MORE REAL WEDDINGS

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CASSIDY + NICK

Cassidy Vines and Nick Guyett were surrounded by gardens, furniture and props all handmade with love when they wed at Cassidy’s parents’ Ocean Grove property. “The whole wedding was a hugely DIY affair, with everyone pitching in during the 12 months leading up,” Cassidy says. “Our main aim when planning the wedding was to have … Continue reading CASSIDY + NICK

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

AINSLEY + LACHY

What started off as a friendship for Ainsley Carr and Lachy Szponar turned into a beautiful love story for the Geelong West couple. “Our parents have been best mates since we were young so we’ve just always known each other,” she says. “It wasn’t until we were older and we started hanging out more that … Continue reading AINSLEY + LACHY

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

HANNAH + JOHN

Geelong primary school teacher Hannah Coulter’s former students played classic Cannon in D and she walked down the aisle to meet her love John Clark. The pair personalised their day further by writing their own vows. Hannah says the couple decided to share them a week prior to the wedding to prevent them crying on … Continue reading HANNAH + JOHN

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