There is an incredible peace in the silence down south. You just can’t replicate the intimacy provided by a vast Karri forest. The only sounds were that of the birds on this humid February afternoon.
Family & friends gathered in anticipation on hay bales to hear Dana & Scott exchange their vows. Gilgara Retreat set the backdrop while some rare February clouds threatened but held off as the papers were signed and the crowd cheered.
The small group of 50 guests, then made their way the reception. Styled by Zest and set beneath a Giant Nordic Tipi, the dining area consisted of an intimate horse-shoe shaped table. The tables were draped in modest dark leafy garlands, against Zest’s dark teak dining tables. Set off with the elegance of crystal cut glassware, rose gold cutlery and a soft grey linen napkin. The dining area was lit beautifully by a hanging floral feature in the centre of the tipi. High bars and dark rattan stools scattered the lawn providing an excellent mingling area during canapés.
Food by the Chef catered the dinner in style with some wholesome food and extravagant liquid nitrogen displays. The cocktails flowed from a rustic wine barrel service bar and the beers from a vintage kombi van. Aside from a dark rattan occasional setting and a few ambient brass lanterns, the second tipi consisted of nothing more than a dance floor and speakers, which managed to hold the attention of the guests for the remainder of the dreamy moonlit evening.