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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CESSIAH + JOSH

DATE TO REMEMBER Best friends Cessiah Henderson and Josh Athorn wed at the same Geelong church their respective parents also married. The happy union on May 16, 2015, was abounding with personal touches reflective of the couple’s spirit, including a handmade architrave decorated with fresh blooms by the bride’s mother and golden favours. “We love … Continue reading CESSIAH + JOSH

MICHAELA + DEAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Michaela Torrance and Dean Lloyd stood barefoot on Ocean Grove beach, surrounded by a circle of 16 loved ones on December 20, 2015. The intimate ceremony was casual and personal, reflecting the couple’s carefree nature. They had originally intended to elope but changed their minds when family members from interstate coincidentally made … Continue reading MICHAELA + DEAN

CHELSEA + TRENT

DATE TO REMEMBER Trent Bevan sat content in his backyard with new wife Chelsea Shawcross in one arm and their baby son in the other, as 120 guests celebrated around them. “This was the moment,” he says of the big day on March 7, 2015. The couple, who met at church, wed at their home … Continue reading CHELSEA + TRENT

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

MELANIE + ABE

Melanie Arter and Abe Myers were engaged on their Bellbrae property one morning after a night camping under the stars. They were wed just down the road at Abe’s parent’s property. Comfortable rugs, cushions and a sprinkling of flowers make their nuptials a relaxed but beautiful affair. The pair hosted 150 guests, however, they made … Continue reading MELANIE + ABE

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

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