Guys. Stop what you’re doing, ‘cause this love story is crazy – in the very best way, of course. “We started dating right before the first lockdown in 2020 and moved in together two weeks into dating,” explains the girls. “Talk about a COVID romance!” Seriously! They then got hitched in one pretty damn glorious wedding (complete with get-ups on both girls from SoHo Bride and finishing touches from gems like Grew & Co and KYHA) and Jackson Grant Weddings was there to capture all the good times on camera, so scroll down for the need to know…

THE VENUE “Mostly we chose Rupert on Rupert because it’s pretty. But also, after booking we found out the writing of the word ‘Yes’ in different languages around the windows of the venue was done when marriage equality passed which is SO wholesome and made us love the venue even more. Katie from Rupert really sealed the deal and was an incredible help leading up to and on the day.”

THE INSPO “We wanted the day to feel like an authentic representation of us. Our celebrant, Celebrate with Liz, was really great at making sure we didn’t have traditions just for the sake of it, and did things that rang true to us. We wanted the overall feel of the day to be bright, fun – a big celebration but also meaningful and intimate. We trusted our vendors and let them have creative freedom over the feel of the day. I didn’t want to over-manage my own wedding!”

THE DRESS “We wanted to go dress shopping together because each other’s opinion is the one we value the most and we wanted to share the experience together. We tried on 150+ dresses between us! We ended up getting our dresses from SoHo Bride in Geelong and Jessie executed them to perfection! She was also so amazing to work with and always had the champagne stocked for our appointments!”

REFERENCES “I sourced every Hello May magazine I could and did some DEEP reading to find inspo and vendors! We found Jackson Grant Weddings in these very pages. I was also very lucky that our florist, stationary designer and DJ are friends I’ve known for years and are all incredible female-run businesses.”

CUTE CUSTOM “My mum passed away in early 2020 so in her memory, we donated to Bowel Cancer Australia (instead of doing a wedding favour). Heck Ya! Studio included a beautiful mention of this on the back of the place cards for our guests.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Pick vendors you love and click with and everything will flow from there. Also, don’t be afraid to get rid of traditional wedding elements that don’t mean anything to you.”

STANDOUT VENDORSJackson Grant Weddings was the life of the party and made everyone feel so comfortable. Ngoc our florist of GIA Studio. Her work is so beautiful and unique and I feel like our bouquets and the overall feel really reflected our personalities.”

Want to see more from Jackson Grant? He has a Directory listing with us, so simply head here and scroll down for many more real weddings and very happy couples who have loved working with him. Also, if you want to see some more sparkle, head on over to Grew & Co for rings and accessories on tap and real brides there, too! But first… 

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Jackson Grant Weddings Cinematographer Tom O’Hehir Florist GIA Studio Stationery, Signage & Place Cards Heck Ya! Studio Printer Peterkin Ceremony & Reception Rupert on Rupert Wedding Favours  Bowel Cancer Australia (Donation) Entertainment Caravan Sounds Celebrant Celebrate with Liz THE BRIDE (Leigh) Bridal Gown Rewritten Bridal Boutique & Alterations SoHo Bride Additional Fabric Tylers Fabrics Engagement Ring Sarah & Sebastian Wedding Ring Lott Studio Getting Ready Skirt The Iconic Singlet & Slippers Le Rose Stories Shoes Nelson Made Accessories KYHA (Earrings) Hair & Makeup Valentina via Tonic Fragrance Le Labo via Mecca Bridesmaid Dresses Natasha Gan & Mossman Bridesmaid Shoes Asos Bridesmaid Gifts Kip & Co THE BRIDE (Susie) Bridal Gown Chasing the Sun Bridal Boutique SoHo Bride Getting Ready Pyjamas & Slippers Le Rose Stories Shoes Jo Mercer Wedding Ring Grew & Co Custom Earrings Lott Studio Hair & Makeup Valentina via Tonic Fragrance Maison Margiela via Mecca Bridesmaid Dresses Sheike Bridesmaid Shoes Jo Mercer Bridesmaid Gifts Kip & Co PETS Dog Collar & Lead Nice Digs Bow Tie Found & Hound