Amber and Craig go big for unique Melbourne wedding

Wedding: 21/03/2015

Posted by Kellie | 7 January, 2016

Amber Clark and Craig Freshney wanted to step away from tradition for their special day, creating a unique Melbourne wedding their guests would never forget.

The couple, aged 35 and 38 respectively, fell in love over a mutual love of adventure, jet skis and home renos. After three years and one home renovation later, Craig proposed with what Amber describes as “the most epic and adventurous of proposals.” They took a joy flight over Melbourne and Craig proposed in the air. This was followed by surprise drinks with all their nearest and dearest at Crown. “We all had champagne, and had food and enjoyed the sunset together while overlooking the city,” smiles Amber.

The couple hunted out wedding venues that the bride says were uniquely ‘them’ for the March 21, 2015 wedding. First stop for the ceremony was Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks. “Not traditional at all, but strong, romantic, industrial and elegant,” says Amber.

This was followed by a surprise reception for their guests on the MV Pearl. “A wedding on a super yacht is not very common, it had none of the traditional features to a typical wedding venue, and its location and ability to showcase Melbourne from the water was all the decoration we needed,” explains Amber.

The couple honeymooned in Tahiti’s Bora Bora.

Photos courtesy of Kym Griffiths Photography.

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Amber had Gabrielle Dosser create her two-piece gown that would “let her dance the night away.”

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“None of our guests knew that they would be moving on to another location,” Amber says of the move from ceremony to reception.

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“We wanted our wedding to be different, but to be uniquely us,” says Amber.

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The MV Pearl inspired much of the reception decor – including the adorable replica cake by AB FAB Cakes.

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Video by Kym Griffiths Photography.

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Bomboniere: Brewtopia - Personalised Wine, Craft Beer & Water / Brides Accessories: Family heirlooms / Brides Gown: Gabrielle Dosser / Bridesmaid Shoes: Own shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Various / Bridesmaids Dresses: OuterInner / Cake: AB FAB Cakes / Celebrant: Natasha Webb / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: Spotswood Pumping Station at Scienceworks / Entertainment: Playlist / Flowers: Kirsty Ferriggi / Grooms Attire: MJ Bale / Grooms Shoes: Julius Marlow / Hair: Ben Dniprowski / Honeymoon: Tahiti, Bora Bora / Invitations: Handmade / Makeup: Ben Dniprowski / Photographer: Kym Griffiths Photography / Reception Venue: MV Pearl / Rings: Holloways Diamonds, Furrer Jacot / Transport: Private cars / Videographer: Kym Griffiths Photography

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