Fiona and Marcus put the D in DIY, creating almost everything for their Hawaiian luau. “Fiona spent months in the lead up to the wedding collecting driftwood, shells, feathers, urchins, sea sponges and rocks to incorporate as decoration. We wanted a casual/relaxed wedding vibe and basically a big party to celebrate the day”, says Marcus who popped the question on a trip to Hawaii.
Held at Flinders Yacht Club located on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, just south of Melbourne Fiona and Marcus admit that despite their in house efforts, their day wouldn’t have been possible without some help from the outside including of course, their celebrant Julie Cowley. Forever Soles provided Fiona and her bridesmaids with some beautiful bling for their feet and Anna Campbell created Fiona’s embellished ivory gown. “Mum and I spent months in different shops all over Melbourne looking for the perfect dress. The Anna Campbell gowns were perfect as I wanted movement in my photos and to feel comfortable enough to have a dance later! The service in store was fantastic too!”
Photographer Daniel Milligan also put his best foot forward, capturing every detail of Fiona and Marcus’s laid back day including Fiona’s DIY veil. “I was very indecisive leading up to the wedding about wearing a veil, and couldn’t come to terms with the price tag of some of them so I went to spotlight and purchased some fabric just in case. On the day when waiting with Mum and Dad to walk; I guess it wasn’t meant to be, as my veil took off in the wind and didn’t even make it down the aisle. Luckily I didn’t choose to go with the designer piece!“
CREDITS Photos Daniel Milligan Photography // Bridal gown Anna Campbell // Veil Spotlight // Shoes Forever Soles // Flowers Joe Leuzzi Flowers // Rings Crown Jewellers Melbourne // Jewellery Shantiinternational, sterlingsilverdelights925 and idealway10 via Ebay // Bridesmaids dresses Flynn Skye // Groom and groomsmen suits Scotch & Soda // Shoes Vans // Ceremony and reception Flinders Yacht Club, VIC // Catering La Zucchera Mornington // Hair Blisque Salon // Makeup Steph Miller Makeup Artistry // Music Josh Jacubenko // Celebrant Julie Cowley // Cinematographer Neighbourhood // Ring dish MagicMarkingsArt via Ebay.