Real Wedding – Penny & Luke, Mount Macedon VIC
Fresh, summery vibes, dreamy modern elegance and blissed-up energy, are captivatingly present in every moment of Penny and Luke’s wedding day, captured to full effect by incredible photographer Georgia Verrells and superstar videographer Apertura Studios.
Set to a harmoniously gorgeous soundtrack by music legends We Are Paper Hearts, Penny and Luke exchanged I Do’s with simply beaming smiles. Our very own Marry Me Tee was there to deliver her trademark ceremony filled with light-hearted laughter and perfect personal touches.
We love the effortless party vibe present from start to end of this dream day, emphasised in the epic bridal party portrait shots. Bridesmaids in muted blush satin and stunningly simple bouquets of cream and soft pink roses make for an impactful aesthetic against the bushland backdrop.
As the reception kicks off, the styling effect is elevated further with the addition of accents of sweet magenta, cotton candy and lilac on a textural tablescape of taupe linens. The only thing that could top off these divine details? The absolute look of love and blissed-out energy between the newlyweds – this is Penny and Luke’s day, and they relished every sweet second.
Scroll on for all the magic moments.
At a footy function. It was the annual Port Melbourne Football Club Garden Party, a 1920’s themed party in St Vincent’s Gardens in Middle Park. The sun was out, and the drinks were good!
No specific moment that I could recall; everything just felt easy and right with him!
It was our five-year anniversary. Luke had left me a gift on my desk as I was working from home at the time. The gift was a ring – a silver ring with a heart on it – something a 13-year-old girl might wear. It turned out to be a decoy ring to completely throw me off the scent. It worked! We went for a picnic that night at St Vincent’s Gardens (where we met), and he popped the question! With a much better ring this time.
Pretty stress free to be honest. We had nearly a two-year engagement and slowly planned the wedding in that time. Once the big ticket items were all locked in, everything else fell into place. I really enjoyed sorting out all the finer details!
We both love being out in the country and wanted a winery-style wedding that wasn’t too rustic. Mount Macedon Winery ticked all the boxes. They were absolutely fantastic to deal with.
We had an amazing celebrant, Marry Me Tee, who supported us through the entire process. She suggested we write some little spiels about each member of our bridal party, which we loved! It was a great way for the wider group to get to know how they fit into our lives.
I went to a few wedding dress shops, and the best thing to do was definitely to try on lots of different styles. It helped me quickly rule out styles I didn’t like.
Walking in with my dad was pretty special. Seeing everyone there for us was an amazing feeling.
Meaning of marriage.
Commitment and lifelong companionship.
Aisle: Cinema by Gary Go (acoustic version)
Signing: Big Jet Plane by Angus & Julia Stone
Recessional: Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic zeros
First dance: Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Words of wisdom.
Research your suppliers well and use them for advice! They are gurus of the industry!
Penny and Luke chose a host of talented suppliers to help realise their dream day vision. To do the same, jump over to our directory, showcasing some of the best in the biz. Pour yourself a bubbles and get booking!
PENNY & LUKE’S VENDORS
We used referrals from friends and Instagram to find our suppliers.
Ceremony & reception venue: Mount Macedon Winery
Celebrant: Teresa Twiname – Marry Me Tee
Photography: Georgia Verrells
Videography: Sasha from Apertura Studios
Florist: Bess from Amalfi Floral Design
Hair & make-up: Nicole Kene – Bridal By Nicole Kene
The dress & veil: Jane Hill
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Rings: Pauline Wilkinson – PW Designs
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Aeyè Dè Bridesmaid Dressing
Catering: Mount Macedon Winery
Bar & favours: Melbourne Martini
Cake: Laura from Fork Yeah Baking
Entertainment: We Are Paper Hearts – Ryan & Jess