Suzie proposed to Justine midway through the couples round Australia gap year. One giant lollipop ring later (a Grew & Co to follow) and a sneaky bottle of champagne and the couple began their short but sweet five-month engagement. Suzie made a promise to remember which night is bin night whilst Justine promised to ensure both their cars would be serviced in time forever and ever. Stina from Gold and Grit was there to capture each and every sparkly moment so scroll down for the details…

THE VENUE “Living in Tasmania but wanting to get married in Melbourne made it a little difficult to scope out too many different wedding venues. We made a shortlist of 3 venues and flew over one weekend to check them out. When we went out to Shadowfax, we realised how lovely the site was, how easy and accommodating they were, and they had a date free that worked for us. So it was an easy choice.”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “The cake was incredibly delicious; it is not often you see guests going back for two more slices of cake. Also, the Gold confetti cannons we ordered off Esty were a massive hit on the dance floor.”

THE DRESS “[Justine] My dress was from a bridal shop [Cheveux Bridal] in Launceston Tasmania. I knew I wanted something gold and sparkly. I headed into town to check out a few bridal stores and I found it – it was the first and only dress I tried on. It was meant to be. Suzie had a little more difficulty finding hers, she wanted a jumpsuit – not something found in most bridal stores. After a few internet fails, Zimmerman came through with the perfect one!”

FAVOURITE MOMENT “I know everyone says their dance floor was great, but ours was epic. At one point as a glitter confetti cannon was shot into the air, I looked across to see my wife riding a fibreglass sheep in a gold tinsel jacket getting cheered on by our guests and the band! I knew at the moment we had ourselves a great party.”

LITTLE LOL“Just after we came parading down the aisle getting bathed in confetti, I noticed I had a blur of colour in my eye. A piece of eco confetti had melted onto one of my contact lenses. As everyone was hugging and congratulating us it was like looking through a kaleidoscope. Lucky I had a spare set and was able to change them!”

STANDOUT VENDORSNikhil the celebrant/MC went above and beyond helping us generate ideas and ensuring the ceremony had the flow and feel we wanted. – His sound equipment was excellent quality. Stina from Gold and Grit photography! As we didn’t have a bridal party, Stina did it all. She adjusted hair, made sure we had snacks, told jokes, reminded us to pack our comfy shoes and was just a general all-round legend to hang out with for the day. Definitely made it feel just like having one of our girlfriends with us, which also meant we felt completely comfortable during the portrait shoot!”

If you are after some more super fun Melbourne wedding venues then pop on over to the blog to check out Lauren & Damon’s Melb wedding at Tanglewood Estate. Is it the rings that have got you all excited? We recently checked in with Grew & Co founder Gabby Grew who showed us behind the scenes of the Sydney based Jewellers. Click here for an inside peek.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Gold and Grit Stationery Paperlust Venue & Catering Shadowfax Winery Cake Nectina Catering Cake Topper Asdaisydoes Entertainment Phoebe and the night creatures Celebrant Nikhil Shah Rings Grew & Co, Alan Whittle Eco Confetti and Smoke Bombs Geelong Fireworks BRIDE (Suzie) Jumpsuit Zimmerman Jacket Rachel Burke Shoes Naturalizer Earrings Zimmerman Hair Ruby Becroft Makeup Chérie Green Makeup BRIDE (Justine) Dress Sorella Vita via Cheveux Bridal Shoes Glamorous Hair Ruby Becroft Makeup Chérie Green Makeup