“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 add a mid-week catch-up in, and soon enough I made the move down to Geelong and we moved in together,” she says. Keri wore her grandmother’s wedding dress, a 1930s stunning gown, with minor alterations to make it her own. At their nuptials, picture frames with song lyrics and quotes were used as decorations, a true personal touch that reflected their once long distance relationship. “We started doing ‘Tune Tuesday’ where we would send each other a song on Tuesdays and ‘Quote Fridays’ we’d send each other a quote,” Keri explains. “Be your natural self,” she advises.

Gown: Bride’s grandmother’s
Shoes: Nude Footwear
Hair: Friend of the bride
Makeup: Tinted Love
Cake: Made by a family friend
Flowers: Asdaisydoes
Bridesmaids’ dresses: SABA and Dotti
Suits: Peter Jackson and Eddy Elias Menswear
Rings: Duffs Jewellers and Kavalri
Ceremony: Chapel on Little Ryrie
Reception: Chapel on Little Ryrie
Catering: Chapel on Little Ryrie
Photography: Smitten Wedding Photography
Transport: Borrowed from family friends
Entertainment: Griffin Alliance
Stationery: Designed and printed by the bride
Celebrant: David Curnow
Honeymoon destination: Chile and Argentina