Rachael & Ry’s Stones of the Yarra Valley Wedding

Words by Hannah Pronesti / Images by I Got You Babe
December 13, 2015

If Snow White were to plan a wedding, we think it would look a lot like Rachael and Ry’s romantic Stones of the Yarra Valley do. Lilli Waters of I Got You Babe was behind the lens to capture these lovers tying the knot, and in a whimsical Sottero & Midgley number with a princess-like bodice, this bride definitely fit the fairytale bill.

And speaking of fairytales, Rachael and Ry’s story could have been lifted straight from the pages of a childhood favourite. They met on their first day of high-school and after eight years of friendship, finally admitted they had feelings for one another. Picnicking on the beach for their first anniversary, they cracked open a vault of love notes they’d been adding to all year. To Rachael’s surprise, there was a ring amongst the love notes!

A rustic vibe was right up Rach and Ry’s alley and the quaint little chapel at Stones was everything they were looking for – the perfect place to host their intimate gathering of close friends and family.

Stones of the Yarra Valley wedding / photography by Lilli Waters, I Got You Babe
This bride was in good hands for hair and makeup, "My maid of honour (Liana Milne) is not only my best friend but happens to also be an award winning hair and makeup artist so there was no way I couldn’t ask her to take care of hair and makeup for my special day."
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With plenty of creative flair, Rachael took the reins as stylist. “I was really excited about this aspect of the wedding! I had help with the set up from the amazing staff at Stones of the Yarra Valley and the florists at Clarence. I gave them all the specifics and they made it look exactly how I envisioned.”
Rustic wedding tablescape
Rustic wedding tablescape
Rustic wedding tablescape
Rustic wedding tablescape
Rustic wedding tablescape
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Not only were Rach and Ry rapt with their photos, their photographer, Lilli Waters also made quite an impression. “She really had a knack for making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. The photos turned out exactly how I wanted - artistic, candid and not fake and cheesy. Her talent is beyond words!”
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Credits

Images I Got You Babe | Bride's Dress Sottero & Midgley | Bridesmaid's Dresses For Her and For Him | Groom's Suit T.M. Lewin | Groom's Shoes Bossini | Rings Michael Hill | Hair Liana Milne | Makeup Liana Milne | Ceremony Venue Stones of the Yarra Valley | Celebrant William Betson | Reception Venue Stones of the Yarra Valley | Flowers Clarence Flowers | Catering Stones of the Yarra Valley | Stationery/Invitations Minted | Transport High Marquee Classic Vehicles | Prop Hire My Sweet Event | Cake Sweet Bakes | Videographer Artistic Films | Rings Prouds |


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Jai Long 1 year ago
These photos are perfect!!
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