SALLY & ZACH - GOLD COAST - PRIVATE WEDDING VENUE

Over 12 months ago, our team was honoured to help Sally and Zach celebrate their intimate engagement party with our Pop Up Bar service. So when we got the call to be a part of their wedding at Rise Farm (in between Gold Coast and Byron Bay), we were absolutely thrilled! 

Their picture perfect wedding had the best of both worlds, with guests enjoying a blue-skied outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, with the reception taking place inside a newly built barn space. 

From our mobile bar, our bartenders served a selection of wines and champagnes, along with a variety of beers from a mobile keg machine that offered guests some of their favourite brews on tap. 

Later in the evening, when it was time for dessert, our cocktail bartenders served up two personally selected cocktails, an Espresso Martini and Moscow Mule - which were a hit!

To find out more, view their beautiful images below or contact us today to see how we can help bring your big day to life. 

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How and when did you both meet?

We met working at McDonalds back in 2004.

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How and why did you choose your wedding venue?

I found Craig's home on Air BnB and just loved the property- we were able to have the ceremony and reception at the same place which was important to us. He was so helpful and we just loved the rolling hills as the backdrop to get married! He also allowed us to have our Dog with us for the day!

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What was the most unforgettable part of the day?

As stereotypical as it sounds, seeing each other for the first time!

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Why did you choose to work with Gathering Events, and was tell us what inspired your bar menu?

We used Gathering Events at our engagement party and just loved how easy it was to work with the team and the cocktails (espresso martini's) were a hit! When we sat down to plan the wedding it was one of the first details we locked in and actually used the cocktail as part of the desert menu!

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What type of vibe were you looking to create for your wedding?

We wanted a really relaxed vibe for the day where we could just enjoy good food, drinks and all our favourite people.

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Tell us about some of the special little details and special touches you made or planned?

Zach and I are both really close with our Mum's so we asked them to be our ring bearers on the day- nothing like a big Mum hug in the ceremony! We also had two members of the bridal party say a little speech during the ceremony. It was really lovely to include more of our friends and it was a nice way for our us to relax and have a laugh!

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Ceremony song?

Tattoo by Tuka

First dance song?

Adore by Amy Shark

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Any wise advice you would offer other couples leading up to their wedding?

Stick to what's important to you and work with people that make you feel comfortable! The day will always be perfect as you get to marry your love but it will be relaxed if you are working with people you trust to nail the small details!

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Any funny/ memorable/ silly/ unexpected stories you can share from the day?

We had lightbox signs around with different hashtags and signs on them and they WERE changed every hour by our guests depending on how many cocktails our guests had consumed! Made for some very funny photos.

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With your wedding (and wedding planning) all wrapped up, how do you feel?

Happy! The day was amazing and its so lovely to look back on our video and photos knowing all the planning is over.

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Any wise advice you would offer other couples leading up to their wedding?

Stick to whats important to you and work with people that make you feel comfortable! The day will always be perfect as you get to marry your love but it will be relaxed if you are working with people you trust to nail the small details.

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Credits to the lovely suppliers we've worked with:

Photography: Soliton Creative 

Styling & on the Day Coordination: Jaimi Lee  

Mobile Bar Service & Bartenders: Gathering Events

Flowers: Gloriosa Florals 

Celebrant: Paul Voge Marriage Celebrant