After being inspired by the lovely Victoria wedding of Kas and Luke, Laura and Matt discovered the epic grounds of Rupert on Rupert to host their big day.

With majority of guests travelling interstate or overseas we wanted somewhere central and uniquely Melbourne,” the bride added. “We had lunch there to sample the food and booked the venue the next day. We didn’t need to look at any others!”

When it came to picking the perfect photographer, Laura explains that Lilli Waters of I Got You Babe Weddings was hard to pass up. “Lilli was the photographer for that couple (Kas and Luke), and I had been a fan of her work for sometime beforehand, we both just love the rawness and honesty of her photos.”

The pair agreed one of their favourite moments of the day was in fact the getting ready together part. “We ended up taking our dog Bruce for a walk in the morning and grabbing a coffee. This time together just set the tone for the rest of the day, calming any nerves.”

As far as stand out vendors went, Laura mentioned that if it wasn’t for the help of a lovely sales assistant from Nifi Bridal, she wouldn’t have ended up wearing the stunning Wendy Sullivan Reese gown. “I absolutely fell in love with it straight away and being nothing like what I thought I wanted, I would not have tried it on if it weren’t for her.”

Loving the work from our Directory vendor, I Got You Babe Weddings? Check out more of Lilli’s epic photography here and here. Whilst you’re on a roll of finding the best in the biz, why not jump onto our Pinterest page to see some epic visuals.

CREDITS Photographer Lilli Waters of I Got You Babe Weddings // Florist Pomp and Splendour // Guest Book Please and Thanks Cards via Etsy // Ceremony and Reception Venue Rupert on Rupert, VIC // Signage Violet Street Boutique via Etsy // Entertainment Top Dog Entertainment // Celebrant Nicola Garrard // Bride’s Wedding Band Harlequin Jewellers // Grooms Wedding Band Topman // Bridal Gown Designer Wendy Sullivan // Boutique and Veil Designer Nifi Bridal // Shoes Nine West // Accessories Mimco // Hair and Makeup Jessica Schifferle // Groom’s Suit Canali // Shoes Trenery // Socks David Jones // Barber Henry Lee Barbers.