Having lived in the dusty, crazy and loud industrial suburb of West Melbourne for the past 5 years, the idea of finally using it as a backdrop for a wedding was pretty exciting. It’s a hood that not too many people venture to unless your catching a V line, visiting the footy club or you’re simply on your way to somewhere else. But I’ve lived here for so long now that whenever I hear a semi trailer tearing past at 5am, it feels just like home. It’s seen the beginnings of Love Katie + Sarah, of becoming a grown up and seeing a whole new side of Melbourne that I didn’t know existed.
As of this week I’ve just started packing up my house to move to the other side of the city for a new change and a new chapter, so an industrial warehouse wedding in my hood was a perfect parting gift.
Lauren and Steve chose Gather + Tailor, a new warehouse style venue in West Melbourne as the backdrop to their epic wedding. The couple exchanged vows under a floral arbor before venturing out with me to some of the best trucking routes and shipping container yards the area had to offer for their portraits. The rest of the night was a whirlwind of great food, speeches, confetti canons and Mariah Carey remixes. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect West Melbourne send off.
I’ll definitely miss this neck of the woods. The noise, the dust, the chaos. Even the guy who kicks over my bin on bin night. It’s a gem of a spot and no doubt from time to time I’ll find myself driving over this way out of habit just to top up on some dust and noise. Ah the serenity.
Love Katie xo
| Scroll to the end of the post for a list of all the wonderful vendors |
Ceremony + Reception | Gather + Tailor
Celebrant | Damon Hughes
Styling + Planing | Dot Dot Dash
Florals | Cecilia Fox
Bride’s gown | Suzanne Harward
Groom’s Suit | Oscar Hunt
Catering | Pot + Pan
Cake table | The Dessert Parlour
Stationary | Month of June