October 2015 – Ferguson Valley Events

Our October 2015 kicked off with a fairly traditional white marquee wedding at Alverstoke in Brunswick for the most excellent Jess and Wade.

Jess and Wade's ceremony at Alverstoke just to the side of the big tree
Jess and Wade’s ceremony at Alverstoke just to the side of the big tree

 

Inside the marquee for Jess and Wade's wedding
Inside the marquee for Jess and Wade’s wedding

All decorations by the bride. Set up – tables, chairs, setting tables, placecards, was done by us but with lots of very valuable help from Jess and Wade’s family and friends.

Our LOVE letters at Alverstoke
Our LOVE letters at Alverstoke

The couple left us this lovely message – “We can’t thank you enough for all your help! You are an absolute pleasure to work with and our special day would not have been the same without you! X”

Outside the marquee - occasional seating and chill out space!
Outside the marquee – occasional seating and chill out space!

We also strung up some lighting and assisted with furniture placement out at St Aidan’s Winery.

Tom's 60th at St Aidan's Winery in the Ferguson Valley.
Tom’s 60th at St Aidan’s Winery in the Ferguson Valley.

The second weekend in October we had hire items going to a private property in Bunbury as well as to Old Broadwater Farm. We also had a ceremony set up for a lovely couple called Zoe and Nathan, on Smiths Beach near Yallingup. It was quite a hot day and all the stairs leading to the beach meant some sweat and swearing from the FVE team – but we got it done!

Zoe and Nathan's Smiths Beach wedding ceremony
Zoe and Nathan’s Smiths Beach wedding ceremony

This was the first wedding where we used our bamboo four post arbour – unfortunately the photos don’t really do it justice! A standout was the blackboard, which Zoe did the artwork for herself.

Zoe's killer artwork!
Zoe’s killer artwork!

The following weekend was quite quiet by comparison with just dry hire items going out to Wills Domain, a private property in Donnybrook, the Lighthouse Beach Resort in Bunbury – although we did install some festoon lighting at Ferguson Farmstay for a school windup too. It did rain this weekend – on the Sunday – lucky all ours were Saturday weddings!

Missing a few reception chairs (still over at the ceremony!) but you get the idea. This is the lawned area in front of the barn at Alverstoke.
Missing a few reception chairs (still over at the ceremony!) but you get the idea. This is the lawned area in front of the barn at Alverstoke.

Second last weekend in October we started ramping up with dry hires heading off to Boyup Brook and Busselton. We had cocktail reception furniture heading to Alverstoke which we helped to set up and style (see above and below!).

Inside the barn at Alverstoke. Bunting and fairy lights galore!
Inside the barn at Alverstoke. Bunting and fairy lights galore!

Our Alverstoke bride for the weekend, Helen, left this lovely feedback…”Charmaine I can’t thank you enough – it was everything I hoped it would be and more.”

Occasional seating area at Alverstoke, just next to the barn
Occasional seating area at Alverstoke, just next to the barn

 We also had furniture heading to Evedon Park in the Ferguson Valley, as well as a ceremony set up at Old Coast Road Brewery too. I can’t recall it actually raining this weekend but the skies were very stormy which has us a bit worried – but they did look great in photos.

Beautiful in the olive grove at Old Coast Rd Brewery in Myalup/Harvey
Beautiful in the olive grove at Old Coast Rd Brewery in Myalup/Harvey

The last weekend in October, Saturday fell on the 31st … Halloween …. oooh scary! It was a bit of a scary weekend, we had bulk weddings to organise, and I was shattered by the end, but all went well! There was a wedding for Shelley and Rhys at Fonty’s Pool in Manjimup (where it rained all day Friday, very stressful! But cleared up by Saturday), and a little closer to home in the Ferguson Valley area we also had weddings at  Moody Cow Brewery, Alverstoke in Brunswick for Simon and Alisha,  Wellington Forest Cottages, a stunner at Ferguson Farmstay, and a celebration in Millbridge. 

Lights, bunting and long table at Wellington Forest Cottages in the Ferguson Valley
Lights, bunting and long table at Wellington Forest Cottages in the Ferguson Valley

 

Client's own collage of wedding photos at Fonty's Pool in Manjimup, hire furniture and decorations/props from us!
Client’s own collage of wedding photos at Fonty’s Pool in Manjimup, hire furniture and decorations/props from us!

 

Pastel themed cocktail wedding reception, concept and styling and set up by us!
Pastel themed cocktail wedding reception, concept and styling and set up by us!

 We helped Colleen, our Ferguson Farmstay bride, with her styling ideas and concept for her cocktail wedding reception in the restaurant there. She left us this message … “Loved the pastel colours in the chandelier! You were amazing Charmaine!”.

We got some great shots of our third Alverstoke wedding of the month, for Simon and Alisha’s wedding … enjoy below!

Ceremony in front of the old schoolhouse with our mismatched wooden chairs.
Ceremony in front of the old schoolhouse with our mismatched wooden chairs.

 

Escort cards on the vintage pennyfarthing bicycle that lives at Alverstoke.
Escort cards on the vintage pennyfarthing bicycle that lives at Alverstoke.

This games set up led to the highest jenga this little events stylist has ever seen, it was truly epic, the lads had some mad skills!

Games at Alverstoke
Games at Alverstoke

Alisha left us this message … “Woohoo!!! Looks amazing. Thank you soooooo much it all looked amazing! You did a fantastic job. Can’t thank you enough!”

Cake, gifts and favours inside the barn at Alverstoke.
Cake, gifts and favours inside the barn at Alverstoke.