It was a Spring wedding finished in Autumn hues, rich and dark colours with some flare. Set in the beautiful and peaceful town of Castlemaine. The ceremony was held in the Botanical Gardens overlooking a duck filled lake and the reception was in the garden of the Bridge Hotel. Even though the couple live in Melbourne it was always going to be a country wedding, with lots of family and friends coming from all over. Marina and Dev wanted it to be a weekend celebration – something which allowed the couple to spend quality time with all their guests. Castlemaine was perfect for this, it had everything they needed within walking distance.
The couple did all the styling themselves and had a team help set up on the day. They spent months sourcing props and glassware, testing cocktails and finding the perfect beers. All the flowers for the arbour were from Marina’s parents flower farm which was pretty special. A friend of the couple played piano as Marina walked down the aisle – just the music was enough to make you cry.
Cocktail hour straight after the ceremony was brilliant! They had a big table set up with monogrammed glasses and tubs of drinks. People could help themselves. It allowed them to see all of their guests straight away and then they could just relax and enjoy themselves.
They hired a vintage velvet couch and it worked so well for photos and meant they could get all of the shots without having to leave the party. Most of all they wanted the day to be fun, casual and a great party!
Ceremony: Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Reception: The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine @thebridgehotelcastlemaine
Photographer: nikkimccrone.com.au @nikkimccronephotography
Hire: Gooddayclub.com.au @gooddayclub_au
Attire: jacklondon.com.au @jacklondon_official
Dress: Temperleylondon.com @temperleylondon
Veil: tessuti.com.au @tessutifabrics
Ceremony shoes: Edwardmeller.com.au @edwardmellershoes
Earrings: lovehate.com.au @lovehateaus
Makeup: hmakeup.com @marshallmakeup
Hair: hmakeup.com @marshallmakeup
Groomsmen: jacklondon.com.au @jacklondon_official
Bridesmaids: Skirts alannahhill.com.au @alannahhill
Top: pilgrimclothing.com.au @pilgrimclothing
Shoes: marni.com @marni
Top: witchery.com.au @witcheryfashion
Shoes: mollini.com.au @mollinishoes