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

PENNY + MARK

A Tuscan inspired celebration was the perfect choice for avid travellers Penelope Sinclair and Mark Flanders. “We inspired each other by recalling favourite songs, favourite travel memories and silly sweet nothings about each other – but, most of all, our love for one another,” Penny says. “We incorporated all of these things into our wedding … Continue reading PENNY + MARK

BREE + JASON

After Jason Williams proposed to Bree Driscoll on New Year’s Eve, she knew she had to find the perfect wedding dress to match the perfect proposal. “I wanted a dress with a difference, I wanted a dress with a front split,” she says. “Mum and I went dress shopping every weekend, I tried on so … Continue reading BREE + JASON

RACHEL + JAKE

Jake Pitman surprised Rachel Aylmer on their fourth anniversary with dinner, candles, and a little blue box. The pair met back in 2011 when Jake was living with his sister and Rachel’s good friend. Rachel and Jake celebrated their nuptials in front of 90 family and friends at Blue Wren Park. Personal touches included personalised shortbreads … Continue reading RACHEL + JAKE

TAHLEE + RICKY

Tahlee Byers and Ricky Norton met a concert in Sale in 2009, and from there their friendship and love grew. “We spent the whole night talking and laughing,” Tahlee says. “We met up in Melbourne the weekend after and the rest is history.” The pair were married in Geelong in front of about 65 guests. … Continue reading TAHLEE + RICKY

PAIGE + LUKE

The pair were married on the sixth anniversary of Black Saturday. “My brother lived at Kinglake when the fire went through so we wanted to make light on the day and help him celebrate a new meaning to that day,” Paige says. Luke, a CFA volunteer, also was deployed to Kinglake during the fires. Their … Continue reading PAIGE + LUKE

SAMANTHA + DANIEL

Melbourne couple Samantha Townsend and Daniel Noy longed for a coastal wedding and found their ideal spot in Geelong. “We tried every coast of Victoria but found Geelong had a great vibe to it and was a lovely little get away,” Samantha says. The pair met at a 16th birthday party 10 years ago and … Continue reading SAMANTHA + DANIEL

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

CAT + JOEL

DATE TO REMEMBER Groom Joel Heil reminded his bride of how beautiful she looked throughout their special day on November 21, 2015. His thoughtful nature is what Cat Angus, who wore an understated silk dress, adores most. “Joel is extremely kind, always trying to do right by everyone he comes across,” she says. The Ocean … Continue reading CAT + JOEL

IMOGENE + SIMON

Imogene Thomson opted to wear a full Vera Wang ball gown to match the grandeur of her Campbell Point House marriage to Simon Aimers on February 12, 2015. The nuptials had a romantic novel theme, with decorative hearts prominent in the styling. “As cliché as it sounds, staring into Simon’s eyes and feeling his hands … Continue reading IMOGENE + SIMON

GEORGIA + MICHAEL

Geelong couple Georgia Fabian and Michael Dobson were actually married weeks before their ceremonial nuptials. “It was so important to us that Michael’s cousin Mark, who we are so close with, marry us,” Georgia says. “We didn’t like the idea of someone we didn’t really know being responsible for what was one of the most … Continue reading GEORGIA + MICHAEL