Sharing a fun day with their loved ones was the ultimate goal for the pair, who carefully planned their special day to ensure enjoyment for all.
The laughs began early morning when Grace’s sister gave her her own wedding veil to wear during a run through at Ocean Grove.
“We all wore our ‘bride’ and ‘bridesmaid’ tops and looked like gooses as we ran around with the veil flowing in the wind,” Grace, a primary school teacher, remembers.
“People tooted and cheered – it was fantastic.”
The colourful festivities continued at the nuptials, where Grace and Rohan said their “I dos” at At The Heads in front of 117 guests.
Brightly-hued blooms and confetti
The couple surprised guests with a meat tray raffle, bathroom treats and donut bonbonnières, and laughed along to the hilarious speeches – including Rohan’s where he sang a Celine Dion song.
While there was plenty of fun, sentiment also played a special role, with Grace’s mum secretly organising for the bridal bouquets to be wrapped in ribbon made from the hem of her wedding dress.
“Being a bride of the ‘70s, Mum’s wedding dress wasn’t a traditional white gown, but rather a divine green, blue and purple floral maxi dress,” Grace says.
“My sister and I knew straight away what the fabric was and how special it was, and it brought tears to all of our eyes when our flowers arrived on wedding morning.”
WHO MADE IT HAPPEN
Ceremony: At The Heads
Reception: At The Heads
Catering: At The Heads
Photography: Meaghan Cook Photographer
Wedding stylist/planner: Koby Sturgeon, At The Heads
Videographer: Artistic Films
Gown: Bridal House Geelong
Shoes: Country Road
Headwear: Veil from Bridal House; floral crown by Georgie Stanton Flowers
Hair: You’re Gorgeous Hairdressing
Make-up: Make-up by Mel
Cake: Donut stack made by At The Heads
Flowers: Georgie Stanton Flowers
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Review
Suits: Rhodes & Beckett
Rings: Jasmine Fraser
Transport: Coastal Kombi Weddings
Entertainment: Tom & Tayla Trio
Stationery: Etsy and family friend, Jenette Callow
Celebrant: Tammy Bourke
Honeymoon: Working holiday in London and Europe