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Jamie-Lee and Tim: First Loves to Forever Valentines

Bursaria Real Wedding Profile

There is nothing better for us here at Bursaria Fine Foods, than learning about our wedding couples and working with them to create one of the most special days of their lives. 

We feel it’s an honour to have been selected as your chosen venue, and we take getting to know our couples seriously. Every couple is unique, and has their own love story to share. It is important that their wedding day reflects their personalities, beliefs, culture and personal style. It’s this keen attention to detail that sets Bursaria apart – we listen, we care, and we aim for extraordinary – Every. Single. Wedding.

We obviously see all the ‘behind the scenes’ workings of the wedding day – we are the team setting up the venue; creating menus and presenting the catering; managing service; pouring the drinks; looking after the bride, groom and all the guests; cleaning up after you’ve gone home in a state of just-married bliss… (we really do have the most rewarding job!) but we are always curious how you – the newlyweds, experienced your own wedding…

Jamie-Lee and Tim were one of our favourite most recent couples, and they so kindly agreed to give us a little snippet of their love story, and their perspective of their big day!

Bride and Groom

Jamie-Lee & Tim

Wedding Date 

15th November 2019

What location did you choose for your wedding ceremony? 

The Oratory, at The Abbotsford Convent

Where was your wedding reception held?

Rosina Function Space at The Abbotsford Convent

How many guests attended?

We had 130 guests

How did you meet? 

As young teenagers, we were both briefly in the Air Force Cadets and we met there. However, we didn’t start dating until years later.

How did you know, you had each found ‘The One’? 

We are both each other’s first loves, and we have both always known we were ‘it’ for each other. We have always been so comfortable around each other and nothing was ever forced.

Tell us your proposal story… 

It was Valentine’s Day and Tim took us to the lookout along the Mount Dandenong Fire Trail, overlooking Melbourne; and then we had dinner at Sky High – which is cheesily where we went 8 years ago for our first 6 month anniversary dinner.

What were your ‘must haves’ when looking for a wedding venue? 

We were searching for the right feel and vibe. A place I knew would look beautiful in photos and the video..

Why did you choose Bursaria to look after your wedding? 

We chose The Abbotsford Convent, and we were aware of Bursaria Fine Foods’ excellent reputation for their catering, so we knew we were in good hands.

What was your favourite menu item: 

The Calamari melted in your mouth! And all the guests raved about the vegan option!

What was your favourite moment or memory of the day? 

Entering the Oratory at Abbotsford Convent, hearing my beautiful ‘walk down the aisle’ song being played; seeing a sea of familiar faces, and being able to focus in on Tim – like we were the only two in the room.

Advice for other couples currently searching for a venue, or just recently engaged? 

Yes, it can be stressful; but don’t let it get between you – everything will be worth it on the day. Be present in every moment.

If you could change one thing about your wedding day, what would it be? 

That we didn’t have our pup, Bug, involved; or in any of the photos.

If you could only use 3 words to describe your wedding, what would they be? 

Romantic, Emotional, Unforgettable

We love that Jamie-Lee and Tim chose The Abbotsford Convent for both their wedding ceremony and reception. It’s a great idea, as it takes away the travel time between venues; and allows your guests to relax, mingle and enjoy post ceremony cocktails and finger food before the main dinner – while you duck off for your wedding photos around the grounds.

Abbotsford Convent provides the most stunning backdrop for photography, and the party really gets started once you enter our Rosina Function Space for your wedding reception. 

The Rosina Function Space offers heritage elegance with original lead-light windows, polished floorboards, atmospheric high ceilings and exposed wooden trusses. Paired with Bursaria’s award winning catering, it truly is a gorgeous venue for your own wedding. And with the recommendation from Jamie-Lee and Tim, that a wedding with us would be ‘unforgettable’ – what are you waiting for?

Get in touch with our team today to find out more information, and book a tour of the venue! www.bursaria.com.au