Words by Ellie & Lauren

We were friends for a few years, then Ellie made her move. We’ve been together coming on five years.

We wanted to rent a house for our wedding [to have a relaxed vibe]. No one would have us. Portsea Pub provided us with the vibe we wanted. We fell in love with the relaxed Vibe of the Portsea Pub. We have spent many weekends down here since moving to Melbourne three years ago – it was perfect. Lauren created the bouquets. Ellie was not to be trusted with any DIY projects.

It was the most magnificent day of our lives. Our favorite moment of the day was 100% the ceremony; we’ve never been more in love than in that moment. 

Our good friend married us and wrote such a beautiful introduction story. It is a memory we will forever cherish. We also loved having Tuck [our golden retriever] up with us, as soon as both his Mums joined him at the front he instantly laid down between us and relaxed. The only stresses we had were trying to squeeze in a morning swim before the makeup artist arrived, and worrying that I wouldn’t be able to say our vows because we were crying so much. 

The reception was the best party of our lives, oh how much we would give to do it all again.

We are really glad we had Tanya as our photographer. The Portsea Hotel staff were amazing. We didn’t lift a finger. Tim & Lisa were also epic. Who knew two people and a guitar could make you feel like you could party all night?!


Featured Vendor

Photographer Tanya Voltchanskaya

Arbor Hello Blossoms
Cake Burnt Butter
Catering The Portsea Hotel, Portsea
Ceremony Venue The Lawn at the Portsea Hotel
Cinematographer Theadore Bullied
DIY Bouquets Tesselaar Flowers
Entertainment Tim and Lisa
Gown Designer Carla Zampatti, ASOS
Hair & Makeup Laura Mitchell, Amelia Webb
Pet accessories Lead by Mog & Bone, Collar by Woodlander Store
Reception Venue The Deck, Portsea Hotel
Rings Amulet Goldsmiths