Real Wedding – Emily & Matt, Cremorne VIC
A stunning city wedding with modern touches was exactly the feel Emily and Matt visioned for their day, and they pulled it together seamlessly.
They wanted to created a style that was moody, yet romantic and their industrial ceremony and reception venues were the perfect backdrop.
This duo were not afraid to say ‘no’ to tradition and because of this, some of their favourite moments ended up being their ‘first look’ prior to the ceremony, as well as their walk down the aisle together.
Lovely in long sleeves, Emily’s gown embodied elegance and captured the mood perfectly and I Got You Babe’s incredible imagery highlights this, and their day, perfectly.
In Emily’s words…
When we were 17. Our best friends were dating at the time and set us up.
There wasn’t really a specific moment, I think it’s more the little things.
We were already in a 10 year relationship and had been deciding whether we wanted a wedding for a while – neither of us are very traditional. We were camping with friends one weekend and ended up deciding then that we’d get married.
We had a strong vision for the day so making decisions on what we wanted was fairly easy. We locked in our venues, date and photographer first. We kept track of everything (and who was responsible) using Trello which was a huge help. We had complementary skills in that I took care of most of the creative tasks and Matt mastered the spreadsheets.
Visually, we wanted something moody but romantic, industrial and with a good dose of indoor greenery. We wanted the day to feel modern and fun, with good food and drinks. Glasshaus Inside and Rupert on Rupert suited what we were going for perfectly.
I knew I wanted a long-sleeved dress. I saw a picture of “Karina” by Karen Willis Holmes and was pretty keen. I tried it on and loved it – it was surprisingly comfortable too! I ended up going to four dress shops over a few weekends just to be sure, then went back to my favourite.
Our ‘first look’, and then having drinks and hanging out with our whole bridal party before the ceremony. Walking down the aisle together was a favourite too – it was important to us to enter marriage as equals. Also seeing everything come together as I envisioned it and our guests enjoying themselves! It’s too hard to choose just one favourite moment.
Meaning of marriage.
Formalising our already existing commitment. Continuing to love and support each other and have fun together.
Aisle: Sundriped by Com Truise
Signing: Rainbow City by Cloud Control and Awake by Tycho
Recessional: Close to me by The Cure
Funny stories (or near disasters).
Our original reception venue closed down on us a couple of months out – so stressful! We contacted Mali from Rupert on Rupert and luckily she was able to accommodate us and was very helpful. Plus, it’s an amazing venue with the best staff so it worked out really well.
It also ended up being a sweaty 38 degrees on the day, even though it was technically Autumn! We nearly laughed a couple of times during the ceremony because it was so hot in the afternoon (we definitely had sweaty faces) and we were really dressed for an autumn/winter wedding.
The amount of time and effort involved in planning the day, especially how much there was to do the week before. I took a few days off work in the lead up, which I’m so glad I did!
Words of wisdom.
Do what makes you happy and works for you as a couple.
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EMILY & MATT’S TRIBE
Ceremony: Glasshaus Inside, Cremorne
Reception: Rupert on Rupert, Collingwood
Celebrant/Officiant: Amanda Matler, Splendid Ceremonies
Photography: I Got You Babe
Videography: Odd Socks Society
Florist: North St
Hair: Natalie Jaye