Taylor & Mark’s Industrial Wedding at Two Top Melbourne Venues

Words by Amy Richardson / Images by Andy Hardy
March 28, 2018

A “go hard or go home” attitude and oodles of creativity made Taylor and Mark’s Melbourne wedding an epic party their guests won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Photographer Andy Hardy was behind the lens for this luxe rock’n roll affair.

Even though Mark and Taylor attended the same high school, it wasn’t until six years after they’d gratuated that they locked eyes across a bar. Although it may have already been written in the stars! After packing to move house they stumbling upon Mark’s year 10 diary, it was completely blank apart from one thing, Taylor’s Birthday.

Their ceremony was held at The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo, which was love at first sight for the couple. Taylor could not wait to style the blank canvas, and Mark was immediately won over by the history; once a farrier, a stage coach factory, a motorcycle mechanics, and now a chapel of love! As they are big Foo Fighter fans, they walked down the aisle to the song ‘Everlong’, and had a custom neon sign made to match.

Their reception venue, Gather & Tailor, met their remit for a space that they could let their creativity run wild. In the bride’s own words, “This was my moment! My passion is to create, design and style anything that will allow me to. It was game time. It had to be filled with candles, be moody, romantic and feel like you had just walked into a forest.” The incredible flowers on the day were thanks to Kim from Badlands and Co, who stepped up to the challenge of bringing Taylor’s vision to life, and knocked it out of the park. “I was very specific and at times (a ball breaker), but boy… Kim just agreed and blew everything out of the water!!! There is no wedding without Kim!”

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After consultations with two dressmakers, it was third time lucky when she met Rose of Annette of Melbourne Couture, who created her dream gold wedding gown. This bride came prepared with three pairs of shoes, the first being burgundy Louboutins, followed by a gold pair from Wittner, and lastly a pair of flat trusties for dancing the night away.
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An homage to their favourite Foo Fighters track, we're really digging Mark and Taylor's 'Everlong' sign by Neon Republic.
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Taylor’s girls wore gorgeous white dresses, all made by her talented cousin April Miller. Their ultra glamourous bridesmaid style was completed by Sportsgirl shoes, Lovisa jewellery and personalised bags from The Daily Edit.
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Love the smoke bomb action and the couple were pleased as punch with photographer, Andy Hardy. “Everything was so easy, fun and vibrant! His sidekick was equally as incredible.”
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Matching perfectly to the pink, black and gold colour theme of the day, their stunning wedding cake was crafted by Melbourne baker and Nouba fave Miss Ladybird Cakes.
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Catering the day was Pot & Pan, who put on a spread of delicious, seasonal dishes for guests to share. Taylor shares, “The food was mouth-watering, easy on the eye and dream worthy.”
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Credits

Images Andy Hardy | Bride's Dress Annette of Melbourne Couture | Bride's Shoes Louboutins | Bridesmaid's Dresses April Miller | Groom's Suit Roger David | Rings Stuart Miller | Accessories Chelsea de Luca | Hair Master Cutterz Hair Studio | Makeup Tanya Guccione | Ceremony Venue The Church of Bang Bang Boogaloo | Celebrant Jamima Wu | Reception Venue Gather & Tailor | Flowers Badlands & Co | Catering Pot & Pan | Entertainment Baker Boys Band | Stationery/Invitations Chicreative | Cake Miss Ladybird Cakes | Tables Pepper Sprout Hire | Chairs Amica Event Hire | Caravan Photo Booth Zuster Event Hire | Neon Sign Neon Republic |


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John 6 months ago

I admire the setting, on point! Great set of images. GORGEOUS!

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