Flowers by Nici Thompson, Yea
Cake: Anita’s Cakes and Bakes, Broadford
Hair: Cheveux Hair Salon, Yarrawonga
Make-up: Wink Lashes and Beauty, Lilydale