Lucy and Manuel, both engineers, brought their project management skills to the fore when it came time to coordinate their big day. Pomp and Splendour were the masterminds behind the bright and bold florals whilst Miss Ladybird Cakes applied her wizardry to concoct the couples triple-tiered delight (Elderflower, lemon and champagne flavoured FYI). Donning a long-sleeved Karen Willis Holmes gown Lucy also looked the part. Capturing all this goodness on camera and film was the incredible Elsa Campbell and Nathan Kaso. We can assure you that getting in touch with any of these vendors will result in maximum delight so to check out their work for yourself, get scrolling…

THE VIBE “We ultimately wanted the vibe of our wedding to reflect us and the things we love. That meant a simple, elegant, urban wedding, with a nod to the 1960’s. While we wanted the wedding to have a classic feel we cut out any traditions that we didn’t connect with of which there were a lot. It was important to us that the day had a sense of occasion without sacrificing any of the fun.”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “The flowers blew our minds – we couldn’t have loved them more. Pomp and Splendour completely understood our vision and were a dream to collaborate with. We’re still recovering from the shock of how beautiful their work was.”

THE DRESS “My [Karen Willis Holmes] dress was the first one I tried on! I loved that I felt completely like myself in it despite the fact that a huge amount of my everyday wardrobe is black. I love the 1960’s bridal looks of Jane Birkin and Priscilla Presley, so right from the start, I knew I wanted long sleeves. I tried on some different styles, but nothing else came close.”

FAVOURITE MOMENT “We live in a really unique modernist apartment building with incredible gardens and wanted to make sure this was part of the day. It was the perfect place for us to meet up ahead of the wedding and share a toast with our families. We really loved having that intimate moment together at our home ahead of the big event.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Don’t be afraid to commit to a short timeframe. You can get an incredible amount done with a looming deadline.”

WE’RE GLAD WE… “Having a 50’s/60’s rock’n’roll band at the reception was one of our best decisions. It worked perfectly with the vibe we were after and was fun for guests of all ages. We loved that it was so inclusive. As a result, there was incredible dancefloor energy and some moves that can’t be described with words.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our photographer, Elsa Campbell, was an elite operator and the results are stunning. We really appreciated what a cool, calm presence she was on the day and the fantastic guidance she gave us in the lead-up.”

Now, we know what you are going to say. That dress is a bit spesh, eh? Well, this babe is a Karen Willis Holmes creation and just one of many drool-worthy gowns available. A bridal legend, Karen’s designs are current, varried and oh so luxe which is why she is celebrating 20 glorious years in the industry in 2020. You can glimpse her latest Dreamers offering here and Luxe Luna collection here. If it’s real brides donning the goods you are after then we recommend you check out Stephanie’s Lacey gown here and Kim’s bloody brill sparkling number here. Keen to get in touch? You can find contact details and make an appointment right here. Hop to it!

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Elsa Campbell Cinematographer Nathan Kaso Weddings Florist Pomp and Splendour Stationery Paperless Post Venue Forty Five Downstairs Catering Ed Dixon Food Design Cake Miss Ladybird Cakes Signage Michael Byrne (friend) Printer Melbourne City Print Entertainment (Ceremony) Brothers in Harmony (Reception) Juke Box Racket Celebrant Melissa Polimeni Rings Hugh Plasto BRIDE Dress Karen Willis Holmes Loungewear Matter Prints Shoes Stuart Weitzman Earrings Les Nereides Hair Prophecy Hair Salon Makeup Dusk Bridal GROOM Suit & Shoes Suit Supply Suspenders David Jones Bow Tie Tom Ford Cufflinks Declic Barber Men’s Biz