DENISE + ANDREW // DONNELLY RIVER VILLAGE
Why did you want to capture your wedding on video?
With the day moving by so fast, I want to preserve the memories the best I can, especially all the speaking events from ceremony, vows and the speeches.
Why did you choose Castle Media?
Alan, our chosen celebrant recommended you. When we checked out a few of your videos we thought you would be a good suit for us!
What do you do?..How do you spend your days?..What's important in life?
When we can, we like to go camping in the bush. Every couple of years we go to Cape Arid National Park which is about 10+ hours drive from Perth. Just that disconnect from technology, living the basic life and being self sustainable makes you really appreciate the simpler things in life. We also like to get out of the city into the countryside and spend time with family.
The proposal ...Tell me everything...
Well, it wasn't much of a proposal.... Andrew wasn't too keen on the idea of marriage, but I was, but he knew that if he wanted to be with me, we had to get married. So it was an agreement. Though we decided to officiate it in a fairly romantic setting. We were in Iceland, at the famous glacier lagoon (Jokosarlon) and we decided to make it happen then.
The venue? Why Donnelly River above anywhere else?
It's situation in the middle of the Karri forest with all ceremony, reception and accommodation located together really allows us to have a captive audience. There was no need to think about transportation, designated drivers etc. Also, the place has no mobile reception, so there was no distracting anyone! And besides, it is such a beautiful spot, with the heritage listed buildings.
What experience do you want to give your guests?
We want our guests to enjoy themselves, have a good time and not feel too restricted to the usual formalities of weddings. It's a time where many people who don't often see each other can catch up and celebrate something together. We hope it will be memorable for everyone.
Venue : Donnelly River Village
Celebrant : Alan Kidd
Photographer : We Are All Stardust
Flowers : Sea of Love Floral Studio