Gav & Caitlin’s Mango Hill Farm Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by Luke Going
March 19, 2017

When it came to their wedding, Caitlin and Gav’s guiding philosophy centred on two non-negotiables – relaxed and fun – and judging by Luke Going’s gorge frames, they nailed it. With the quaint farmhouse and blossoming jacaranda trees of Mango Hill Farm as backdrop, this laid-back affair gets our tick of approval.

According to Caitlin, Gav’s proposal was out of the blue, a plan he put into action one regular Saturday morning not long after they’d moved into their first apartment. Gav called Caitlin into the bedroom after breakfast where two empty suitcases were open on the bed, “He told me that I had 45mins to pack before an Uber arrived to take us to the airport!” The pair ended up in Melbourne and gondola ride down the Yarra and a couple of champagnes later, Gav popped the question!

Having attended another family member’s wedding at Mango Hill Farm, the pair knew it was exactly what they were looking for in a wedding venue. A warm evening made for a perfect outdoor feast under the stars (courtesy of Safe Hands Catering) and one of our fave things about this particular wedding is the ‘make your own pavlova’ station Caitlin and Gav decided upon instead of a cake. Genius!

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A two piece Divine Atelier ensemble from Babushka Ballerina was nothing like what Caitlin had originally imagined she’d wear for her wedding but she fell in love with the scalloped eyelash lace neckline (as have we!).
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A ceremony that toes the line between humour and pulling on the heartstrings is a treasure to behold and according to Caitlin, their celebrant Kirsty Spencer struck the perfect balance, even incorporating a few Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones references into the script!
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DIY didn’t deter this couple one bit. They styled the entire affair and even arranged their own flowers after sourcing them from the Brisbane Flower Markets the day before the wedding.
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“We absolutely love Luke’s style.” Caitlin says of their photographer Luke Going. “It felt very natural working with him and made us feel completely comfortable to get some amazing shots. We would recommend him in a heartbeat.”
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"We still get family and friends saying how great the food was!" Gav and Caitlin give Safe Hands Catering top marks for awesome food and service.
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Credits

Images Luke Going | Bride's Dress Divine Atelier | Bridesmaid's Dresses Shona Joy | Groom's Suit Institchu | Hair Hair By Rosie | Makeup Brianna James MUA | Celebrant Kirsty Spencer | Flowers Brisbane Flower Markets | Catering Safe Hands Catering | Venue Mango Hill Farm | Prop Hire Bridal Bliss | Table/Festoon Light Hire Perry's Hire | Bride's Ring Ringleaders | Groom's Ring Wooden Circle Co. |


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Claire Campton 8 months ago

Love the garden images! Stunning bride too

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