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Bride and groom Kat and Luke were quick to admit that they were pretty terrible at pinpointing the inspiration for their wedding. “I definitively broke the rules when it came to keeping to one theme, but I think it worked. I wanted it to be relaxed yet thoughtful with enough attention detail to make it feel like it had our special touch to the day.”

Held at The Willows in Melbourne, the pair had no trouble finding their ideal location which offered a boatload of charm and beauty. “The Willows is such a stunning venue in a mansion/garden setting I wanted to make the most of a charming winter garden vibe with plenty of foliage and romance,” says Kat, who threw caution to the wind by ordering her Fame & Partners gown online.

“I know – risky! Essentially my vision was long lace sleeves, as it was something I had always pictured myself in, I also wanted something that complimented my figure and didn’t add volume in places I don’t need it,” she explains, adding that many of their vendors, like Farrah Allan Photography and Open Booths were sure stars of the show.

“Chris from Open Booths graciously worked with us to find a package to suit our needs. They were very generous to us, truly going over and above to make sure we could have this extra element a part of our day. He was our booth attendant on the night and was so good – the photos were amazing!! Such fun memories, I would recommend them in a heartbeat.”

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CREDITS Photos Farrah Allan Photography // Bridal gown Fame & Partners // Hair piece and accessories Lovisa // Lingerie, flower girls and groom and groomsmen shirts and socks Myer // Shoes London Rebel // Makeup Stephanie Joy Makeup // Rings Thomas Jewellers and Ringwood Jewellers // Bridesmaid dresses ASOS // Bridesmaid gifts Sportsgirl // Jackets Connor // Pants and page boys Target // Suspenders and page boys H&M // Shoes Windsor Smith // Barber / grooming Bob’s Barber Shop // Stationery The Paper Empire // Ceremony Kew Baptist Church, VIC // Reception The Willows, VIC // Cake Fig & Salt // Other desserts Double Blessing Cupcakes // Cake topper Name It Custom Decor // Prop and furniture hire Care You // Photo Booth Open Booths // Signage Vistaprint // Transport Southern Cross Chauffeur.