Real Wedding – Georgia & Scott, Sorrento VIC
City luxe meets coastal chic was the unplanned theme of Georgia and Scott’s divine day. From the sweet Sorrento locale to the sweeping ocean vistas of their portraits, this celebration is an aesthetic treat, topped with raw, heartfelt emotion.
We can’t get enough of the softly lit, perfectly crafted photos by superstar Tess Follett, capturing the most natural, effortless moments against the epic coastal backdrop. Georgia and Scott cut striking silhouettes alongside their wedding party in elegant black and ivory, with Georgia in a fresh modern gown by Caleche bridal.
As the party heated up, our beautiful bride shed her veil and bow to reveal a sleek strapless sheath, perfect for dance floor drama of the best kind. Festoon lights frame the twilight sky while endless florals in soft, sumptuous layers of white on white perfect embellish the crisp lines and natural fibres of the reception marquee. With talented coordinators Pop Up With Style at the planning helm for the day, every detail was executed to perfection.
Scroll on to experience this exquisite day in all its sweet elegance.
We met in 2017 when living in the UK. Georgia is from Adelaide, and Scott from Melbourne. Our paths randomly crossed at a bar in the UK, and we’ve been pretty much inseparable since that night. We continued living in the UK for another 12 months, then decided to move back to Melbourne to start the rest of our lives together.
As cheesy as it sounds, night one. The chemistry was there from the start, and we knew it was something special. It was an easy choice.
Scott popped the question in the kitchen of our home. Georgia has never wanted a public or big engagement, something personal and just between the two of them was her ideal. It couldn’t have been more perfect being at home where we plan to spend many, many more years to come.
The planning process started quite smoothly. We booked in all our vendors within a month of getting engaged and then just had to ‘wait’ for the big day. We assumed at that point that COVID would have well and truly resolved by the time our wedding came around. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, and we rode the famous COVID roller coaster (along with many other people).
Planning became more stressful the closer we got to the day, with the need to cut numbers and continue to try and meet the forever changing goalposts of COVID restrictions. We also had close family members overseas that we were trying to get back for the celebrations. At the end of the day, we were one of the very lucky couples, where things seemed to just come together perfectly on the day. We know this wasn’t the case for everyone, so we feel very lucky!
Georgia just wanted something classic that wouldn’t date.
Georgia is from Adelaide, and she returned to Adelaide to go dress shopping with her sisters and mum. She went to two different stores before arriving at Calche Bridal. When walking in, there was a dress in the entrance that had a ginormous bow and fun ‘scuba’ material. It wasn’t Georgia’s style at all, but her sister asked her to try it on for fun. When she had it on, she fell in love (as did everyone else). The material was unreal, the fit was perfect, and the bow was amazing.
Georgia’s favourite part of the day was getting ready with all her sisters (they are rarely all together) and immediately after the vows when we were announced husband and wife.
Scott’s favourite part of the day was just having everyone there together on the day, after a lot of uncertainty with COVID (and the dance floor!).
Meaning of marriage.
Marriage to Georgia is all about experiencing life together (the good and the bad) and becoming stronger as individuals and a couple. Both our parents have been married for 40+ years and have set a great standard for happy and loving marriages. That’s all we can hope for!
Aisle: Dreams by the Cranberries
Reception entry: Fantasy by Mariah Carrey
First dance: Sitting on the Dock of the Day by Otis Redding
Funny stories or near disasters.
We had a lot of near-disasters with a sister / maid of honour coming from overseas and potential flight cancellations, lockdowns, potential inability to marry at the private property etc. It’s amazing it all came together so perfectly, really.
Words of wisdom.
The most important thing is having your close family and friends there. All the rest is just cosmetic. It can be hard to remember that when you’re getting caught up in all the fun and exciting wedding buzz!
We know how lucky we were and are very aware that some people were not as lucky in 2020/2021. It made the day even more special and memorable, and it made us even more grateful for the simple fact that we all got to be together at our dream venue (Scott’s family beach house in Sorrento).
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GEORGIA & SCOTT’S VENDORS
Ceremony and reception venue: Private property, Sorrento, Victoria (Scott’s family beach house).
Celebrant: Kate Moody. Kate is one of Georgia’s good friends who went through the course to become a celebrant so she could marry Scott and Georgia. It made the day all that more personal.
Photography: Tess Follett. Tess was absolutely amazing both in the lead up to and on the day. She was professional but also perfectly friendly and made me feel very relaxed behind the camera (which is an amazing effort!). We have had countless people tell us how amazing our photos have looked.
Videography: Alexandra Pratt. We could not speak more highly of Alex. She was professional, friendly and again made us feel so relaxed on the day. Alex perfectly captured the day, and from the preview video’s we have seen, the final thing is going to be absolutely outstanding!
On the day planning: Pop Up With Style. We used Pop Up With Style to help provide on the day management. We weren’t going to use anyone, but things became so complex with COVID and the forever changing restrictions that we decided to get them involved. We couldn’t be happier that we did this; they were amazing on the day and managed everything. Even if anything went wrong, we didn’t know about it! They were great!
Florist: Poppy Culture. Poppy Culture were great to work with. Georgia was fairly naïve on what she wanted and where (besides the colour / style, she didn’t really have a clue). They were able to give her guidance on what would make the biggest statement and what wasn’t necessary. The flowers were absolutely stunning on the day, and they delivered them / set them up seamlessly.
Hair and make-up: Sophie Knox. Sophie and her colleague were great on the day. Georgia doesn’t wear much make-up often, and she was worried it would look too heavy. She put her at ease and was able to provide the perfect natural look. Georgia also wasn’t able to decide how she wanted my hair until it was my turn to go. She was really flexible and happy for me to change my mind a hundred times.
The dress and veil: The wedding dress and veil were from Caleche Bridal in Adelaide.
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Rings: The rings were from Paul Bram Diamonds. Scott got Georgia’s engagement ring from Paul Bram when they first got engaged. They then returned to Paul Bram together and had the custom wedding band made. It was exactly how Georgia had imagined the band and ring combination, and the team at Paul Bram were amazing in how they brought it all to life. Big shout out to Saranda Memishi at Paul Bram; she was amazing to deal with.
Bridesmaid’s dresses: The bridesmaid dresses were made by Alli Lynch at Betrothed Bridal.
Groomsmen’s suits and bow ties: The groomsmen’s suits and bow ties were hired from Formal Red in Richmond.
Catering and bar: Two Pounds. Two Pounds (And Sarah Pound of Two Pounds) were amazing to deal with. They were professional but also caring and very responsive to our forever changing guest list numbers. The food was perfect on the day; they did canapes and then a sit-down meal. The guests were blown away with the food (as were we), with some guests comparing it to high-end restaurants in Melbourne!
Two Pounds also managed our drinks. We brought our own alcohol, and the Two Pounds staff served it. They were very professional.
Cake: The cake was made by Rosemarie’s Cakes.
Stationery / Signage: Sketch and Etch. Sketch and Etch did all our invitations, signage and menus.
Entertainment: Ceremony Music – Vanessa of Just Me Plus One provided our ceremony music. She sounded absolutely beautiful on the day, along with a guitar and bass player. Vanessa was so supportive in the lead up to the day. She was more than happy to learn any songs she didn’t know that we wanted for the day.
DJ & Sax – our DJ was DJ Claire Elliot. Claire was absolutely amazing. Our dance floor was one of the best things about our wedding, and everyone had an absolute ball. It went all night. We also had a saxophonist named Robert Muir. He was recommended to us by Claire Elliott and was absolutely amazing! We could not recommend him (and Claire) more! Our guests are still talking about the DJ and saxophone combination.
Décor: Our linen was done by Table Art. The ladies at Table Art were great to work with, very friendly and easy to deal with. Our marquee, furniture and lighting were done by Dom Ellis at Marquee Monkeys in association with Peninsula Party Hire. We could not speak more highly of Dom. He supported us so much in the lead up to the wedding and was so flexible and helpful when we were managing our forever changing COVID restrictions. Our marquee was AMAZING, and Dom managed the setup and pack down without us needing to do a thing. We couldn’t recommend him more.
Honeymoon: We went to Tasmania for our honeymoon. We wanted something where we could simply sit, relax and drink wine. It was the perfect way to decompress after a busy few months and a very busy weekend. Tasmania was so beautiful.