Georgie + Tom - The Farm Yarra Valley
Georgie and Tom were married at The Farm in Warrandyte South. I love rolling in the drive to officiate weddings here. Anthea always greeting you with a smile as we catch up on what each other has been up to since we saw one another last.
The Farm hosts the most incredible functions. The food is delicious, the staff are amazing and the grounds are that enticing that you want to just sip on a glass (or three) or Rob Dolan wine in the sunshine all day. The Farm is known for its shared feasting menu and wine to match from Rob Dolan.
There are many spots to marry at the Farm. The steps, the lawn, the heli pad and in front of the barn. In summer the Barn is the perfect spot shaded by the trees and on this particular day as 60+ guests of George and Tom's family and friends watched on, their story was told, rings were exchanged and they were married!
I love to encourage the parents to be a little involved. When you think about it, it is a big deal being the mum and dad of the bride and groom. Georgie's parents flew in from Scotland to give their seal of approval so it was only fitting to highlight their presence and how much Georgie and Tom appreciated letting their little girl be swept away to the land down under.
Georgie’s parents actually met Tom over a year before Georgie did! After a trip to Melbourne visiting their best friends, Ali mentioned in passing to Georgie that she had met a lovely young man called Tom. She was certain Georgie would get along with him if she was to meet him during her planned visit to Melbourne the following year. Needless to say, Georgie was completely dismissive of her mums’ comment, and swiftly carried on with her life thinking nothing more of it.
Sometimes mums really do know best though! When Georgie finally did meet Tom (with all recollection of her mum’s comment gone from her mind), she was intrigued, though hesitant to consider a potential relationship due to the not so minor fact that she lived in Scotland, not Melbourne.
Tom, not stopping to consider the not so minor fact that she lived in Scotland, not Melbourne, felt instantly drawn to Georgie. Quite quickly, Georgie could see that Tom was a good guy – kind, funny and different to any other guy she’d met at home. Tom thought Georgie was glowing, but that may also have been because as a 'Brit', the novelty of being in Australia meant she was spending a good chunk of her time sunbathing in the Roache's backyard!
By the end of Georgie’s 3 month stay in Melbourne they knew that the relationship they had naturally formed wasn’t something they were willing to let go of. Within two weeks of being back in Scotland, Georgie had already booked to return to Melbourne in 12 weeks time. Not soon enough for Tom - he quickly booked a visit to Scotland halfway through their time apart. Tom meeting Georgie’s family and friends in Scotland only built upon their hunch that their relationship had the potential to be something very special.
Fast forward 8 years, and here we are!
I think Georgie and Tom’s hunch was right. Georgie and Tom have built an extremely strong relationship which has not only enriched their lives, but the lives of their families and friends as well. Though the distance between where they both grew up creates natural challenges, it also means that the time spent with loved ones becomes so much more treasured. Just look at Georgie and Tom’s parents who have become such great friends that they even holiday together without Georgie and Tom!
The fact that Georgie and Tom had so many friends from the UK is a testament to the bonds they have created and maintained over the years. Their relationship has brought two worlds together that never would have been otherwise, and I think everyone who attended their wedding is grateful for that.
Being a friend of The Farm (preferred supplier) you get to work along side some incredibly talented suppliers. It is a no brainer why Anitra Wells is on that list. She started the list! Anitra walked through the door just as The Farm were trying to get their name out there and their business off the ground. With epic Anitra Wells Photos, that is exactly what they did. They hit the ground running with the most incredible images to share and haven't looked back since. Now being a popular choice of venue on the outskirts of the Yarra Valley.
And of course Anitra knows all the spots to capture those keep sake moments when you head out for couple shots. Even finding a few little 'kids' in the background!