[REAL WEDDING] Hailey & Tim | Peninsula Wedding in Port Phillip Bay

After chatting online, we decided to meet for a coffee at a local cafe – a quick coffee that turned into a 3hr date!

How did he propose?

After trying to find the right moment and holding onto the ring for 4 months, Tim proposed to me on our block of land we had just purchased. We took a bottle of sparkling to celebrate our purchase while we watched the city fireworks, and Tim placed the ring in the bottom of my glass and asked me to marry him.

bridal wedding day makeupWhat’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?

Communication – being open with each other about challenges, expectations, and what is happening in each other’s lives. If you are both engaged in the obstacles the other person is facing, you can face them together. Tim & I have developed not only a strong love but a strong partnership and we see through most things; good and bad, together.

wedding hair and accessorieswedding dress detailsTell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it

After a few fittings with my bridesmaids & mum, I knew the style that I wanted. I found the dress that I loved and ordered it from a bridal boutique. I didn’t tell my mum until it arrived that I wasn’t wearing white, but I think she got over the shock when she saw it!


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What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day (in terms of venue & décor + styling)?

I wanted something elegant but also relaxed where our guests could appreciate the beauty of our wedding location but also feel comfortable. Terindah estate provided the perfect venue with our ocean hill-side backdrop and winery fusion. For décor & styling, I went with neutral tones & candles with small features of colours to create warmth. We used Japanese lanterns on the ceiling to create an atmosphere for our dance floor

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What was your favorite moment from the day?

Having our wedding photography done in the fields & beach. It allowed us to have time after the ceremony together in a beautiful location before entering our reception

Any DIY décor elements?

Flowers, table arrangement, styling, lighting

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Nothing. There were a few small hiccups on the day, the flower girl ran away, but it all added to the story of our wedding day.

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Have an idea of what you want, but be open to change. Small things will go wrong, but usually, you’re the only person who will know it and no one else will notice. Make sure you make some time for you and your husband to share without the crowd, it will be the part you remember

Thank you to all of my amazing vendors who helped make our day perfect!


Number of guests: 95

Wedding Vendors

Dress: Madisson James
Makeup: Colour by Courtney
Hair: Wedding Hair by Nikita
Shoes: Carvela
Accessories: Roman & French hair piece
Bridesmaids Dresses: Gorgeous Gowns
Grooms Suit: Roger David –
Photographer: Dreamlife Photography
Stationery: BWedding Invitations
Cake: The Sweetest Thing – Cake Art
Food: Terindah Estate
Flowers: DIY – Geelong Flower Farm
Ceremony Venue: Terindah Estate
Reception Venue: Terindah Estate
Music: Lachy & Kate – music Duo