Eddie and I have been friends for what seems like a lifetime, fate just seemed to keep bringing us together. It was so obviously meant to be, we just go together.

Eddie is an artist and I have my own fashion brand, we are both creative individuals and we are both opinionated and fiery, which means we constantly challenge one another, but most importantly we laugh together. We laugh about so many things and joke all the time, often when its inappropriate to do so, but we just cant help ourselves – we just have so much fun together. We have a huge interest in Art, its one of the biggest things we have in common and a major thing that brought us together, so we knew this needed to feature heavily in our wedding day. From having our ceremony at The Olsen, to the modern gallery at Aerial Receptions, we wanted the locations we used to create a relaxed and creative atmosphere and they did. Then there were the FLOWERS! I am pretty floral crazy and everyone who knows me can attest to that. I showed Jenni our florist some images of an artist I admire – Rebecca Louise Law, and wanted the installation to be inspired by her beautiful work. It was a way to bring in my love of art and flowers to the reception, at the end of the night everyone got to take bunches of flowers home with them, which was another great way to share our special day with our guests. My dress was everything I was looking for and the colour was a beautiful oyster/blush pink, which was perfectly suited to my skin tone. I shopped around and didn’t buy into the whole idea that my wedding dress was worth paying a house deposit for, especially if I was only going to get to wear it once. My advice to other couples planning a wedding would be to make sure the wedding you create is an extension of yourselves and your relationship. If something doesn’t mean anything to you, then just don’t do it. We cut a lot of things from our wedding day that traditionally others have done, because we didn’t see the point, or couldn’t relate to it at all and it turned out to be the perfect day for us. Eddie and I knew we wanted to be together for life but originally said we probably wouldn’t get married. Somewhere along the lines something changed for both of us and it just felt right. We realised that we weren’t actually against the idea of getting married, we just hadn’t been to a wedding that seemed to suit us as a couple. So we created one.

Photography – Free the Bird | Bride’s Dress – ‘French’ Gown by Wendy Makin from Brides on Collins | Suits – Calibre | Maid of Honour’s Dress – Carla Zampatti | Flora –  Grown Florist | Brides’s Shoes – Valentino | Groom’s Shoes – Aquila | Ceremony Venue – The Olsen | Hair – Danielle Ryan | Makeup – Catriona Speirs | Reception Venue & Catering – Aerial | Special Songs – ‘I’ll take care of you’ by Gil Scot-Heron (First Dance), ’33 God’ by Bon Iver (Signing) | Celebrant – Sharon Palmieri | Styling – The Bride Herself | Cake – Cake Heaven | Entertainment – Christos Koutsouras at ei8ht Entertainment | Rings – Larsen Jewellers