Although their wedding photographer Lucy Spartalis of She Takes Pictures He Makes Films wasn’t there to capture the proposal, you can imagine how romantic it must have been – New Year’s Eve atop a mountain, stunning views, nothing but the noise of Mother Nature (you get the picture).
Unfortunately for Genaea, the ring was MIA … “Mikey had not planned that moment but just felt the time was right and popped the question. He had not been able to sneak the ring up and so it was waiting down in the car. Needless to say I have never run down the mountain so fast in my life!”
Lucky in love (and in shopping finds too apparently) Genaea found her dream dress on a whim. Out with her mum shopping for any old clothes at Sass & Bide, she stumbled upon the perfect nontraditional gown. It was precisely what she envisioned.
“I have always loved polka dots and knew I wanted something different for my wedding. I tried it on and within 15 minutes I had purchased the dress. A whole year out from the wedding!”
With guests flying in from New Zealand, America and Europe a one day-er wasn’t enough. Genaea and Mikey opted for a weekend long wedding at Villa Parma in Victoria full of homemade touches, great vendors (like Flowers in a Vase and Lord Coconut) and lots of love.
“We wanted a relaxed intimate vibe with delicious food, wine and the best company. We somehow managed all of this.” explains Genaea. “We would not change one thing about our wedding, the size, location, food and company were beyond anything we could have imagined. We feel so lucky.”
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CREDITS Photos She Takes Pictures He Makes Films // Bridal gown Sass & Bide // Lingerie Lonely Lingerie // Shoes Diane Von Furstenberg // Hair and makeup Samantha Coles // Grooms suit, tie and shoes Kenzo // Grooms shirt and socks Thomas Pink // Watch Tissot // Flowers Flowers in a Vase // Ceremony and reception Villa Parma, VIC // Catering The Argus Dining Room // Flower jars Phillip & Lea // Celebrant Amber Kennedy // Rings Lord Coconut and Canturi.