Michelle and Clint’s goal was to keep their wedding true to their simple style and avoid making it too “Instagrammy”. With this in mind, trends were out and minimalist styling and unique details were in – and it was all captured by Melbourne photographer Jackson Grant.
The dramatic setting of The George Ballroom in St Kilda was perfect for the simple palette used by Maccora Flowers, with red orchids and gold painted branches popping against the muted colours of the venue. Damm Fine Food supplied exactly what their name promised and also took care of the reception set up. Michelle reveals, “The amount of detail which both the catering company and florist put into the day was unbelievable.”
This cool couple made some stand-out choices when it came to the soundtrack for their big day, with Michelle walking down the aisle with both parents to ‘Alive and Kicking’ by Simple Minds which was the song her mum was listening to the first time she felt her kick, and the first dance set to ‘Let’s Dance’ by David Bowie. Later in the night the bride and groom tore up the dance floor – maybe just a little too much! Michelle shares, “During the last dance ‘The Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite I slipped, fell and tore my dress but to the lyrics of ‘and if you fall, I’ll pick you up!’.”
No stranger to fashion, having worked in the industry previously, Michelle chose a non-traditional gown by Brissy designer Andrzej Pytel from House of Ezis. She paired it with a statement ear cuff by Ryan Storer and sleek hairdo by Pearly Hair Stylist with bold makeup by Katie Winkler. Her silver shoes were a bargain in anyone’s books at just $24 from Nine West!
Michelle and Clint say that Jackson Grant was a stand-out vendor. Michelle shares, “We initially met when he walked in to my store when working at Scanlan Theodore looking for an outfit. After asking what he did for a living, it was clear that Jackson was meant to walk in and step into my life. He captured every single moment, and every moment shares a story. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to remind us of the love, joy and hangover the next morning.”
The 2 tier layered chocolate and buttercream wedding cake was made by the bride’s sister and decorated with a cute cake topper by Grain and Co. Adding an element of fun to dessert-time, Golden Gaytimes were also handed out to guests - on silver platters, no less!