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

JESS+ CASEY

DATE TO REMEMBER Track athlete Jess Gulli and her love Casey Nance wrote their own vows and kept them secret until they were at the altar together at Campbell Point House on December 30, 2015. “Hearing each other’s vows was pretty special,” Jess remembers. The couple wed on a weekday between Christmas and New Year’s … Continue reading JESS+ CASEY

JO + BEN

DATE TO REMEMBER The organic nuptials of Josephine Harris and Ben Long was a beautiful triumph of the Geelong region’s talented makers and producers. “We met all the growers at the wineries and hand selected what we served on the night,” says Jo, who married Ben on May 23, 2015. The bride’s gown was purposely … Continue reading JO + BEN

SOPHIA + TOM

DATE TO REMEMBER Walking down the aisle to traditional Greek Orthodox chanting, Sophia Katos’ groom Tom Baum was overcome with emotion. “I’ll never forget his face,” she says. The actress wore a whimsical dress full of dramatic detail and spent the entire occasion by her husband’s side to ensure their memories of January 16, 2016 … Continue reading SOPHIA + TOM

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

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

KIM + TOM

LOVE STORY The natural magic of a rural property near Lorne set the tone for Kim Scott’s dream wedding to Tom Lonergan. Like the couple, the celebration of their love was relaxed with a focus on having fun in the native setting. A cool botanical colour palette of white, grey and green was used throughout the ceremony and reception, complemented by … Continue reading KIM + TOM

CAITY + SIAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Sian Ellett and Caity Fowler were showered with soft rose petals by each of their guests, one by one, on November 7, 2015. “It felt like hundreds of tiny cool kisses on my skin,” remembers Sian, who wore a leafy white dress. “It felt like an endless pouring of love, care and … Continue reading CAITY + SIAN

RIAHANNON + MITCH

DATE TO REMEMBER At the stroke of midnight, Riahannon Woods and her professional soccer player beau Mitch Langerak welcomed the New Year with 100 wedding guests. Gold-foiled confetti bombs and giant balloons full of glitter scattered joy across the reception, while nearby fireworks lit up the sky. “A lot of thought went into every single … Continue reading RIAHANNON + MITCH

FIONA + DARCY

DATE TO REMEMBER Fiona Gregoriou was blessed by her grandfather before marrying Darcy Brown at the first Greek Orthodox Church built in East Melbourne. “It is a Greek tradition and was very emotional and very beautiful,” she remembers of February 12, 2016. The bride, wearing a custom-made dress, was flanked by brother Alex at the … Continue reading FIONA + DARCY