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 have been smitten with each other ever since.
Daniel proposed on top of a coffee table during the couple’s house warming party.
They were married in the Geelong Botanic Gardens before heading to The Pier Geelong to continue their celebration.

Ceremony: Walnut Lawn in the Geelong Botanic Gardens
Reception: The Pier Geelong
Catering: The Pier Geelong
Photography: White Rabbit Productions
Gown: Both dresses by Jasmine Bridal Shop and altered by Violetta Bridal
Shoes: Bohoo shoes with “Forever Sole” foot jewellery to decorate
Hair: Studio 2 Hair & Make Up
Make-up: Studio 2 Hair & Make Up
Cake: Surprise by Sarah Dalton
Flowers: Charlie & Co Flowers
Bridesmaids dresses: Swish on Chapel Street
Suits: Briggins Suits
Rings: Michael Hill
Transport: Coastal Kombis


Soloist – Andy Forster;  DJ – Tim
Stationery: Handmade by the
bride & groom
Celebrant: Megan Watson –
Marry Me Megan
Prop hire:
Floral chandelier – Melbourne Event Florals; Chairs & Prop hire – Peppa & Peach; Festoon lights – Pepper Sprout Hire; Napkins – Event Art; Greenery and Flowers –  bride & groom;  ‘Better Together’ laser cut sign – Laser Force Bayswater; Hire tables – Memphis Hire; Candle holders – Bel Co Events; Instagram printer – Instathat; Couch hire – Igby Products
Honeymoon destination:
Bangkok, India & Myanmar