Real Wedding – Cass & Cam, Bittern VIC
It was nine years before things finally kicked off for Cam and Cass, having met at a friend’s birthday party when they were just 16. But what came to fruition, was a beautiful, love-filled relationship and by the time it came around, their wedding day was no different.
It was held outdoors at Cam’s parents farm in Bittern, Victoria, with touches of white florals and glorious greenery combined with sprouting branches of olive leaves to give a subtle Mediterranean vibe.
Cass wore a beautifully embellished Suzanne Harward gown whilst Cam donned a black tux and boy did they look the part. Meriki from Simple Ceremonies took their guests on a journey through their relationship and the photography team from Lou Lou Memphis made these two feel like absolute rockstars. Which was fitting, as for the reception – they partied like rockstars too.
Their DJ served up some fine tunes on their outdoor dancefloor but it was their private sunset walk, with the two of them soaking up each others’ company that made the night even sweeter.
Cam and I met when we were 16 at a mutual friend’s birthday party, there was an instant connection however it wasn’t until we were 25 that the timing was right for the both of us to start dating and the rest is history!
After traveling through Canada and America together for 9 months in 2018.
Cam surprised Cass with a trip away to Bright, Victoria in March 2021. When they arrived at the Airbnb they went for a walk around the property. They found themselves at the Ovens River where Cam got down on his wobbly knee and popped the question, Cass made Cam the happiest guy in the world when she said YES.
As soon as we got engaged we both knew how special it would be getting married at Cams parents farm. Cass used to work in events and had planned weddings before & had a good idea of what was involved.
We always loved garden weddings, we wanted it to be relaxed with a touch of mediterranean.
Blogs/IG’s like Ivory tribe are a great way to find wedding inspiration and ideas that might suit your space & vibe. Looking at a lot of different outdoor weddings, I found it useful when finding similar ideas and looks that matched what I was after.
We had the ceremony in the front paddock overlooking the property.
Cass wore a gown from Suzanne Harward, it was the only store she went to and the first dress she tried on. She instantly fell in love with it and put a deposit on that afternoon. Cam and his groomsmen spent an afternoon in the city and bought black suits from MJ Bale. Cam wore a black tuxedo.
Our sunset walk. It gave us a chance to talk and take in the last few hours together.
Meaning of marriage.
A shared journey through life, loving and supporting your best friend and soul mate. To truly care, protect, cherish, & grow together.
Aisle: Everywhere by Fleetwood mac
Recessional: Gabrielle by Dreams
First Dance: You send me by Aretha Franklin
Funny stories or near disasters.
We were very lucky, apart from a small number of covid cancelations, it was smooth sailing.
Despite planning weddings before, Cass underestimated how long everything took to plan and organise.
Words of wisdom.
Once you find a good supplier lock them in and move on to the next thing. If you are planning your own wedding, try to have someone on the day (not a guest) who can assist with last minute errands & odd jobs.
Does a Mediterranean themed wedding sound right up your alley? Check out one of our Tuscan inspired shoots here.
CASS & CAM’S VENDORS
Ceremony and reception location: Family farm, Bittern, Vic
Celebrant/Officiant: Meriki Comito (Very professional and organised, Meriki talked us through every step of the ceremony and calmed any nerves we might have had)
Photography: Lou Lou Memphis (Eliza was great to deal with and Gunny & Sarah on the day made us feel like rockstars)
Videography: Moon Honey (James is so creative and was so fun to have with us throughout the day)
Florist: Poppy Culture
Hair: Tonic Agency – Kim Tavares
Make Up: Nicole Quilina
The Dress: Suzanne Harward
Veil / headwear: Cass’ Mums
Shoes: Sol Sana
Bridesmaid’s dresses: SIR The label
Suits: MJ Bale
Bow ties / ties: MJ Bale
Catering: Moreish Catering
Favors: Jams, Chutneys, Pickles – All homemade by Cam’s parents
Transport: Cam’s Dads old MG
Décor: Styling was simple and easy as we had a beautiful surrounding, we used lemons, oranges and foliage from the farm to help add colour.