Stephanie & Michael
A DREAMY WEDDING, YELLOW VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE AND 93-YEAR-OLD RING BEARER WERE THE PERFECT FIT FOR THIS HAPPY PAIR
DATE 05.01.17 VENUE STONES OF THE YARRA VALLEY, COLDSTREAM, VIC PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN WARREN
Just one day wasn’t enough for Stephanie and Michael, who spent a week in the Yarra Valley celebrating with family and friends. For their wedding day, they hired a 1950s Jag, and also dressed up their Porsche Boxster S and yellow Volkswagen Beetle with ribbons. After a blissful ceremony, the newlyweds exited the chapel through a petal toss then sipped on delicious Pimm’s cocktails before it was on to the reception. The good times didn’t stop there with Stephanie’s sister Felicia revealing her ‘California Love’ rap in honour of the place where Mike proposed.
DATE January 5, 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHER John Warren (warrenphotography.com.au). ‘We were instantly drawn to the depth and heartfelt feeling that he conveys through his pictures. We love his infectious personality and will to party, coupled with his incredible talent.’
DRESS & VEIL Kyha at One Day Bridal (onedaybridal.com.au). ‘The gown had the right balance between glitz, glamour, effortlessness and sexiness.’
JEWELLERY Crown from Viktoria
Novak (viktorianovak.com.au), earrings, cuff and rings from Samantha Wills (samanthawills.com.au), Céline knot bracelet from David Jones (davidjones. com.au). ‘My mum surprised me with the bracelet on the morning of the wedding, which was incredibly special.’
BRIDESMAID DRESSES Shona Joy from David Jones (davidjones.com.au), and Zimmermann (zimmermannwear.com).
PLANNER, STYLIST, CEREMONY,
RECEPTION & CATERING Stones of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream, Vic (stonesoftheyarravalley.com). ‘Heavenly! The candles in the lanterns were flickering, the flowers looked elegant, and the sun was shining through the stained-glass windows.’
STATIONERY Giant Invitations (giantinvitations.com.au). ‘The envelope was detailed with delicate leaves and flowers, which was reminiscent of a wedding among the vineyards.’
FLOWERS Sugar Bee Flowers (sugarbeeflowers.com.au). ‘I wanted our flowers to be freeflowing, relaxed, unstructured and “wild”.’
CAKE Melina at Regnier Cakes (regniercakes.com.au). ‘We loved how the naked look matched the wedding’s rustic, relaxed and summery vibe.’
ENTERTAINMENT Baker Boys (baker boysband.com.au). ‘Having live music brought our guests to their feet and kept the dance floor packed.’
VIDEOGRAPHER Nathan from Moon and Back (moonandback.co). ‘We are so glad we made the investment.’
FAVOURS ‘We bought small Nutella jars and packaged them in natural coloured linen hessian bags – then my mum customised the bags for us!’
‘We loved the idea of tying the knot in the beautiful countryside.’
‘It was a real party, which is exactly what we wanted.’
‘It felt like a big Italian banquet.’