Clinton & Callum were married at Dunbar House in New South Wales, Australia. They were accompanied by their closest friends and family, without a dry eye around as these two chose to pledge their love and lives to one another. From the beginning, they wanted a classic and traditional wedding day, holding strong to their values. Soda Films was there to capture their special day, and I have to warn you to get out the tissues, as this is one of the most beautiful wedding films I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Read more from the lucky couple about all of the details that went into planning their perfect day.
So hold on to me tight.
Hold on, I promise it will be alright.
Cuz it’s you and me together,
and baby all we’ve got is time.
So hold on to me,
hold on to me tonight.
Hold On – Michael Buble (Their first dance)
How did you meet?
We met 7 years prior to proposal in Brisbane Australia. We initially met through a mutual friend back in 2004, but reconnected after I (Clinton) arrived home years later from travelling. Within weeks, we were planning our new life together in Sydney.
How did he propose?
On July 16th 2011, after asking my father’s permission, Callum accompanied by a 4 piece string quartet proposed at Centennial Park. I of course said yes. While I was getting my head around what had just happened, right on cue, all of our friends arrived. Followed shortly after by our siblings and then our parents. Having all flown interstate for the proposal.
What was your vision for your wedding day?
Classic, timeless and warm. Callum and I are very traditional in our values and style. We wanted a wedding that was classic and timeless. We are both very much into antiques and when we found Dunbar House we thought that it embodied a lovely mix of classic and contemporary. We wanted to bring some masculinity to the space, so we used strangle vine as a big part of our decorations. Every table had a 3 foot high chrome candle lantern, wrapped in vine and finished with classic white flowers. Each guest took home a simple white picture frame that doubled as their place card and bonboniere. The rest of the colour choices were made up with cream, grey, white, blush and moments of green.
Were there any family or cultural traditions you did on your wedding day?
We wanted to stay as true to the traditional style of a ‘wedding’ as possible. When asked what we wanted it to look/feel like we always said, like any other wedding minus the bride.
What was your favorite moment of the day?
I think we both agree that having our family so involved in the ceremony and the day as a whole was our favorite moment. We were so very lucky that we had our Mothers walking us down the aisle, our Fathers signing the witness certificate. My brother & Callum’s best friend were the best men, our sisters did a reading during the ceremony and our nieces and nephews made up the wedding party as our page boys and flower girls.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
I think Callum getting to choose the wine list! There were a lot of things that made the planning great, but I think as a whole the ability to express who Callum and I are as a couple to the people we love in the look and feel of the day would be our favorite.
Do you have any advice to other couples planning their day?
Prepare for things to be delayed and to not go to plan! Don’t put something off if it can be done now. Also, to enjoy the process, as the day goes so quickly. It’s nice to look back and remember the lead up, as this too becomes part of your memory of the day.
Is there anything else special that you would like to mention?
Callum had the incredible honor of wearing the same cuff links that his dad wore on his wedding day. Which was pretty special.
Venue- Dunbar House, Watsons bay // Caterer- Dunbar House // Cake- Thats My Cake // Photographer- Marcus Walters & NEIL HARGREAVES // Videographer- SODA FILMS // Hair- Shire Mobile Hair // Makeup- Melinda Walters // Dress- Groomsmaids – Alannah Hill // Grooms Attire- WAYNE COOPER Suit // Florals- Stellina // Ceremony Music – 4 piece string quartet – Opus 4// Reception Music- Impressions DJ