Ahh, young love… Georgia & Matt’s wedding was full of those things that young people do best! It was full of passion, style, innovation, resoursefulness, hope, and of course, love! *insert heart eyes emoji here*
On a somewhat drizzly day, we met Matt in Daylesford where he and his groomsmen were getting dressed. The boys all wore white linen shirts with tan leather braces, Matt shrugging into a juniper brown suede blazer to finish his look. Boutonnières of native flowers from Wombat Hill Nursery & Florist were fastened to Matt’s lapel and the braces of his groomsmen.
Meanwhile, down the road, Georgia was having her hair and makeup done by the talented Heather Woll, whilst her bridesmaids relaxed in matching pj’s and sipped coffees. Georgia wore a dusky red lip, subtle bronze eyeshadow, and her hair was delicately styled into loose waves, a small floral hairpiece keeping those locks from falling into shining eyes.
Georgia’s ring from Megan Webb Jeweller featured an amazing blue-green Australian sapphire, set with Australian diamonds in a recycled (yes!!) rose gold band. Her dress, from Luv Bridal, featured soft off-the-shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline with a floral motif and tulle skirt. Her bridesmaids wore soft wrap around dresses from Etsy, that mirrored the colour palette found in Georgia’s spectacular native flower bouquet (@wombathill again). No sooner than zips were closed and clasps fastened, then Matt arrived. He waited out on the deck, where he and Georgia stood back to back in prayer. We think he must have been itching to turn around and get a glimpse of his beautiful bride-to-be…but they resisted the temptation! How romantic! After some family photos, it was off to the ceremony!
Georgia and Matt decided to risk inclement weather and opted for a delightful (yet breezy) outdoor ceremony at Jubilee Lake Holiday Park. Georgia was walked down the aisle by her mother and father, with every step bringing more happy tears from Matt’s eyes (aww!). Pretty soon, rain also began to make its way down Matt’s cheeks, and clear umbrellas were produced for the couple, guests, and musicians. The rain cleared, however, as Matt and Georgia began their vows and when they were officially declared married, we don’t think there was a guest present who didn’t have a huge smile plastered all over their face. The rain may have dampened some clothes, but it never touched their spirits.
The bushland around Daylesford is lush and beautiful, and as the rain cleared (yet again!) Matt and Georgia ventured off the beaten track for some photos amongst gorse bush and gum tree. In one of the most stunning location shoots that we’ve been to, Georgia slipped into a pair of sneakers so that her and Matt could get some snaps in front of the Trentham Falls (seriously, if you think that in the video that it doesn’t look awesome… well, we don’t think that’s possible!), and luckily there were no spills or falls – Matt held on to her very tightly!
Back at The Burrow Event Space (for gorgeous bohemian wedding inspo visit their Instagram), the reception was getting underway as guests mingled out under the marquee on the grounds or inside the venue. There was a buffet style, coeliac-friendly, low FODMAP grazing station from E J Pipers Catering where guests could help themselves to food at their leisure and as night began to fall, Georgia and Matt sat cuddled side-by-side as they heard speeches from their nearest and dearest. Dinner came in the form crepes from Crêpes for Change, who offer a food-van catering service with 100% of profits going to alleviate youth homelessness in Australia (woo!). Once fuelled up with amazing French food, Georgia and Matt took to the stage for their first dance. Then the floodgates were well and truly open as guest after guest took to the dance floor. Well and truly sweaty, we left Matt and Georgia as they left for their honeymoon under an arch of sparklers held up by their tired (but happy) guests. Good luck you two, and congratulations!