When Jasmine & Vageles (Evan) attended our Tamborine Mountain Wedding Expo in February this year, they were newly engaged by just a few weeks and had only recently returned from Japan where Evan had popped the question…so when they received a phone call from our Tamborine Mountain Weddings Group’s president Di Anderson advising them that they had WON their Dream Wedding at Cedar Creek Estate Winery, they got the surprise of their life and were completely blown away! When they first got engaged they had thought they’d be looking at marrying in 2020, but this unexpected news changed everything and they were able to start planning their big day for Saturday 10th November 2018! Now their dream was just 9 short months away!! Imagine that, isn’t that just the best way to start married life.
Jasmine & Evan’s prize which included the venue and a long list of our incredible suppliers was valued at over $20,000, a truly fantastic way for them to bring their wedding dreams to reality. The Tamborine Mountain Weddings Group provided the venue, celebrant, transport, music, photography, flowers, hair & make-up, wedding cake, photo booth, lady in waiting, accommodation – every service needed to create memories to last a lifetime for this beautiful couple. Niki D Photography and Film was behind the lens to capture their special day and we are proud to showcase a selection of beautiful photographs from their wedding below.
CONGRATULATIONS to this gorgeous couple, they are such a perfect pair and we wish them every ounce of love and happiness for their future together as husband and wife. Read what they had to say about their big day down below too.
This is the full list below of our locally based and passionate wedding suppliers who made all the magic happen for Jasmine & Evan. None of this would have been possible without the generous support and hard work of all the fine folk behind each of these amazing wedding businesses. Your incredible contributions are so very much appreciated by everyone involved and of course our beautiful bride and groom.
Cedar Creek Estate Vineyard and Winery
Niki D Photography and Film
Di’s Hair Design
Karen Miles Celebrant
Ann’s Unique Cakes
Ace Photo Booth Hire / Ace DJ Hire
Dragonfly Fine Designs
Love Letters Hire
Bartle House – Tamborine Mountain’s Most Luxurious Private Accommodation
Champagne Wedding Carriages
Set in the green heart of Gold Coast Hinterland, Cedar Creek Estate Winery with its picturesque sandstone Chapel surrounded by age old trees and the rustic charm of the Cedar Room completes the perfect setting to celebrate your Wedding Day with family and friends.
Jasmine & Evan’s Love Story in their own words:
“We began seeing each other on 23rd February 2014, but we met at work and became friends over six years ago. Vageles (Evan) had very clear boundaries on inter-office romances, so it was only once Jasmine started a new job elsewhere that things began to blossom into something more. Having known each other for years before the relationship started, it didn’t take long for things to become serious…and it only took a short three months for us to move in together. Soon, we began to travel together – trips interstate to see family and friends, and trips overseas. Our passion for good food, new experiences and snowboarding took us to Japan twice (January/February 2017 and 2018) and we were awed many times over each time we visited. In fact, our love for the picturesque mountains of Hakuba led Vageles to propose at a surprise dinner on the 8th February 2018…our final night in the snow! Once we returned home, we had our sights set on a Winter 2020 wedding but after an extremely lucky visit to the February 2018 TMWG Expo (one that took us completely by surprise!) – we have now had our ‘dream wedding’ at Cedar Creek Estate on the 10th November 2018!”
Jasmine & Evan even appeared in the local Tamborine Times and Scenic News papers – such was the interest in their special day! They had this to say about their experience with the Tamborine Mountain Weddings Group;
“My husband Vageles Evan Monastiriotis and I were lucky enough to win their dream wedding on offer at this year’s summer expo, and we were floored by how genuinely lovely the entire group were during the planning process! The expo was an excellent way to get to know all the wonderful vendors and gave us a lot of inspiration for the day – we would have gone with many of them with or without the prize. Our beautiful wedding in November truly would not have been the same without the group and we are beyond thankful for their help and support. We look forward to keeping in touch with everyone!”
If this Real Wedding feature has inspired you to make your wedding dreams a reality here on Tamborine Mountain, then our next Wedding Expo isn’t far away. Sunday 24th February 2019, entry is FREE and you can meet with over 65 of the very best venues and suppliers that this beautiful mountain has to offer you for your special day. Mark the date in your calendars and we’ll see you there!