MORE REAL WEDDINGS

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MARIJANA + SAM

DATE TO REMEMBER Marijana Graljuk and Sam Hawkins met while both studying law at university about a decade ago. Marijana discovered an engagement ring in a chocolate box handed to her by Sam during a picnic on the beach. She walked down the aisle to an acoustic violin on February 4, 2017. Marijana’s family lovingly … Continue reading MARIJANA + SAM

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

BRIGID + TROY

DATE TO REMEMBER Troy Chapman chose Christmas morning to propose to Brigid Beggs, nervously handing her a box from under the tree with a handwritten letter. The pair wed a little more than a year later on February 27, 2016 in Torquay and Troy again captured her heart with his words of admiration. “The speeches … Continue reading BRIGID + TROY

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

STEPH + SAM

DATE TO REMEMBER Under a natural cathedral of pine trees, Steph Geue married Sam Miller in a town far north of their East Geelong home. “It had to be Bright,” Steph says. “This place is so special to Sam and I. Both our families share a love for the area.” On the morning of March … Continue reading STEPH + SAM

RUCHIRA + GAJAN

DATE TO REMEMBER Ruchira Kanahara and Gajan Karunanandan followed their Hindu union in Melbourne on March 26, 2016 with a traditional Buddhist wedding at The Pier in Geelong the next day. “Walking down the aisle was a surreal moment, thinking ‘Oh gosh this is actually my wedding’,” Ruchira says. The bride wore a saree for … Continue reading RUCHIRA + GAJAN

SHEREE + SCOTT

DATE TO REMEMBER Sheree Giuffré held her mother’s hand as she walked towards groom Scott Verner. A photo of her dad was attached to the bouquet so he was also with her every step of the way. The gorgeous occasion was celebrated at Clyde Park on the auspicious date of Friday, November 13, 2015. “It … Continue reading SHEREE + SCOTT

TESS + JUSTIN

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 TESS + JUSTIN

ALEXANDRA + LEIGH

DATE TO REMEMBER Leigh Hodge proposed to Alex Kearney as the pair enjoyed a picnic during sunset near Gibson Steps. They married on the Bellarine on November 19, 2016. “Leigh is always inspiring me to be a better person,” says Alex. “Alex’s selfless and nurturing personality, along with her great sense of humour make me … Continue reading ALEXANDRA + LEIGH

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

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