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 our relationship is a strong friendship, a love for animals and we both a strong value for our family and friends.” The pair, with the help of Josh’s cousin Thea, styled much of their marquee wedding on the Bellarine. Erin remembers the delight of being able to the make the celebration a true representation of them, choosing or designing every element. The couple, who love travelling and exploring the world together, headed to Sri Lanka for their blissful honeymoon.

Gown: One Day Bridal
Shoes: Wittner Shoes
Hair: Dreamcatcher Bridal
Makeup: Hilary Holmes Makeup
Cake: Sweetheart Bakery
Flowers: Elwood Flowers
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Bec & Bridge, C/meo Collective and Finders Keepers
Suits: Cambridge and Saba
Rings: Louise Jean Jewellery and Kavalri
Ceremony: Rusty Gate Weddings
Reception: Rusty Gate Weddings
Catering: The RK Group
Photography: DUÜET Wedding Photography
Transport: McHarry’s Buslines
Entertainment: Event Entertainment Group and Sienna Wild
Prop hire: Surfcoast Party Hire and Memphis Hire
Stationery: Created by the bride
Celebrant: Georgia Mills
Honeymoon destination: Sri Lanka