Real Wedding – Lindsey & Nicholas, Ripponlea VIC
Real Wedding – Lindsey & Nicholas, Ripponlea VIC

Real Wedding – Lindsey & Nicholas, Ripponlea VIC


With a shared love of old-world architecture, Lindsey and Nicholas incorporated this into the impressive spaces where they hosted their stunning wedding celebration.

Bucking the trend of pastel colours, they instead used beautiful autumn berry tones to add warmth to their styling. It was classic meets contemporary and Tribe photo face Jenna Fahey-White worked her magic behind the camera.

In Lindsay’s words…

The meeting.

Derby Day, 2012.

The ‘one’.

When on Valentine’s Day, Nick not only bought a huge bunch of flowers for me, he also bought a bunch for my best pal who was at home that night, and vases to keep the flowers in as he knew we wouldn’t have vases big enough to keep the flowers in!

The proposal. 

On Mt Buller Summit, Nick got down on one knee, after making me hike up the mountain carrying our skis. I had absolutely no idea what was going on and thought we were going to take pictures for our friends wife who was with us. We had just eaten a huge lunch and I was too distracted complaining about how full I was. When we got to the top, the others quickly scurried away, and before I knew it, Nick was behind me on one knee. I was in so much shock I didn’t say yes straight away and Nick almost had to repeat himself. I also dropped my helmet and it started rolling down the mountain. Two Snowboarders about a hundred meters away saw all this happening and came rushing over in excitement, they took all these incredible pictures of the whole thing for us, and one of them went and rescued my helmet! It was a moment in time we both will never forget!

The planning.

All went by so quickly actually – I was so busy with work it just all seemed to fall into place. We had a few last-minute dramas – but that always happens and it all turned out perfectly in the end. Thank goodness I had that detailed run sheet is all I’ll say!

Style inspiration.

It basically started with shoes and our shared love of traditional old world architecture. I really loved the burgundy velvet trend in Europe last Autumn/Winter, and seeing as though we were having an Autumn wedding, I thought entwining this into the theme could work nicely. I didn’t want to have the usual pale pastel colours. I wanted something more bold to stand out in photos against the white and fit that a more wintry theme. So the first port of call was a super cute pair of burgundy velvet shoes from Overseas.

We had also booked a beautiful venue, Quat Quatta, that has amazing architecture. As we were having an Autumn wedding we wanted somewhere that was weather proof and could take nice photos inside or outside. Luckily it didn’t rain anyway, and we got the best of both worlds!

So we went with a very classic theme, guys in dinner suits, colourful autumn berry-toned flowers, a Scotch and Cigar bar, espresso martinis etc.

The dress.

Was actually the second one I tried on! Absolute fluke! I just went down High Street, Armadale with my bridesmaids without anything specifically in mind. I think that’s the best way. You won’t then continuously search for something that you can’t find, or be disappointed when your “dream” dress doesn’t suit you.

Favourite moments.

Looking at Nick when I was walking down the aisle and listening to my brother play Bach’s, Air On The G String on his guitar. I also loved listening to the choir play the hymns and both Nick and my father’s speeches.


We had a fairly traditional wedding. Ceremony at Christ Church South Yarra, with organist and the Christ Church Choir. We hand picked every hymn, and every reading with our Vicar, which made it that much more meaningful and special to us and our friends and family. We wanted everyone to be able to relate to what was being said or sung.

Meaning of marriage.

It means to us a commitment of our love to one another and a unity. It’s a start of a new chapter for us and we are really excited for what comes next and what life brings us.

Wedding soundtrack.

I walked down the aisle (as mentioned above) to Bach’s Air On The G String – which my little brother played acoustic guitar to and completely nailed it!

Funny stories (or near disasters).

It all went by so fast I can’t remember!

Words of wisdom.

Relax, and enjoy the day and make sure you do what you want to do as a couple and not try to please everyone else. Make sure you take a moment together to enjoy it all. In a flash it will be over!



Sarah and Jarryd’s day was an elegant affair, be sure to take a peek at this beautiful bash.



Ceremony: Christ Church, South Yarra

Reception: Quat Quatta

Officiant: The Revered Dr Richard Treloar

Photography: Jenna Fayhey-White

Videography: Circlework Co

Florist: South Yarra Flowers

Hair and Makeup: Zoe Karlis

The dress: Amaline Vitale

Veil / head wear: Amaline Vitale

Shoes: Alexandre Birman

Rings: Ian Sharp

Bridesmaid’s dresses: White Suede

Meanswear: Hugo BossEmporio ArmaniTrevor West South Yarra and Charles Tyrwhitt

Catering: Quat Quatta

Cake: Cake Ink 

Stationery / Signage: Loveverity

Entertainment: David Clark

Transport: Fleetwood Chauffeurs

Honeymoon: Positano and London.

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