With a background in Events Management, there was no doubt that bride Dior (and her husband-to-be Vince) were more than capable of pulling off one heck of a day. “Working in events, a few of our suppliers were a no-brainer as I’d worked with them before,” says Dior, while her partner in life names Katie Marx and Dan O’Day Photography as surefire standout vendors.
“Dan was fantastic. Dior and I are not big photo takers (awkward individuals). Dan’s chilled mentality allowed us to just relax & just enjoy the moment. His photos are incredible, there’s a unique way he can capture a moment to perfection. There’s a couple of photos in particular, one of my sisters crying at the service and one of Dior’s brother shedding a tear afterward – just something very raw about them.”
And as far as vibes go? Dior and Vince kept things pretty chill. “Vin and I aren’t traditional and wanted a very chilled wedding. It was the perfect excuse to have all our friends in the one place and throw an epic party. There was a heavy focus on good food and drink that never ran out,” Dior tells us, adding that her favourite memories from their Butterland were second to none.
“I’ve moved around a lot, so having all of my fave people in the same room to celebrate with was the best feeling. Also, Vin hates public speaking and blew me away with the most beautiful speech, sans notes.”
CREDITS Photos Dan O’Day Photography // Florist Katie Marx // Ceremony and reception Butterland, VIC // Catering Little Food Hut // Cake Johnny Baker // Decorative elements QueenB // Wedding favours Ascot Vale Garden Centre // Prop or furniture hire Bendigo Party Hire // Lighting / sound hire and Entertainment Rainbow Connection // Celebrant Zena Lythgo // Engagement ring Helen Badge // Bridal gown designer Phase Eight // Lingerie and garter Honey Birdette // Shoes Steve Madden // Accessories Samantha Willis // Makeup Jessica Bell Makeup // Suit and tie Ted Baker // Shoes Wolf Kanat // Socks Happy Feet.