Having spent the past two of ten years engaged, Sophie and Joel felt it was time to get hitched – provided their wedding was one hell of a party! “We loved the idea of a black tie wedding and the thought of all our guests being able to dress up for the occasion.”

With that in mind, the couple visited a few potential venues before the decided on the gorgeous, modern touch that is The Deck at Circa. “The venue was INCREDIBLE, The service and food was beyond and we were confident our family and friends were spoilt.”

With the help of her talented friends, Sophie enlisted the wonderful team at Short & Spook to style the day and who also happened to put the couple in contact with a number of their other vendors. “Married By Damon is a rockstar of the wedding world. I found him on a blog and after the first meeting we knew it was ‘love at first sight’.” The bride added, ” do yourself a favour and call Damon, but make sure you’re onto it early as this guy is Mr Popular!”

There to photograph their day was Georgia Verrells, who captured the couple and their family beautifully. “Georgia is one of those people who exudes not only talent but passion for what she does. She has the most breezy and beautiful personality and the perfect energy to be with you on your wedding day.”

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CREDITS Photographer Georgia Verrells // Event planner / Stylist Short & Spook // Florist Mary Mary Studio // Ceremony venue The St Kilda Botanical Gardens, VIC // Reception venue The Deck at Circa, VIC // Signage Short & Spook // Celebrant Married By Damon // Engagement ring Paul Bram // Brides wedding band Natalie Maree Jewellery // Grooms wedding band The Gentleman’s Smith // Bridal gown designer Nicoleangela // Lingerie David Jones // Accessories Lovisa // Hair Alarah Hair Studio // Makeup Nicole Licastro // Bridesmaid dresses The Gown House // Bridesmaid shoes Jo Mercer // Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits Formal Red // Socks Happy Socks // Barber Alarah Hair Studio.