Real Wedding – Megan & Michael, Portsea VIC
Following Michael popping the question to his love, Megan – they gave themselves three months to pull of the celebration of a lifetime.
Working at a frenetic pace, they were able to quickly decide a location, as the seaside town of Portsea is their favourite place in the world. Next came some marquee magic, and the team from White Top Venues, created a celebration that paid homage to summer in a relaxed, yet elegant style.
Dressed in a dreamy dusty pink gown, this perfect pair exchanged their vows, and then celebrated like they never have before in front of their family and friends with Blossom Daisy Creative capturing all the moments.
In Megan’s words…
We met as grads at an accounting firm in 2009.
I knew Michael was the one from the very first time I met him, it took Michael a few months to catch up.
Michael chose a rainy Melbourne day at home to ask me to marry him, so it definitely took me by surprise. When then celebrated with our families which was so lovely.
Michael proposed on December 2, 2017 and we knew we wanted to get married over Summer so we booked in February 24th 2018, so with only three months to plan we basically had to get straight into it and was non-stop for the three months. We were so lucky with all of our planning, we managed to book all of the suppliers we wanted and pull together our dream wedding.
The location was easy as it’s our favourite place in the world and the rest of the styling all just fell into place really. I think originally we set out for relaxed summer wedding but we ended up with a very elegant style which I really loved.
I wasn’t particularly fussy about my dress and never thought I would wear a typically bridal gown. I think it was the second dress I tried on and loved it. It was a dusty pink Stella McCartney gown from Le Lourve in South Yarra and I loved everything about it including the custom veil they had made for me to match perfectly.
One of my favourite moments of the day was coming back from our sunset photos and standing outside our marquee watching all of our friends dancing and thinking just how lucky we are because everything was just so perfect.
Meaning of marriage.
Michael and I had been together for a long time before we got married and always knew we would be together but I love having a husband, I think it just cements us together as a team.
Aisle: Bella by Angus & Julia Stone
Reception entry: Feel so Close by Calvin Harris
First dance: Latch by Disclosure
Funny stories (or near disasters).
The priest called two days before the wedding and said he couldn’t do our service anymore because he had had a skin cancer removed and his head was completely bandaged up. But after pleading with him to still do the service he managed to remove the bandages and was there on the day
I was surprised with how quickly we managed to organise our wedding and the fact that I had no issues booking suppliers in such a small amount of time
Words of wisdom.
I would recommend a short engagement, no time to worry about decisions
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MEGAN & MICHAEL’S TRIBE
Ceremony venue: Point Nepean National Park, Commanding Officers House
Reception venue: St Thomas Church, Portsea
Celebrant/Officiant: Father Ian Mackintosh
Photography: Blossom Daisy Creative
Florist: Badlands & Co
Hair and makeup: Megan Harrison Bridal
The Dress: Stella McCartney from Le Louvre
Veil / head wear: Le Louvre
Shoes: Dolci Firme
Bridesmaids dresses: one fell swoop from Coco & Lola
Groom’s attire suit: Hugo Boss
Catering: Freshwater Catering
Favors: My grandmother made the olive oil dishes for the table which were a beautiful keepsake for our guests
Cake / Cake topper: Bakes by Jean
Entertainment: Rutherford entertainment
Décor: Table Art
Marquee and hire: White Top Venues marquee and huge help with all our planning and running of the day
Honeymoon: The Atlantic Byron Bay & Halcyon House