When Engineer Warren met Real Estate Agent Raina, he knew she was the woman of his dreams and Raina says Warren is her soul-mate.
They were an instant blended family with Raina’s 3 beautiful girls and Warren’s son. Saying “true happiness is being together by the beach,” it was only natural that their adorable pugs and girls joined them for their pre-wedding photos on the beach.
In keeping with their love of the beach and life’s luxuries, their wedding was a weekend-of-celebrations. Hiring out the historic, multi award winning Largs Pier Hotel accommodation and function rooms, they had a relaxed party Friday night and the celebrations continued on Saturday for the wedding.
We also got married at the Largs Pier Hotel, so was extra special to get to share the venue with Raina and Warren. The iconic location, combining vintage and modern elements with romantic views of the gulf, was a perfect match for this stunning couple. We wish them many more happy days together by the beach. Allen & Melissa xo
Before the wedding, Raina told us that her daughter, Shyra, was very good at hair & makeup and asked if we could teach her the look to help get her bridal party of 8 ready. Melissa gave Raina & her girls a makeup lesson as part of her trial, and Shyra did an exceptional job on the day.
Raina’s 4 junior bridesmaids elegantly complimented her bridesmaids in slightly darker-pink gowns.
The wedding was initially meant to be on the beach but strong winds meant it needed to be moved inside. The Pier Restaurant was converted into a stunning ceremony location with fairy-lights strung across an ornate gazebo. Warren’s step-daughters-to-be walked down the isle, each giving him a hug before taking their places by Warren & Raina’s side.
Rather than walking back down the isle after the ceremony, Raina & Warren’s guests lined up to greet the newly married couple.
Raina and Warren had wanted to have photos on the beach but the Largs Pier Hotel balcony, grand stair-case, and the Heritage Room’s separate dining room provided elegant shelter for stunning wedding photos.
Before the reception, Raina & Warren sent their bridal party to relax while they enjoyed some some exclusive time together with an intimate photo-shoot.
The restaurant was set up with a combination of high tables, cool seating areas, and alfresco dining to enjoy the fresh sea air. Raina & Warren had twin love-chairs, making their own exclusive space within their reception.
Everyone’s hearts were warmed as Shyra made a speech, officially welcoming Warren to the family.
Guests were free to mix and mingle, enjoying the cocktail-style reception and Director’s Rooms set up as a photo-booth, which we covered for the last 15 minutes of each hour.
Raina comes from a family of talented musicians, entertaining her guests by singing duets with her sister (Kyan Mordaunt from the band HartBurn) of old classics like Stairway to Heaven and I’ll Stand By You.
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