Renae and Darren were married at Highbank in Kyneton and held their reception at the Royal George Hotel.
Despite the heavy (and almost torrential) rains the night before their wedding, it stayed clear all day. In fact, the rains just made the surrounding countryside look greener and more lush from atop the hill at Highbank. Renae’s mother is a marriage celebrant and conducted what was a very sincere and emotional ceremony.
Sweet definitely comes to mind when I think of Darren on his wedding day. Not only did he surprise his lovely wife with earrings on her wedding day, but when I first saw him and mentioned that Renae looked absolutely beautiful he agreed without even having seen her! Hearing that almost made me tear up! How sweet is that?
Renae and Darren decided quite early on that they wanted a day that celebrated their union, along with good food and wine. And that they did! Their wedding ceremony was followed by a lavish high tea in a beautiful country setting. Renae and Darren gathered up their nearest and dearest and put on an amazing spread in their beautiful country estate. They had help though; Tonia Todman hosted the day and ensured they didn’t have to dust off grandma’s collection of cups and saucers and make the lamingtons themselves!
At one point I caught Andy, my assistant, digging into a pink frosted cupcake and looking a little faint. I asked him if he was ok and he remarked that the cupcakes were so good they were making him giddy!
Drinks and canapés followed at the Royal George Hotel. The intimacy of the day was maintained with everyone seated at a single long table, upon which many glasses of wine and course after course of delicious food was served.
I am now Kyneton’s newest and biggest fan. It was such a beautiful and relaxed placed to hold a wedding. I can’t wait to return…
Thanks go to all the Kyneton crew who were an absolute pleasure to work with. Caris and Vanessa the florists from Prunella, Melinda Wain the makeup artist and Tonia Todman from Highbank.
Suppliers who helped make their day special
Wedding location: “Highbank” Kyneton
Ceremony Official: Lesley Gasmier (mother of bride)
Bridal gown: Marianna Hardwick
Grooms attire: Travellers
Shoes: Allan Pinkcus
Makeup/hair: Melinda Wain
Jewellery: Tiffany Earrings
Music: all guests sent in their favourite songs on the rsvp which we played on the ipod
Bonboniere: lindt chocolate hand wrapped with Florence Broadhurst paper
Invitations: Hand made with Florence Broadhurst paper
Bridal accessories: Millinery by Reny
First night: Highbank B&B accomm