Caitlin & Stu
Our Love Story
We met during our party days, at Future music festival! We were both there with our best mates, who were having a chat on the dance floor, as we awkwardly danced either side of them. We finally started talking and ended up hitting it off! On the way home on the train, Stu just happened to miss his station so we ended up spending the rest of the evening together, strolling the city. Honestly from that night, we were pretty much inseparable.
About 6 months later we found out we were expecting our miracle baby. Although shocked, we were over the moon! Baby Zak was born in 2015, followed by our beautiful daughter Zimi in 2018 and our second beautiful daughter Coco in 2020. I was also 6 months pregnant walking down the aisle at our wedding, with our sweet boy, Sonny.
Highlights- walking down the aisle! In the lead up, I thought I would be so nervous about having all eyes on me, especially as I had decided to walk myself down the aisle, but I wasn't at all. I just couldn't wipe the smile off my face seeing Stu and his reaction to each of our kids walking (more like running) down to greet him! Although quite unconventional, it still makes me all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it.
Funny moment- as our ceremony was on the beach, the tide started coming in and a wave knocked our timber arbour down mid ceremony! Luckily not on us. Thankfully there were plenty of strong fellas to help put it back up for us, and we all had a good laugh and continued on with the ceremony.
Standout vendor- I absolutely love flowers and enjoy going to our local florist As Daisy Does, so it made sense to us for Daisy and her beautiful team to do all our flowers for our special day. I gave them the brief of red and pink and left it in their hands, and of course they absolutely nailed it!
Photographer: Zara Burgess Photography
Make up & Hair: Otway Beauty Co
Ceremony set up: Idyllic Wedding hire
Celebrant: Dave Batty
Reception: The Mantra, Lorne
Wedding Singer/DJ: Katty Liz Music
Flowers: As Daisy Does
Bride Dress: Grace loves lace
Bride Veil and Jewellery: Embrace Bridal Boutique
Groom Shirt and Pants: Eddy Elias menswear
Groom Bow Tie: Peggy and Finn
Groom Hat: Will and Bear
Flower Girl Desses: Arabella and Rose