After 15 years together and with two cute kiddos in tow, Jacqui and Ryan became Mr and Mrs at iconic Melbourne arts and culture precinct, Abbortford Convent. “We wanted a garden for the ceremony and somewhere large enough for everyone to spread out comfortably for the reception,” Jacqui tells us. “The Abbotsford Convent’s grounds and buildings are so gorgeous – we knew this was our spot.”

Now, if you need a lesson on getting a truly amazing team of vendors together, take note from these two, who assembled – in our humble opinion – one of the best line-ups possible. From epic snaps by Elsa Campbell to jaw-dropping styling and planning by Whole Lotta Love Creative, suit perfection for the groom from Oscar Hunt and shoes from Bared Footwear, the pair nailed it. Scroll down for all the deets and to hear from the cute AF couple…

THE VIBE “We wanted things to be relatively classic but also fun and relaxed – garden party vibes.”

FAVE DEETS “It’s so hard to pick a favourite! Everything came together so well to complement one another. The flowers were incredible, we loved our table settings with the menus and fruit, the cake was a wonder, the different music at each stage (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception) was absolutely perfect – no notes! We are eternally grateful to our stylist Agi at Whole Lotta Love Creative for all her time spent planning so that we could enjoy our day and relax.”

THE DRESS “It’s a slip and blouse from Harriette Gordon that I bought from Bluebell Bridal in Melbourne. We only  gave ourselves six months to plan, which meant that I had to be quick with finding a dress. I did a bunch of research before we went shopping as I had to bring my five-month-old son on the shopping trip, plus my bridesmaid Sarah came along too with her four-month-old son so time was limited. But I was so lucky as Ria at Bluebell was incredible and helped me get through a stack of dresses very quickly before we found my dress. So, miraculously in all the shopping trip was only a few hours!”

THE SUIT “I researched tailors in Melbourne before visiting Oscar Hunt and immediately felt very happy there. Just like Jacqui, it was a quick process for me!”

MEMORABLE MOMENT “Our daughter was two-and-a-half at the time of the wedding and was doing her best to be cool calm and collected – she had been watching YouTube videos of flower girls with us leading up to the day so she knew what to do and she was so excited to play her role. She started off strong, walking down the aisle most of the way throwing petals, wearing her flower crown, but the wheels came off once we were up at the front listening to the celebrant and saying our vows –she had a captive audience and had to dance around at the front, moon everyone, enthusiastically throw petals at us, ask loudly where her friend (another flowergirl) was and cause a general ruckus. Elsa captured some of the magic on camera. From all reports she stole the show!”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our stylist Age from Whole Lotta Love Creative and photographer Elsa Campbell – absolute superstars who made it all possible!”

If you’re loving on these pics as hard as we are, head on over to our directory to get in touch with Jacqui and Ryan’s photographer Elsa Campbell – not to mention a whole host of other phenom vendors, like stylists and planners Whole Lotta Love Creative, grooms’ gear stars Oscar Hunt, and Aussie shoe brand Bared Footwear.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Elsa Campbell Event planner Peter Rowland Stylist Whole Lotta Love Creative Florist Wild Flos Stationery & signage Hey Lola Design Ceremony & recpeption venue Abbotsford Convent Cake Torte by Mirjana Entertainment DJ Joey Lightbulb, The Mood Merchants, Briar String Quartet Celebrant Married by Emma Rings Allure South Sea Pearls Transport Urban Chauffeurs Candles and Tablecloths Table Art Napkins Table Threats THE BRIDE Bridal gown Harriette Gordon Bridal boutique BlueBell Bridal Veil Dreamtime Designs Getting ready Piyama Shoes Bared Footwear Accessories Allure South Sea Pearls, Lua Studio, A Composition Hair & makeup Megan Harrison Bridesmaid dresses Shona Joy Bridesmaid Shoes The Iconic THE GROOM Suit, shirt, tie, cufflinks & groomsmen suits Oscar Hunt Shoes Bared Footwear Grooming Chop Shop