REAL WEDDINGS

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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

ALEXANDRA + LEIGH

DATE TO REMEMBER Leigh Hodge proposed to Alex Kearney as the pair enjoyed a picnic during sunset near Gibson Steps. They married on the Bellarine on November 19, 2016. “Leigh is always inspiring me to be a better person,” says Alex. “Alex’s selfless and nurturing personality, along with her great sense of humour make me … Continue reading ALEXANDRA + LEIGH

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

GEORGIA + DANIEL

DATE TO REMEMBER Georgia Torney wore a Raffaele Ciuca gown with a lace cape draped around her shoulders. “As soon as I put it on, I got that feeling,” she says of her dream dress. The pair was married in front of 75 guests on Georgia’s family’s Jan Juc property. “Standing next to my brother … Continue reading GEORGIA + DANIEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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