Real Wedding – Georgie & Aaron, Collingwood VIC
After their one-of-a-kind meet cute (where Aaron literally caught Georgie as she toppled over walking down the street), the wedding day of these two stunning souls was bound to be uniquely spectacular.
The flavours of the day were elevated style, epic emotions and limitless amounts of fun. And these two did nothing less than truly pull it off! Beginning with a short and sweet but absolutely impactful ceremony by legend celebrant Nat Sproul and ending with a dance floor by one of our fave DJs, One More Song, this was a celebration bookended by peak hype of the best kind.
But it was the moments in between that continued to give us all the feels, captured to perfection by Maegan Brown Moments. From a captivatingly private first look to an urban rooftop portrait shoot, Georgie and Aaron give awesome energy and so much style.
Georgie was out of the box bridal perfection in a glistening beaded gown by our friend Kyha, while George struck a sharp figure in a Peter Jackson classic black suit.
But the thing that really struck us was the palpable excitement and emotion in the air from the couple and their guests – we highly recommend scrolling for all the good feels!
We met in February 2017 after both swiping right on Tinder. We hit it off on the first date and never looked back!
Aaron knew Georgie was the one when she fell for him on the first date…literally…she fell over while walking down the street.
Georgie knew Aaron was the one when he caught her.
There was no popping per se. During covid, Aaron asked Georgie what she wanted for her birthday. Georgie’s usual answer was, ‘I don’t know.’ Aaron suggested a ring, and we spent the day at a jeweller designing an engagement ring. It was so natural and such a fun and perfect day. A few months later, we went to pick the ring up together, and as soon as Georgie tried it on for size in front of the jeweller and Aaron saw the look on Georgie’s face, he decided right there that she should never take it off again.
We wanted a low-fuss wedding. The original plan was, in fact, to elope, but after covid put the brakes on that and the family found out, a wedding was born. The process was fairly easy once we found our key vendors. They took care of everything and made the day feel effortless and stress-free.
FUN! We wanted to dance with our guests all night long. We wanted to feel like it was a night out with our family and friends filled with good drinks, good music, good food and sore feet at the end.
For inspiration, we gravitated towards photographers and venues. We immediately found Maegan Brown through an amazing wedding she shot at Rupert on Rupert. We said to ourselves, we want that wedding, and everything flowed from that.
Everyone loved our vows. Our celebrant, Nat Sproal, was an absolute legend and very much our person. When we first met over Zoom with her and explained that our wedding was to be a party and full of fun, she knew straight away that our ceremony would be short and sweet with the best storytelling from her and an exchange of vows that meant so much to us.
In line with the party theme, there was no way I was going to end up with a white dress. Instead, I found a beautiful beaded and sequined dress from One Day by Kyha. The dress is called the Muse. I danced all night in it and felt so glamorous.
Aaron’s sister Jess (who is now also Georgie’s best friend) took him suit shopping which was really fun because when Georgie and Aaron laid eyes on each other on the day, neither of them knew what the other would be wearing.
Our first look. We met at the altar at Rupert an hour before the ceremony. Meagan did an amazing job capturing the emotions of just us two in our own world. We got to spend some time together and calm ourselves before the ceremony. We had the funnest shoot with Maegan in the back streets of Collingwood and on a rooftop beforehand. We both cherish that hour before the big show.
Meaning of marriage.
It means coming home to each other at the end of the day and forgetting all of our troubles. It means being in this thing together and never feeling alone again.
Aisle: Live acoustic version of Sam Tomkins You’re the Love of My Life. It was sung by the amazing Marcus Miller Music. His rendition was beautiful. The lyrics were quite literally Aaron speaking to Georgie as she walked towards him.
Recessional: You make my Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates. We danced it out with everyone!
First dance: Live acoustic version of Chris Stapleton’s Tennessee Whiskey sung by Marcus Miller! Again – amazing!
Then after this, Eddy Mac from One More Song started up and never stopped! The dancefloor was full the whole night.
Funny stories or near disasters.
The night before was torrential rainfall in Collingwood. We went out for dinner with some friends and got stuck in a flood! We got back to our accommodation and dried off. The day itself was perfect!
The sometimes-difficult task of the guest list.
It wasn’t too hard, and we kept it fairly simple, but there were still a couple of family relationships to navigate. It took us by surprise that even when trying to keep it as carefree as possible, some people still have opinions about what you should do on your big day.
Words of wisdom.
Don’t sweat the small stuff! It’s so not worth it in the long run!
You will NEVER stick to your original budget. Just accept it.
Get the best vendors, and everything falls into place. It is even better when all your vendors know each other and have worked successfully together before. They make the whole day feel seamless.
Love Georgie and Aaron’s fun-filled vibes? For a similar sense of stunning style and spontaneity, check out Chloe and Charlie’s ultra-cool Spanish elopement here on the blog.
GEORGIE & AARON’S VENDORS
To begin planning, we used Instagram and Ivory Tribe primarily to get a feel for the day.
Once we found Maegan Brown, our photographer and the venue, Rupert on Rupert, we used their recommended vendor lists for the rest! This really helped.
Ceremony & reception venue: Rupert on Rupert Collingwood
Celebrant: Nat Sproal
Photography: Maegan Brown Moments
Florist: Hayley Veale from Lost In Florals
Hair: Jess Campbell. Jess also happens to be Georgie’s sister-in-law and best friend! As you can see from the photos, she is an amazing hairdresser!
Make-up: Danee from Killer Queen Creative
The dress: The Muse by Kyha
Shoes: The Alexandra from Harlo Australia
Suit: Peter Jackson
Catering & bar: Rupert on Rupert
Live Music: Marcus Miller
DJ: Eddy Mac of One More Song
Honeymoon: Canada and America for Christmas and New Years