John & Beth’s Fitzroy Wedding at Village People Hawker Hall

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Sayher Heffernan
August 20, 2018

Photographer Sayher Heffernan knows how to capture a party, and this loved-up couple knew how to throw one! Beth and John’s chill Fitzroy wedding at Village People Hawker Hall was a lively expression of their personalities through food, booze and music.

It was love at first slice for these Melbourne foodies. Their first date was meant to be dinner out but quickly turned into talking all night over pizza and beer. Beth shares, “John always says to me, ‘I knew you were the one for me when you were just as excited about food as I was, and then you ate a whole large pizza to yourself”.

John and Beth’s wedding was the first held at Village People Hawker Hall, and the team went above and beyond to make it a party to remember. With plenty of eclectic décor and sleek style, as far as getting the space wedding ready, the work was already done. The bride shares, “The venue didn’t need styling because it was perfect the way it was, it had natural plants, the greenery from the full Ivy wall in the courtyard and its own quirky character.”

Beth’s advice to couples planning their own day is not sweat the small stuff. “We are perfectionists and wanted to provide the most fun for our guests, but little did we know that when your family and friends are all together celebrating one of the biggest milestones of your lives all those little things that you overthought and stressed over do not matter.”

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Having never pictured herself in the big white dress, Beth had her eyes peeled for something a little more relaxed, “My dress was a beautiful gown made by Made with Love Bridal, it had pockets and a sexy neckline, it was the perfect dress for the venue and the chilled, fun night it was."
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After approaching Ichi about throwing their engagement party at Upside Bar, the events coordinator popped the suggestion that they should have their wedding at Village People Hawker Hall. Being the easy-going couple they are, the answer was an immediate “why not!”. The eclectic décor, delicious food and fun vibes provided the perfect party atmosphere.
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Beth’s gorgeous bouquet by Babylon Flowers almost didn’t make an appearance! After pre-wedding wines with her mum and maid of honour, when the time came to walk down the aisle they all realised that the flowers were missing. A quick drive home and a few nerve-calming laughs later and they were back in the Bride’s hands.
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Foodies at heart, there was no question that the menu was going to be highlight. The team at Village People Hawker Hall served up South East Asian fusion canapes to guests as they partied the night away.
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When foodies unite, the wedding cake is especially important. Beth and John opted for a tower of sweetness from Nouba fave, Miss Ladybird Cakes.
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Credits

Images Sayher Heffernan | Bride's Dress Made With Love | Bride's Shoes Giuseppe Zanotti | Bridesmaid's Dresses Alice McCall | Groom's Suit Declic | Hair Minque Salon | Makeup Ellie Makeup | Celebrant Jackyln Cimino | Flowers Babylon Flowers | Stationery/Invitations Giant Invitations | Venue Village People Hawker Hall | Photobooth Little Pixel Box | Lighting Projection Lighting | Signage Fox & Hart |


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Elle Weddings 1 month ago

The florals are captivating! What a wonderfully photographed wedding. Great job Sayher, Babylon Flowers and the rest of the wedding team!

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