Bride & Groom: Annabelle & Kieran McCaffrey
Venue: Clifton - 7 Woolwich Road Hunters Hill
Gown: Inbal Dror from Helen Rodrigues Bridal
Photography: Image Haus
Videography: Soda Films
Styling: Jo Powell
Floral: Poho Flowers
How did you and your husband meet?
On June 17th 2017, my birthday wish came true and I met the man of my dreams on the dancefloor at Darlo country club.
How did he propose?
We were down at his family’s place in Lake Crackenback on a morning walk through the national park. He got down on one knee and before he even opened his mouth I was in tears. He had organised a beautiful dinner with both our families at Apollo that night to celebrate.
What was your vision for your wedding day?
A beautiful ceremony from our dearest friend Father Pio, followed by a backyard wedding with all of our family and closest friends. We are both fortunate enough to be blessed with incredible families and couldn’t wait for our extend families to meet and enjoy the night with good wine and food -almost like a Sunday night family roast combined with a dancefloor that had more energy than a Beyoncé concert.
Where did you look for your wedding inspiration?
We have a very similar eye for design and wanted to create a romantic rustic atmosphere that emulated with the McCaffrey family home. We drew inspiration from the sandstone and flowers from the garden, as well as images from Instagram to bring the theme to life.
What was your wedding planning journey like for you? How far out did you start planning?
We started planning about 8months out before the wedding. I was fortunate enough to have two people with great taste by my side. Mum was my wedding rock. She did an amazing amount of research and has a gift when it comes to talking to people. She attended all supplier meetings and knew everyone we hired very well by the time of the wedding day. Similarly, Kieran put most husbands out there to shame. He found the most incredible Saxophone player and DJ and created the best dancefloor you could imagine by moving the heaviest pots and balancing out of windows to put up lights. We were very fortunate to have the helping hands of our family around us in the lead up to the big day.
What was the highlight of your wedding day for you?
It was a magical moment walking down the aisle with dad, surrounded by everyone I love, while starring down at the alter to the man I was about to commit the rest of my life to. Kieran and I put a lot of time into the preparation of the ceremony with Father Pio, and during the lead up he spent a lot of time with our families. After attending Kincoppal for 15 years, the Chapel holds many special memories for me so we felt very lucky to blessed by a Priest we love dearly in a place that will forever be sacred to the both of us.
Is there anything you would do differently?
I wouldn’t change a thing! We couldn’t have asked for a more magical day.