Madison and Justin met as teenagers through mutual friends and pretty much hit it off instantly. A few road trips, playlists and positive pregnancy tests later, Madison and Justin were married.
The decision to get engaged was more of a mutual decision to throw an awesome party with the people they love – ‘And of course, my own secret plot to bring my Pinterest boards to life!’ said Madison.
The couple went for a retro, DIY feel that was perfectly suited to their venue – The Holland Park Bowls Club, which hasn’t seen a refurbishment since it was built.
Their décor included bright crotched rugs, vintage vases, colourful metal chairs (which they managed to hire for $1 each), hundreds of handmade pompoms and a massive collection of retro lounges.
‘We spent the evening playing barefoot bowls under strings of festoon lights while catching up with all our awesome guests and eating yummy pizza,’ the couple said.
‘We couldn’t get over how relaxed we were and how easy it all felt. Speeches ended up barefoot, as did the dancing. After things wound up at the bowls club, we found ourselves at a local bar in our suit, gown and flower crown dancing on the tabletops. Hands down. Best.’
Photography Meg Kelly Photography | Videography Wedding Films by Samantha Fletcher | Ceremony + Reception Venue Holland Park Bowls Club | Celebrant Penelope Watson, Queen of Hearts CMC | Catering + Drinks Holland Park Bowls Club and Fire‘N’Dough | Nannies Miss Poppins Nanny & Babysitting Agency | Stationery Milli & Fink | Florist Jean Muller | Entertainment Bernie Carson | Hair + Make-up Emily Petherick | Bridal Gown Kitsch Bitsch | Flower Girls’ Dresses Little Tienda | Bride’s Shoes Shubar | Suits Jack London | Groom’s Shoes Urge