Your Top 10 Most Loved Weddings of 2015

Words by Tom
January 4, 2016

A giant happy New Year to our wonderful readers! We’ve loved sharing some of our favourite moments of 2015 over the last week, but now it’s time to look back on YOUR most loved weddings of the year!

And judging from the variety of themes, it’s safe to say that the Nouba crowd is certainly not a predictable one. From outback wedstivals to warehouse parties and everything in between, your top 10 is a real mixed bag!

With so many Nouba vendors starring in this year’s Most Loved, we’re delighted that you’re as impressed with our talented crew as we are! The Directory continues to flourish as a go-to resource for couples seeking creative wedding professionals and we have many exciting developments for the year ahead.

Without getting too sugary, we’d like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to you, lovely readers, for your ongoing loyalty and support. To our new readers (maybe you got a ring over the holidays?) congrats and welcome! Be sure to stay in the loop on Instagram and Facebook, and by subscribing to our fortnightly email updates.

So without further ado, here are your most viewed, shared, commented, pinned and loved weddings of the year that was…


A foliage-filled wedding at Loose Leaf, Collingwood | Photography by Sayher Heffernan Native Australian wedding bouquets Ceremony arch heacy with foliage

10. Sophia & Nathan

Local and low key was the focus for Fi and Nath, who’s Melbourne wedding played out at urban botanic studio Loose Leaf, kicking on to neighbouring pub (and local haunt), The Grace Darling.

Captured by Sayher Heffernan, the early evening celebration flowed seamlessly from one venue to the next, avoiding many of the bells and whistles that are so often responsible for wedding budget blow out. Native bouquets and a tropical foliage arch (courtesy of Loose Leaf) were key features of the day and certainly caught your eye on social media!

See Sofia & Nathan’s foliage-filled wedding here.


Relaxed farm wedding in Tasmania Relaxed farm wedding in TasmaniaRelaxed farm wedding in Tasmania

9. Milly & Hugo

Both keen party throwers, Milly and Hugo’s Tassie wedstival was a great excuse to put on the shindig to end all others. Pulled together by stylist, Bek Burrows, the pair tied the knot at a family property with a ton of great details, like giant letters spelling their names and specially converted vintage caravan for their outdoor bar (one of our fave DIY moments of 2015!)

Milly and Hugo had a unique arrangement with their photographer, Shantanu Starick, who captured their wedding as part of his project, The Pixel Trade. Shantanu travels the world trading his photographic work for food, accommodation and a ticket to his next trade with no exchange of money.

See Milly & Hugo’s Tassie farm wedding here.


Montrose Berry Farm Wedding / Nina Claire PhotographyDahlia and protea bouquet by Mikarla Bauer / Suzanne Harward gown Woodland wedding at Montrose Berry Farm NSW / Nina Claire Photography / Styling by She Designs Events

8. Keeley & Aleksei

An unexpected venue change meant bringing Keeley and Aleksei’s woodland wedding indoors; a challenge this cool couple took in their stride with the help of creative dream team She Designs on styling and Mikarla Bauer on florals (that gorgeous bouquet scored a spot in this year’s most loved!)

With sequinned gown by Suzanne Harward and stunning snaps by Nina Claire we’re not at all surprised this fairy tale wedding caught your eye.

See Keeley & Aleksei’s Montrose Berry Farm wedding here.


Abbotsford Convent wedding | Photography by Jonathan Ong Melbourne wedding photographer

Vibrant wedding bouquet by Bunched Together | Photography by Jonathan Ong Melbourne wedding photographer

Abbotsford Convent wedding | Photography by Jonathan Ong Melbourne wedding photographer

7. Kim & Nick

One of Melbourne’s most beloved wedding spots, The Abbotsford Convent played host to Kim and Nick’s garden wedding, captured by Jonathan Ong.

A wedding photographer herself, the bride knew the best approach was to choose top notch vendors and hand the reigns over to them. Bunched Together took care of the stunning florals on a simple brief of ‘lots of colour’ while the convent and resident caterers, Bursaria looked after nearly everything else.

See Kim & Nick’s Abbotsford Convent wedding here.


A quirky warehouse wedding at Tenth & Gibson, Adelaide A quirky warehouse wedding at Tenth & Gibson, Adelaide A quirky warehouse wedding at Tenth & Gibson, Adelaide

6. Claire & Sam

Adelaide warehouse space Tenth & Gibson played host to Claire and Sam’s unconventional wedding, which centered around an ethos of hospitality and community. The bride wore her mum’s vintage wedding dress (bought in Mexico in the 70’s) while the groom’s getup scored him a spot in our top dressed of 2015.

When it came to swapping rings, Claire and Sam took a different road to most, opting for ink over precious metal. Close friend and artist Jaya Suartika tattooed their ring fingers with the Braille symbols for ‘love’.

See Claire & Sam’s quirky Adelaide wedding here.


Trentham Cosmopolitan Hotel wedding | Photography by Pierre Curry

Lindsay Myra bouquet | Photography by Pierre Curry

Trentham Cosmopolitan Hotel wedding | Photography by Pierre Curry

5. Chelsea & Sam

Be it food, flowers or photography, Chelsea and Sam’s Trentham wedding was all about showcasing the region’s best offerings. Captured by Pierre Curry, their day was peppered with personal DIY details (see our favourite here) and beautiful blooms by local florist Lindsay Myra of The Little Flower Farm.

A backless Katie May gown from The Bridal Atelier was another favourite feature, and Pierre captured some haunting shots of this stunning bride amidst the fire-blackened forest that surrounded the venue.

See Chelsea & Sam’s rustic Trentham wedding here.


Newport Substation Wedding | Photography by It's Beautiful Here Newport Substation Wedding | Photography by It's Beautiful Here Newport Substation Wedding | Photography by It's Beautiful Here

4. Emma & Steve

The chic, industrial space of the Newport Substation has been a long standing favourite of ours, but Emma and Steve’s wedding took it to the next level. Captured by It’s Beautiful Here, these two pulled out all the stops in a veritable showcase of Melbourne’s best.

Awe-inspiring florals by Pomp & Splendour, a custom Jason Hewitt gown, an epic feed from Cookes Food… the list of things to love goes on and on.

We suggest you just check out Emma and Steve’s Substation wedding here.


Industrial Transcontinental Hotel Wedding | Photography by Trent and JessieIndustrial Transcontinental Hotel Wedding | Photography by Trent and JessieBlack Bear Lodge Wedding | Photography by Trent and Jessie

3. Kathy & Ant

An industrial setting, gorgeous blooms from Kate Dawes Flower Design and that amazing George Wu gown (one of this year’s most adored) saw Kathy and Ant’s Brisbane wedding score number 3 on your most loved.

More than a stunning day, Kathy and Ant’s wedding represented an incredible story of love and bravery in the face of adversity. Since sharing this wedding, we’ve followed Kathy’s journey from life-threatening melanoma to her new status of ‘No Evidence of Disease’ through her blog her blog, The Naked Gardiner.

Kathy & Ant’s botanical Brisbane wedding here.


Jess & Nick's Colourful Bush Bank Wedding | Photography by The Evoke Company Floral arch by Gypsy Flora | Jess & Nick's Colourful Bush Bank Wedding | Photography by The Evoke Company Jess & Nick's Colourful Bush Bank Wedding | Photography by The Evoke Company

2. Jess & Nick

For Jess and Nick, tying the knot was all about ditching tradition and having a blast. Captured by The Evoke Company (who seem to have a thing for vibrant weddings), theirs was a day of eye-popping colour, endless feasting, piñata-smashing, fancy dress and dancing under the stars at Kiama’s stunning Bush Bank.

And with a gorgeous Lover wedding dress, epic florals by Gypsy Flora and an abundance of DIY details, it’s not hard to see why this wedding got your vote!

See Jess & Nick’s colourful Bush Bank wedding here.


Dawes Point Park wedding, Sydney | Photography by Dan O'Day Rue de Seine wedding dress | Photography by Dan O'Day Jewish wedding at Simmer on the Bay | Photography by Dan O'Day

1. Nikki & Jem

With the legendary Dan O’Day behind the lens and a killer couple in front of it, Nikki and Jem’s harbourside wedding scored top spot on your most loved!

Looking stunning in Rue de Seine (one of our fave 2015 dresses, no less) Nikki arrived first to the Dawes Point ceremony to await her groom, as is Jewish custom. After sharing vows under the Chuppah, the 200-strong wedding party kicked on to Simmer on the Bay for some serious feasting and d-floor action.

See Nikki & Jem’s epic harbourside wedding here.


That’s your top 10 of 2015! Tap here to see Nouba’s favourite details of the year.


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