29 Nov Matt + Mel – GBN Bridesmaids
When moments like these come around where we get to see all the beautiful photos from our bride & groom’s winter wedding, and we get to read the full story, it just makes our hearts swell with joy! Mel’s bridesmaids wore our Signature Multiway gowns in burnt orange and they matched the overall colour palette flawlessly.
Have a quick read of their photographers blog post: Stories With Mel
They shared with me their amazing engagement story — How Mel had just arrived home from the gym thinking they were heading off for a weekend of camping. Matt (who had arrived home earlier, coming straight off night shift), had decorated their bed with flowers and ‘Bonfire Heart’ by James Blunt (their song) was playing. Matt had laid out a dress for Mel to get changed into, along with a letter he had written describing their future and all the things he hoped they would achieve together. The letter finished with inviting Mel into the kitchen, where she found the room full of balloons and photographs of all the memories from their past that they had already made together. Mel then found one last note that said “Go outside to our present, will you marry me?”, where he was waiting for Mel on one knee.
Matt and Mel chose Wallalong House for their day, as it had a story of its own that they could share with their friends and family. I think I had to pick my jaw up off the ground a few times. Everywhere you looked there were beautiful backgrounds. The breathtaking views across the farmlands provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony, which was held beneath the 190+ year old fig trees on the property.
Mel loves a good DIY and created the designs for their stationery, she put together the gifts for their guests, and handmade the incredible fur shawls for her bridesmaids (which were later referenced to Game of Thrones by the bridal party).
Matt and Mel truly are a special couple and that was well reflected by the loving atmosphere of their family and friends. Three of the longest tables I have ever seen were filled with their nearest and dearest (Rowlo’s Ruckus, Krazy Kota’s and M&M’s all sorts). They were so appreciative of having so many of their loved ones join them to celebrate.
Mel’s Dad started his speech with a line that I won’t forget;
“I am Mel’s Dad. The happiest Dad.”
Both Matt and Mel’s Father’s gave touching speeches about how proud they were of Matt and Mel, and all they have achieved professionally and together as a couple.
(we’re not crying, YOUR crying)
Head to Stories With Mel’s blog to see the full post.
Vendors: Florals: Little Willow Floral Design | Hair and Make Up: Bellus – Bridal Hair and Make Up | Catering: Mason Restaurant | Venue: Wallalong House | Bridesmaid dresses: Burnt Orange Signature Multiway by Goddess By Nature