After seven years together, Chrissie and Megan made their nice, but on a reasonable budget, urban Melbourne wedding day come to life.
What was the inspiration behind the vibe of your wedding?
The vibe was “nice on a reasonable budget.” We want to do so many things as a couple, so we wanted our wedding to be something we’d remember, but that didn’t kill us financially. So we really focused on the stuff that we knew would make us happy.
Like a great pair of white cowboy-inspired boots for Chrissie and cocktails, a comfy dress, and lots of beautiful flowers for Megan and then didn’t bother with the rest.
Talk to us about the big day!
Like all queer weddings, the day started with the hotel concierge asking us, “So who is getting married?” to which we replied, “We are, to each other” he was embarrassed, and we laughed. We spent the day together getting our hair and makeup done, and then some friends came for champagne before we jumped on the tram a few stops for an evening ceremony and reception.
The wedding itself is a bit of a blur, lots of laughs, lots of tears, a fun photoshoot in the middle (in alleys trying to dodge the bins in the background), really great food and cocktails, beautiful speeches, and a bit of dancing and then more dancing until about 4 am.
What does marriage mean to you?
Marriage for us was a good excuse for a party with family and friends, and nice to have the shorthand of ‘wife’ instead of the cryptic ‘partner.’ From the outside, you wouldn’t know we were married, not much has changed!
Advice for other couples planning a wedding?
Do less, challenge yourself to invest in what really matters to you, and talk to your friends about their experiences. It gave us the courage to have a small wedding as sometimes it’s easier to have a big one to please people.
We are glad we made the choices we did and that we booked a table at a great bar afterward called Paradise Alley in Collingwood, which really set the mood to kick on.
Photography by Analog Modern