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So here it is folks, the Packing Shed Wedding we have been dying to share with you all. A wedding so epic, it was almost impossible to fit into one blog post.

Renee + Dave grew up in Shepparton and Renee’s family have been in the fruit business for years (we even headed to the old SPC factory during portrait time to pay homage). So when it came time to plan their wedding, there was no question that it was going to be held on their family’s property. In their fruit packing shed. The very same shed that is usually home to forklifts, semi trailers and huge industrial machinery.

But they had a vision, so they brought in the big guns. A team of stylists, caterers, dressmakers, florists, musicians, waiters, chefs, forklift drivers, videographers and chefs (have I missed anyone?) so large it almost rivalled the amount of guests. If we were wearing hats, we would absolutely take them off to the incredible team from The Style Co who arrived three days early to transform the shed into a magical extravaganza (no more words needed, we’ll just let the photos speak for themselves) while the team at Tommy Collins busted out their best cocktails, food, smiles and the coffees that fuelled our long drive home. The talented groom even stepped in to relieve the band to sing a few songs himself, one for the father and daughter dance, and then his own surprise song for Renee which was honestly the best thing we’ve heard since Adam Sandler wooed Drew Barrymore on a plane with “I want to grow old with you”.

It was epic, it was beautiful. But we’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

Love Katie + Sarah xo

 

Jackie + Owen got married on a Thursday.

I met them at their home in Abbotsford where they got ready together and then the three of us all caught the train into the city to meet up with ten of their closest friends to be witnesses to their intimate ceremony. Bigger weddings tend to have more bells and whistles, but on this Thursday there was great champagne, warm smiles and giggles from onlookers as we sat in the train carriage and the company of two people that simply and honestly wanted to be each other’s ‘person’.

Love Katie xo

We cannot even begin to describe how excited we are to share this wedding with you today!! It has been a long time in the making, and Dave, here it is – FINALLY ON THE BLOG AS PROMISED!!!!

What do you get when you mix the Euroa Butter Factory with a surprise brass band, the most faithful dog in the world, and a groomsmen whose last name is Champion? Something a little like this…

And to Stacey and Dave, we cannot thank you enough for everything. Perhaps in ten years you can renew your vows and we can do this all over again? (please?!!!).

Love Katie + Sarah xo

This is a wedding blog.

It is.

(It really is).

But this post is about the most magical children’s shop you will ever enter. Ever.

It’s so magical that all who go there want the world to know. So they find themselves trying to convince their business partners that – “We should do a post about the magical CHILDREN’S SHOP on the WEDDING BLOG!! Maybe if we just post it from the perspective of “Hey! Some of the people whose weddings we shot now have babies! They need to know about the magical children’s shop!!!”

So with Katie’s permission (“Hmm, yeah, I guess it could work, Sarah…just really stress the bit about all the babies that our couples are having…”) here is a small peek into Epoche, Kallista.

Epoche has been in operation for around eight years, but recently extended from a tiny hidden shop at the back of some other shops, to connect up to the main street. Since then, the heart and soul behind the magic (a most amazing lady called Mirakye) has seen more and more people discover her amazing space. I popped in on its first day open after the renovations and it was there amongst the gasps and awe from all the customers that I asked if I could blog about the shop through Love Katie and Sarah. Mirakye kindly agreed and I am so happy to be finally sharing these images (they were taken back at Christmas…might explain how nutty wedding season has been!).

A warning, though…Epoche is basically Enid Blyton land. All who enter magically ovulate upon arrival, and upon leaving, they find themselves buying pairs of strawberry shoes for their future children – “Just in case when I eventually have kids they’ve sold out…”

Love Sarah xo

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