Farah and Craigs met in 2012 when working together in a hospital in Perth, Australia. Craig proposed at one of the romantic lookouts along the Great Ocean Road on the way to the couple’s favourite town, Apollo Bay. They wed and celebrated their marriage at the ever-elegant Stones of the Yarra Valley with their loved ones, picturing a rustic wedding with lots of flowers and candles. Farah and Craigs’s Neutral Romantic and Rustic Wedding captured by Darin Collison
Wedding Date: 25th March 2016
How many guests? 115
How did you and your partner meet?
At work in August 2012. We both worked at Sir Charles Gairdener hospital in Perth, WA.
How did he propose?
At one of the lookouts along the Great Ocean Road on the way to our favourite town, Apollo Bay VIC.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
Honesty and good communication is key. Never go to sleep upset with one another.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:
I didn’t try any wedding dresses on. I stumbled across a fabric store in Malvern on Glenferrie road called d’ltalia. I fell in love with a particular lace. After purchasing my lace and silk from there, they directed me to Vasiliki couture who makes wedding gowns. Vikki is incredibly talented, patient and kind. She drew the dress I had pictured in my head and made it all happen.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
Rustic with lots of florals and candles
What was your favorite moment from the day?
It’s hard to capture one single moment. The whole day was like a dream.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, there is nothing we would change about it.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
As cliché as it sounds, live in the moment, don’t stress and enjoy your day. Craig and I were overwhelmed that all of our loved ones; family and friends were all in the one room celebrating our love. A moment you may never get to experience ever again.
Photographer: Darin Collison | Dress: Vasiliki Couture Melbourne | Personalised Wedding Gifts: Adorn Invitations | Makeup: Karla Roccuzzo | Hair: Gabrielle Roccuzzo | Shoes: Tony Bianco | Accessories: Linneys Pearls | Bridesmaids Dresses: Elle Zeitoune | Grooms Suit: Soho Workshop | Wedding Invitations: BWedding Invitations | Cake: Miss Ladybird Cakes | Food: Stones of the Yarra Valley | Flowers: Sugar Bee Flowers | Ceremony Venue: The Chapel, Stones of the Yarra Valley | Reception Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley | DJ & Saxophone: Top Dog Entertainment
Limousines: Affinity Limousines | Bus Transport: A Bus Coach Yarra Valley