Some people can remember the first song that was playing when they met. Not these guys. Granted it was probably Incy Wincy Spider or Twinkle Twinkle since Maree and Matt first met in Kindergarten. The saw each other now and then as the years went by but it wasn’t until a chance meeting at the local pub on a Friday night 7 years ago that their really relationship began. Now, having just bought their first home and ready to start a family, they couldn't wait to get their families together and celebrate their wedding.
Eynesbury Homestead is a stunning Bluestone that was built in the 1870s. Maree and Matt lived locally and loved the multitude of options for photos available for them on site. Their reception was held in the Garden Event Marquee where they partied long into the night.
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Before the wedding l loved Maree's reasoning behind getting married at 11am. She wanted to be "a bride" for as long as possible! Eynesbury Homestead had the most amazing sweeping driveway and Maree was concerned she would be too far away from Matt to see his reaction when he first laid eyes on her. So, Matt was made to face away from the crowd and l had the task of tapping him on the shoulder when it was time to turn around. He was so nervous and terrified he would not make " the right" face. But nature took over and the second he saw Maree you could see his nerves disappear and his undeniable love burst through.
Congratulations Maree and Matt!
Shantelle and Brett have been together for 24 years. They have adult children and have been through a lot together but decide that it was 'about time' they got married.
Having just moved to Geelong, Shantelle and Brett loved the waterfront and decided to have their ceremony on the pier before jumping on the Geelong Party Boat, The Hygeia for their reception cruising the harbour.
The setting sun, moored yachts and vivid blue water were the perfect background for their relaxed ceremony.
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Shantelle and Brett decided on a Gangster theme for their wedding and I loved putting together an outfit to compliment their celebrations. Brett looked 'The Real McCoy' in his pinstripe suit and red braces and tie.
Rather than selecting two people from their group of guests, we did a short quiz during the ceremony and the 'winners' had the honour of signing their marriage certificates. It was a fun addition to the occasion.
Congratulations Shantelle and Brett
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