REAL WEDDINGS

Gather inspiration from these special days. Pin your favourite elements as you collect ideas on everything from the stunning styling and finishing touches to the talented suppliers who made it happen

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KERI + MICHAEL

LOVE STORY “We are one of those cliché couples that when you know, you know,” Keri Troman says. Her first date with Michael Burnell was made up of beers at the Torquay Hotel two years ago. Keri, originally from Melbourne, fell in love quickly. “We started dating on weekends, and when that wasn’t enough we’d … Continue reading KERI + MICHAEL

ODETTE + CHRISTOPHER

Christopher Hart waited patiently with his back to his bride Odette Rodda before their November nuptials. She walked towards him with their two furry family members, their dogs. “When he turned around, it was such a special moment of pure happiness and affection,” she says. The pair was then married under an arch made by … Continue reading ODETTE + CHRISTOPHER

EMILY + ANTHONY

LOVE STORY Emily Prince and Anthony Wilson were married on a sunny afternoon in September, overlooking Corio Bay. Emily had her six sisters by her side as her bridesmaids, and the family arrived in their father’s 1983 red Toyota Tarago van. “It was a family heirloom and was well known as the Prince Mobile,” Emily … Continue reading EMILY + ANTHONY

JACQUI + NATHAN

LOVE STORY Nathan Thomas proposed to his love Jacqui Geary, in a shed on his parent’s property. The pair worked tirelessly to create their dream wedding celebration on the same property, making seating, the bar, decorations, every touch unique to them, making the moment all the more special when they read their handwritten vows to … Continue reading JACQUI + NATHAN

JESSICA + SAMUEL

LOVE STORY Jessica Smith put her late grandmother’s wedding ring and her late great-grandmother’s wedding ring on her right hand on her wedding day, something special to honour family who could not be there. Samuel Dangerfield waited a top of a hang gliding launch pad at Moggs Creek, when Jess was led down the aisle … Continue reading JESSICA + SAMUEL

SALLY + SEAN

LOVE STORY Sally Mayberry and Sean Wride met while at university and have been inseparable ever since. “I love way she walks, talks and just is,” says Sean. “Sean tells me he loves me and that I am beautiful every day, and I mean every day for the last 11 years – that’s something very … Continue reading SALLY + SEAN

HARRIET + ANDREW

LOVE STORY “Easily the first look,” is Harriet Fist’s instant reaction when asked what her favourite memory of her wedding day. She first laid eyes on Andrew Rhodes when assigned a seat next to him in year 8. “A friendship began and a deep connection which has grown and evolved ever since,” she says. “I … Continue reading HARRIET + ANDREW

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