Real Wedding – Yasmin & Stu, Melbourne VIC
What was a fairly stress-free wedding planning process, resulted in a beautiful inner-city celebration for Yasmin and Stu.
Oozing urban vibes, their venue set the scene for a modern and relaxed yet magical beginning to their marriage.
It was a match made in heaven when Yasmin stumbled upon the perfect One Day Bridal gown, and boy did she wow her husband Stu and all their guests.
The declaration from Tribe celebrant Megan Thompson, that proclaimed Yasmin and Stu to officially be husband and wife, was a highlight for this sweet pair and Tess Follett was on hand to capture it all.
In Yasmin’s words…
We met on Facebook 10 years ago when meeting people online was not something people would do. Whenever people asked how we met, we said that we met at a party, until recently, because it is more acceptable now.
Once we moved in together and realised we loved spending time together. We didn’t get bored of each other and loved doing to little things together.
We were on a holiday in Hawaii. We were on a beach in Turtle Bay. He found a quiet spot and popped the question. He didn’t buy the ring because he knew I would be picky about which ring I would like, so instead he found me a shell and I have kept that shell to this day.
It was pretty stress free. I knew what I liked and had help from my amazing bridesmaids. I also spent hours online doing a lot of research, looking at blogs and pinterest. I used contacts and spoke to lots of people already in the wedding industry who lead me in the right direction.
We wanted a modern, city theme. We both grew up in Melbourne and wanted to use that as our inspiration.
I looked at a few dresses online and found a store that I loved – One Day Bridal in South Melbourne. I went to the store with my bridesmaids and tried on a few dresses. By the third dress, as soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one.
Our favourite moment of the day was straight after the ceremony when the celebrant said, “you may now kiss the bride” and we got to walk out of the courtyard, hand in hand, as a married couple.
Meaning of marriage.
Marriage means having a partner to share life with. Someone to go through the ups and downs with. Someone to laugh with. Someone to travel with. Someone to sit on the couch with and binge Netflix.
Aisle: Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
Reception entry: Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
Funny stories (or near disasters).
One of the groomsmen turned up to the guys house to get ready without his belt. His girlfriend drove over and dropped it off. Then he realised he left his pants at home and he couldn’t reach her, so he jumped in an uber and had to go home and pick them up.
Words of wisdom.
Plan your big day as best you can, but when the time comes it probably wont run exactly as planned, and thats okay. Just let it be and it will all work out. Don’t worry, no one will notice.
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YASMIN & STU’S TRIBE
Ceremony and reception: Trunk – Fabulous food, drinks and event space, run by excellent staff.
Celebrant/Officiant: Megan Thompson – She did such an amazing job. She helped us relax. The ceremony ran so smoothly and she made our guests laugh all through the ceremony.
Photography: Tess Follett Photography – She made us feel comfortable throughout the whole day. She took the lead and her photos were stunning.
Florist: Azalea Flowers – South Melbourne Market.
Make-up: Zara Jones Makeup Artist
The Dress and veil: One Day Bridal
Shoes: Bared Footwear
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Shona Joy
Favours: JY Cake Designs
Entertainment: Melbourne Entertainment Company