MORE REAL WEDDINGS #3

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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EMMA + EVAN

Emma Turner searched the country for her dream dress. After looking as far as Sydney for the gown for her special day, it was locally in Geelong that she found a very special woman that expertly brought her vision to life. It was retired Geelong dressmaker Cecile Dew, who will this year turn 80, that … Continue reading EMMA + EVAN

RHEANNON + LUKE

An intimate wedding exuding classic elegance was the perfect way for Rheannon Schembri and Luke Pianezzola to start their life together. Thoughtful touches were incorporated from the very beginning, when Luke popped the question to his love with a romantic proposal – and a beautiful sapphire ring he designed himself – at the Barwon Heads … Continue reading RHEANNON + LUKE

EMMA + DANIEL

Emma Richardson and Daniel Scott dreaded the thought that their wedding day would fly by. With their married friends constantly telling them “the day goes so fast”, the pair decided to make the day last as long as possible by holding two receptions at their March 23 nuptials. “We cleverly managed to have both functions … Continue reading EMMA + DANIEL

HANNAH + MATT

Christmas morning was extra festive for Hannah Calabro when Matt Deledio popped the question in the countryside. Matt got down on one knee at his grandparents’ farm in Natte Yallock. “We were on a beautiful big hill with amazing views, watching the sunrise over a hot cup of coffee,” Hannah smiles. “Matt proposed with a … Continue reading HANNAH + MATT

JACQUI + JONO

A song sung from the heart was a fitting wedding night present for Jacqui Newland’s new husband, Jono McLean. There wasn’t a dry eye among the 80 guests when the former X-Factor contestant surprised her groom with a rendition of Etta James’ classic At Last at their reception. “I think Jono had an inkling I … Continue reading JACQUI + JONO

MADISON + TODD

Australian Diamonds netball star Madison Browne admits she is usually more nervous before a netball game than she was on the day she walked down the aisle to marry Todd Robinson. In fact, you couldn’t wipe the smile off Madison’s face. “I think I smiled from the moment I woke up until the very end … Continue reading MADISON + TODD

CAT + ZANE

There was an immediate connection when Cat Martin and Zane Vail locked eyes across the room at a mutual friend’s birthday party. “Even in that short moment, we caught each other’s eyes and felt compelled to double-back and talk to one another,” Cat says. It was only a short time until they bumped into each other … Continue reading CAT + ZANE

CHELSEA + SAM

It was Sam McIntosh’s gentlemanly charms that won over Chelsea Nankervis. The pair met at high school, but it wasn’t until years later that romance blossomed. “He was a true gentleman before he took me out on our first date – he met my dad and then opened the door to his 1970s Valiant for … Continue reading CHELSEA + SAM

RENEE + COREY

Renee Costa isn’t the type to fall victim to bridezilla syndrome. The laidback Torquay beauty wasn’t interested in wedding stress and admits her marriage to Geelong footballer Corey Enright wouldn’t have happened without his help. “Corey did most of the organising, he was great,” she says. Renee, a fashion stylist, and Corey, a three-time premiership … Continue reading RENEE + COREY

EMERALD + CHRIS

Emerald Oliverio and Chris Martin needed to look no further than their own wardrobes for their wedding attire. Emerald found Chris’ powder blue suit in an op shop for $5, which he wore to various 70s themed parties before tying the knot, and her own wedding gown for $20. This was a theme followed through … Continue reading EMERALD + CHRIS

SOPHIE + MARTY

Sophie Amezdroz and Marty Kelly planned their breathtaking winter wedding in just six months. A surprise proposal six months before an already-booked European adventure prompted the Belmont architects to turn their holiday into a month-long honeymoon, and hold their wedding before departing. The couple, who were long-time family friends before making it official while studying … Continue reading SOPHIE + MARTY

EDWINA + TOM

It was love at first sight when Edwina Weddell and Tom Waters met in maths class at Geelong College in 2001. The high school sweethearts returned to the school courtyard 12 years later on April 13 to tie the knot in front of 240 guests. Edwina, a fashion designer for Kookai, put her skills to … Continue reading EDWINA + TOM