Amy & Nick’s Post Office Hotel Wedding

Words by Kristy Kyi / Images by Long Way Home
June 3, 2016

Amazing food was a top priority for Amy and Nick, and with its delicious spit roasts and share platters, Melbourne’s Post Office Hotel was the ideal spot. The wedding-worthy deck was another key selling point, meaning the whole day could play out under the one roof.

Pre-ceremony portraits (with Long Way Home) and a one-stop venue allowed maximum time for the pair to party with their guests. And to ensure they had plenty of time with each other, Amy and Nick opted to spend the morning getting ready together. “We wanted to keep things as relaxed as possible,” Amy tells us. “For us, this meant both families getting ready at our house together. Looking back at the photos it makes me smile to see Nick laughing with me while I get my hair and makeup done.”

After 10 years together and seeing many of their friends tie the knot, Amy admits she was getting impatient waiting for Nick to pop the question. But when he finally did, he was sure to make it romantic! Under the guise of a camping trip, he surprised Amy with a proposal on the drive down. And you probably guessed – no camping. Instead they arrived at the iconic Pole House on the Great Ocean Road, which Nick had decked out with flowers, wine and food the day prior. Taking notes, guys?

When it comes to putting together the perfect day, Amy and Nick tell us the secret’s in the suppliers. “We feel really lucky to have found such talented and relaxed suppliers. It was important to us that we felt comfortable with each of them and that we were on the same page in regards to the vision for the day. Our photographers, florist and venue were particularly amazing to work with, listening to us and adding their experience to what we were looking to achieve. The planning process was made much easier and more enjoyable due to their down to earth style.”

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Amy and her maids were glammed up by Ella’s Bridal Hair and one of the bride’s oldest friends, Ashley from AshGlamour Makeup. Amy says, “Having her with me on the morning of the wedding was such a gift, and she calmed me down on a few occasions.”
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Amy wore a bespoke gown made with lace from d’Italia. She chose a simple design to showcase the beautiful fabric and paired it with a vibrant statement floral crown by Good Grace and Humour.
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With the gorgeous wood, brick and steel of the venue, Amy and Nick kept decorations to a minimum, sticking to a loose palette of blue, white and copper. Mexican tiles were sourced as favours for their guests and added a pop of colour to the table. Copper-painted tin cans were filled with blooms by Good Grace & Humour for guests to take home.
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Boutique Cake Art created a blue, white and copper cake to tie in with the décor which was adorned with contrasting pink flowers.
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Fitting in perfectly with the palette and relaxed luxe theme, Amy tells us "I fell in love with a copper arch from Good Day Rentals."
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Not only was the food at the The Post Office Hotel delicious but the couple gave them a big thumbs up for the service. “They were amazing to work with,” says Amy. “Every question and detail was covered and we felt so welcome. The staff were accommodating from the start and many of our guests complimented the service on the night.”
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Credits

Images Long Way Home | Bride's Dress d'Italia | Bridesmaid's Dresses White Runway | Groom's Suit Peter Jackson | Hair Ella’s Bridal Hair | Makeup AshGlamour Makeup | Ceremony Venue The Post Office Hotel | Celebrant Ury Aires | Event Hire Good Day Rentals | Cake Boutique Cake Art |


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