Real wedding – Ainsley and Lachy, Murgheboluc VIC
Real wedding – Ainsley and Lachy, Murgheboluc VIC
Real wedding – Ainsley and Lachy, Murgheboluc VIC
Real wedding – Ainsley and Lachy, Murgheboluc VIC

Real wedding – Ainsley and Lachy, Murgheboluc VIC

Set on a gorgeous private property just outside of Geelong, Ainsley and Lachy lovingly said their “I do’s” before their family and friends.

With just four months to plan – the relaxed coupled had a clear vision of their special day – they dreamed of a big party, where the food, music and gorgeous family property would shine. Inviting Simon L King to share in capturing their incredible soiree, their gorgeous story and images speak for themselves.


The meeting.

We actually couldn’t tell you how we met. Our parents have been best mates since we were young so we’ve just always known each other. It wasn’t until we were older and we started hanging out more that Lachy’s mum said to me one day “I think he’s in love with you”.

The ‘one’.

Lachy and I were best mates. I think all of our family and friends realized he was ‘the one’ before I did! We fell in love, shacked up together, then had our beautiful little girl Miss Frankie May.

The proposal.

A few weeks before Frankie’s first birthday I was running late from work. I walked in the door to Lachy in his trackies and ugg boots, a bunch of flowers and an amazing diamond ring! I was in absolute shock and it felt like it took me about 10 minutes to answer (after asking Lachy if he was joking a few times!) Lachy had asked my dad the day before and called the jeweller straight away to see if the ring was ready. He’s not very good at waiting or keeping secrets.

The planning.

We decided to get married before Christmas so that only gave us four months to plan the wedding. Really, we only needed two weeks! We locked in our florist, caterer, hair and makeup team, photographer, band and celebrant all within a few days. And we were lucky enough to have a stunning family property only 15 minutes out of Geelong to hold it all. So the planning was very stress free and easy. We were told by many of our ‘tribe members’ that we were the cruisiest couple they had dealt with.

Style inspiration.

We really only had two requests for our big day… plenty of amazing food, and great music. Our caterer and band totally nailed the brief! We just wanted a big party. We wanted to showcase the property and the food so kept styling to a minimum. Lachy built the timber arch, table and hanging planters for the day which made it really special. With all the greenery against the white of the marquee it was definitely a show stopper.

The dress.

My sister Elly actually sent me a picture of my dress about two years before we got engaged. She told me if I ever got married I needed to wear it. So on the day we went shopping she forced me to try it on even though I didn’t think it would suit me. When I came out of the fitting room everyone gasped and my best friend Steph had a tear (which is very unlike her) so I knew it was the one! I made a few styling changes and had it made to fit me perfectly. It was totally sequined with long sheer sleeves and a front split. It wasn’t a ‘typical wedding dress’, which is what I loved about it.

Favourite moments.

I would have to say walking down the aisle inf front of all of our family and friends and standing up with Lachy, who was holding Frankie in his arms. I was lucky enough to already have the perfect little family and getting married was the icing on the cake really. As my dad said in his speech “it’s not very often you get to actually see what the future holds at your own wedding” but my future was standing right in front of me as I walked towards them.


Our wedding was quite different in the fact that our two families were already like one big family. My dad played golf with all the boys in the morning and Lachy’s mum came out for a lovely breakfast with my mum, Frankie and the bridesmaids. I wanted all of our immediate family to be involved. Lachy’s dad walked his mum and my mum down the aisle at the beginning which I loved. And it was amazing having our little girl there (even though she did steal my thunder during the ceremony!).

The meaning of marriage.

A lifetime of love and laughs (and spelling your last name if you marry a Polish boy!)

Wedding soundtrack.

Walking down the aisle – God Damn You’re Beautiful by Chester See

After the ceremony – Love On Top by Beyonce

Reception entry – A Little Party (never killed nobody) by Fergie

First dance – Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon

Funny stories (or near disasters).

Lachy did break his leg in the August before the wedding and was in a cast for 12 weeks! Not great timing when you have a one year old, a wedding to plan and a full time job. But luckily he got his cast off just in time and was able to dance on the night, even if he couldn’t move the day after!

Planning surprises.

We found the whole process very stress free and easy! I actually wanted to push out the date so we could keep planning because I was having so much fun. People told me I may have missed my calling in the wedding planning industry… something to think about for the future maybe!

Words of wisdom.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Your guests will have no clue if you forget the little things. I found the table numbers in the back of my car the next day that I never put out. But oh well, no-one seemed to notice! Make sure you have all your loved ones around you and that’s all you need.





Location: Private property

Celebrant: Jess Kerr

Photography: Simon L. King Photography

Styling: Bride with the help of Jordie from Lunar Concept Store and Gallery.

Florist: Flowerbowl

Hair and makeup: Stevie Connoley and Hilary Holmes Makeup

The dress: Bernadette Pimenta Couture (custom design)

Veil / head piece: Thurley

Accessories: Rings from Lunar Concept Store and Gallery

Shoes: Nude Footwear

Rings: Duffs Jewellers

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Mister Zimi (Frankie wore a custom Mister Zimi made by her Nan)

Menswear: Country Road

Groom’s shoes: Hype DC

Catering: Annie’s Kitchen

Favours: Custom-made ‘drunk in love’ stubbie holders

Cake: Adele Carr (Bride’s sister) and cheese cake by Annie’s Kitchen

Marquee: Surfcoast Party Hire

Entertainment: All Night Long

Transport: Family and Friend’s vintage GTs

Honeymoon: Bali and The Maldives

Other: Caravan bar by Soiree Darling

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