Real Wedding – Jessie & Matthew, St Kilda VIC
Real Wedding – Jessie & Matthew, St Kilda VIC
Real Wedding – Jessie & Matthew, St Kilda VIC
Real Wedding – Jessie & Matthew, St Kilda VIC

Real Wedding – Jessie & Matthew, St Kilda VIC


Planning a wedding was a breeze for Jessie and Matthew – they simply found a space that is to die for, added the people they loved most and what resulted was a party that neither will quickly forget.

Their ceremony was full of love and laughs and being so soon after the marriage YES vote in Australia, the new monitum was met with rapturous applause from all their guests.

Of course it’s hard to go past Jessie’s fabulous frock and Tanya Voltchanskaya was there to capture her shimmying in this Zimmerman number all night long!

In their words…


The proposal.

In Paris, sitting on the left bank of the Seine with our legs dangling about in the late evening.


The outfits.

Jessie – Zimmerman, first dress I tried on.

Matt – Something simple.


Favourite moments.

Striding towards the chuppa with a great cheer from the crowd, feeling time slow with us as we joined our families there. We were one of the first weddings to take place after the marriage YES vote. The room erupted when Isabella read the new monitum: “Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.”


Meaning of marriage.

Hopping and skipping.


Wedding soundtrack.

Aisle: Klezmer music, a folk-style from the villages of Eastern Europe where Matt’s family lived.


Words of wisdom.

Find a spot where you’re sure to have a good time. Ask a few people to attend. Solved.

Lauren Cassy did all of our florals and it was magnificent. She spent so many hours crafting the colour palette, adjusting the individual flowers and foliage. Such a talent!



The George is a ballroom beauty set in the heart of St Kilda – check out this Tribe venue by heading here.




Ceremony venue / location: One Space Two 

Reception venue / location: The George Ballroom 

Celebrant/Officiant: One of Jessie’s best friends from university, Isabella Henricus

Photography: Tanya Voltchanskaya

Styling: The George Ballroom is hosted by Damm Fine Foods. They assist with all the planning and styling.

Florist: A friend, Lauren Cassy. She was magnificent! Lauren did the bouquet and decorated our chuppa.

Hair and make-up: Heading Out

The Dress: Zimmermann 

Shoes: Fillipo Raphael

Rings: Jessie’s mother’s original wedding band and Matthew’s grandfather’s wedding band.

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Nique and Life With Bird. I wanted all Australian brands.

Bow ties / ties: Maison Kitsuné 

Catering: Damm Fine Foods

Cake / Cake topper: Cheeseboard – Damm Fine Foods

Stationery / Signage: Paperlust

Ceremony entertainment: Klezmania

Reception entertainment: Jazz Party

Décor: The bridesmaid’s bouquets became the centrepiece of the table. We wanted to keep the ballroom as simple as possible, to bring out its bone structure.

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