Sandra and Esteban’s wedding was held at beautiful Ratho Farm, Bothwell on 4 April 2018.
“Our wedding was a Colombian German mash-up in the Tasmanian highlands,” said Sandra. “Ratho Farm was the perfect location for us as we were able to self cater (we wanted to include food from both our cultures), we had the entire place to ourselves, and our guests could just walk back to their rooms after the celebrations.”
As most of Sandra and Esteban’s families live overseas, the couple enjoyed an intimate wedding in Tasmania. “However, we were able to video call our families so they could watch our ceremony,” Sandra added.
“Having the wedding in April meant catching the change of season, and the colours were just spectacular. We were also very lucky to get a beautifully warm day,” she said.
As Sandra is also a wedding planner she’s experienced many weddings. “From my experience the most important things (after the ceremony), are good food, drinks and music,” she said. “We didn’t want to do the normal chicken or beef alternate drop scenario, so we served our own menu, family style, on the tables so everyone could mix-and-match, and have as much or as little as they liked.”
Entertainment was another highlight for Sandra and Esteban. “We had an amazing guitarist play for us for a few hours,” said Sandra. “Then we set up the disco lights and turned up the volume on our own playlist, which included Colombian salsa, and had my father-in-law giving dance lessons to our guests! I also surprised my dad by having a father-daughter dance to the song that was played at my parent’s wedding, she said. “The look on his face when he recognised the song was priceless!”
Photography by: Camilla Kirk Photography