REAL WEDDINGS

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ERIN + JOSHUA

LOVE STORY Erin Kennedy and Joshua Laing, a dietitian and a doctor, were great friends before realising there was a spark. The pair relish in the fact they are such different people who are still so perfectly matched. “Josh is more adventurous, whereas I tend to be more grounded,” explains Erin. “At the core of … Continue reading ERIN + JOSHUA

LAURA + CAMERON

When Cameron Alford and Laura Schram first kissed as husband and wife they could not help but beam with joy. The couple has been through a life-changing couple of years, with Laura diagnosed with cancer during her third pregnancy in 2016. Children Jasper, Ivy and Alfie held the wedding rings in their hands for a … Continue reading LAURA + CAMERON

CARLIE + BRAD

LOVE STORY Carlie Dean unexpectedly met the love of her life at a close friend’s wedding, who happened to be marrying the cousin of Brad Chilko. “We have been inseparable ever since,” says Carlie. To celebrate the women in her family, the bride wore her great-grandmother’s engagement ring, and was able to use red gum … Continue reading CARLIE + BRAD

BONNIE + BRENDAN

LOVE STORY Melbourne couple Bonnie Griffiths and Brendan George met in Ocean Grove when they were teenagers. It seemed fitting the pair were also wed on the Bellarine, saying “I do” at Oneday Estate in front of their 140 guests. The couple remember their favourite moment of the day as when they stepped out during … Continue reading BONNIE + BRENDAN

ESTHER + HOWARD

DATE TO REMEMBER Esther found her dream gown while shopping in Los Angeles. “My best friend Kim got me to try on a handful of the big ball gown style dresses for fun but I was sure I wanted something slim fitting and really chic,” Esther says. The pair was married at Terindah Estate with … Continue reading ESTHER + HOWARD

EMILIE + DANIEL

DATE TO REMEMBER Ocean Grove couple Emilie Biggar and Daniel Crook were showered with gum leaves as confetti after they said ‘I do’ at Oakdene Vineyards. Their union was held against the backdrop of a homemade macramé by Emilie, who also made her own flower crowns and wildflower bouquets. The newlyweds, their two children and … Continue reading EMILIE + DANIEL

BROOKE + JOSH

DATE TO REMEMBER Brooke Baxter and Josh Walker, who describe themselves as very shy, decided to meet before the ceremony to share that ‘first look’ moment privately. “It took the nerves away,” says Brooke. “It was very personal and intimate.” The bride stunned with a beautifully structured Toni Maticevski gown. The newlyweds’ ceremony and reception … Continue reading BROOKE + JOSH

CASEY + NICK

DATE TO REMEMBER Casey Baker caught Nick Vaughan’s eye when she came in for dinner at the restaurant he worked at eight years ago, and the pair has been inseparable since then. “He always makes me feel beautiful even on my worst days,” says Casey. The couple celebrated their union on New Year’s Eve. Nick … Continue reading CASEY + NICK

DEANA + DREW

DATE TO REMEMBER A pact between two friends made Deana’s search for her wedding dress an easy one. Her bridesmaid Carly Harman, an Alex Perry designer, crafted her friend’s gown, keeping a promise made when the girls were little. On the day Deana and Drew made sure to take a moment at the alter to … Continue reading DEANA + DREW

LEAH + JAMES

DATE TO REMEMBER James Kelly proposed to Leah McCombe with a ring box and a note saying ‘let’s go shopping’. After saving for three years for their dream wedding, the couple realised what they really wanted was to elope with their closest family and friends. A group of 28 joined the couple at a secluded … Continue reading LEAH + JAMES

ANYA + TOM

DATE TO REMEMBER There was a worldly flavour to the nuptials of Anya Vickers and Tom White on December 22, 2015. They met on the island of Bermuda, he proposed in Paris and she searched for her dress in the UK. The couple wed on a Tuesday. “We make each other better people, every moment … Continue reading ANYA + TOM