A bold palette and party vibes were the order of the day for Lee and Fenella’s wedding at Collingwood’s Rupert On Rupert, shot by Bri Hammond.
Fenella stumbled on the modern industrial venue on her daily coffee run and the couple knew instantly that it was the perfect place for their nuptials. “The minute you enter you’re introduced to tall ceilings, polished cement floors and a wall of greenery,” she says. “Each element works so well together – the ambience was exactly what we were after – relaxed and effortless.”
There was no specific theme but the Melbourne couple wanted the day to be injected with as much colour as possible. Their brief to Georgie Boy Flowers was “Large, grotesque and colourful with loads of pink”, and they were head over heels with the result.
A massive streamer backdrop created by Bangin Hangings brought the “wow” factor as well as being a surprise for the groom. Fenella recalls, “Lee had no idea it was going to be there and I’m generally terrible with secrets, but I somehow pulled it off. Its presence really set the tone for the day – loud, fun and colourful!”
Just like the wedding day itself, Fenella's unique ring was a reflection of her personality, handcrafted by Melbourne jeweller Seb Brown.
Fenella donned a gown made by her friend, Dharsha Maurice, and bling-tastic shoes from Asos. She added her signature splash of pink in the form of a veil, which was a last minute DIY job. She reveals, “I unashamedly love the colour pink so it was really never a question of will it be pink? More a question of which pink shall it be??”
Celebrant Anthony Cribbes set the tone for the afternoon, with the couple sharing, “He made sure he was portraying the exact vibe we wanted for the day, and delivered a fantastic wedding script. And a magnificent shirt!”
Although the pair fell in love with the look and feel of Rupert on Rupert, they agree that the best thing about the venue was the staff, saying “The coordinator Mali was fantastic from the moment we met, so helpful and informative. She worked to our restrained budget, while still making sure we had everything we wanted on our day.”
Lee and Fenella admit that they were worried about being stuck in front of a camera all day but say that Bri Hammond made them feel so at ease and they loved the images she created.
When it was time to let loose on the d-floor, Fenella slipped into something more comfortable – a pink, off-the-shoulder number by Style Keepers which she teamed with a pair of sneakers from the back of a friend’s car.