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 that followed was full of fun and laughter, surrounded by 160 family and friends.

LOVE STORY
Brooke, a social worker, and Josh, a glazier, met while on holidays in Ocean Grove just over seven years ago. After spending weeks on end together in the seaside town, the pair say the curiosity got the better of them. Josh very nervously proposed in front of a group of strangers on the Melbourne Star, only to surprise Brooke again with a celebratory dinner with family after she said yes. The pair was married in the Bellarine town where they first met, Ocean Grove, on the edge of the river. “Every day, no matter what is going on in our world, we make every effort to make each other laugh,” says Brooke.

LOOK BOOK:
Gown:
Toni Maticevski
Shoes: Dolci Firme
Hair: Style & Grace
Makeup: Studio Three and Momu Hair & Makeup
Cake: Friend
Flowers: As Daisy Does
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Misha Collection
Suits:
Louis Vuitton and Kenneth Blake
Rings: Cartier
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony: Riverside Ocean Grove
Reception: At The Heads
Catering: At The Heads
Photography: Nic Stephens Photography
Transport: Christopher Shao Luxury Chauffeur and Nick Theodossi Prestige Cars
Entertainment: Grace Pitts and Jesse Chapotet of Paleo Disco
Stationery: Colour & Skulls
Celebrant: Zoe Starr Events
Honeymoon destination: Europe