REAL WEDDINGS

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SOPHIA + TOM

DATE TO REMEMBER Walking down the aisle to traditional Greek Orthodox chanting, Sophia Katos’ groom Tom Baum was overcome with emotion. “I’ll never forget his face,” she says. The actress wore a whimsical dress full of dramatic detail and spent the entire occasion by her husband’s side to ensure their memories of January 16, 2016 … Continue reading SOPHIA + TOM

ALYSSA + HEATH

DATE TO REMEMBER Alyssa Flynn and Heath Roles shared their first dance on the Barwon Heads pier in light rain with a theatrical backdrop of storm clouds as adoring guests watched on. It was their highlight of the special day on March 14, 2015, which began in the bride’s hometown of Anglesea. “I am lucky … Continue reading ALYSSA + HEATH

CATE + DAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Cate Bowman scanned her beautifully–decorated wedding venue at Clyde Park and burst into tears of joy before walking down the aisle to groom Dan O’Keefe on February 6, 2016. “It was more than I could have ever imagined,” she says. Wearing a flowing Grecian-style gown, by her favourite designer, Cate was supported … Continue reading CATE + DAN

CESSIAH + JOSH

DATE TO REMEMBER Best friends Cessiah Henderson and Josh Athorn wed at the same Geelong church their respective parents also married. The happy union on May 16, 2015, was abounding with personal touches reflective of the couple’s spirit, including a handmade architrave decorated with fresh blooms by the bride’s mother and golden favours. “We love … Continue reading CESSIAH + JOSH

JESS+ CASEY

DATE TO REMEMBER Track athlete Jess Gulli and her love Casey Nance wrote their own vows and kept them secret until they were at the altar together at Campbell Point House on December 30, 2015. “Hearing each other’s vows was pretty special,” Jess remembers. The couple wed on a weekday between Christmas and New Year’s … Continue reading JESS+ CASEY

JO + BEN

DATE TO REMEMBER The organic nuptials of Josephine Harris and Ben Long was a beautiful triumph of the Geelong region’s talented makers and producers. “We met all the growers at the wineries and hand selected what we served on the night,” says Jo, who married Ben on May 23, 2015. The bride’s gown was purposely … Continue reading JO + BEN

STEPH + SAM

DATE TO REMEMBER Under a natural cathedral of pine trees, Steph Geue married Sam Miller in a town far north of their East Geelong home. “It had to be Bright,” Steph says. “This place is so special to Sam and I. Both our families share a love for the area.” On the morning of March … Continue reading STEPH + SAM

MICHAELA + DEAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Michaela Torrance and Dean Lloyd stood barefoot on Ocean Grove beach, surrounded by a circle of 16 loved ones on December 20, 2015. The intimate ceremony was casual and personal, reflecting the couple’s carefree nature. They had originally intended to elope but changed their minds when family members from interstate coincidentally made … Continue reading MICHAELA + DEAN

LAUREN + MATT

DATE TO REMEMBER Lauren Broughton and Matthew Foss were so humbled by the words of affection and approval at their wedding that the precious speeches remain their favourite memories of November 21, 2015. “Everyone remembers the vibe of the day, how much they laughed or smiled and how two families came together and melded into … Continue reading LAUREN + MATT

RUCHIRA + GAJAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Ruchira Kanahara and Gajan Karunanandan followed their Hindu union in Melbourne on March 26, 2016 with a traditional Buddhist wedding at The Pier in Geelong the next day. “Walking down the aisle was a surreal moment, thinking ‘Oh gosh this is actually my wedding’,” Ruchira says. The bride wore a saree for … Continue reading RUCHIRA + GAJAN

FIONA + DARCY

DATE TO REMEMBER Fiona Gregoriou was blessed by her grandfather before marrying Darcy Brown at the first Greek Orthodox Church built in East Melbourne. “It is a Greek tradition and was very emotional and very beautiful,” she remembers of February 12, 2016. The bride, wearing a custom-made dress, was flanked by brother Alex at the … Continue reading FIONA + DARCY

CHELSEA + TRENT

DATE TO REMEMBER Trent Bevan sat content in his backyard with new wife Chelsea Shawcross in one arm and their baby son in the other, as 120 guests celebrated around them. “This was the moment,” he says of the big day on March 7, 2015. The couple, who met at church, wed at their home … Continue reading CHELSEA + TRENT

SHEREE + SCOTT

DATE TO REMEMBER Sheree Giuffré held her mother’s hand as she walked towards groom Scott Verner. A photo of her dad was attached to the bouquet so he was also with her every step of the way. The gorgeous occasion was celebrated at Clyde Park on the auspicious date of Friday, November 13, 2015. “It … Continue reading SHEREE + SCOTT

KATIE + PAUL

DATE TO REMEMBER When Katie Guthridge and Paul West locked eyes for the first time on October 24, 2015, they couldn’t wait to be in each other’s grasp. The pair, who wanted the special occasion to have a music festival atmosphere, tied the knot at Mt Duneed Estate in front of a parquetry backdrop they … Continue reading KATIE + PAUL

CAITY + SIAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Sian Ellett and Caity Fowler were showered with soft rose petals by each of their guests, one by one, on November 7, 2015. “It felt like hundreds of tiny cool kisses on my skin,” remembers Sian, who wore a leafy white dress. “It felt like an endless pouring of love, care and … Continue reading CAITY + SIAN

RIAHANNON + MITCH

DATE TO REMEMBER At the stroke of midnight, Riahannon Woods and her professional soccer player beau Mitch Langerak welcomed the New Year with 100 wedding guests. Gold-foiled confetti bombs and giant balloons full of glitter scattered joy across the reception, while nearby fireworks lit up the sky. “A lot of thought went into every single … Continue reading RIAHANNON + MITCH

BRIGID + TROY

DATE TO REMEMBER Troy Chapman chose Christmas morning to propose to Brigid Beggs, nervously handing her a box from under the tree with a handwritten letter. The pair wed a little more than a year later on February 27, 2016 in Torquay and Troy again captured her heart with his words of admiration. “The speeches … Continue reading BRIGID + TROY

CAROLINE + CHRIS

DATE TO REMEMBER Dazzling in a sequined low-back gown, Caroline Fitzgerald and her partner Chris Trewin together welcomed family and friends to the private Newtown function on January 23, 2016, before official proceedings began. The 70 guests then joined in a get-to-know-you game of pass-the-parcel, with each layer and clue wrapped carefully by the bride. … Continue reading CAROLINE + CHRIS

STEPHANIE + STEEL

DATE TO REMEMBER Medical student Stephanie Dawson tied the knot with her university sweetheart Steel Scott at his charming family residence, Corio Villa, on Eastern Beach. The pair, who both work at Geelong hospital, took a relaxed approach to the big event, which perfectly fell into place on January 9, 2016 in front of 108 … Continue reading STEPHANIE + STEEL

KIM + TOM

LOVE STORY The natural magic of a rural property near Lorne set the tone for Kim Scott’s dream wedding to Tom Lonergan. Like the couple, the celebration of their love was relaxed with a focus on having fun in the native setting. A cool botanical colour palette of white, grey and green was used throughout the ceremony and reception, complemented by … Continue reading KIM + TOM

IMOGENE + SIMON

Imogene Thomson opted to wear a full Vera Wang ball gown to match the grandeur of her Campbell Point House marriage to Simon Aimers on February 12, 2015. The nuptials had a romantic novel theme, with decorative hearts prominent in the styling. “As cliché as it sounds, staring into Simon’s eyes and feeling his hands … Continue reading IMOGENE + SIMON

GEORGIA + MICHAEL

Geelong couple Georgia Fabian and Michael Dobson were actually married weeks before their ceremonial nuptials. “It was so important to us that Michael’s cousin Mark, who we are so close with, marry us,” Georgia says. “We didn’t like the idea of someone we didn’t really know being responsible for what was one of the most … Continue reading GEORGIA + MICHAEL