Brianna & Derek
As seen in Geelong Wedding Guide Magazine
Living up to the sentiment that life is an adventure best lived boldly, Bri and Derek are in it together. Attending the same high school but never really connecting (much to Bri’s dismay), the couple came together through mutual friends years later and have never looked back. Travelling around Australia in a tent and calling six different states and territories home, getting married was another adventure the pair were excited to delve into.
Ready to embrace whatever Mother Nature threw at them, Bri and Derek worked with their venue Rocklea Farm to keep their guests cool during a ceremony with predicted heat waves of 38 degrees. And while that balmy prediction was downgraded to a rainy day of just 24 degrees, the couple were taken aback by how beautiful their new ceremony location was. Saying their vows in a marque rather than outside, Rocklea created the perfect mood with fairy lights and lanterns to bring the intimacy right up.
Taking the weather change in their stride, Bri and Derek were thrilled with how their vendors, like caravan bar Boutique Event Co, were able to adapt while still bringing the vibe. And while the same couldn’t be said of the wet and muddy hem of her wedding dress, Bri was ready to embrace the weather and dance the night away with a quick change into a shorter party option.
Bringing together the personal touches of Bri’s handywork and the love that only family and friends can bring to such a special day, the celebration was filled with moments and mementos the couple will cherish forever. From Bri’s hand-poured resin place settings, sunglasses seating chart, and florals brought together with the help of her mother and step mother, to the 150 cupcakes made by sister-in-law Cassie, and the bouquets made by her bridesmaid - the perfect retro summer party was set.
Set against the backdrop of all this colour and texture, Derek’s best man added even more love into the room with a sentimental and heartfelt speech the couple, and their guests, will never forget.
Popping a bottle of bubbly and enjoying a starlit bath after their guests had gone home, Bri and Derek soaked up their biggest adventure yet; chatting and reminiscing until the early hours. What a magical end to a night full of love, colour and fun!
Wedding Celebrant: Kahani Marriage Celebrant
Venue: Rocklea Farm
Beverage Service: Boutique Event Co Drinks
Catering: Tipsy Colt Catering
Photographer: Nic Stephens Photography
Hair & Makeup: Ma.ra hair and beauty
Flowers: The Posie Place Florals
Beverage Provider: The Grog Guy