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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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I have a soft spot for Macedon. My dad has lived up there for the past 10 years and whenever the noise in Melbourne gets a little too much, I pack my toothbrush and my pillow and shuttle off to dad’s place for a massive glass of wine (the kind where dad fills it all the way to the top) and a chance to just sit and listen to the cockatoos in the cyprus trees.

Loving a good small world story, when I met Lisa + Hugh they mentioned his family’s property in Macedon was to be the location for their upcoming wedding. And as it turned out, that property was next to my dad’s. Brilliant.

What followed was a stunning day that felt seamless. Everything happened when it was supposed to. It was a party, but at the same time, it seemed almost peaceful. The dresses, the colours, the ceremony, the flowers, the portraits, the dancing, the speeches. Perhaps it was just a dose of some good country air but all of it was glorious and it was indeed a day where I was reminded of how much I love doing what I do.

Love Katie xo