Real Wedding – Hannah & Nathan, Warrandyte South VIC
Real Wedding – Hannah & Nathan, Warrandyte South VIC
Real Wedding – Hannah & Nathan, Warrandyte South VIC
Real Wedding – Hannah & Nathan, Warrandyte South VIC

Real Wedding – Hannah & Nathan, Warrandyte South VIC


Hannah and Nathan’s celebrations are all about the feeling and the fun. Their dream was to create a day that reflected who they are; laid-back, relaxed and low maintenance, and for everyone to have an absolute blast. And through the lovely lens of Kinship by Kristy, it is obvious that the day was all this and more.

Stylistically, the look was happiness personified. Bold, bright blooms in vibrant hues of mandarine, magenta, sunshine yellow and soft electric blue create a cacophony of aesthetic delight. Against the modern-country setting of The Farm Yarra Valley, the effect is striking and sublime.

A personal, light-hearted ceremony set the tone for the party to follow, and while guests soaked up the loved-up vibes, the stunning newlyweds enjoyed a few moments together. Bathed in the golden sunset, surrounded by endless green fields and the occasional herd of cows, these portrait images are an idyllic dream.

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The meeting.

Nathan and I met at work. I remember him being a bit shy; we didn’t really talk or have much to do with each other for the first six months. However, at the wedding, Nathan’s best man, who also worked with us, recalled a pretty funny story about how he had eyes on me from the moment he saw me walk in.


The ‘one’.

I don’t know if there was an exact moment when either of us knew. But I think when the other person is the first person you want to share the news with, or when they are the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning; it’s a clear sign they are the one.


The proposal.

Nathan took to me back to the location of our first date, a school not far from his family’s home. The oval has one of the best views over Lilydale. We used to sit up there chatting for hours, watching the sunset. So, he took me back there, one of our favourite spots, to pop the question.


Planning process.

I found Instagram to be the most helpful when planning. Following accounts like Ivory Tribe made the process a lot easier; being able to see the profile of the business tagged was great, seeing their style and aesthetic and being able to see if their look matches my vision.


Style inspiration. 

Nathan and I are both pretty relaxed people, so we didn’t want anything high maintenance; we wanted the wedding to be easy-going, relaxing, and for everyone to have a good time.

I knew that I wanted bold, bright, colourful flowers; I have always loved them. They just brought such a happy feel to the day.


The ceremony.

Our ceremony was very personal. Nathan’s sister was able to officiate our wedding.

Having Claire be such a huge part of our wedding was really special; she was able to customise our ceremony, it was extremely heartfelt, and it had a good amount of humour mixed in.


The look. 

Finding my dress was one of those special moments. We hadn’t made a booking at Raffaele Ciuca, but we had some extra time to kill before another appointment, so we popped in to have a look. The ladies were happy enough to let us have a look and for me to try on anything I liked. They even pulled some things out to show me. The dress that I brought was the second dress I tried on – when I walked out of the fitting room, my Mum and best friend, and I all had the YES moment. It fitted perfectly into my vision for the day.

Grace and Tayla wore dresses from Shona Joy, the La Lune bias cowl Mido dress in the colour Olive. Simple and elegant, the darker green colour tied in with the location and also allowed the flowers to really stand out.

The boys all wore black suits from Peter Jackson. Nathan wore a bow tie, and Shannon and Zac both had matching slim black ties.


Favourite moments.

The whole day went so quickly; I really wish I could go back and relive the day again.

As fun as it was in the morning having my glam team work their magic on me, I think my favourite part of the day was after singing our paperwork, having our first smooch as husband and wife then walking back down the aisle knowing that all the formal stuff was over and we could now let out hair down and celebrate with our family and friends.


Meaning of marriage.

Marriage is an adventure; it is waking up and falling asleep next to your best friend every day. It is knowing that you always have someone to listen to and support you through the tough days and celebrate the good ones.


Wedding soundtrack.

Aisle: Truly Madly Deeply by Sabrina

Reception entry: September by Earth Wind and Fire and I don’t want to miss a thing by Chris Klafford


Funny stories or near disasters.

I had just booked an uber to get us from my family home to the reception, as it was only 20 minutes away. My Mum and sister had just left in their uber, so I checked the ETA on our car only to find out that it had cancelled! Luckily my other bridesmaid’s Mum was our hairdresser for the day and was at home, not too far away. She was able to come back and pick us up and get us there right on time!


Planning surprises.

I found the process to be easier than I thought; all the suppliers that we worked with were more than happy to help and answer questions whenever I thought of something. I had a Pinterest board that I was able to send out to whoever needed it, which was great to help explain our vision.


Words of wisdom.

Just be authentic to yourself and your fiancé. Your family might like to have their input, and it’s nice to incorporate their ideas where you can, but it’s your day, and you deserve to have it as you dreamed. Remember, your friends and family love you for being you, and they don’t need anything flashy or extravagant.




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Ceremony & reception venue: The Farm, Yarra Valley

Celebrant/Officiant: Claire Bentley

Photography: Kinship by Kristy

Florist: Sugar Bee Flowers

Hair: Amanda Moss

Make-up: Alexandra Haines

The dress: Rosa Clara purchased from Raffaele Ciuca

Veil: Madame Tulle

Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Rings: Brilliant Earth and Kavalri

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Shona Joy

Suits: Peter Jackson

Bow ties / ties: YSL bow tie (Groom) and Peter Jackson ties

Cake: The Farm, Yarra Valley

Stationery / Signage: Self made

Honeymoon: Road trip around Tasmania – accommodation highlight was the Piermont in Swansea.


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