Simon and Amy’s big day boasts one of the finest colour palettes we have seen to date. The rustic tones of Phillip Island provided an epic backdrop whilst the bottle green sea contrasted perfectly with the bridesmaids ebony Shona Joy dresses. The stunning centrepiece? Amy’s dramatic, embellished-all-over Rue De Seine gown (purchased from our good friends over at The Bridal Atelier Melb). Scroll down for some more epic captures by the talented Jackson Grant

THE VENUE “We invited our guests to make their way over the bridge to our venue for a grazing feast & to dance the night away. With no wedding planner, our vision for the day was to keep it simple. Made easy when your reception is Saltwater, Phillip Island – it’s a masterpiece on its own. Think – tall wide windows with a sleek industrial feel on the Newhaven jetty and stunning sunset views looking back over the iconic Phillip Island bridge.”

FAVOURITE DETAILS “Kristie from Over The Top Events scattered tiny tea lights, softened the room with native florals and sealed it with some beautiful frosted signage to guide our guests through the bar menu, our grazing feast table & love for polaroid pictures. The dream was kept alive as Kristie worked her magic to somehow transport the entire arbour across the bridge to our reception in the knick of time to join our custom neon sign which stood pretty as the centrepiece for the fun night ahead. In case you’re wondering we didn’t cut a cake at 9 pm, instead we spoiled our family and friends with an array of dessert canapés, iced doughnuts and an espresso martini hour. Yasss!”

DIY…”Sime is the man for DIY so we decided to make our own ceremony arbour. I found some inspo and he brought it to life. The welded concrete arbour was woven with an array of pampas grass, leaves from my late grandparents garden and natives to tie in the girl’s bouquets.”

THE DRESS “Our dress code for the day on our invites was ‘dress fabulously’ and so we did just that! I knew I was looking for something a little more modern and sleek. When I first laid eyes on the ‘Tiger Moss’ gown by Rue De Seine Bridal I knew a visit to The Bridal Atelier Melbourne was a must. Nothing compared to it – the sleek silk slip, fine sheer overlay with the most beautiful silver ball detail and wings as sleeves. It was meant to be. It wasn’t for everyone but I knew it was the one for me and that’s what matters the most.”

FAVOURITE MOMENT “Our first look on the stairs of a nearby secluded beach is something so vivid in my mind. It was such a long and windy walk down to Simon. My dress got caught and then my veil stuck but I cherish every step down towards Simon who was waiting there with the biggest smile from ear to ear. We are so glad we chose to see each other before the ceremony. It was our moment to soak it all up without the eyes or emotions of anyone else. I remember thinking finally after all those months of waiting and wishing – he finally gets to see all my dreams in a dress.”

A WORD OF ADVICE “Keep it real with perspective, stay true to yourselves, grow together and always have a laugh with everything you do. If you’re planning a wedding invest in a good photographer [Jackson Grant], videographer [Graeme Passmore] & band [Brown & Co.]– they are the elements that will make your day seamless.”

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CONTRIBUTING VENDORS Photographer Jackson Grant Weddings Cinematographer Graeme Passmore Stylist Over The Top Events Florist Michelle Skelton Ceremony Venue Footsbeach Grasslands, San Remo Reception Venue Saltwater Signage Blaze Displays, Neon Poodle Entertainment Brown & Co Celebrant Christine Murphy Rings Culét Jewellery BRIDE Dress Rue De Seine via The Bridal Atelier Shoes Zara Earrings Tiffany & Co Hair Teneille White Makeup Hayley Edgar Bridesmaid Dresses Shona Joy GROOM Suit M.J. Bale Shoes RM Williams Groomsmen Suits M.J. Bale