Real Wedding – Pippa & Andrew, Collingwood VIC
Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, Andrew and Pippa’s wedding journey took unexpected turns, leading to a heartfelt vow renewal ceremony in Perth in December 2020.
Fast forward to 2023, and the couple finally had the opportunity to celebrate their long-awaited reception at Rupert on Rupert, a venue perfectly suited to their vision of stylish urban elegance intertwined with natural greenery. Andrew’s choice of a French suit, paired with pink and maroon accessories to complement the bridesmaid’s palette, exuded sophistication and charm. Meanwhile, Pippa radiated in a stunning Georgia Young Couture dress, The Cobalt, epitomising modern romance and timeless elegance.
What made their ceremony truly special was the presence of their 18-month-old son Leo, who played an integral role in their vow renewal. Walking down the aisle together as a family encapsulated the essence of their love and commitment.
Taking to the city streets for beautiful portraits captured by the talent of Maegan Brown, scroll on for a visual feast.
We met at work in 2011. We both worked for Perth radio station 6PR.
There wasn’t really an exact moment – just a general feeling of safety and comfort with one another that built over time.
On the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco in 2018. There were eight lanes of traffic whizzing by, and we were both wearing helmets following a bike ride around the bay.
Our wedding wasn’t without its scheduling dramas, thanks to a little thing called COVID-19. The pandemic claimed our initial wedding date in 2020, so we decided to postpone to November of that same year. Sure enough, the pandemic worsened, meaning we cancelled a second time. We found ourselves in a real bind. Thanks to some good fortune, the borders between Victoria and Western Australia were opened in early December 2020, so we hatched a last-minute plan to get hitched in front of our families in Perth. It was the perfect way to end a very difficult year! Flash-forward to 2023, and we finally got the wedding reception we always wanted.
We had always planned to have a wedding with a stylish urban feel with some greenery. Rupert on Rupert had this sort of charm in spades, so we were thrilled to hear that the venue was available for our 2023 reception.
It was a vow renewal, given we were already married in an intimate family ceremony back in 2020. It was made extra special by having our 18-month-old son Leo be part of the ceremony.
Andrew wore a French suit with pink/maroon accessories to match the bridesmaid’s colour palette. Pippa wore a glorious Georgia Young Couture dress. The Cobalt.
Walking down the aisle together with our son Leo. And the rooftop photo shoot we did post-ceremony.
Meaning of marriage.
Always having someone to do life with.
Aisle: Candypaint by Post Malone
First dance: ILYSB by Lany
Funny stories or near disasters.
No disasters, apart from Covid. It was funny when we found out our wedding photographer was also from Perth originally, had gone to school with one of my bridesmaids and knew a bunch of other wedding guests. Small world!
The fact that it took five years. I wasn’t expecting that long of an engagement!
Words of wisdom.
Have fun, and don’t have a long engagement!
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PIPPA AND ANDREW’S VENDORS
Ceremony & reception venue: Rupert on Rupert. Friends had been married there, and we fell in love with it as soon as we set foot inside.
Celebrant/Officiant: Hunter Smith. An old work friend of Pippa’s.
Photography: Maegan Brown Moments. Found her on Instagram and loved her style.
Florist: Ripple Studio
Hair: Julie Bekiri
Make-up: Lorie Bekiri (mother/daughter HMU team)
The dress: Cobalt, Georgia Young Couture
Bridesmaid’s dresses: multiple outlets
Catering & bar: Rupert on Rupert.
Stationery / Signage: supplied by venue
Entertainment: Emma from Little Wolf