Kate & Lachlan’s Modern Urban Wedding at Butler Lane

Words by Anastasia Monaghan / Images by Long Way Home
October 31, 2019

A Digital Marketer and a Barber walk into a bar… and the rest is history! Ten years of traveling later, including six years of calling London home, and this city-loving couple tied the knot at at Melbourne’s Butler Lane, perfectly captured by Long Way Home.

After stumbling on Butler Lane on Instagram, Kate and Lachlan instantly knew it would be their wedding spot. Not only did the urban location embody the couple’s love for all things cosmopolitan, but the venue’s ivy wall, exposed beams and polished concrete floors were perfect for their modern vision. Wild Flos adorned the ivy wall with blush floral pillars for their courtyard ceremony, and at sunset, they exchanged vows complete with close friend Rosalie Humbert as their celebrant. Their bridal party stuck to a monochrome theme, injecting colour through the flowers.

The couple opted to take their photos before the ceremony so they quickly joined their 110 guests for courtyard canapés before heading into Butler Lane where Peter Rowland took care of food and drinks. As for the reception’s details, Kate’s creative side chose round tables to get amongst their guests and autumn-toned flowers and tea lights in votives to soften Butlers Lane’s industrial space.

Later that night, Lachlan swapped his bow tie for an oversized velvet Tom Ford accessory, and it was time for a first dance to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Aint No Mountain High Enough’. For their dessert alternative, the couple opted for a cheese cake. Yes, a legitimate tower of cheese, lovingly created by Kate and Lachlan’s family at Bill’s Farm. What wasn’t enjoyed that night, was devoured at the following day’s recovery event!

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Kate only visited one store to try on wedding dresses, and spotted the ‘Byron’ gown by Chosen by One Day as soon as she walked in. ‘I loved the simplicity of the gown, the texture of the fabric and the overall fit,’ she shares.
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The couple describe their photographer, Steph from Long Way Home, as a complete superstar, explaining that she went above and beyond both in the lead up and on the wedding day. The pair chose to do their snaps pre-wedding, as they didn’t want to disappear post-ceremony. "It was the perfect way to break the ice before seeing everyone!"
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Local Melbourne florist Wild Flos created Kate’s gorgeous unstructured bridal bouquet with cascading blush and burgundy orchids and perfect toffee roses.
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“We stuck to a monochrome theme for the bridal party, injecting colour through our flowers,” Kate explains. “My bridesmaids wore silk slip dresses from The Iconic.”
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Another vendor the couple couldn’t keep quiet about was caterer, Peter Rowland. “The food and alcohol were delicious - all of our guests were raving about it the next day!”
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Images Long Way Home | Bride's Dress Chosen by One Day | Bride's Shoes Nine West | Bridesmaid's Dresses The Iconic | Bridesmaid's Shoes The Iconic | Groom's Suit Suit Shop | Groom's Shoes Oliver Spencer | Rings Holly Ryan | Ceremony Venue Butler Lane | Celebrant Rosalie Humbert | Reception Venue Butler Lane | Flowers Wild Flos | Catering Peter Rowland | Stationery/Invitations State of Reverie | Prop Hire The Small Things Co | Videography Little Cinema | Cheese Tower Cake Bill's Farm | Rings Cushla Whiting | Bride's Earrings Natasha Schweitzer | Bride's Veil Madame Tulle | Groomsmen's Suits Formal Red |

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Scout 4 years ago

Beautiful wedding, love this.

Jade Lunny 4 years ago

It’s not often you see a bouquet with orchids in but it works SO well!

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