Guys, we can’t enough of cuties Nina and Pete. Together for 12 years, and head over heels for one another, marriage “was a beautiful way to celebrate combined love and commitment,” Pete shares. “To stand in front of those you love, speak words of meaning to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and have those words echo through each and everyone in attendance that she is my one and only, no matter what. That is just so powerful to me.” Awww, you guys! Pete also took Nina’s last name, which we absolutely love and Nina is on coud nine since becoming a Mrs. “It feels weird to say you are the happiest youve ever been as an outcome of being married, but thats how Ive been feeling.”  

The over-the-moon newylweds got married at the stunning Stones of The Yarra Valley, with the help of a few of our faves: Ladybird Cakes, Oscar Hunt Tailors, Moonstruck Bride  and the amazing Georgia Verrells, who took the beautiful snaps you’ll see below. What are you waiting for…

THE VIBE “As a couple we would describe ourselves as two geeky vegans, who love coffee, playing video games and watching anime. With a love for all things fantasy, our theme for the wedding was romantic autumnal folklore. We wanted a magical woodland vibe that is whimsical and not too traditional. Making sure the catering of our wedding was fully vegan was also an important factor for us – we loved our vegan chocolate espresso cake from Ladybird Cakes.”

THE DRESSI found my dress at Moonstruck Bride – the most magical bridal store in Melbourne. The staff made me feel so special and I had the best time. I fell in love with the Lunella by Willowby – she is sparkly and soft champagne, with a dreamy A-line silhouette that feels vintage.”

WE’RE SO GLAD WE… “Did our first look photos. As there is less light at the end of the day in autumn, it meant we were able to make use of the daylight and really capture some special moments. Also having our two-year-old furbaby toy cavoodle Hiro come to the wedding was the best decision. We were both worried that including Hiro was maybe indulgent and potentially a stress point for the day. However, we really treasure the memories and photos Georgia Verrells took of our little guy and us.”

LITTLE LOL “I am a very emotional person, and the wedding was proving to be a test of my composure. I failed spectacularly as I found myself overwhelmed with happiness, excitement, nervousness over and over. So much so that, as I was standing at the altar waiting for the ceremony to begin, watching as guests entered the chapel, followed by my groomsfolk, I found I couldn’t hold in my tears. I would do this so often that Georgia would see me start to get emotional, and start to cry herself. At one point she came up to me and said, ‘Pete, you gotta stop crying! Every time you start crying – I start crying too!’ We had a nice laugh about it.”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Our photographer Georgia Verrells quickly became an invaluable part of our wedding team. She is not only an amazing photographer but a professional who goes the extra mile to make her clients feel supported and uplifted. Our wedding day was unreal and Georgia absolutely nailed it, capturing the day so beautifully. We are so in love with our photos. We can’t thank Georgia enough for providing us with kindness, support, love, laughter, music, directions and truly beautiful photos – she made our day so special and memorable and we loved working with her.”

You can see more from phenom photographer, Georgia Verrells, on our directory here, more gorg gowns from Moonstruck Bride here, more from our friends at Oscar Hunt Tailors here, and more delish creations from Ladybird Cakes here. But first…

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Georgia Verrells Cinematographer Single Soul Florist The Providore Styling Stationery Designed by bride, Paigenco via Etsy Printer Pinky Print Ceremony, reception venue & catering Stones of the Yarra Valley Cake Ladybird Cakes Wedding favours Eva Green Guest book Albumhut via Etsy Signage Willow and Ink Design via Etsy Entertainment Evangeline Victoria Music, The Velvet Archers Celebrant Sally Hughes Rings Paul Bram Dog Chaperone First Class Wedding Pet Services Dog Sitter Melbourne Tiny Paws Bnb THE BRIDE Bridal gown designer Willowby Bridal Boutique Moonstruck Bride Flower Crown The Providore Styling Bride Robes & Chemise Anthropologie Bridesmaid Robes Bridetribes Shoes Loeffler Randall Accessories Jennifer Behr Hair & Makeup Bridget Sophie Bridesmaid dresses Mango’s Fashion Bridesmaid gifts Our Satellite Hearts Necklaces Sininaa via Ted Baker Earrings Frankly My Dear THE GROOM Suit & Shirt The Bespoke Corner Tailors Suspenders & Bow tie OTAA Shoes Merchant Shoes Groomsmen suits Oscar Hunt Tailors