When newlyweds Rob and Kim were dating, they visited the Fairfield Boathouse in Melbourne and immediately knew that’s where they wanted to marry. Taking a great deal of inspiration from their invitation suite from Rifle Paper Co., the couple and their friends planned an amazing day that was as much a treat for the guests as it was for Rob and Kim themselves. Our thanks goes out to the incredible Jonathan Ong for sending these images our way!

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Rob & Kim

From the bride, Kim: The style we envisioned for our wedding was vintage autumn picnic with a touch of boathouse dapper: Autumnal, eclectic, vintage, boating, whimsical, handmade, textured, fabric, florals, rifle paper co.

Rob & Kim

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Rob & Kim

Rob & Kim

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Rob & Kim

Rob & Kim

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Rob & Kim

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Rob & Kim

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Contrary to popular opinion, a wedding should be all about the guests! Focus on how you can make the day as special for them as it will be for you. If your friends and family are having a blast, you can be guaranteed that you will be too!

Rob & Kim

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Rob & Kim

Rob & Kim

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Rob & Kim

Rob & Kim
Melbourne Fairfield Boathouse wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Lover’s Prayer,” Gillian Welch
Recessional: “Love Train,” The O’Jays

Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):

Wedding Venue: Fairfield Boathouse / Wedding Photographer: Jonathan Ong / Wedding Decor: Bride and friends / Wedding Flowers: Nadia’s Studio Flowers / Wedding Dress: Mariana Hardwick “Carmina” / Wedding Shoes: Rachel Simpson “Carmen” / Hair and Makeup: Y Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Made by bride’s mother / Wedding Music: Baker Boys Band / Wedding Cake: The Workers Food Room / Wedding Invitations: Rifle Paper Co.

  • Loved the grooms hat in the first shot, then was pleasantly surprised to see the same hat offerred to guests, and even cake taking a nod to the classy headwear!

  • In LOVE with the ceremony seating!!!! also with the tablescape and the gorgeous photos! Beautiful wedding!!!

  • absolutely gorgeous, so inspirational and so intimate. I love it and how cool that it’s in my hometown!

  • Simply gorgeous!

  • Beautiful! One of Melbourne’s best kept secrets, the Fairfield Boathouse, captured so well by Jonathan. What a gorgeous couple.

  • Catherine

    What a beautiful wedding! And so lovely to see (and inspiring) that the bride and friends did the styling/decor rather than a styling company! You wouldn’t happen to have any hints on where to find the amber coloured jars? Thanks

  • so many lovely details here – the boats and the table setting just to name a few. I love the hanging greenery above the tables – what a whimsical touch!

  • Kirsten

    So beautiful! Was the canopy at the ceremony handmade? Im looking for something similar for a November wedding in Melbourne and can’t get over how gorgeous it is! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Ida

    So in love with the seating! Where are the pillows from?

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