Before the Wedding

Before the Wedding

Hello there! At long last, our wedding photos have arrived. If you are just joining me, in my previous post I recapped the month of May, right up until just before the wedding ceremony.

On the 26th of May 2018, myself and my bridesmaids headed to Glen Erin at Lancefield, a lovely little winery just down the road from our house. The girls and I got ready in the quaint little homestead on-site, while the boys got ready in the accommodation block. It was comforting to know that we were good and properly separated!

The wedding ceremony was held in this beautiful little chapel. Its floor to ceiling windows made the building fill up with light, it almost felt like we were outside.

Before the Wedding

I made the Order of Service booklets myself, I actually ended up buying the illustrations on Etsy so I could match the florals we used on the wedding invitations! I set up the layout using InDesign and Illustrator and then got it printed on brown Kraft paper, which I thought matched the rustic theme. They came out really well, but more importantly, were extremely cost-effective, so I was very happy about that!

Before the Wedding

Jordan and his groomsmen; his older brother Adam and younger brother Gavin. Jordan’s Mum is from Scotland and he was born there too, hence the kilts. Honestly, the decision for a party full of kilts was pretty much a no-brainer. – Jordan loves rocking a kilt, any excuse to wear one and he’ll take it! How good do they look in them!? The colours were so vibrant in real life, dare I say they nearly outshone the bridesmaid’s dresses! The boys hired their complete outfits from Celtic Affairs.

The inside of the chapel; we really wanted to get married in a church but it just didn’t end up working out. It was important to us that the chapel still felt somewhat like a church, I think it did. The pews really helped with that. I also just loved the shape of the building as well, the angles of it made it feel kind of round, it was very intimate.

The bouquets were from Buds and Branches in Kilmore. I wanted a mix of dark pinks, burgandy’s and whites with a hint of greenery to match our seasonal autumn wedding. Di did an amazing job, she really knows her flowers!

Before the Wedding

We hired Ross Bates to pipe me down the aisle but also to entertain our guests before and after the ceremony. He was great, he definitely knew what he was doing and looked the part too!

I purchased my dress from Embrace Bridal Boutique in Geelong, they were amazing and provided excellent service. It was actually the first dress I tried on – I still ended up trying on about 10 throughout the day, of course, just to be safe – and it also happened to be 70% off the original price and the only one in my size. Would it be lame if I said it was fate? No, it was God.

Alterations were done by Lainie Brookman, also in Geelong. She removed many layers of tulle from the underlay of the skirt (I’m talking like 7) adjusted the hem, shortened the sleeves and added some lace to the bust area for modesty. Oh, and she also made the veil! She was lovely, I had so much fun at my fittings with her!

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The girls’ dresses are infinity gowns, word on the street is they were pretty comfortable! I loved that they wore them slightly different ways as well. The shoes may be hard to see, but they were glittery gold block heels from Novo.

Before the Wedding Ceremony

My Dad upon viewing his firstborn child and daughter in her wedding gown, it was a touching moment. Look how happy he looks!

Before the Wedding

Our photographer Chloe captured our day perfectly, I cannot wait to show you more of her work in my next post.

Until then!


  1. Chloe May
    July 26, 2018 / 11:06 pm

    Looks gorgeous Marnie! So lovely to hear the stories behind all the details! x

    • July 29, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks Chloe!! I have absolutely loved sorting through them all, you’ve captured some incredibly intimate moments, it feels like I’m there again when I see them x

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