Leana and Pat’s wedding was all about celebrating the city they love, leading their guests and photographer, Jai Long of Free the Bird, through the streets and laneways of Melbourne.
“We both love this city,” Leana explains. “Melbourne being a big part of who we are and the life we live, formed the baseline for the entire day. We wanted to show off the grungy streets, graffiti filled laneways and the inner city suburbs which are micro cities in themselves.”
So keen were the bride and groom to pull off the perfect day that they actually did a dry run. “One weekend on a Saturday we mimicked the entire day from morning til night working in conjunction with laptops, spread sheets, timelines and Gantt charts to ensure nothing was missed,” they reveal.
The couple describe their theme as “Melbourne chic”, and what could be more so than saying “I do” at the Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, tucked away down a cobbled laneway and looking more like an industrial warehouse than a chapel?
Following champagne and congratulations, guests jumped on a tram to East Elevation for the reception, whilst Leana and Pat escaped for a quick photo session before joining them. Elements such as exposed brick, beams and concrete flooring carried through the industrial vibe from the ceremony, and with some personal touches such as a custom slideshow projected onto the ceiling, it was transformed into a unique and quirky wedding venue.
Images Free The Bird Photography | Bride's Dress Erica Lewis | Bride's Shoes Wittner | Groom's Suit Benjamin Barker | Hair Malarie Cox | Makeup Cassandra Lusi | Ceremony Venue The Church of bang Bang Boogaloo | Celebrant Weddings by Jess | Reception Venue East Elevation | Flowers Cecilia Fox | Cake Sweet Cake of Mine | Music Jake Fehily | DJ Mimi |