You guys, we really like Adelaide and Rhys. Together for 10 years, Adelaide (an architect) and Rhys (an engineer) threw a bloody good party at the fab Rupert on Rupert to celebrate their love. When asked what marriage means, they had this to say, “Celebrating each others quirks and differences. Laugh everyday and pick your battles wisely.” Amen to that. Thankfully for us (and you), they had one of our fave lens ladies in all the land, Elsa Campbell, along for the ride to capture all the mems. Scroll down to see…

THE VENUERupert on Rupert was the first venue we visited. We absolutely loved it but figured we should keep looking so we had something to compare it with. We met with three other venues but none of them felt quite right. We both new Rupert was the place. The team really looked after our guests.”

THE VIBE “Rhys and I knew how we wanted the wedding to feel from the very beginning. We wanted it to feel very special yet unfussy. Intimate and sincere but with emphasis on fun and celebration. We wanted it to feel like we were hosting one of our dinner parties with lots of good food and wine and everyone ending up dancing. We wanted our friends and family to absolutely have a ball and to feel the our love for them. Getting the perfect soundtrack to the day was also really important and our excellent DJ Jure absolutely nailed it starting with some smooth vinyl and ending with some absolute bangers on the decks.”

FAVE DETAILS “The flowers by our friend Farren May. When she brought the bridal bouquet to me in the morning I burst into tears at how gorgeous they were. She took all the Pinterest inspiration I had given her of roses, dried hydrangea and autumnal leaves but took them to the next level and added her own spin. The Casa Nata Portuguese tarts artfully arranged and topped with the cutest cake toppers by our friend Sinead were also a tiny much loved detail.”

MEMORABLE MOMENTS “So many. Rhys sobbing through his vows as multiple people tried and failed to pass him a tissue. We put a lot of care and thought into our vows and were so lucky to have our excellent celebrant and dear friend Naomi to guide us. Initially we had been so nervous about being so honest and vulnerable but the ceremony and our vows easily became the favourite memory of the day with lots of laughter and tears.”

STANDOUT VENDORElsa Campbell, our photographer is an absolute gem. She managed to be spontaneous yet calm. Rhys in particular had been dreading the pretence of posing for photos but Elsa made us both feel totally at ease. Fanging it around Collingwood in Elsa’s little car trying to catch the last rays of dying winter light for our portraits was a highlight.”

LITTLE LOL “Rhys absolutely insisting four days before the wedding that it would not be a wedding without a disco ball and then proceeding to hire not 1 but a collection of 12 disco balls. He was right. Also our guests confused responses to the unique dress code. The which was ‘Elevated cocktail: luxe textures and hues encouraged’.”

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CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Elsa Campbell Florist Farren May Stationery Designed by Bride Printer Design2print Australia Ceremony & Reception Venue Rupert on Rupert Portuguese Tarts Casa Nata Cake Topper Sinead Lim Photo Booth Shutter Booth Lighting Hire Smoke Screen Illumination Entertainment DJ Jure Kodre Celebrant Naomi Hickey-Humble Rings Ruth Tomlinson from Pieces of Eight, Tessa Blazey Transport The Kombi Haus First Look Venue Gum THE BRIDE Bridal gown designer Allure Bridals Bridal Boutique & Veil Adelaide Bridal Emporium Bridal Alterations Brides of Brighton Shoes Loeffler Randall Accessories Jennifer Behr, family heirlooms Hair Elisse Lancaster Makeup Karen Burton Bridesmaid dresses Adrianna Papell, Forever New Bridesmaid Earrings Rhiannon Smith THE GROOM Suit JH Bespoke Tailoring Shoes Charles Tyrwhitt Grooming Electric Brain Barbershop Groomsmen Suits M.J. Bale