Paris has always been known as the city of love but looking at these eclectic images by photographer Brendan from A Bear, A Deer and A Fox we think Melbourne might be it. After all, it was what inspired this couple’s big day.

Kamaia tells us”we both had a love for our beautiful city so many first dates were spent wandering through the gardens and alleyways so we knew we wanted our venue to be a reflection of that.” The city’s narrow streets and sandstone archways created a warm, old-world feel to their day that carried through to their reception, held at Fitzroy Town Hall in Melbourne and decorated with signs and pom poms handmade by family and friends. “DIY is TOUGH but totally worth it”, says Kamaia who wore a drop-dead-gorgeous gown by designer Brianna Joy.

“I wanted to wear something that was timeless but unique to me, I didn’t want to look back in ten years time and cringe! So I opted with my uber talented dressmaker, Brianna Murphy. Together we designed a dress that had all my favourite elements. Ivory lace panels, embroidered details and a long flowing skirt. The day ended up being one of the coldest of the year so I was very thankful for those long sleeves!”

Kamaia and Matthew had a Mormon Temple marriage where no cameras were allowed but the emotion of the day certainly wasn’t missed. “It was very important for both of us to be married in that special place and something I will personally treasure forever.”

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CREDITS Photos A Bear, A Deer and A Fox // Photobooth Stephen Baker Photography // Bridal gown Brianna Joy Bridal Couture // Shoes Aldo // Flowers The Fountain Gate Flower Market // Rings Michael Hill // Bridesmaids dresses Witchery, H&M, Asos and Peter Morrissey // Groom and groomsmen suits and bow ties Bossini // Grooms shoes Aldo // Ceremony The Melbourne Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints // Reception Fitzroy Town Hall, Victoria // Catering Lesley Cameron Catering // Cake Desserts Come First // Stationary kikki.K and The Paper Empire // Hair X-per-tease // Makeup Jasmyn Tukukino // Music Nicholas Ling // Celebrant Bishop Gary Gilbert // Festoon lights Wwave