[PHOTO CREDIT: Belinda Vincent]
A little about us
Yearning for a more relaxed, slower paced, greener life and community connection, in 2015 I jumped heart first (typical me!) into relocating from busy city life to the Greater Blue Mountains.
My connection with the region began years before with a daytrip. A close friend took my husband and I on a tour of a few of his favourite Blue Mountains locations which included driving through Mount Wilson on a misty Autumn day, pausing by the side of the aptly named Bells Line of Road to wind down our windows and catch the musical call of the bellbirds and a slow meander to our lunch destination, the Imperial Hotel, Mount Victoria.
Countless weekends thereafter spent exploring each charming town and village and every jaw-dropping vantage point of the world-famous destination resulted in my own Blue Mountains destination dream wedding to Geoff in 2010.
If only Blue Mountains Love was around back then!
Our wedding style file
CEREMONY | Sefton Cottage, Mt Wilson
CELEBRANT | Fiona ‘Fizz’ Henson
MAN of HONOUR | My best friend, David
BEST MAID | Geoff’s sister, Jenny
RECEPTION | The Ballroom of the Imperial Hotel, Mt Victoria
PHOTOGRAPHER | Belinda Vincent
HAIR | Erin of The Hairloom Hair & Beauty, Blackheath
ENTERTAINMENT | We partied the night away to the sound and talent of Ian Francis, Wayne ‘Wally’ Rowntree and Greg Henson
HONEYMOON | A glorious week spent exploring Tasmania kicked off by a luxurious night at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart.
HIGHLIGHT | Having a destination wedding! Special memories were made by sharing the wedding-eve with our immediate family and friends, an entire wedding day and night with all our guests without anyone needing to rush off, and a relaxed breakfast with everyone before for heading home to the big smoke.
Five years after tying the knot, Geoff and I made the lower Blue Mountains our home.
After contributing to the wider community through volunteer roles with Springwood Art Show, Braemar Gallery and Beard Up Boys, we were thrilled in April 2020 to become the new owners of Just Pressed, proud local publishers of Blue Mountains Love and Harvest Blue Mountains + Beyond magazines and organisers of The Love Affair wedding expo.
We feel privileged and excited to become the new custodians of the award-winning business launched by Lisa Doust and Jacqueline Forster in 2017. Hats off to them for their vision, hard work, passion and talent. We have big bridal slippers to fill, but we know we’re up to the task.
A qualified human resource practitioner, I apply a people-first ethos to everything and now bring to Blue Mountains Love a strong business acumen, social conscience and entrepreneurial spirit. Importantly, I am genuinely passionate about and committed to showcasing the talented people and businesses that operate within the Greater Blue Mountains and surrounds Geoff and I love so much.
COVID-19 placed the wedding industry largely on hold for six months earlier in 2020. But love cannot be extinguished, romance will always find a way, and an easing of restrictions has allowed love to once again shine.
It has been heart-warming to see couples resume wedding planning and others take the plunge to elope or proceed with smaller, more intimate celebrations.
We can’t wait to unveil the new-look Blue Mountains Love and share how we have strengthened the way we showcase the Greater Blue Mountains and surrounds as the ultimate destination in which to celebrate love.
We welcome loved-up couples everywhere along for the ride.
Love and spatially-distanced hugs,
Get in touch here.
[Photo: Belinda Vincent]
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