When we both felt the time was right, we picked one of our favourite places to go, enjoyed a picnic together, said some nice words to one another and returned to Melbourne engaged!” A joint proposal…Uh, we love em’ already. Fast forward to their nuptials and need we say more than the beautiful pics below? We don’t. But of course we will! So scroll down for all the deets (don’t miss the groom’s chic get up from one of our go-to suit designers, Oscar Hunt Tailors and the epic cake from Mad About Cakes!) and peruse the pics by talented photographer, Miranda Stokkel for as long as your heart desires… 

THE VENUE “We love being outdoors and away from the city. It just so happened that King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre was in the Otways, one of our favourite places and nearby where we got engaged. It’s such a beautiful place amongst nature – the smell of the bush, birds and kangaroos everywhere – as soon as we visited, we knew it was perfect for us!”

THE THEME “The overall vibe was kind of like a really fancy house party! In terms of the look, Jacob and I like to keep things relaxed and I think our style reflects this. His olive green tweed suit (by Oscar Hunt Tailors) was kind of the starting point, and from this a classic, vintage feel developed.”

FAVE DETAILS “Without a doubt, the flowers! Alice from She’s a Wildflower is so talented. When I first met with her, the only thing I knew I wanted was some sort of pink – she took this crumb of an idea I had and delivered the most amazing displays. We also loved the dining setting we created because of how it complimented our theme/vibe for the wedding perfectly. The picnic bench set up meant there was no seating arrangement, so people could relax and eat as they pleased. We also had next to no decorations, other than festoon lights and candles, so the view of the forest was able to speak for itself.” 

THE DRESS “Funnily enough, the dress I ended up in was a backup! I thought a good option would be to get a dress made from a picture. With only a few months to go, I tried it on and it didn’t quite turn out as I’d hoped. I went home in a panic (to say the least) and trawled the internet until I found this one on Net-A-Porter. It was actually the most perfect dress! It was my style to a tee, so I was happy in the end for the initial mistake.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Miranda Stokkel is such an awesome lady. She was a dream to have at the wedding and made us feel like supermodels in front of the camera. We’re thrilled with the results and can’t recommend her enough. Also, The Nook by Kate Disher-Quill took on the challenge to shoot analogue/film for the wedding. She worked with Miranda seamlessly and was also such a joy to have at the wedding. Her style is really cool and her pictures have turned out to be beautiful pieces of art.” 

Love these pics? Check out more photographers Miranda Stokkel and The Nook by Kate Disher-Quill on our Directory here and here. If it’s that cake that makes you swoon, head on over to Mad About Cakes’ vendor profile. And if it’s the chic grooms’ outfit you’re into, don’t miss the many real grooms also wearing Oscar Hunt Tailors here

We’re not done yet, though, guys, but stay with us… Emily and Jacob’s big day was originally published in Issue 28 of Hello May magazine. Nab yourself a copy via our online store – we’re even throwing in a free mag, so get onto that, too, friends. Ok, you’re good to go! Phew! 

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Miranda Stokkel Film Photographer (Film) The Nook by Kate Disher-Quill Florist She’s a Wildflower Stationery Appy Couple (Online Invitations) Ceremony & Reception King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre Catering Pot & Pan Cake Mad About Cakes Hire Items One Big Day Event Hire & Surf Coast Party Hire Glamping Tents Twilight Glamping Entertainment & Celebrant William Anderson (Friend) Confetti Cannons Simply Rose Petals THE BRIDE Bridal Gown Halfpenny London via Net-A-Porter Veil Eternal Weddings Engagement Ring Catbird Wedding Band Melanie Casey Shoes Jo Mercer Accessories Reliquia (Earrings) Hair Lucie Stauff Makeup Chérie Green Makeup Artistry Bridesmaid Dresses Hansen & Gretel, Shona Joy, NBD via Revolve THE GROOM Suit, Shirt, Bow Tie Oscar Hunt Tailors Wedding Band Seb Brown Shoes Aquila Groomsmen Suits Oscar Hunt Tailors KIDS Flower Girl Dresses Luv Evie via Etsy Page Boy Outfits Childrensalon