This is the story of Victoria and Todd, who had been together for three years when Victoria dropped her knee and popped the question. “The prospect was pretty daunting at first. I knew that I wanted the proposal to be filled with Todd’s favourite things and I wanted him to be surprised,” Victoria shares. Yes girl – we love to see it! With their little two-year-old Ava along for the ride, the couple planned an epic celebration at the gorgeous Greyleigh in Kiama, and enlisted Garnish Catering, The Future Mrs, Fritillerie, The White Tree and Maple and June on photos to help bring the vision to life. Woah, that’s quite the line-up. You know you’re going to want to scroll down to see…

THE VENUE “We attended several venue tours along the South Coast and Southern Highlands. At that time of these visits, the owners of Greyleigh were still finishing the venue, and they weren’t promoting themselves in a big way. I spotted Greyleigh online and we decided to just pop in in between bookings to check it out. No-one was there so we had a little peep around the incredible grounds and we knew it was the one.”

THE THEME “We drew on the grounds and interior design of Greyleigh when styling our wedding (e.g., invitations, signage, florals, my dress, and Todd’s suit jacket). For example, the ceremony flower towers by Fritillerie were designed to complement the opulent scenery and build on its beauty. We wanted them to look like they had sprung from the ground for the occasion.”

REFERENCES “Mainly from Hello May! I felt very uninformed about all things wedding at the beginning. There were several evenings where I read Hello May in the bath after putting our daughter Ava to sleep. From the tub, I discovered Garnish, Villa Studio and The Future Mrs. I found Maple and June using your online directory.”

LITTLE LOL “Learning our wedding dance together gave us regular laughs. Our amazing friend, and dancer, taught us moves to Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees. We started the first dance with a slow number and then busted out into a groove. It was a hoot”

STANDOUT VENDORS “Jo at Garnish Catering is the best. We had such a tricky matrix of dietaries across the guests, and she absolutely nailed it. Jo is so lovely to talk to and open to trying new things (like watermelon tartare with ponzu dressing and coriander roots on a crispy wonton for our vegan mates). Our photographers Angela and Ivy from Maple & June were incredible too. They were so warm and fun to take photos with and gave us great directives. The coverage of our wedding was amazing! They did not miss a beat.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Do things your way! It is okay to ruffle a few feathers and reject the norm. Especially when you are acting in line with your values and preferences. Our perspective is not for everyone, but if you can create a wedding that reflects your values and identities, then go for it. It is also a lot of fun to do things differently. The excitement and playfulness underlying the activities were truly contagious. You should have heard everyone cheering when our groomsmen, bridesmaids, Todd, and his mum came down the aisle to the thumping beat of Queen!”

We know you’re loving on this wedding as hard as we are, and with that in mind, we’d like to direct you over to our directory, where many awesome vendors reside, such as epic venue Greyleigh and phenom photog Maple and June. Fancy nabbing some more of Victoria and Todd’s dream team? You can click through for more from Garnish Creative Catering here, Fritillerie here, The White Tree here, and The Future Mrs here.

CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Maple and June Ceremony & reception venue Greyleigh, Kiama Stationery & signage Villa Studio, Bohemian Lane Catering Garnish Creative Catering Bar service Henry CliveFlorist Fritillerie Entertainment The White Tree Transport Kiama Coaches Rings AE Design, Sarah and Sebastian THE BRIDE Bridal gown designer Helen English Bridal Hair & Makeup The Future Mrs, Salon Naydene THE GROOM Suit Rochefort