There’s not many gowns that stop us dead in our tracks, but Rebecca’s sensational powder blue number did just that. Together with Luke’s suave M.J. Bale suit, they make one stylish couple, and that extends to every element of their epic love-fest. Despite the day turning out to be absolutely immaculate, Rebecca tells us that the whole shebang was actually pretty chill, as they steered away from “worrying about the details, aesthetic or what other people thought.” That’s what we like to hear! Jess Tremp from Brown Paper Parcel was there to catch it all on camera, and this is one you’re going to wanna take a look at…

THE INSPOWe had no theme – literally all we cared about was it being genuinely ‘us’, and fun. I think every decision we made the entire process started with, ‘Does that sound like it would be fun?’ and if it didn’t, we just didn’t do it.”

FAVE DEETSThe only thing I was a bridezilla about was that I absolutely had to have Candy MT do the flowers for the wedding because I am obsessed with them, and their artistry and skill truly turned the whole day into a dream. The flowers just matched our mood so perfectly… We were so full of joy every time we saw them, which was always because flowers were everywhere. They are the number one thing our guests commented on too – Morgana came to wrap all the flowers up as party favours at the end of the night and people lost their minds.”

THE DRESSI’d seen the Tommy Gown on Rachel Gilbert’s site as a pre-order. I thought it looked super fun and I loved that it was blue, and as a floral-obsessed gal, that it had flowers on it. I went to try it on and immediately knew it was [the one]. I just wanted to look like me, and I felt so myself in it.”

THE SUITMy suit was from M.J. Bale. During the early stages of planning our wedding, Bec and I picked up a copy of Hello May and I noticed that a number of grooms wore suits from M.J. Bale. Both the grooms and I were really impressed with the level of attention to detail and emphasis on customer satisfaction they put into every consultation we had.”

DIYWe spent a hot summer afternoon destroying some pots and pans by hand-melting some long candles into tealight candle holders to keep them upright as we didn’t want to spend any money on giant candelabras that we wouldn’t use again. I picked up some pastel tiles from Bunnings for $1 each to catch the wax drips and they came up a treat!”

REFERENCESHello May was where we first saw Prince, our amazing venue, and I’m 99% sure that’s also how we found the phenomenal Jess Tremp (Brown Paper Parcel).”

STANDOUT VENDORSPrince Deck, Candy MT and Jess Tremp of Brown Paper Parcel were the trio that made our day. Truly. I cannot stress enough how phenomenal they all are at what they do, and all went above and beyond.”

Rebecca and James’ colourful dream day was originally featured in Issue 36. What’s more, when you nab it for yourself online via our store, you’ll receive a free issue for a mate with the code THANKSABUNCH. Don’t say we do nothing for you, friends!

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Brown Paper Parcel Florist Candy MT Stationery & Signage One Mimosa Please Ceremony, Reception & Catering Prince Deck Cake Mali Bakes Lighting Kmart Sound Eventcraft Entertainment The Mood Merchants Rings Alexandra Dodds, by charlotte (bride), Michael Hill (groom) THE BRIDE Gown Rachel Gilbert Loungewear Deiji Studios (bride), Cotton On Body (bridesmaids) Shoes Wittner Earrings Reliquia Collective Bridesmaid Dresses AERE via The Iconic, Runway Scout GROOM Suit M.J. Bale Bow Tie OTAA Shoes Aquila